We have filmmaker Julien Jarry discussing his passion for the art and craft of filmmaking. We’re comparing and contrasting how our passion drives our entire career. We find ourselves in very similar walks in our careers despite the different struggles. Both Julien and myself also share similar philosophies when it comes to the outlook of our jobs. It was quite exciting to share it all this on this episode.
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.
Making business investments is always daunting. specially when you’re relatively new to the industry and don’t know exactly where to begin. Here are all of my recommended purchases in order of importance.
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.
For many of us, finding the “right” clients can often be a struggle. I know I’ve always had issues in this area of my career. Even till this day, I admit that finding the correct clients for my line of work can often times become a bit tricky. Asking the right questions is usually how you can guide yourself into figuring out if a client is good for you or not. In our career, we have different seasons. Those that are starting off are probably looking at any potential client as the “right” client at any given time. Basically any job that lands on your lap, you’re taking simply for lack of other options. This has been the case for most of us, if not all. I know I started by taking any and all jobs that came my way. But that is simply not the case anymore. In fact, I know that these days I find myself refusing certain jobs simply because they do not fit the scope of my work and/or rate. The right client for the right price is what we’re all looking for, always. But as you’ll hear me mention on this episode, that tends to be significantly easier said than done.
I am humbly joined by gear guru Caleb Pike, host and creator of the DSLR Video Shooter YouTube channel. We continue last weeks conversation from episode 124 on this year’s NAB show. We’re pointing out what got us the most excited.
My friends Matt “Who Is Matt” Johnson, and Peter Fowler join me on this episode for a conversation of our favorite gear that we noticed at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. It was awesome getting to meet them both in person for the first time. This is now the second year that I get to enjoy the NAB Show and it seems like it just gets better. Meeting all my favorite influencers in one place. By the way, they’ve all agreed to come on the show for a conversation. Be on the lookout for that 🙂 . Another benefit of attending the NAB show is to check out the awesome new equipment that all the companies are releasing. This is a secondary priority for me at this point. If it wasn’t for the networking, I don’t know that the gear releases alone are enough to get me out there for a few days. Especially considering that fact that it’s about a 5 hour flight each way from Miami.
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.
Ever since I got my GH5, I’ve been loving all over it. Maybe a little too much. Many have pointed that fact to me. I want this episode to balance out my praise of this camera. Of course there are issues to this camera, just like every other camera in the market. Here are a list of my issues with the Panasonic GH5.