In 1998 I made my very first music video - an unofficial video for Radiohead's Exit Music for a Film from the OK Computer album. This was a time before Youtube when the options to upload video for consumption was not nearly as limitless as it is now. In fact, there were very few websites for video and for many there was a lengthy submission process before your video made it online. That's right - a submission process. Like send us a DVD of your film and if we like it we'll put it on the website in a month or two. How times have changed.Read More
It may only be a tool, but it's the best tool I've ever owned. I've really enjoyed shooting with the Ursa Mini Pro, so much so, I've barely picked up my Canon C100 Mark II in the past few months.
My initial thought was that I'd use my Ursa to shoot narrative pieces and leave the run and gun stuff to my C100, but the more I shot with the Ursa, the more I realized it can handle the majority of shooting conditions I find myself in.Read More
I'm hopping back to 2008 for this one. Shot in one evening on the Panasonic DVX100B and lit with some old 1K fresnels, this Lordi contest video was written by my friend Vinny who also stars.Read More
Several weeks ago I directed and did the camerawork for this video, "The Future" by artist Timothy Dark. It was a two day shoot in upstate NY with my normal small crew and a bunch of actors who were bussed up from the city.Read More
So just to refresh your memory - we are back in the early 2000s when most people were still shooting film and digital cinema was in it's infancy. There was no Youtube people. I had a camera and a computer. I wanted to be a director/cinematographer/editor and I had an interest in shooting music videos.Read More