Independent film making is a mixture of passion, back-breaking manual labor, sweat, and all the many incomparable joys of film making. Read the experiences of a group of successful indie film makers here.
What’s it like working as a videographer in TV News? Watch this incredible video of wild experiences compiled over the longtime career of a television news professional cameraman.
The incredibly beautiful lyrics to the song, The Impossible Dream, remind me of my brand new project, Demand Real Journalism! The above rendition with Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle singing brings me to tears! WHAT IS DEMAND REAL JOURNALISM? The vast majority of my video production experience came while working in TV news. I still […]
This post was originally published on September 14, 21012, shortly after the deadly attack on the United States consulate on Benghazi. Given that so much has happened on this issue since, I am updating this post in March of 2014, nearly two years later. The attack in Benghazi was a terrible tragedy for those personally […]
If making a documentary is in your dreams, here is some solid documentary videomaking fundraising advice.
Not all videos are planned out in advance. Some of the best footage can be obtained by videotaping the action as it happens, rather than staging it and planning it all out in advance. Here are tips for videotaping spontaneous events.
Interviewing People On Camera Here is a 13:13 documentary-style video I recently completed for a local AIDS nonprofit called Other Options. Below is a discussion of using interviews in videos of this nature. Other Options has performed an amazing service in Oklahoma City for over 25 years and I was truly blessed to be asked to […]
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Here are easy ways to create emotionally compelling videos with uplifting content!
A powerful example of independent documentary film making, Boys and Men Healing was a labor of love. Meet the filmmaker and hear about her trials and tribulations in producing this powerful documentary.
Video of the awful flooding in Nashville, where I lived and covered the news for about 25 years.
Video shot with a wildly moving camera means one of two things: somebody got a new camcorder and they don’t have a clue how to operate it, or someone is attempting to be stylistic with the video making techniques. Here is an example of the latter.