Local filmmaking podcast

For over a year I’ve had this idea to do a local/regional pod­cast about the film­mak­ing ecosys­tem and scene here in the Mid­west (the north). Final­ly I just decid­ed to cre­ate the first episode and put it out in the world. You can check it a out over at Film45...

3 Reasons Your Indie Film Just Got More Expensive

Atten­tion indie film­mak­ers: Your bud­get isn’t near­ly big enough and it just got a lot hard­er to get into iTunes. Why? Acces­si­bil­i­ty, lan­guage, and rat­ing require­ments. 1) As of March 2014, Apple iTunes (and pre­sum­ably oth­ers) will require your film to...

6 Sundance How-To Tips

Six days in Park City at Sun­dance 2013. Six days of watch­ing movies, attend­ing meet­ings, rid­ing bus­es, walk­ing on ice, eat­ing very ran­dom­ly, drink­ing at par­ties, avoid­ing celebrity-seekers, snow­board­ing, and a lit­tle sleep­ing are final­ly done and...
The State of Crowdfunding Panel

The State of Crowdfunding Panel

Join me to dis­cuss the state of crowd­fund­ing your movie projects at the 2012 Fly­way Film Fes­ti­val this week­end, on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 20th. I’ll be joined by Slam­dance co-founder Paul Rach­man and con­sult­ing film­mak­er Lucas McNel­ly. Armed with the data...
Sony FS100 Review

Sony FS100 Review

The Super-35mm sen­sor Sony FS100 video cam­era has been out on the mar­ket for sev­er­al weeks now and yet there still seems to be con­fu­sion and a lack of good hands-on mate­ri­al. Prob­a­bly because those that have the cam­era are hav­ing so much fun shoot­ing...

FCPX and XDCAM Workflow

Did you jump right in and down­load Final Cut Pro X today? Did you get your mind read­just­ed to the new edit­ing par­a­digm? Did you freak out when you couldn’t get your XDCAM footage into FCPX? And then have anoth­er lit­tle freak out about what you had...