Buy n’ Return

There is a practice among reality television production and low budget production that seems to be growing that I want to address. I call it the “Buy N’ Return.” In this scenario, a production hasn’t thought through their creative needs enough...

I Want to Work for the Goog.

Sometimes, a phone call is all it takes to feel the rush of excitement that accompanies innovative thinking, and people. The sense of exhilaration that accompanies people who are truly working on building something new, know it, and are busy trying to keep up with...

Vimeo Video School – Editing Basics

Well, the guys at Vimeo seem to think it’s EASY to edit things. They’re right! Check it out: Video 101: Editing Basics from Vimeo Staff on Vimeo. Now, being a good editor (choosing the right shots, and pacing of the cuts, etc.) takes practice and some...

Vimeo Video School – Shooting Basics

OK, here’s another one of Vimeo’s fabulous video school videos! Highly technical, these crazy nutters are suggesting things like, um, making sure your camera batteries are charged, cleaning your camera lens, and GASP planning your shots!!! OMG!!! Check it...

Vimeo Video School – Choosing A Camera

Ahead of Produce This’ formal launch in January 2011 (by the end of the month, I promise!), I just found that Vimeo is putting out a series of videos called Video 101! The things they’re featuring are a lot more basic than the stuff we’ll be covering...