Saturday, December 3, 2016

POV (Perspective)

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

Please do not call me an interviewer. ‘Interviewers’ are born when someone from HR has unprotected sex with a Guantanamo interrogator. I know this for a fact.

Let me illustrate:
 
I was directing a commercial and had to ‘interview’ a recently widowed mother about losing her...

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

Some in the media are calling 2016 the Year of Virtual Reality. Others say the headsets and technology are still several years away from mass adoption. While people argue back and forth about where virtual reality fits in the media universe, there are some truisms that aren’t controversial....

Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

So you’ve heard the buzz about “VR” and “360 Videos.” Or perhaps you’ve seen a couple of these experiences on YouTube or maybe even MilkVr.com – but what does this mean for you, the actor? What should you expect when you book a gig for a 360 shoot?

The following is a list that will help...

Tuesday, May. 24, 2016

A statistical comparison brings it all home; in the 1970’s, a popular sitcom titled All In The Family would pull in a weekly audience of 30-50 million, just in the United States. Today, HBO’s Game of Thrones is distributed to over 170+ countries worldwide and brings in maybe 20...

Thursday, May. 19, 2016

How many times have we seen a project kick off, go through rounds of creative development and arrive at three great ideas--none of which can be created within the client’s budget?  I’ve seen it more times then I’d like to admit and every time it happens I think about the wasted time, the wasted...

Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2016

To Whom It May Concern,  

There’s been lots of chatter lately about shrinking revenues for artists and creators in the music industry, but there’s one segment of this issue that hasn’t been mentioned at all. For some reason, performance royalties for music in advertising has always been...

Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016

As commercial casting directors, it’s not often that we have the opportunity to work on a project with which we have a deep, personal connection.  It’s more likely we have some basic knowledge of the products we cast for, or if we’re lucky, we might have the familiarity of using them in our...

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

As a colorist you always hope that every film you work on will have the opportunity to be recognized as an excellent piece of filmmaking. It makes the hard work and creative decisions that went into the film all the more rewarding. That’s how I felt when I learned from director So Yong Kim that...

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Many of us, even though we work in a creative industry, haven’t been trained to speak the “language” of creatives. We struggle with communicating goals, with describing what we want the piece to “look,” “feel,” and “sound” like. We give either give too much advice...

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

The challenges of the film industry have been well documented as of late, characterized by high-profile bankruptcies at major award-winning VFX houses.

As the industry searches for a new business model, we ask could a distributed VFX production model...