The Bike Pirate

Driving at highway speed in a crew cab loaded with gear, four filmmakers, and two pro mountain bikers and their two bikes outside the town of Kamloops, B.C., Canada.

The Bike Pirate
Driving at highway speed in a crew cab loaded with gear, four filmmakers, and two pro mountain bikers and their two bikes outside the town of Kamloops, B.C., Canada, we were headed to the first shoot for our new action-sports film Follow Me. Unfortunately, we were only 15 minutes into our drive that morning when one of the bikes flew out of the truck... Read more

A Short Lesson In Preparation

It’s first-year film school, and I’m waiting in line at the equipment cage so I can sign out one of two ARRI BL16 film cameras.

A Short Lesson In Preparation
It’s first-year film school, and I’m waiting in line at the equipment cage so I can sign out one of two ARRI BL16 film cameras. I load my SUV with gear and head north early on Saturday morning with the crew, consisting of myself, two actors, a handy friend and one amazing film school colleague. We later arrive at a cold and desolate 200-acre farm... Read more

What Happens On XDCam

I was working as an Avid editor for entertainment news in Los Angeles.

What Happens On XDCam
For a volatile movie star, it’s just not possible to cue back the tape when shooting on XDCAM. I was working as an Avid editor for entertainment news in Los Angeles. One day, the edit suite was slow, so I was helping the crew set up for a celebrity interview in our studio. We had just switched over from shooting on Betacam SP to the new Sony XDCAM... Read more
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My Wife’s First Infomercial

About a year ago, the cosmetics company my wife was working for wanted to produce an infomercial.

My Wife’s First Infomercial
About a year ago, the cosmetics company my wife was working for wanted to produce an infomercial, and she was put in charge of the project (due in part to the fact that her husband works for a large photo studio). They hired the best infomercial producer on the West Coast, who also came with a hefty price tag. When his team came over to see the unfinished... Read more
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