We’re joined by photo/video expert, Jay P. Morgan, host of “The Slanted Lens” YouTube channel. Jay P shares he unique methods for capturing brilliant frames for his photography work. We’re also discussing how this can also translate into video. We’re mentioning Jay P’s gear and crew for his jobs.
Finding good production jobs on it’s own is hard enough without having to deal with interrogating your client for information. On the other hand, you don’t want to be left with the short end of the stick when it comes to negotiating your rate and services. Here are a few questions to have answered before walking into any project or shoot.
Ben Consoli is a Boston-based commercial director for BC Media Productions. He joins us on this episode to discuss managing his successful production company from his home town of Boston, Massachusetts. Ben shares his very successful, and quite unique, methods to his production success. Additionally, Ben is the host of the well-known, and established, podcast, The Go Creative Show.
Properly serving your clients is an aspect of the freelance filmmaking business that is constantly overlooked. I am sharing my system and mentality of how I believe client-servanthood should be approached. Client-servanthood is the fancy way of saying customer service. When you think about all “customer service” based industries, you’ll notice a pattern in all of them. They all survive solely on the experience of their customers. This being the case for most businesses, it only makes sense to provide that same business mentality to your business.
Special guest Alex Ferrari joins us LIVE on this episode to discuss his filmmaking philosophy. Alex is a filmmaker and director of the feature film “This Am Meg”. Alex is also the host of the very popular podcast “Indie Filma Hustle”. Get ready to dive into the hustle on this episode and learn just how an Indie Filmmaker can make his or her mark in the industry without a major budget.
Getting your drone pilot’s license is absolutely essential to becoming a professional drone pilot. Not only for educational purpose, but also because it’s required by the F.A.A. On this episode, my friend James Tobon joins us to discuss a little further as to how the FAA upholds their regulations. James is a professional drone pilot and instructor. He opened his drone school back in March and has helped many aspiring drone pilots obtain their licenses since then.
Filmmaker and freelancer, Peter Fowler of Honolulu, Hawaii, join us on this episode to discuss methods of the one-man-band process of filmmaking. Peter has been killing it with his career and we figured we’d have him share some of his filmmaking technique with this regard. As always, we got into a little tech talking refering to the highly anticipated Sony A7siii and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.
We’re back from a week of travels and sharing some insight we’ve learned along the way on current collaborative projects. Discovering how we need to structure stories to make sense. A linear and cohesive story is important so that the audience can understand the story and what is going on and when it’s going on.
I think most of us can agree that we love to travel. As filmmakers we always want to capture our traveling and make a cool video out of it. In doing so, however, sometimes that means having that sense that you’re still working and not fully enjoying your vacation. We’re discussing traveling videos and how we shoot them. What to look for and how to tell that story.
Ariel’s “July 4th” Travel Video
Storytelling in Travel Videos
Here’s a video created for “What is a Man?” ministry on a trip to Grand Cayman. You can see the direction taken with regards to storytelling in the initial shots as the video begins. I choose to display the journey before the main event and also on the closing shoots of the sunset. These shots gave the video a storytelling aspect of beginning and ending. Placing random shots in a video would basically keep your viewers wondering “why am I watching this?”. You want to take them on a journey. This applies to basically all films and videos.