The running scene in “The Ticket” that uses my song “Those Kisses” reminds me why I got into the business of making music for films.
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On The Ticket, the lighting was a challenge because we used natural, available light and shaped it. I turned lights off, then added accent lights to bring out the depth of a location.
When Canon approached me to test and shoot a short film for their new 1DC 4K DSLR, I was more than excited. After the first night of testing, one word came to mind. WOW!!!
When it comes to using a new camera like the Canon C300, I don’t do camera tests to see how it performs. I battle test it on location. When HBO came to me to shoot another promo for their TV series Game of Thrones, I used this as a chance to see if the C300 could hold its own in an interview setting alongside the benchmark for digital cinema capture: the Arri Alexa.
The current spot was for El Pollo Loco, and the concept was a very action oriented camera, with snap zooms and quick handheld push ins and pull outs. I thought the Canon C300 would be the perfect camera for this job, lightweight and maneuverable.
“Find us on Facebook.” “Follow me on Twitter.” We see social media everywhere these days and rightly so. Tools like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+ and more can help small businesses, one man shops, and large brands grow and expand their contacts with clients and customers. This includes filmmakers. The opportunities are great for both raising funds online and for distributing your work.
Let’s look at how the crash cam world has changed because of the Canon 5D. It has replaced the eyemo that used to be a clapper of a 35 or 16mm with bad lenses. It could be blown up, bashed into, driven over, or you could even have a car land right on it.
When director Scott Waugh called me to shoot the video for the “Act Of Valor” credit crawl song “For You” by Keith Urban, I was excited to have the opportunity to get the whole Elite Team back together. It was equally exciting to hear Keith’s amazing song, which supported the story perfectly.
We’ve had a ton of questions via Twitter, Facebook and the hurlblog about shooting Act of Valor, so I thought I would share them in a Q&A format. Thanks so much to everyone for your support and kind words about the film!
My dear friend Frieder Hochheim of Kino Flo Lighting goes into the history of his innovative, forward-thinking, eco-friendly company. Kino Flo first began renting out of a small van in the 80s and now is the industry leader in every light that delivers soft, controllable fluorescent technology. Watch the interview Frieder and the future: Their […]
Julien Lasseur talks about producing independent work with very limited resources.
A reel is your creative expression and a very powerful tool to showcase unique talent.
It is so sad saying goodbye to Montreal. I love this amazing city. The crew was the […]
The first step of media management is to have a place where you can backup your source files. Depending on what operating system (Mac or PC) your editor will be using, you want to format your drives accordingly.
Three weeks ago I was selected as the director for a national commercial campaign for Case Tractors. It would be my first solo directing gig after signing with the Bandito Brothers one month ago. In the commercial world, an advertising agency is hired by the client, which…
I designed a helmet mount for the Canon 5D Mark II with Gary Hatfied, Dan Owens from Panavision to capture the first person point of view action in a new way. The camera is extremely versatile with…