Professional Posts

New Work “Lennar Choir” TV

This was a fun project. Not only was I able to reunite my favorite freelance crew members, I was able to bring in Robbi Kenney, a terrific music director, to compose, harmonize and lead the choir in this high-concept TV…

BTS – Goodwill TV Commercial

When you’re a big company like Goodwill, it’s natural to advertise on TV. But, when your whole public image revolves around being non-profit, it’s difficult to justify a big TV budget. So, when the Rawle Murdy agency brought me in…

Color Theory and Subliminal Advertising

People talk a lot about color grading, but not very much about the color theory behind it. I recently saw this commercial for Bud Light, and I was struck by the conscious use of color theory in it. At the…

“Continuum” – The Best Show You’re Not Watching

Thanks to Netflix streaming, I recently discovered the Canadian TV show “Continuum.” Rachel Nichols (previously of “Alias” and the “GI Joe” movies) plays a dedicated police officer from the year 2077 who, along with a team of terrorists (played by…

A Good Time To Buy Lenses

I was surprised to discover today that all my favorite Canon lenses are actually on sale for the rest of the week (until July 6). If you’ve been putting off a lens purchase, this is probably the best chance you’ll…

DEFY Gimbal Lineup Announced

  The folks at Relentless, Inc. announced the lineup for their DEFY Gimbal products today. Here’s the scoop: G2 Gimbal – $2,300 gets you a 3-axis stabilized rig for smaller micro four-thirds cameras like the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema, Sony Nex,…

Crew of One: Barnsley Karim

Do you know anything about Malawi? Frankly, I had no idea until I started corresponding with Barnsley Karim. Barnsley is a multimedia designer in Malawi, and his perspective on production is likely to be quite eye-opening for readers in the…

Impact 5’x7′ Collapsible Background Review

One of the hallmarks of upscale portraiture is simplicity. Look at a dozen magazine covers, and at least 10 of them will feature a photograph of a single person on a plain, solid-colored background. Normally, I use seamless paper backgrounds…

Two Indy Films Worth Seeing

I don’t often get the chance to watch indy films, but when I do, I usually enjoy it more than I expected to. That was certainly the case yesterday, when – thanks to Netflix streaming – I was able to…