Thanks a Lot, McKinnon

I’ve been watching an inordinate amount of Peter McKinnon, and to be honest, I started getting super jelly.  But more than that, was getting an hankering for some photography rather than video stuff.  So, thanks McKinnon!

Because of the desires for photo stuff, I dug out the old backup hard drive and went searching for some photos that might be fun to fiddle with in Lightroom.  I found a couple that I thought could be fun to add a little tweak, so here are a couple of them.  Hope you enjoy, and thanks for reading!



Film Stock Lives!


I finally (yes, I know, I’m late to the game here) watching American Horror Story.  We’ve tried watching it before, but I have an issue with how prevalent infidelity is in television, I feel that it is often used to try and show that a good character is flawed, but it doesn’t really add anything – which is why we gave up part way into the first episode. Continue reading “Film Stock Lives!”

They Live: Integrating Titles with Your Film

They Live Poster
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Apparently, the other night was 1988-movie night because not only did we watch The Blob (1988), but we also watched They Live (1988).  But I don’t want to talk about how great this movie is, though it is great.  The best part of this film is the integration of the titles, especially that of the film’s title itself. Continue reading “They Live: Integrating Titles with Your Film”

Simple Stories: What The Blob (1988) Can Teach Us About Conflict

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I was watching The Blob (1988) last night and realized how beautifully simple the concept was, yet the story is still engaging and entertaining.  It got me thinking about how complicated we make stories in contemporary films, and how maybe we need to take a look back and take a few cues from the past. Continue reading “Simple Stories: What The Blob (1988) Can Teach Us About Conflict”

Color Grading

This post was inspired by Matt over at Normal Hill Studio today, we were talking about color correction and grading and it occurred to me that I had created a side-by-side comparison of the raw footage and the final grade of Wristbands.  So, I figured I should share it with y’all so you could see exactly how much coloring went into the final film.

When you watch the original film, it feels dirty and gross, but I don’t feel that you notice the green hue as much without the juxtaposition.  Try and cover the Raw side for a few seconds and you’ll see what I mean.

Anyway, thanks for reading and watching, I’m hoping to pull off a few more projects this fall so keep an eye out!