They say success is when opportunity and desire meet at the same time. Friday was one of those instances for me…. I was talking to a friend who was involved in putting on the event and she mentioned that they had been unable to find someone to video it. That being a branch of my… Continue reading Small Successes
So you’ve had your pictures taken. There are dozens of options for you to choose from but how do you decide which to purchase? This can be difficult (especially with group photos) but you can always ask your photographer for advice. Here are some tips I like to use to make the decision process easier:… Continue reading How To Pick Your Pictures
If you’ve ever edited videos, you know that it is important (and sometimes difficult) to ensure that your audio and video files match up. Otherwise you’ll end up with a clip not too dissimilar to the theater screening scene from Singing In The Rain. No! No! NO!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6CuBK0cgX4 skip to 3 minutes in 😉… Continue reading Synching your sound
Word of mouth is one of the best ways (or most reliable at least) of getting your work out there. But nobody is gonna talk about it unless they are exposed to it. For independent film makers it usually starts with YouTube then film festivals… For photographers it free online galleries then maybe local festivals… Continue reading Flickr vs 500xp
The other night I went to a pre-screening of the movie Te Ata. While waiting for it to start, I got to thinking: why am I here when I could be home exercising, cleaning, or typing up more release forms, etc? If it’s just for entertainment I could turn on the TV at home while… Continue reading Spectators Can Participate.
If there’s one thing they made clear at film school it was to always get written permission and cover your bases. Every video project we turned in was to be accompanied by the appropriate forms which they provided us with. This applies to photography and audio recordings, etc as well. Unfortunately, my computer crashed and the forms… Continue reading Entrepreneurship: Keep It Legal
When I decided to turn photography into a business, I didn’t have any recent examples of portraits I’d taken. I though “who better to turn to on short notice than family?” and so it was. The next couple of months were spent scheduling and convening for photo sessions (my family is quite large) and it […]