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Tiffen DFX 3.0 Review/Tutorial

November 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Tiffen, I know you have been in the film/video world for years and are well established too. But I had no idea about your sweet plugins for FCP.
Tiffen Dfx Video/Film Plug-in is a top of the line plug-in suite that incorporates filters and lenses that Tiffen is so well known for and […]

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Tags: Apple · Final Cut Pro · Reviews · Software · Tips

Freelance Crap Take 1

June 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

I don’t know if this is a joke or not. Here is the ad…

I have an idea in my head about the type of loyal, ambitious, talented person I think could fill this position.
I see it as an opportunity. I worked crazy hours and really cared about what I did coming up. I expect […]

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Tags: Message · Personal

I Found You, Now You Find Me

January 21st, 2011 · No Comments

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Tags: Creative · Video

Short Film Friday: Ben Pickle

June 18th, 2010 · No Comments

From the talented Nic Berry and his fantastic crew in Raleigh, NC area comes a fantastic short film.

Winner! Best Short at The Ava Gardner Film festival!!
Official Selection at numerous festivals including The Kent FF, Magnolia FF, NC Comedy Arts Festival, The Strange Beauty FF and Captain Zorikh’s New York City FF.
Ben P. was also selected […]

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Tags: Filmmaker · Short Film Friday · Video

Easily Make a Skater Dolly

May 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Big thanks to Rob Imbs over at for this great how-to video.

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Tags: Filmmaker · Ideas

Every Film Contract That You Can Think of…and Then Some

April 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Film they have it all from Accounting to Vehicles and Transportation.

• Accounting
• Authorizations
• Breakdown
• Budgeting
• Call Sheets
• Cast
• Check Lists
• Cinematography
• Crew
• Deal Memos
• Equipment
• Insurance
• Lighting
• Locations
• Post-Production Forms
• Pre-Production Forms
• Production Forms
• Production Logs
• Production Reports
• Releases
• Requests
• Safety Forms
• Scheduling
• Sign-Out Forms
• Sound & Music
• Stock Inventory
• Storyboarding
• Stunts
• […]

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Tags: Filmmaker · Tips

FxAndy is a Sweet Film Simulator for Final Cut Pro

February 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Yes the name of the plugin is FxAndy and I did not name this plugin, but I do love it. First off, I’m not a film person. I’ve learned how to shoot in the digital realm but I do understand the beauty of film. This plugin gives some of that beauty back […]

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Tags: Apple · Final Cut Pro · Reviews

Full Time After 784 Days of Unemployment

November 25th, 2009 · 7 Comments

September 1st of this year I accepted a position after 784 days of being unemployed full time.
I am here to thank all my clients and people that helped me through the hardships with jobs, referrals and introductions to potential clients and to give love to my new position.
First off I want to give thanks […]

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Tags: Personal

New Friendship in This Great Field

October 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

This past weekend I was hired to assist with audio on a documentary with Steven Ascher with West City Films, INC.. Steven and his production company have been working on this documentary since 2003 and I came in towards the end to help him out.
I’ve met the subjects of the film and all […]

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Tags: Documentary · Filmmaker · Personal

Great Documentary Websites

August 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame.
Very good article that every documentary filmmaker should read before creating a website for their film. Her first point is crucial to follow…
1) Plan Early — Plan for your website at the […]

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