A brief insight into why responsiveness, timeliness, and punctuality is important. I had a phone call this past week in response to an email that came in through my website. I called the client back within a few minutes of getting the email. I wanted to share how that experience began to set the tone for our relationship, why I think that move was important, and some takeaways. Preface I don’t believe it’s realistic to keep your business “on” 24/7. Especially if you have a sm
After shooting hundreds of videos, failing more times than I can count, and navigating the wide world of video, I want to share my best lessons for shooting awesome videos for your business, yourself, and your clients. By no means is this an exhaustive list. I wanted to pin down the best lessons I’ve learned in the last few years that have helped me grow as a business, as a videographer, and as a person. These aren’t new tricks, but they are tried and tested and proven – so h
There’s a very unique type of fuel you get when you work at something and it pays off. I’d like to share an experience where I felt that my hard work really paid off, the process in building those things, and the importance in being aware of all this. End of Year As we approach the holidays, and the incoming new year, it is a time to do two things: reflect on what you’ve achieved this year, and set new goals for yourself. It is a time where many celebrate with others, take ti
I've talked many times about how starting, and eventually working for your passion project is a blessing, but also a ton of work. I wanted to bring some clarity around putting your project on pause, putting in the time, and keeping afloat through it all. I recently read a post about how millennials and gen Z'ers are so focused on putting aside mental health, physical health, and priorities to just "make your shift" and just make it to the office for the sake of the business.
These days, it’s hard to capture someone’s attention for more than a couple minutes. These are my observations, tips, and thoughts on capturing and keeping people’s attention. As someone who spends hours upon hours carefully crafting videos, putting creative spins, shooting a specific way, and polishing, it is surprising that most people stop watching after two minutes. Regardless of the content, the way of YouTube, and the way we watch videos has changed. It continues to cha
A conversation I often find myself in these days is talking about how great cameras on phones are. Not everyone needs a DSLR camera. They’re expensive, can get heavy, and often the mental burden of looking after this expensive thing is enough to warrant not owning one. Beyond that, they’re confusing to some. So if you fit in to one of those groups and you don’t own a DSLR, you’re often left to work with what you have – and for most that’s a phone in your pocket. There are a f