Introducing My 3-Month Accelerator Program for Freelance Filmmakers
Michelangelo was a liar.
Today I am opening up my Freelance Filmmaker Accelerator Program, a small, intimate, group of filmmakers who are serious about growing their businesses.
I’ll be providing a 3-month long, hand-crafted experience. You’ll have direct access to ask me questions and get customized advice on what you’re struggling with most to grow your business.
Every SwitchPod Prototype
One of the most famous artists of all time, Michelangelo, lived a spartan lifestyle. When his family members wrote to him, asking him for money, he’d respond that he had none to give.
But was that really the truth?
The hardest decision I've made in my business this year.
As SwitchPod is getting closer to the launch of its crowdfunding campaign and being available for pre-sale, I wanted to share a little bit more behind the scenes of the process we’ve gone through over the past year to get it made.
In this video I show every prototype we’ve made so far.
Why I Sold My RED Camera for $20,000
Since my previous video on why I sold the RED has gotten a really strong (and positive) response, I’m sharing more of my inner debate behind being both a creative and a business owner.
Plus, I tease my upcoming accelerator program I’m launching soon.
Why You'd Use a 600mm Super-Telephoto Lens
In this video I share why I sold my RED Scarlett-W after owning in for 18 months and how you should think about your next camera purchase or that one you "dream" of owning one day.
I wasn't expecting to sell it so fast, but I did.
If you're really wanting to upgrade some piece of gear you own, the message in this video is for you.
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel Review
One lens I've never owned or needed to use is a super telephoto zoom.
So I borrowed the Sigma 150-600mm Sports lens directly from them to share 4 reasons why you'd choose to film or photograph using a 600mm super telephoto lens (and 4 reasons why you probably shouldn't use one).
SwitchPod FAQ — Gorillapod Alternative for Vloggers
This is a review of the Blackmagic Design Resolve Mini Panel for color grading.
We’ll walk through all the controls and buttons on it as well as talk through who I recommend buying this.
I also compare it to the cheaper Micro version.
DJI Ronin S vs. Zhiyun Crane 2
Since last month's SwitchPod announcement video after VidCon we've been working hard behind the scenes on finishing up the design and prototyping for our new tripod for vloggers.
In this video & post I give a little update on the timeline of when it is going to come out, how much it will cost, and a bunch more of the frequently asked questions we've been getting.
YouTuber Roundtable #1 ft. Armando Ferreira & Matt D'Avella
I've held off on making any videos about three-axis gimbals, even though companies have sent me ones in the past, because I haven't found one that I'd actually use on a shoot.
But these two gimbals are reliable, heavy-duty, and help me get cinematic smooth shots when I need them.
There are many pro's and con's to each of these gimbals, especially when it comes to using heavier cameras, so Dave Altizer and I go through as many as we can.
From Quitting a 9 to 5 Job to Making Six Figures Freelancing
Have you ever seen the videos where a handful of stars from movies or television (like directors, cinematographers, actresses, etc.) sit and chat in a roundtable format with The Hollywood Reporter?
They have deep conversations and share things you don't hear in the quick press junket interviews they normally give. They last about an hour. I love them.
Anyways, I've always wanted to host and re-create my own version of that and I finally did it.
How to Land Your Dream Clients
In 2011 I quit my corporate job working at Boeing to go work for a blogger (and took a big pay cut too).
5 years later, I was working for myself, making six figures a year.
It definitely hasn't been an easy journey, but here are some things I've learned along the way.
Whether you're a full-time freelancer or you're trying to get your first client on the side, in this video I share my best strategies for how to land your dream clients.
If you struggle with "networking" or getting clients to hire you, the advice in this video will help you out.