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Freelancing vs Media Agency w/ Julian Wakefield [Ep 171]

When starting in this crazy world of filmmaking and content creating, many people go back and forth as to whether or not they should aim to be a good freelancer or build a business with employees. Of course, these are very different avenues but usually starting from the same place. My friend Julian Wakefield and I explore these two options and he shares his experiences and the decision-making that lead him on the path to build Teralon Media, a successful media advertising company based in London.Julian Wakefield on InstagramTeralon Media WebsiteTeralon Talks Podcast_______________________________Support our Affiliates:

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Oct. 8, 2020

Freelancing vs Media Agency w/ Julian Wakefield [Ep 171]

When starting in this crazy world of filmmaking and content creating, many people go back and forth as to whether or not they sho…

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Sept. 29, 2020

The Canon C70 [Ep170]

Canon's latest release of the C70 Cinema camera has turned many heads, including ours. My friend Joshua Martin joins us to take a…

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Sept. 17, 2020

Increase Your Editing Speed [Ep169]

Editing is a time-consuming process. Making small cuts, going through the menu for another action to take place on your timeline.…

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Sept. 7, 2020

Filmmaking Career or YouTube Career with Danny Gevirtz [Ep168]

Danny Gevirtz is an excellent DP/Cinematographer with some phenomenal work (linked below) under his belt. Danny has hard the bene…

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Aug. 31, 2020

Mirrorless Cameras vs Cinema Cameras with Evan Bourcier [Ep167]

Evan Bourcier is an award-winning cinematographer and he joins us on this episode to discuss the differences between shooting wit…

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Aug. 24, 2020

The Art of Documentary with Mark Bone [Ep166]

Mark Bone is a passionate, award winning, multi-talented documentary and commercial director based in Toronto, Canada. He joins u…

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Aug. 17, 2020

Thousands In Stolen Gear with Dave Maze [Ep165]

Dave Maze is the former host of the Kinotika YouTube Channel. Now, Dave Maze has been added to the lineup of hosts on the Indie M…

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Aug. 10, 2020 Business Filmmaking Q&A

Best Practices With New Clients, Finding More Clients, Moving To LA […

I am answering your questions on the best practices when meeting with new clients, how to find more clients, advantages of moving…

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Aug. 5, 2020 Filmmaking Gear

When Passion Meets Success - with Joel Famularo [Ep163]

Director/DP Joel Famularo, creator of Phantom LUTS, joins us on this episode to share his journey as a passionate creative since …

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July 29, 2020 Gear

Sony A7siii, Canon EOS R5 & URSA Mini 12K [Ep162]

My friend Fernando Gomez joins us on this episode to discuss a crazy month of camera releases that include the Canon EOS R5/R6, B…

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June 30, 2020 Filmmaking Industry

Women In The Film Industry [Ep161]

Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez are the host of the Femme Regard Podcast and also run Femme Regard Productions out in LA. We ha…

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June 15, 2020 Business

The Other Side of Filmmaking with Paul Xavier [Ep160]

Paul Xavier joins u on this episode and is sharing his entrepreneurial knowledge in the video production industry. Paul runs his …

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June 8, 2020 Business

SEO For Freelancers with John Vuong [Ep159]

John Vuong is the owner of Local SEO, a full-service SEO company helping businesses of all sizes thrive in the digital world of o…

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June 1, 2020 Post Production

Post Production Workflow with Kelsey Brannan [Ep158]

Kelsey Brannan is the host of the popular YouTube channel, Premiere Gal. She is also the founder and creative director of Gal Med…

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May 25, 2020 Business

Growing and Scaling Your Business with Jakob Owens [Ep157]

Jakob Owens is a filmmaker and entrepreneur who, despite his successful filmmaking career, has been able to start and successfull…

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May 18, 2020 Filmmaking Q&A

Copyright Your Work, Freelance Success, and Finding People For Your P…

I am answering that you all submitted via our facebook group and Instagram account. _____LEGAL ZOOM - LINK FOR COPYRIGHT APPLICAT…

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May 11, 2020 Business Filmmaking

5 Things I Wish I knew Before Starting My Video Production Company [E…

We're joined by filmmaker and mentor, Jackson Kingsley. Jackson has worked on a vast variety of high end projects, both documenta…

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May 5, 2020 Filmmaking

What We Can Do While Quarantined [Ep154]

Filmmaker Julien Jarry joins us once again to discuss his latest projects. Also, what we as freelance filmmakers can do in this t…

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April 29, 2020 Filmmaking

Shooting A YouTube Original Docuseries [Ep153]

Mr. Seratelli joins us to discuss his experience shooting his latest YouTube Original Docuseries with Social Media mega influence…

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April 22, 2020 Filmmaking

Feature Documentary Filmmaking w/ Buttery Bros [Ep152]

Heber Cannon and Marston Sawyers are directors of the new documentary film "The Fittest" which has been released on iTunes, Amazo…

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April 16, 2020 Filmmaking

Filmmaking As We Know It [Ep151]

Zach Trinca is a fellow cinematographer killing it in his career. He joins us on this episode to discuss his origins in the indus…

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April 14, 2020 Filmmaking

Working From Home [Ep150]

Local Miami resident Fernando Gomez joins us too discuss his experience transitioning from a full office workspace with may cowor…

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April 10, 2020 Business Filmmaking

The Filmtrepreneur with AlexFerrari

Filmmaker and entrepreneur Alex Ferrari joins us on this episode to unload an enormous amount of filmmaking business knowledge. S…

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April 4, 2020 Filmmaking

Documentary vs Commercial Filmmaking [Ep148]

I am joined again by my good friend Travis Howard. Travis shares a couple of projects that he’s working on. We’re discussing some…

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April 2, 2020 Business Filmmaking Q&A

Q&A - Landing More Jobs, Cold Calling, Things That Held Me Back [Ep14…

I am taking your questions LIVE from my personal Instagram Account.Support my Affiliate Partners:Learn Wedding Filmmaking with Ma…

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March 19, 2020 Filmmaking Industry

A Global Pandemic: Now What? [Ep146]

The entire world has suffered a major blow with this Coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic. Everyone is staying home. No one is going ou…

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Feb. 17, 2020 Business

Freelance vs Full-Time Job [Ep145]

We're Back!! My good friend Travis Hayward joins us on the show LIVE from my personal IG account as we answer your questions and …

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Oct. 8, 2019 Filmmaking

One Man Band Audio [Ep144]

Our friend Julien Jarry joins us on this episode to discuss production audio, more specifically at the one-man-band level. We're …

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Oct. 2, 2019 Filmmaking

The Best Methods to Learn Filmmaking [Ep143]

I am discussing the best methods to go about learning this thing called filmmaking. The cool think about these methods is that th…

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Sept. 24, 2019 Filmmaking

Organizing Chaos and Better Storytelling [Ep142]

My good friend Emily Chenery, of Loud and Live, joins us on this episode to discuss her methods for bringing organization to chao…

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Sept. 17, 2019 Gear

IBC 2019 [Ep141]

Joshua Martin joins us on this episode to discuss everything that we loved about this year's IBC show. Exciting new releases and …

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Sept. 10, 2019 Business Filmmaking

Shooting A Docuseries [Ep140]

Our friend Anthony Seratelli stopped by to share his recent dealings in the industry shooting a docuseries for For Sports.-Sponso…

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Sept. 3, 2019 Filmmaking

Shooting at Sea for 25 Days [Ep139]

Cinematographer Julien Jarry just returned from a 25 day voyage out at sea with OceanX. Capturing everything on RED. He is sharin…

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Aug. 28, 2019 Gear

Panasonic S1H Breakdown [Ep138]

The NEW Panasonic S1H has been released and it's a beauty. I am breaking down all the new features on this episode. Breaking down…

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Aug. 20, 2019 Business Filmmaking

Get Your Film on Netflix [Ep137]

Buttery Bros Heber Cannon & Marston Sawyers join us on this episode to discuss their success on the Netflix platforms, among othe…

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Aug. 13, 2019 Gear

BMD Pocket Cinema Camera 6K [Ep136]

Our friend Joshua Martin joins us on this episode to discuss the newly release Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with Can…

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Aug. 6, 2019 Filmmaking

Shooting For The CrossFit Games [Ep135]

Took a break from the chaos that was the CrossFit Games to share some insight on what is like to shoot these events. Joining me a…

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July 23, 2019 Business

Grow Your Business w/ Sean Cannell [ep134]

Entrepreneur and author Sean Cannell of Think Media joins us on this episode to drop some much-needed knowledge bombs on us regar…

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July 19, 2019 Business

Commercial vs Noncommercial Clients w/ Matt Johnson [ep133]

Wedding Filmmaker and YouTuber Matt Johnson joins us on this episode to discuss his experience working with noncommercial clients…

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July 19, 2019 Business

Your Successful Path [Ep132]

Discussing new releases from Apple and Panasonic. Also sharing my successful path and how you can obtain yours.

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July 19, 2019 Filmmaking

Driving Your Filmmaking Career with Julien Jarry [Ep131]

We have filmmaker Julien Jarry discussing his passion for the art and craft of filmmaking. We're comparing and contrasting how ou…

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July 19, 2019 Filmmaking

Video and Photography w/ Jay P. Morgan [Ep130]

We're joined by photo/video expert, Jay P. Morgan, host of "The Slanted Lens" YouTube channel. Jay P shares he unique methods for…

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July 19, 2019 Gear

Filmmaking Investments For Beginners [Ep129]

Knowing what your next investment in your early filmmaking career can be quite exciting yet worrisome. Not having the correct pri…

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July 19, 2019 Business

7 Things You Should Know Before Accepting A Job [Ep128]

Finding good production jobs on it's own is hard enough without having to deal with interrogating your client for information. On…

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July 19, 2019 Business

Managing Your Production Company w/ Ben Consoli [Ep127]

Ben Consoli is a commercial director for BC Media Productions and host of the Go Creative Show. He joins us on this episode to di…

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July 12, 2019 Business

Finding The Right Clients [Ep126]

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 t…

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July 12, 2019 Gear

Best of NAB Show 2019 - Part 2 (w/ Caleb Pike) [Ep125]

Gear guru Caleb Pike, host of the DSLR Video Shooter YouTube channel joins me on this episode to discuss his take on this year's …

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July 12, 2019 Gear

Best of NAB Show 2019 - Part 1 [Ep124]

My friends Matt "Who Is Matt" Johnson, and Peter Fowler join me on this episode for a conversation of our favorite gear that we n…

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April 3, 2019 Business

Serving Your Clients [Ep123]

Properly serving your clients is an aspect of the freelance filmmaking business that is constantly overlooked. I am sharing my sy…

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March 26, 2019 Filmmaking

Filmmaking for Colleges & Universities [Ep122]

Filmmaker Joshua Martin joins us on this episode to share his experience shooting for big time Universities such as University of…

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March 20, 2019 Gear

What I Hate About The Panasonic GH5 [Ep121]

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 ep…

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March 15, 2019 Business

The Film Hustle with Alex Ferrari [Ep120]

Special guest Alex Ferrari joins us LIVE on this episode to discuss his filmmaking philosophy. Alex is a filmmaker and director o…

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March 4, 2019 Business Industry

Industry Scams [Ep119]

They tried to scam me and failed. Here is what what happened and how you can avoid these kinds of issues.Connect with us!Instagra…

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Feb. 19, 2019 Business Q&A

Ask Me Something: Advice for Young Videographers | S1 vs A7riii | Pre…

Answering your questions submitted via @ifilmmaker.tv instagram account.Connect with us!Instagram - instagram.com/ifilmmakerFaceb…

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Feb. 15, 2019 Gear

Panasonic S1 & Canon EOS RP [Ep118]

Mr. McCoy is back!!! We're also discussing the new releases by Panasonic and Canon.Connect with us!Instagram - instagram.com/ifil…

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Jan. 14, 2019 Filmmaking Industry

Resolutions For 2019 [Ep117]

Laying out my resolutions for 2019. What I want to accomplish and how I plan to get there.Connect with us!Instagram - instagram.c…

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Dec. 23, 2018 Business Industry

Goodbye 2018 [Ep116]

Coming back from our short break to say goodbye to 2018.Connect with us!Instagram - instagram.com/ifilmmaker.tvFacebook - faceboo…

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Nov. 20, 2018 Gear Post Production

Switching from Mac to PC [Ep115]

I switched to a PC and we're discussing how things are going so far.Connect with us!Instagram - instagram.com/ifilmmaker.tvFacebo…

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Nov. 5, 2018 Industry

Get Your Pilot's License & FAA Regulations [Ep114]

James Tobon is a professional drone operator and instructor at Drone Pilot USA, based in Miami. We brought him on to discuss dron…

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Oct. 29, 2018 Filmmaking

The One Man Band [Ep113]

Filmmaker and freelancer, Peter Fowler of Honolulu, Hawaii, join us on this episode to discuss methods of the one-man-band proces…

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Oct. 16, 2018 Business

Ask Me Something: Film School, Getting Clients & Interview Audio

I am answering your questions that were submitted through the @iFIlmmaker.TV IG account. Questions regarding the film industry, g…

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Oct. 8, 2018 Business

Getting Work & Staying Organized [Ep112]

Discussing our methods, or lack thereof, with how we continue to get work and staying organized when said work flows in. Visit ou…

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Sept. 28, 2018 Gear

Panasonic LUMIX S1/S1R [Ep111]

We cover the new Panasonic LUMIX S1 and S1R camera's there were recently announced by Panasonic.Visit our NEW website iFilmmaker.…

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Sept. 11, 2018 Gear

So Many Cameras, So Little Time [Ep110]

Discussing all the new camera and gear releases that have flooded the market and our brand new website!Connect with us!Instagram …

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Aug. 18, 2018 Gear Q&A

Ask Me Something - Gimbals vs Steadicam | FS5 vs EVA1 | My Career Goa…

Answering your questions about steadicams vs gimbals, FS5 vs Eva1, my career goals, and much more.Answering your filmmaking quest…

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Aug. 8, 2018

The Boom Operator: Pro Audio On Set [Ep109]

Pro audio engineer and boom op, Jonathan Lopez shares his knowledge on being a professional audio/sound guy on set.Connect with u…

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Aug. 2, 2018

When Clients Get Cray [Ep108]

Every come across a client that get's a little to tough to work with? How have you handled with that situation? We're discussing …

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July 26, 2018

Collaborating and Storytelling [Ep107]

We're back from a busy week no the road and sharing some insight in collaborating on projects and structuring stories.Connect wit…

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July 14, 2018 Filmmaking Q&A

Ask Me Something - Sony A7siii, Premiere Pro vs Final Cut, Faith and …

Answering your filmmaking questions from career path to editing software, and more.Connect with us!Instagram - instagram.com/ifil…

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July 10, 2018

Making Travel Videos [Ep106]

I think most of us can agree that we love to travel. As filmmakers we always want to capture our traveling and making a cool vide…

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June 30, 2018

Does Good Gear Matter? [Ep105]

Photographer and DP, Preston Smith, joins us as we discuss the true relevance with your work and the actual equipment used to cre…

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June 26, 2018

Filmmaking Gear Reviews with Caleb Pike [Ep104]

Caleb Pike is a camera operator, editor, and podcaster based in Chicago, IL. We're talking about filmmaking gear top to bottom.Co…

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June 20, 2018

Hard Drives & Backups [Ep103]

Our panel of filmmakers are discussing methods for using external hard drives for video projects and backups.Connect with us!Inst…

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June 14, 2018

The Right Camera For You [Ep102]

Deciding what camera to get next is typically a big step for all filmmakers. How do you decide which one is write or wrong? Ferna…

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June 9, 2018

Mixing Business with Pleasure & Finding Solutions [Ep101]

When do you draw that line between business and pleasure? When do your friends become your clients or stay as your friends? Mr. S…

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June 3, 2018

Filmmaking w/ Ryan Connolly [Ep100]

We sat down with Ryan Connolly, host of Film Riot. We discuss the rise of Film Riot, filmmaking in general, his shorts films, his…

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May 28, 2018

The Truth About The Industry [Ep99]

We're discussing one of the biggest ones that is hardly ever spoken about. I spend countless hours in my home office editing. I l…

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May 20, 2018

Editing A Feature Film [Ep98]

Editing a feature film may seem exciting, but can be really dangerous endeavor if you're not walking into it knowing how to evalu…

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May 15, 2018

Adobe Software & ProRes RAW [Ep97]

We're discussing recents methods taken to troubleshoot some Adobe software issues. We also begin playing with ProRes RAW footage.…

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May 10, 2018

It's NOT All About The Shot [Ep96]

It's all about the shot! Or is it? We're discussing the dangers of filmmaking. How to keep safe in a potentially danger shoot.Con…

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May 5, 2018

Panasonic GH5 w/ Chris Ray [Ep95]

We have Chris Ray back on the podcast talking about my latest purchase of the Panasonic GH5.Connect with us!Instagram - instagram…

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April 23, 2018

NAB Showdown: ProResRAW & BM Pocket Cinema 4K [Ep94]

We're discussing the new ProResRAW, BM Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, along with other releases.Connect with us!Instagram - instagram.c…

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April 11, 2018

NAB First Impressions [Ep93]

We're discussing our first impressions at NAB 2018. What we liked. What we did not like. New releases and disappointments. New co…

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March 28, 2018

How to Never Get Hired Again [Ep92]

We're discussing several ways to never get hired again. The message here being to avoid these routes so you can continue to get h…

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March 19, 2018

We're Back! [Ep91]

In case you haven't noticed, Ariel and Anthony have been gone for a couple weeks without posting. We've been on the road due to o…

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Feb. 26, 2018

Eva1 5.7K RAW Firmware Upgrade [Ep90]

Panasonic Eva1 RAW firmware upgrade, Sony a7iii, Tilta cages, and more.Connect with us!Instagram - instagram.com/ifilmmakerFacebo…

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Feb. 18, 2018

Export Settings [Ep.89]

This question gets ask a lot. It's never a clear answer. Anthony Seratelli (Jersey Filmmaker) and myself go in-depth into our exp…

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Feb. 12, 2018

Hustle Life [Ep88]

Keep on keeping on! It's what I tell people all the time. It's a saying that is applicable in my current career mode. Hustling an…

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Feb. 8, 2018

Stop Asking For Help [Ep87]

Why do some people feel that with better equipment comes better video? This mentality is mainly held by beginners getting into th…

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Feb. 5, 2018

How NOT To Fly A Drone [Ep86]

So I picked up my first drone ever, everything that follows is an example of what NOT to do with a drone.Connect with us!Instagra…

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Feb. 1, 2018

Starting a VLOG [Ep85]

Creative Chris Grubisa of Chrilleks joins us on this episode to discuss his new vlogging channel, Be Right Back: Creating Somethi…

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Jan. 29, 2018

Atomos Shogun Inferno vs Odyssey 7Q+ [Ep84]

I am discussing my thoughts after comparing both monitors/recorders, Atomos Shogun Inferno & the Odyssey 7Q+. Also, which monitor…

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Jan. 25, 2018

The Mavic Air & Industry Stigmas

We're discussing the new Mavic Air drone from DJI. Also an industry stigma that we feel needs to end.Connect with us!Instagram - …

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Jan. 22, 2018

The Most Important Thing When Shooting A Documentary [Ep82]

Ariel is answering your filmmaking questions on this episode. Sony a7siii release, documentary filmmaking, and more.Connect with …

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Jan. 18, 2018

How To Get The Job [Ep81]

Pursing jobs can be a tricky business in itself. We're discussing our methods for optimizing our chances at landing some good-pay…

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Jan. 16, 2018

Someone Got Fired! [Ep80]

We fire someone and share our thoughts. Have you seen the latest news on GoPro! WOW!!Connect with us!Instagram - instagram.com/if…

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Jan. 8, 2018

Panasonic GH5s & My Next Camera [Ep79]

We're discussing how I consider my next camera purchase and my thoughts on the new Panasonic GH5s.Connect with us!Instagram - ins…

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Jan. 4, 2018

Filmmaking Resolutions for 2018 [Ep78]

Sharing our filmmaker resolutions for 2018 and what other filmmaking resolutions would look like.Connect with us!Instagram - inst…

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Dec. 21, 2017

Mobile Editing [Ep77]

We traveling a lot for work. Then bares the need to take our current projects to hotels so we don't begin to fall back on our pro…

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Dec. 18, 2017

Drones For Your Work [Ep76]

Are you considering getting yourself a drone? Checkout why we have yet to have a "real" need for then in our work.Connect with us…

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Dec. 14, 2017

The Best Camera (Bang for Buck) [Ep75]

We're going over all the top cameras out there and comparing each one, spec wise, for the price tag.Connect with us!Instagram - i…

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Dec. 11, 2017

Storage and Delivering Videos [Ep74]

We're discussing our methods for storage and how we deliver our final products to our clients.Connect with us!Instagram - instagr…

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Dec. 7, 2017

Secret Gear Rentals [Ep73]

When is it okay to let your client know that you'll be renting video production equipment? Do you feel by disclosing this informa…

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Dec. 4, 2017

Organize Your Project Files [Ep72]

We discuss the methods we use to organize our all of our project files once we're done shooting.Short Film Sponsors:• RED STORE M…

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Nov. 30, 2017

Shooting A Short Film [Ep71]

We went into production for our short film "Zion". We discuss how our day of production went, all the good and the bad and the ug…

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Nov. 27, 2017

Wedding Filmmaking (w/ Matt Johnson) [Ep70]

Filmmaker Matt Johnson shares his knowledge shooting weddings. Techniques and the gear he uses.__________________________________…

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Nov. 20, 2017

5 Keys to Success [Ep69]

Success is define differently depending on who's defining it. Ariel shares his 5 keys to success in his career.__________________…

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Nov. 13, 2017

Directors and Footage Stabilization [Ep68]

We're answering your questions on directing your crew and pre production. Also, how you can stabilize your footage.Instagram - in…

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Nov. 9, 2017

Working With Celebrities [Ep67]

Working with celebrities are often a delicate situation in which you find yourself wanting to take a picture with them. But how d…

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Nov. 6, 2017

Non-Compete Contracts [Ep66]

We discuss non-compete contracts between clients and agencies and yourself. When and how to use them. Also, ethical boundaries fo…

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Nov. 2, 2017

Everyone Just Needs to Calm Down! [Ep65]

Why is it that everyone we see someone else's work, our first instinct is to negatively critique. Is it to lift yourself up? Is i…

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Oct. 30, 2017

Life On Set (w/ Kevin Otterness) [Ep64]

Kevin Otterness shares his insight at a DP/Cinematographer. How He deals with clients and his approach with projects.Check us out…

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Oct. 26, 2017

The Sony A7riii [Ep63]

We discuss the New Sony A7riii camera. Ariel and Anthony will be meeting in Miami on November 21st to shoot a short film. All are…

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Oct. 23, 2017

Make Your Film Happen (w/ Joe Simon) [Ep62]

Filmmaking Joe Simon shares his inspiring story on how he took it upon himself to lead his crew in creating a short film. With th…

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Oct. 19, 2017

Filmmaking with John Snelson [Ep61]

Filmmaker John Snelson joins us on this episode to discuss his methods while working for the University of Colorado Football team…

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Oct. 16, 2017

What Is Your Work Worth? Part 2 [Ep60]

You guys asked for us to go more in-depth into our pricing and so we made a 2nd part. Hope this answers your questions. Also, the…

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Oct. 12, 2017

What Is Your Work Worth? [Ep59]

We discuss the many ways to find value in projects, other than monetary. We understand that this is quite difficult considering t…

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Oct. 9, 2017

The Illusion of Sound [Ep58]

We discuss how sound and audio can be used to further push the illusion that you're creating for your film. Also, that RED Monstr…

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Oct. 5, 2017

When Clients Don't Know What They Want [Ep57]

It's tough when clients do not know what they're looking for in their video project. We discuss our methods for getting this info…

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Oct. 2, 2017

Using External Monitors/Recorders [Ep56]

Discussing different options for external monitors/recorders. Also answer your question as to why I use Canon glass on my Sony ca…

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Sept. 28, 2017

Shot List or No Shot List [Ep55]

I am joined by Jersey Filmmaker, Anthony Seratelli, on this episode to discuss practical usage of them.

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Sept. 25, 2017

Event Videography [Ep54]

My long lost co-host, Mr. McCoy is back with us to discuss event videography. Sony's continuous 120fps scam!

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Sept. 21, 2017

The Recording Format Conundrum [Ep53]

From recording the highest possible quality to recording the necessary quality for the job. I explain what I've learned up until …

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Sept. 17, 2017

Production Contracts [Ep52]

I breakdown my very own production contract/agreement.

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Sept. 14, 2017

Lights for Beginners [Ep51]

I share my recommendation on what lights would work best for beginning filmmakers. Also, have you seen that new iPhone X ?

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Sept. 11, 2017

The Granite Games: What I learned About Event Videography [Ep50]

Intense weekend here in Minnesota for the 2017 Granite Games. Here's what I learned about my run and gun setup.

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Sept. 5, 2017

3 Tips for Better Audio [Ep49]

You can forgive bad video with good audio, but you cannot forgive audio with good video.

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Aug. 31, 2017

How to Keep Clients Happy [Ep48]

I share some of my methods to keeping my clients happy. Answering your questions on copyright issues in your films and funds for …

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Aug. 28, 2017

LIVE Q&A: Lighting, Audio and External Recorders [Ep47]

We go live to answer your questions about learning lighting, audio reordering for special events, and shooting with external reco…

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Aug. 24, 2017

SLRs to Video Cameras: Should You Upgrade? [Ep46]

When is it a good idea to take that leap from SLR cameras to full-on video cameras? Is it even a good idea? We discuss all this a…

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Aug. 21, 2017

What About The Feature Film? [Ep45]

I bring on Nicholas X. Parsons, Co-Director of our feature film, "A Horse of a Different Color".

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Aug. 17, 2017

We Broke Our Film Gear [Ep44]

We buy our gear and just like that, we break our gear. What do we do then?

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Aug. 14, 2017

Work Time Management [Ep43]

As full-time freelancers, how can we know how to properly manage our work time through our various projects? Sony's re-release of…

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Aug. 10, 2017

Gear For Run and Gun Filmmaking [Ep42]

Mr McCoy is back with us on this episode as we discuss the insane workload of his recent Crossfit games job. We also cover the eq…

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Aug. 7, 2017

Filmmaker in the Big Apple [Ep41]

My filmmaking travels this week took me to Philadelphia and New York City. Also, the winner's of the Interview contest are announ…

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Aug. 3, 2017

Quoting and Invoicing Clients [Ep40]

Quoting and invoicing clients in general can be somewhat of a tricky business. But this should not become a headache for you. Her…

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July 31, 2017

Starting Your Production Company ft. Chris Grubisa of Chrilleks Produ…

For Chris Grubisa, the most exciting project is whichever one is next. As a video content creator for sports and lifestyle brands…

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July 27, 2017

Dealing With Tough Clients [Ep38]

Dealing with clients is sometimes tricky business. As freelancers, it is important that we understand how to properly deal with a…

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July 24, 2017

The Traveling Videographer [Ep37]

We discuss our traveling experience from a videographer's perspective. The Dos and donts, along with some helpful tips on mistake…

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July 21, 2017

What Camera To Buy Next [Ep36]

My new co-host, Mike McCoy, struggles with his decision to buy a new camera. We discuss his options according to his shooting sty…

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July 17, 2017

If I Could Only Have One Lens [Ep35]

If I could only have one lens, which would it be? I talk about which lens that is and why I come to that conclusion according to …

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July 13, 2017

Shooting Skateboarding Films with Chris Ray [Ep34]

Skateboard filmmaker Chris Ray shares his methods for capture sweet skateboarding shots. Our interview video contest is still on-…

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July 10, 2017

Optimizing Your Camera Setup [Ep33]

Having an optimized camera setup is crucial to my being able to work effectively on set. This is especially true when I am on-the…

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July 6, 2017

The Art of Interviewing [Ep32]

Interviewing someone on camera is an art form in itself. At some point in your career you'll end up interviewing someone, somewhe…

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July 3, 2017

Commercial Storytelling [Ep31]

The art of commercial storytelling is one that is overlooked quite often. Very little people are even aware that even in commerci…

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June 29, 2017

Gaffing With The Stars ft. Jim Plannette [Ep30]

The great Mr. Jim Plannette joins me on this episode to discuss the Hollywood-level gaffer. Jim has been gaffer for many well-kno…

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June 26, 2017

Start Your Video Business and Make Money [Ep29]

Starting your business can be a scare endeavor to begin. Having the proper guidance is a scarce resource, especially in this indu…

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June 22, 2017

Documentary Filmmaking with Dave LaMattina [Ep28]

Documentary Filmmaker Dave LaMattina of Copper Pot Pictures, is our guest on this episode. We go in-depth into his experience as …

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June 19, 2017

That Pre-Production Process [Ep27]

Preproduction is probably the most important aspect of my work. Without the organizational capabilities that preproduction brings…

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June 15, 2017

4K DSLRs for Beginners & Professionals [Ep26]

4K DSLRs are widely asked-about cameras. I put together this list of all the different DSLR cameras that shoot 4K video. From beg…

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June 12, 2017

8 Bit vs 10 Bit Color [Ep25]

I share my outlook into color spacing in regards to 8bit and 10bit color and how I use each. How I handle each situation. Also I'…

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June 8, 2017

Shooting on RED [Ep24]

I have my friend Patrick Lawler, an experience cinematographer from LA who so happens to be a RED expert. Patrick was also my ins…

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June 5, 2017

The Panasonic Eva1 5.7K Breakdown [Ep23]

Panasonic has announced their new Eva 1 5.7K cinema camera. I discuss the on-paper specs as there is no sample footage to review.…

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June 1, 2017

The Canon C200 4K RAW Breakdown [Ep22]

I cover the newly announced Canon C200, a very exciting new cinema camera. It's internal 4K Raw capabilities and how it stacks up…

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May 29, 2017

Shooting Auto vs Manual [Ep21]

I share my thoughts on shooting auto vs shooting manual. Why I do it and why I don't.

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May 25, 2017

Sony FS5 Breakdown [Ep20]

I breakdown my Sony FS5 from separate physical features and recording formats. Also the reasoning as to why I chose this camera o…

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May 23, 2017

Making Your Film [Ep19]

Jennifer Joy O'Grady joins us on this episode and shares her method for creating her film projects like "Saudade" The Web Series …

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May 19, 2017

That Industry Job You Don't Want [Ep18]

I cover a couple of new Sony Lens releases. I touch on that industry job that you have but don't want.

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May 17, 2017

Attending Film School [Ep17]

My good friends Fernando and Jeniffer share their experience with film school. We discuss the top of attending film school and if…

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May 15, 2017

The Right Questions for Beginners [Ep16]

This episode covers how beginner filmmakers should ask questions with regards to their perspective work. This industry is very op…

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May 10, 2017

Coloring and Grading with Carlos Gonzalez [Ep15]

I interview Carlos Gonzalez, a freelance colorist here in Miami. Carlos shares his work flow, and business methods as a professio…

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May 8, 2017

7 Things That Will Destroy Your Production [Ep14]

In this episode I cover the 7 most important elements that can destroy your production.

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May 5, 2017

Buying New Equipment: When, Why & How [Ep13]

In this episode I cover the methods I use before buying new equipment and how I go about making the purchase.

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May 3, 2017

My Computer for Editing [Ep12]

I cover a brief history of the computers that I have gone through throughout my career from the beginning up until now.

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May 1, 2017

My Beef with Vimeo [Ep11]

In this episode I cover a particular issue I have with Vimeo. Followed by a couple of answered questions.

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April 28, 2017

Giving and Receiving Creative Critique [Ep10]

In this episode I cover what I believe are proper methods for giving and receiving creative critique. Follow up with a couple of …

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April 26, 2017

NAB Show 2017 New Releases! [Ep09]

Fernando joins me on this episode to discuss the new releases at this years NAB Show.

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April 24, 2017

Managing Your Video Files [Ep08]

In episode 08 I cover how I manage my video files after a shoot. In addition, I go on to answer a couple of questions.

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April 20, 2017

Premiere Pro vs Final Cut Pro X [Ep07]

In this episode I cover the reasons why I choose Adobe Premiere Pro as my editor of choice over Final Cut Pro X. Also this week i…

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April 17, 2017

The Biggest Mistake of My Career [Ep06]

I share the biggest mistake of my career thus far and it's not a pretty one. Also continue to answer your questions on filmmaking.

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April 12, 2017

4K Workflow, Scripting, and Color Charts [Ep05]

Cover my workflow on handling 4K footage from my Sony FS5, scripting for a short film, and is a color chart important?

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April 11, 2017

How to Quote for Video Projects [Ep04]

Cover the methods that I use to properly quote current and potential clients for a video project.

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April 6, 2017

Grabbing Audio On Set [Ep03]

Announce a giveaway that I am currently hosting with Zoom Sound and AVP Distributors. I also go over my recent trip to Chicago an…

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March 31, 2017

Lighting, Film School, Buying a RED [Ep02]

I cover my lighting uses and techniques. Is Film School really necessary? What RED should you buy?

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March 28, 2017

Starting as a Filmmaker [Ep01]

Answering questions for a starting filmmaker based on my experience.

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