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How I Became… an Expert?

The answer is not as sexy as you think. It boils down to being curious, asking lots of annoying questions, and never assuming I know the real story. On a recent shoot in a distant city the data manager saw…

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HPA Tech Retreat 2014 – Day 5

The HPA Tech Retreat is an annual gathering where film and TV industry folks discuss all manner of technical and business issues. It’s the sort of conference where the chap next to you is cutting shows on his MacBook Air;…

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HPA Tech Retreat 2014 – Day 4

The HPA Tech Retreat is an annual gathering where film and TV industry folks discuss all manner of technical and business issues. I’m taking notes during the sessions and posting them; it’s a very limited transcription of what’s going on,…

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HPA Tech Retreat 2014 – Day 3

The HPA Tech Retreat is an annual gathering where film and TV industry folks discuss all manner of technical and business issues. It’s the sort of conference where the chap next to you spends his time editing a six-camera show…

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The Evolution of My Industry

To summarize my early years in the dark ages, it went like this… I never did find myself surrounded by beautiful models taking their clothes off. But my career path did take me down the next best road: sports. I was fortunate enough to work for the United States Ski Team and many other good clients. By the time my still cameras became Digital SLRs, I ran the photo department at a NASCAR race track for five years. So I went around the world a few times and scratched out a living. All in all, a pretty good ride, but the winds of change were blowing. Batteries were replacing brains and technology was compensating for a lack of talent. The sky wasn’t falling but the day rates were. It was time to change or die. Extinction was not going to happen to me.

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Filmmakers Across Borders

I recently attended a series of panel discussions presented by Filmmakers Across Borders. The event was sponsored by the San Antonio Film Commission and was the opening event for the 34th Annual Cinefestival. This festival is the longest running Latino…