I talk to wedding film-makers all the time that have been feeling like they are out on an island trying to build a raft from palm trees with nothing more than a machete and a can-do attitude. The Wedding Film Academy is going to quickly become the place for communal learning.Read more
I'll be taking a break from the regular blogging to build something incredibly exciting! I am working towards building a new learning source dedicated to wedding film making professionals!Read more
I have an incredibly unique family. I am privileged beyond belief because of this.
My grandparents were married over 60 years. My other grandparents were separated by death too early when I was in preschool. My parents are about to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. My wife’s family has a nearly identical family history in this way.Read more
Without outside eyes I would have been stuck in a place of sad mediocrity in my image and video making my whole career.
We all need them.
Creatives especially need them.
However, for so many of us creatives its too painful to ask for the critique, because the truth is we don’t want to hear anything other than the positive.Read more
My family, friends and my clients all know how passionate I am about storytelling. I love getting opportunities to tell a great story.
I write down a lot of the stories of the life of my own family. I tell stories to friends. When I'm given the chance to speak at a conference, I often allow the narratives to do the heavy lifting of driving home my point.Read more
Last week I was honored to be featured on the Creators Path podcast hosted by fellow Lumix Luminary, Giulio Sciorio. Giulio has had a large following online for many years (I've been among them). His advertising images and videos are known to suck their viewers in, as he mixes still with video in a more creative way than I've ever seen from anyone to be truthful.Read more
In my previous post on the Lumix GX85 camera I discussed how I carried my new camera with me everywhere for one month.
What I didn't share is just how good for my soul this was.
Okay maybe that sounds over the top. But let me explain...Read more
One month ago I got my hands on the new Lumix GX85 camera and the Leica 15mm f/1.7 lens. I could tell the moment I attached the two that this was a match made in heaven.
I strapped on my favorite leather strap and set out to carry the Lumix GX85 with me everyday.Read more
My buddy, Jake and I launched a new wedding film company Lady Bird Wedding Films last year focused on training up young, aspiring film-makers to create beautiful wedding films.
A couple of weeks ago we spent the day training up a group of these young film-makers who had just graduated from the University of Texas Film School.Read more
I'm a believer in the tremendous power of storytelling.
I've been a student of stories for the last decade or more. Its a huge part of the reason I'm in the line of work I'm in. Its a huge part of the reason I'm so compelled by the life of Jesus, who must have been the greatest storyteller ever.Read more
Confession... I'm a avid podcast listener. I often listen to 3+ hours of podcasts a day while I work. Some people listen to music. I listen to people talk... Anyway, I'm always hearing other creatives talk about the need to do personal projects.Read more
I killed my blog on this site a few years ago but have decided to make another run at it! And I'm going to start over from scratch because frankly I'm too embarrassed about my work from my last blog post 4 years ago. I've come a long way since then! Okay, so why the massive Lumix logo?Read more