Getting out of a creative slump, writers’ block, or whatever you want to call it has to be one of the hardest most annoying things about being a filmmaker. Trying to come up with ideas and you’re just blank, or maybe not being able to finish a project because you lost the “fire”.
These are a few things that help me.
filmmaking is a team sport. I’ve had to learn the hard way that it is essential to have a team around you. In fact, one of the things that I realized separates a professional film set from an amateur is the amount of help and knowledge that is present. This was a huge shock for me the first time I was on a professional production. But what happens for those of us that have no help?
I remember getting the idea after watching an amazon echo video. I thought back to a time I had visited a friends house and he had connected everything in his house to this device. He didn’t have just one, he had multiple….
You just finished a fire video, you tell your client that the video is on the way and they’re going to love it. Then, 85% into the export it crashes and premiere says Error Compiling Movie. I am going to give you a handful of solutions on How to Fix the Error Compiling Movie warning in Premiere.
Often times when we are looking to up our cinematography game for music videos we are told not to worry about the camera and to focus on the lighting. And yes, this is true. But how do you light a music video?
When we got to location it turned out that we could not use the lighting that the club has to offer because it was all broken. So we had to get creative. How do you light a club full of people dancing with no club lights??
Lighting for music videos is its own art. It’s a matter of being creative and knowing exactly what look you want. lighting is king! SET BUILDING IS KING! That is what separates our low budget videos from the big budget ones.
This started off as a simple visual effects test but then I posted it to my Instagram and a lot of people started to give it attention. All I wanted to really do was integrate a CG car into a real life scene. I had been playing so much Fortnite this past weekend that for some odd reason, everything around me made me feel like I was in a battle royal.