2019 sucked hard. It felt like my life was being slowly hacked apart–our house flooded, I was totally sidelined by severe depression, projects went unfinished, film festivals got postponed, our house flooded again, and my fiance’ dumped me. My life was a country song in the making. However…when I woke up on January 1st, 2020 […]Read more "What I’ve been up to"
I was recently a guest on the new video podcast “Rant & Rave with Don Michaels.” We talked about the 48 Hour Film Project, the entertainment industry, and how media piracy affects us all. I had a lot of fun on the show. If you like it, make sure to give it a thumbs up […]Read more "Talking piracy on “Rant & Rave”"
There are tons of blog posts, articles, and even whole books about the importance of establishing a daily routine. I find it fascinating to see how other people manage their day to day lives, especially people in the same field as me. But like many other people, I was more of a voyeur–I loved to hear what other people were doing, but could never really seem to get motivated enough to come up with something that I could stick to. It’s only recently that I really got into a routine that I feel good about, so I’d like to share what that is exactly, and how I finally arrived.
The most important thing to remember that the whole purpose of having a daily routine is to be able to have the mental capacity and attention to expend towards achieving the goals that are most important to you. To rephrase, your daily routine is your time to put yourself first so you can focus on the important work.Read more "How I put myself first every day"
I’ve spent a lot of time trying to structure my life. I work from home, so it’s pretty much a requirement for me to have somewhat of a rigid schedule, otherwise I end up either being completely unproductive or find myself working every waking hour. Plus, I’ve always liked to do a lot of different […]Read more "How I learned to let go (of control) and love my life"
They say that location is one of the most important things in a business. I’m finding out why. My business has changed a lot since 2007. I’m currently in my third studio space. I now do this for a living (I started out just part time when I was working full time at the talent […]Read more "Location, Location, Location"
This is footage taken from our promo shoot of the Cleveland based metal band “Affiance”, taken on our Flip cam during the shoot last Thursday. It was a fun shoot–our studio is next door to the band’s rehearsal space so we’ve all become friends. Plus it’s always fun to be a groupie for a kick-ass […]Read more "“Affiance” Promo Shoot-Behind the Scenes"
This past weekend I sat in front of my computer. It would have been a great weekend to hang out at the beach (we had 90 degree weather the whole weekend in Cleveland), but instead I was planted in front of my computer watching the live feed of a photography lighting workshop by Zack Arias. […]Read more "Continuing Education"
It’s 3:00 in the morning as I write this. I’ve tried for hours to get to sleep, then resorted to surfing the internet to study photo lighting techniques. Then suddenly, I feel inspired to edit my acting workshop DVD. The one I’ve put off for months–I want to work on it now, at 3:00 am. […]Read more "When inspiration strikes"
I met a guy today that does what I want to do. Well, not exactly. I used to speak with Steve Petti from New Image Media years ago when I worked as an agent at the Talent Group. He used to book spokespersons for web videos from us, which is why I was there today. […]Read more "How are you using video?"
It’s been a good six weeks since my last post on here. Before that it was almost the same amount of time. Truth be told, I’ve been too damn busy to write! Busy is good. Unless you take on too many commitments as I tend to do. 🙂 I really like writing so I’d like […]Read more "My bucket list"