New Showreel for 2019

Despite all the daily distractions like that damn PS4 and my ever-growing Netflix queue, I forced myself to sit down at my computer, turn on 9 aging hard drives (all still spinning, thankfully), and edit together a showreel that encompasses the best footage from the last 5 years.

I told myself it was going to be flashy and cool. I thought I would add some cool transitions and overlay some funky graphics that would really make this reel eye-catching.

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Commercial Shooting Guide for Creatives and Clients

Whether you are a business owner ready to take the step into online video or a novice filmmaker ready to start making videos for clients, you should be familiar with the three stages of production.

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Monstrinthedark: A Full Service Video Production Company

What is a Full Service Production Company?

At MONSTRINTHEDARK we aren’t just good at one thing. Instead we provide a complete one stop shop for our customers.

Our clientele varies and includes large brands, medium and small businesses, and creative individuals.

Our services include:

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Learn How to Light

Between being a new father and work I've had little to time to post anything lately. In truth, I've been shooting a lot but much of the content is for broadcast and I'm not able to share it on my site. 

I did however, put together this Skillshare class in which I breakdown the lighting of several commercials, music videos, and some narratives I shot in 2017.

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Three Ways to Improve Your Cinematography in 2018

Control Your Light

I feel really old saying it but twenty years ago I started freelancing as a cinematographer. Everything was tungsten back then. I had some 1k fresnels, some cheap hardware store clamp lights, and 3-light Lowel kit. The majority of the light I was working with was hard and at the time my idea of softening it was bouncing it off a wall or a ceiling. 

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