I got asked a question the other night regarding my preferred choice of music: “You have such a large collection of diverse music but why is your go-to choice of music is noise?” It’s true, I do have a very large and diverse collection of music. I am a big collector of surf guitar, garage   Read More …

Mobile apps for film crews has been a topic I have been interested in talking about for months and finally just getting around to it. All of these apps will boost productivity of your crew in one way or another. Whether it be keeping track of your call time, coordinating a field shoot, or just keeping track   Read More …

Just wanted give the world a heads up that if you pick up issue number 340 of Fangoria Magazine you can read a feature I wrote called “Pet Sounds: The Music Of Howling II“. I had a chance to interview director Philippe Mora and composer/retired punk rocker Stephen W. Parsons about a soundtrack that I   Read More …

The Helios 44m 58mm lens has been championed by many cinematographers over the past few years. I first discovered this gem while reading some past blogs over at Vintage Lenses For Video.com (a blog every cinema/video person should check out). Alan, the blog’s publisher and head writer had been raving about the lens since 2012. The lens itself was   Read More …

Everyone in this industry is talented but you are going to have to start at the bottom no matter what prior experience you have. I still PA for shows if I don’t have another gig happening. Mainly because its the difference between making money and not making money on a given day. I am also   Read More …

This is my last night in Los Angeles and I decided that I needed to pay tribute to my favorite find since being out here this past month: Stories Books and Cafe. I have been given very few days off on this trip while working on two realityTV shows back to back and one day   Read More …

Buying a used DSLR camera has got to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. It’s a cheap Canon T3/1100D and I am using the tried and true Canon 50mm f/1.8 EOS lens that I originally purchased for my Encinema 35mm iPhone adapter back in 2013. This is such a great lens and not   Read More …

I was wasting time on Facebook one December afternoon when I saw poster for an upcoming Iowa production called Up On The WoofTop. The brutal and honest truth was that my first reaction was that this looked extremely stupid and I wondered what moron was making this. A few location photos with some of the crew had   Read More …

This winter I have been spending a lot of time cleaning my home both physically and digitally. I am a pack rat in many different ways as I have collected so much stuff from past movies, commercials, and of course from my own personal hobbies. On the digital side of things I have hard drives   Read More …

A fun game to play with your advance music friends is “How Many Merzbow Albums Do You Have?” Japanese artist, Masami Akita, has released nearly 800 to 900 albums under the Merzbow name since 1979. He began using broken equipment to record cassette tapes of experimental music. He has evolved over the years from a   Read More …

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