Musings

Personal experiences, opinions and predictions about the nature of our wonderful industry and what it might hold for you in the future.


"Prep"

One of the first things I ask after being hired is, “How much prep time will I have?” It’s a…

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"Framing Terms"

It may sound like a very basic thing – but many young filmmakers don’t know the proper terminology for framing.…

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"Why Shoot a Gray Card?"

Think of a gray card as a standard - like 24 frames per second. A gray card, properly exposed, is…

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"Selznick on Menzies"

RE: “Gone With The Wind” The first known use of the title “Production Designer”. This David O. Selznick quote from…

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"Scouting"

I’ve always liked scouting because it gets everyone together outside of the office. Travel time in the van is spent…

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"Analog Planning Still Works!"

Here’s a tried and true tip that’s fun and still relevant. Every so often we have to shoot a group…

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"Thoughts on Camera Operating"

Yours truly behind the "B" Camera on "The Way Back"   Much more than panning and tilting. To be the…

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