Category Archives: Filmmaking

Firmware Update for BlackMagic URSA Mini Cameras with new OS

Today, BlackMagic has finally released the long-awaited firmware update (4.0 Beta) for the URSA Mini cameras. Although this is a beta version of the firmware, the update takes the URSA cameras to a completely new level thanks to a brand new operating system. Continue reading Firmware Update for BlackMagic URSA Mini Cameras with new OS

Photo & Video Cheat Sheet – Learn camera fundamentals!

Download and print out your own Photo & Video Cheat Sheet! Continue reading Photo & Video Cheat Sheet – Learn camera fundamentals!

Live show with Sven Pape an A.C.E. Award nominee!

Join me today at 5 pm Eastern Time (NYC) as I talk to film editor Sven Pape. Sven is an A.C.E. Award nominee, whose credits include work for directors James Cameron (GHOSTS OF THE ABYSS – 3D Imax), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Emmy winning HitRECORD on TV) and James Franco (GOOD TIME MAX – Tribecca Film Fest). Continue reading Live show with Sven Pape an A.C.E. Award nominee!

The Equal Odds Rule vs Perfectionism – how to succeed in art

Recently, I read an interesting article at nofilmschool about the equal odds rule. Developed by Dean Keith Simonton and based on his study of scientific papers, the rule implies that the best way to achieve success is to produce as much as possible, since there is an equal chance that anything one produces will be deemed successful. Another way to explain this rule is to say that there is no formula for success, no way to predict which of our works, projects will succeed – otherwise we could put all of our efforts and resources into the projects with the winning formula. Rather, the only way to increase our odds of success is to produce more. Continue reading The Equal Odds Rule vs Perfectionism – how to succeed in art

The growth mindset – the key to developing skills in filmmaking and anything else

Recently, I came across research papers in psychology and education that I found fascinating. The work comes from, among others, Carol Dweck, who is a psychology professor at the Stanford University. She has been studying people’s mental attitudes and how they inhibit or propel achievement and personal development. Her findings are very powerful, I think, and widely applicable. Continue reading The growth mindset – the key to developing skills in filmmaking and anything else

I am on a tour!

I am excited to announce that I will be touring with a filmmaking workshop – the 2 Day Cine School. We have worked really hard to prepare this workshop for you and I really believe that those of you who attend will get a lot out of it. To give you a sense of what to expect, here is the tour trailer. Continue reading I am on a tour!