Archives For Producing

When I moved back to Memphis in 2006 I was chomping at the bit to start shooting. Since I was inexperienced, I needed guinea pigs. I turned to my roommate’s band, Hey Heidi-Rae, and pitched to them a music video concept they gladly agreed to.

For grins, I dusted the resulting video off recently for a local music video festival. Despite the circumstances it was shot under, I don’t think we did half-bad. Enjoy Back to the Blackboard and read on to see what I learned from the experience:


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Here are the five most read posts this past month:

  1. 3 Ways the Hunger Games Movie Will Ruin the Books (Beware: SPOILERS)
  2. 3 First-Time Producer Mistakes
  3. If You Love Movies, Don’t Marry a Filmmaker
  4. Feeling Like a No Talent Hack? This Won’t Help.
  5. 3 Tips for Directing Children

And here are the underdogs, five great posts that fell through the cracks:

  1. 5 Ways to Escape the Chaos
  2. Tutorial: How to Create a Light Glint Effect
  3. Why Silent Films Have Such a Loud Voice
  4. Wardrobe on a Shoestring Budget
  5. Top 10 Hard Lessons Learned While Shooting The Glass

Enjoy, and we’ll see you next week!

Being the right-brained artist, I never thought I’d find myself in the logistics and paperwork infested world of producing. Rachel Taylor’s Avarice changed all that for me.

Here are 3 of my rookie mistakes and how you can avoid them: Continue Reading…