How Taking a Walk Can Help your Videos

Constantly churning out video projects may not be the best thing for your work. We all need breaks from deadlines and an uninterrupted stream of projects. Although the bustle of deadlines and multitasking can seem exciting and invigorating at times — even producing a sort of high for
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Short Film on Coffee Roasting at Blackbird

One of my favorite haunts these days is Blackbird Coffee in Milledgeville. When I first tried their coffee, it was a pretty remarkable experience. It tasted fantastic, devoid of the bitter taste noticeable in some of the large chain coffee shops. I wanted to know why the coffee was so
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Micro-Crews, Part III

In this final segment on micro-crewing I want to discuss the pros and cons of working “small” and suggest a few ways to avoid pitfalls with the approach.  You may want to catch part one and part two if you missed those posts. Let’s start with the positives: Life is not always wine and
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Micro-Crews, Part II

So what does it take to tackle a micro-crew project? You’ve got to have the right people. You’ll need a highly concentrated skill set, so that each person can perform multiple tasks on set with proficiency. At a minimum a 2-person micro-crew will need to have skills—split betwee
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Micro-Crews, Part I

Production budgets are not what they used to be. This is not exactly news to anyone working in filmmaking. Show budgets that once would have been considered “low” now seem to be considered “average.” Cheap is the new normal. And while it can be cathartic to lament this situation, it d
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Finding the Story

Dr. B Interview
One of the best exercises you can do to challenge yourself is to experiment with creative limitations. It seems like one of the most frequent hurdles to overcome these days has to do with inadequate production budgets and the problems they cause. But rather than getting into fiscal ob
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