I am an aspiring film director from the UK. I have always been passionate about storytelling, and was part of countless productions in school. Although I decided that performance wasn’t for me, two years ago I began to develop an interest in filmmaking. There is no better feeling than when you come away from a film with an emotion, feeling or thought playing on your mind. I read your book over summer and it has given me so many new perspectives on filmmaking and creativity as a whole.
Next year I go to University and I am currently deciding on
When somebody asks you what a movie is about, you probably say something like this: “It’s about a guy who decides to say ‘Yes’ to everything he’s asked to do” or “it’s about a girl who gets flown to another world in a tornado.”
Great movies are about someone. So are great videos. The person your video is about is your hero. By hero I don’t mean that they have to kill bad guys or become a vampire—rather, they’re simply the focus of your video. They’re the person who does something, or that something happens to.
Why are … Read the rest
This took a while, since doing a book trailer for a book about video that doesn’t suck is risky for obvious reasons. But in the end, I decided that putting my money where my mouth was was a better idea than selling the house and moving to a hut with no phones or electricity in rural Kansas.
My friends Jared and Chris at Redtail Media (production) and Jay Rose at the Digital Playroom (sound) did an amazing job.… Read the rest
The web accelerates cultural trends. Movies took almost 30 years to transition entirely to color. TV took about 5 to go from black & white to color, and more recently took 6 years to transition to HD. Web video was born in color, and HD is the norm now.
If you did business videos a few years back, you need to upgrade. It would be nice to imagine that the videos you created for next to nothing a couple of years ago will continue to work. But they won’t, for the same reason that most 1980s TV shows and 1940s … Read the rest