When I started making videos I cared a lot about developing my craft. Specifically I wanted to get better at set dressing, framing and lighting my scenes. I wanted to understand ISO, aperture, frame rates and focal lengths so that in any situation I could capture the most beautiful images. And these things are undoubtedly fundamental to the craft, so it was right to focus on them! But there was one area that I neglected for quite some time, and that may be especially surprising given my parallel career in music! The area I neglected was sound design.(more…)
Let’s talk about money. At various points in my career as a videographer I have decided to work for free. However, as someone who is also involved in the music industry, I have always felt slightly uncomfortable about this controversial practice, and to this day I am still split about whether it’s okay or not!(more…)
I suppose TikTok is not entirely original. Before TikTok we had Vine, and before Vine we were already seeing short meme videos going viral across the internet. But TikTok, with it’s one billion users, seems to have scratched an itch and really solidified and legitimised a certain video format.(more…)
Prep well, settle nerves, be present.
I love the documentary format. For me, there is nothing better than flicking Netflix on and seeing a brand new original sitting there ready for me to burn through. I consume them! Some of my favourites that come to mind from the last few years include 13th, Blackfish, Fyre, The Social Dilemma, and of course the OG – Making a Murderer.(more…)