Tag Archives: Career Advice

Artists, Politics, and Management

A lot of people think being a DP is all about art, composition and lighting, and sometimes forget about the Management aspect of the job.  For me, being a Manager is a task that can be the most complicated part of … Continue reading

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Lighting 101 – The DP’s Playbook

Like any good football coach, most DP’s have a basic Playbook they use when it comes to lighting.  Of course, everyone’s got a different style and likes to mix it up, but there are things that we know work well … Continue reading

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New Demo Reel and Tips for Cutting Your Own

It’s been a busy couple of months for me, but I finally got around to cutting a new demo reel.  Check it out!     Cutting your own reel?  Here are my thoughts, having just gone through the process This … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Owning Gear as a DP

I’ve owned a lot of gear over the years, including a really awesome 35mm Moviecam Compact camera package.  People have often asked me for advice on buying cameras to further their career and I warn them that cameras can be … Continue reading

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Interested in a Career in Cinematography? Here’s some advice on where to get started and a few tips on finding success.

Most veterans in the film industry might tell a new filmmaker, ‘Run away from this business as fast as you can and don’t look back!’.  I’ve jokingly said that many times to young people looking to break in.  It’s a … Continue reading

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