Creative COW recently revisited Sexism in Post through Fitness in Post’s recent podcast featuring me and Siân Fever. Among the people adding to the conversation is Zack Arnold, editor of shows including Empire, Burn Notice and Glee, and host of the popular Fitness in Post podcast.”Fitness” might make you think of lifting weights or running… Continue reading Fitness in Post Revisits Sexism in Post
Here’s a hot tip I’ve been chewing on for a while, especially for younger editors: If someone offers to speak with you about your career — a coffee meeting, an email, an informational interview, anything — follow up with them. If someone hands you their business card and says “stay in touch”, do it. Because… Continue reading Top Secret Post Production Career Tip: Follow Up!
This week, I’ve seen maybe a dozen articles about “Millennials”. What do they want? Why aren’t they buying houses? What brands do they like? Why don’t they vote? What’s their favorite color? They’re mostly all written by people from the Baby Boomer generation, and they’re mostly filled with generalizations and assumptions like “all Millennials care… Continue reading The Millennial Video Producer: 6 Things To Know About My Generation
I wrote two articles about IBC-related releases — Adobe’s new video app updates and HP’s new Z series workstations. You can read them both at Creative COW. I went to HP’s Ft. Collin’s location last week for a press event where these workstations were unveiled and it was lots of nerdtastic fun. I’d never been… Continue reading IBC Articles From Me
I’ve been a busy bee at Creative COW. Go read my interviews with Modern Family colorist Aidan Stanford and Saturday Night Live film unit DP and editor Alex Buono and Adam Epstein. We talk about a lot of stuff. You’ll learn things, I promise.
You’ve booked your conference (perhaps the Southeast Creative Summit), been practicing your handshake, and read How to Win Friends and Influence People – twice. The eve of your classes is upon you. You’re ready to learn all the things and network your face off.
Read this article on Creative COW >> I like writing. I always have, and I’ve always been okay at it. It makes a lot of sense to me when editors also write — blogs, scripts, whatever — because the tasks are so similar. It mostly comes down to constructing a story of some kind, and… Continue reading Story Stuff is Story Stuff – Five Video Editing Tips from Writers
A big dilemma when deciding to throw your hard earned money at someone in exchange for knowledge: am I ready for this? Will I get enough out of it to justify the cost? Will I get eaten alive? I’m scared. Hold me. I don’t want anything to do with any of it. Go away. Or… Continue reading Am I Too Inexperienced for Educational Workshops?
Read this article on Creative COW >> Duh, we all know it’s important to stay up to date on the changing technologies in the video production and post-production industries. So we read and tweet and practice and put time aside for educational workshops (like the upcoming Southeast Creative Summit) because we’re smart and forward-thinking. But… Continue reading Ten Networking Tips for Video Production Conferences
Let’s say you work for a company, but you want to go to the Southeast Creative Summit. What do you do? Pitch it to your boss, of course. Don’t like asking your overlords for things? I’ve made it easy for you here with a letter you can copy and paste into an email! Whoa, I… Continue reading Ask Your Boss to Send You to the Southeast Creative Summit!