Commercial shoots tend to have a lot moving parts to them. There’s shot lists, organization, and making sure that all parties on board are on the same page. Here are three things that will help you have a successful shoot.Read More
This weekend has been a refreshing trip to Los Angeles. Landing before the sun could break through overcast skies on Saturday, I spent the first few hours shooting both outside of LAX to capture an undercarriage of an airplane landing…Read More
I've made it no secret that I love Los Angeles. It's a beautiful, sprawling city with so much history, and a hub of the entertainment world. Working with entertainers and talent, giving them images that they can use for promo, marketing and behind the scenes, it's a city I want to get way more familiar navigating.Read More
It's a new week, which means it's time for a new episode of Starter Series, my YouTube series based on finding affordable equipment to help you create better photo and video content. This week, the topic of interest is the 35mm f/1.8 lens, and for this video, I'm using the DX cropped sensor version.Read More
I've been trying to come up with a new project for YouTube, something I would get enjoyment out of making. What I ended up with was coming back here to the blog as a reference point, and looking at a post I made, called "Starter Series". The initial concept of that post was to give myself the advice I wish I had been given when I was first starting out with buying equipment for photography.Read More
Hi there. It's Chris. If you're reading this, you may have noticed it got quiet around here. Really, really quiet. There's good reason for that, and I'll explain.
This week, amid rounds of show renewals and cancellations in Hollywood, the unfortunate news came that after two seasons, CBS would not renew it’s multi-camera comedy Superior Donuts for a third season. Before visiting the set of Superior Donuts, I had breif interactions with high end professional productions. I was looking at video production on at it's peak. I have to stop and say thanks to that show for what it taught me.Read More
With day to day work, staying focused on daily tasks needs to be as efficient as possible. If your an entrepreneur, there are usually 20 different things that you need to do before close of business. I’ll let you in on a little secret; working smart AND harder will open more doors. There are plenty of tools to help with this, but I’m going to share my top favorites at the moment, and I’ll come back to this as I discover more and more.Read More
When out and using my headphones, there's always the worry of having the battery died out on me mid-Podcast. Traveling for work has me favoring light and protective over larger items and too many battery banks (it is a thing).Read More
When it comes to editing video content as of late, my process has been to shoot in the highest quality format I can, and then to take that footage and organize it onto my MacBook Pro’s internal SSD. Having everything on a drive that fast makes it easier to do edits versus running them off an external hard drive.Read More
In life, failure is inevitable, and as an entrepreneur, that lesson is something that we face more often than we would care to admit.
Recently, I was walking door to door to businesses that fit with my own sense of design and personality. While most of them gave no response, there was one who had a moment.Read More
For many of us, the most important computer that we have is the one in our pockets. Even more so for content creators, our phones are one of our biggest tools for creating content and connecting with our audiences.Read More
Happy New Year! As I write this, it's the end of one year and the beginning of another, and as I look back on what I've accomplished this year, I also see what I could have done better. Hopefully these five tips will help you as you travel.Read More
LAST THURSDAY, ACTRESS, MODEL AND SINGER KAT ANDRUSCO STOPPED IN SEATTLE. MY GIRLFRIEND SET UP A SHOOT AND WE MET ABOVE LAKE UNION FOR MAKE-UP AND PREP. HER PERSONALITY WAS SO WARM AND FRIENDLY, I IMMEDIATELY KNEW THAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE AN EXTRAORDINARY SHOOT.Read More