One of my absolute things about photography is the fact that your subject doesn’t always have to be perfectly posed and prepared for a shot. In fact, I’ve found that the best shots are the ones where my subjects aren’t quite “picture ready”. Catching someone in the middle of a genuine smile or a moment of pure laughter makes for the best photographs. More than anything though, there’s almost always a good story behind the images taken. They say “a picture is worth a thousand words” and I believe that’s absolutely true because it often time holds so much value to the person behind the camera and the people/imagery in the actual picture.
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These last two months, I’ve had more opportunities to film and photograph events than I’ve ever had before and I’m beyond grateful for the ability to be being able to do what I love, meet new people, and maintain my “normal” job while working on these side projects without completely losing my sanity. However, it requires a lot of time management – sometimes getting up early and staying up late – to keep up with everyday life and these awesome side projects. So, needless to say, it gets a little exhausting at times.
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This month I was given the opportunity to film for the Lycoming County Camp Cadet program held at the Little League World Series International Grove in South Williamsport. I took the job mainly because I needed a little extra cash, I figured it would look good on a resume, and we’d get to film all week. That sounded like an all around win to me.
However, that week ended up being so much more than I had originally expected. Through this experience, I gained new perspectives, acquired new knowledge, and created new memories. In the midst of this project, there were three major things that stood out to me.
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Any of my friends can attest to the annoying things I do as an aspiring filmmaker when watching a film, whether it be at the local movie theater or simply watching a Netflix series at home. It’s virtually impossible for me to simply watch a film and turn off all the training and skills that have been embedded in me for the last several years. I’m sure my fellow filmmakers can relate to some of the many annoying things filmmakers do when watching films.
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Here’s a preview of some shots I got of the beautiful Assateague Island National Seashore just outside of Ocean City, Maryland.
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One of the biggest pieces of a TV show is the connection between the characters. While many focus on romantic relationships embedded in a television series more than anything else, I find myself investing just as much in the prominent friendships that many filmmakers choose to use within the story lines. Here are three of the best TV friendships I’ve discovered thus far.
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I’m generally not someone who goes for Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi movies simply because I prefer movies that resemble a more realistic and relatable story line. However, after being asked by a couple friends to go see the movie, I decided to give it a shot. Granted, I have yet to see the original Guardians of The Galaxy movie, therefore, my review is solely based on Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Here are some things I enjoyed about the film.
Since this is a movie review, this post does contains SPOILERS; if you haven’t watched Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 yet and plan to, this is your cue to leave if you don’t want me to ruin it for you!
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As any filmmaker knows, sometimes it’s incredibly difficult to make a film that is compelling enough for the viewer to want to pay the $9+ for a movie ticket to go see it and/or to invest their time to watch your film. In addition to this, it’s even more difficult to choose a topic that does just that and is interesting and motivating to you, the filmmaker. Here are two major internal indicators I believe are evident when you choose to cover the wrong documentary topic as a filmmaker.
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Granted, I’m only 7 episodes into the first season of Madam Secretary, but here are my thoughts on why I think the show is successful thus far.
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