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Behind the Scenes of “Casino Law”

One of the most talked-about commercials from this year’s’ Superbowl didn’t even play nationally. It was a 2-minute epic advertising a personal injury lawyer from Savannah, GA. If you haven’t seen it, here it is: Since I’m an alumnus of…

Headphones Review: Senal SMH-1000

Headphones are a critical tool for video production. If you’ve ever forgotten to bring headphones to an interview or dialogue shoot, you know what I mean. Yes, you can look at the db meter to make sure the level you’re…

Crew of One: Ski-Ter Jones

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Continuing with our series of interviews with interesting people doing interesting things, I’m very pleased to bring you this conversation with Hollywood veteran Ski-ter Jones. Ski-ter is a professional actor, filmmaker, and now author. His new book “You Booked It!”…

Photo Processing & Color Grading Tips

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Working in the intersection of photography and video production, I’ve noticed that the tasks of color-grading and photo processing have become more and more similar. What used to be limited to basic adjustments of brightness, contrast and hue is now…

DP Creates App To Help Film Crews Working In China

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Feature film cinematographer and CrewOfOne reader Dean Head wrote to share with me an intriguing appĀ  that he has created. It is called “Hollywood in China,” and Dean describes it as “an App that translates more than 1,000 film &…

One Perfect Shot Is All You Need

NOTE: Director Andreas Nilsson was kind enough to answer a few questions about the production of this spot! I’ve updated this post accordingly. I’ve often said that a simple shot executed well is better than a complex shot executed poorly.…

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…