Interviews with filmmakers and DSLR video shooters.

Gear Demos, Budget Solutions and Documentary Equipment Interview with POV

Doc Chat

POV (a PBS show about documentaries and filmmaking) asked me to join a Google+ panel event called Doc Chat. I was joined by Professor Duy Linh Tu of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism to demo gear and answer viewer questions. The live hangout went very well and we covered a lot of great questions.

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Viewer Questions: Film School, Production, Books And Rigs

viewer questions

Jeff recently wrote me with the following questions:

  1. Did you attend film school? Do you think its necessary at this point in the “game”?
  2. In your opinion, are DSLR’s around to stay or are they just a fad?
  3. What is your favorite part of the production process and why?
  4. I noticed on your Chicago Contact Juggling video that you included some nice hand held shots. Did you have any kind of rig for that?
  5. Do you have any movie/books to recommend?
  6. What are some of your current goals?
  7. What would you say are the attributes that make one a success in the film industry?
  8. Film or digital?

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Episode 51: Interview with Director Kevin Otterness

Had a chance to sit down with my friend Kevin Otterness at Al’s Pizza to talk about film and projects he is working on. Check out the Posthouse Pictures Facebook page for photos and updates on Kevin’s work. You can also follow Kevin on Twitter here.

If you missed our first interview, you can find that here.

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Episode 21: Interview with Director Kevin Otterness – Breaking Into Film

I had a chance to sit down with director Kevin Otterness a while back and talk about what he is up to and many other topics. We covered breaking into film, film education, whether film school is important or not, gear, and how to find and create story. For more information on what Kevin is up to, check out his blog, and/or follow him on twitter @KevinOtterness.

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