Troy Meekhof- Is Film School Still Worth It?

Troy and I discuss the merits of film school and whether kids in 2017 and beyond should even consider film school. Most of us young filmmakers look to Casey Neistat more than Steven Spielberg. So why even go to film school?

Why not just study tutorials on YouTube and save yourself the student debt?

Troy makes a great point that film school has been mostly about making connections. Networking on steroids. Your classmates are the future filmmakers of the world (and the future people that could potentially hire you for their next movie.)

Check out Troy's YouTube Channel: @troymeekhof
Twitter- https://twitter.com/TroyMeekhof

 

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What is the Digital Craftsmen Series?

The Digital Craftsmen Series is a mini-documentary series that tells the story of people who are passionate about their work and who want to share it with the world. Brought to you by tommysTV (http://tommys.tv)

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What resonates the hardest is visual storytelling. The ability to create an emotion or convey an idea through an image is what drives my career as a filmmaker. My marathon mentality is focused on becoming the best cinematographer possible.

ASK YOURSELF! IS THIS A STRONG STORY?

Detach yourself from the story. Step back and wonder...

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What resonates the hardest is visual storytelling. The ability to create an emotion or convey an idea through an image is what drives my career as a filmmaker. My marathon mentality is focused on becoming the best cinematographer possible.

An $8,000 Camera for $1,500!!

Was it a scam? I still don't know...
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What resonates the hardest is visual storytelling. The ability to create an emotion or convey an idea through an image is what drives my career as a filmmaker. My marathon mentality is focused on becoming the best cinematographer possible.

My Thoughts on Podcasting and Using Instagram DM

Good morning! On my way to work, I unload a few thoughts on podcasting and using Instagram Direct Message. 

Podcasting is going to gain even more popularity thanks to Google Home and Alexa. Consuming a podcast is MUCH more convenient than watching a video. It's also good to diversify your content output. If you play on only one platform, you will live and die on that one platform (*ahem VINE). 

Instagram DM is the hot and fresh take on email. It's the Email account of 2017. I've been able to reach the Big Boys of the Youtube world by simply sending them a DM. We aren't all used to checking our DM so when we actually get a DM, it grabs your attention. Granted, we are going to ruin the DM over the next 12 months which why you need to take advantage of the tool now. 

It's going down in the DM. 

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What resonates the hardest is visual storytelling. The ability to create an emotion or convey an idea through an image is what drives my career as a filmmaker. My marathon mentality is focused on becoming the best cinematographer possible.

David Johnson: Before You Hit "Record"

I could've have asked for a more perfect answer to the steps leading up to "Action!" A brilliant answer by David Johnson.
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I can remember picking up my family's video camera as a teenager and being enthralled that I could make an impact in someone's life. The filmmaking process is complex but at the heart of it simple: tell a compelling story. 

What resonates the hardest is visual storytelling. The ability to create an emotion or convey an idea through an image is what drives my career as a filmmaker. My marathon mentality is focused on becoming the best cinematographer possible.

Matt Workman: The Practice of Pre-Viz

Matt Workman from Cinematography Database stops by to discuss getting into the habit of pre-visualizing your productions.
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What resonates the hardest is visual storytelling. The ability to create an emotion or convey an idea through an image is what drives my career as a filmmaker. My marathon mentality is focused on becoming the best cinematographer possible.

Stop Beating Yourself Up!

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST EPISODE!!
On my commute home, I used my iPhone to record a few thoughts that are milling around in my head. I haven't made very much content lately and that's okay. Life happens and I'm not going to beat myself up about it.

In this podcast are also a few updates as to the tommysTV documentary series that we have underway. 

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Kristen Gadson: Production Company Q&A

Kristen from Hawaii stops by to ask how it's possible to start a production company where it might not seem possible. 
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She's shot weddings in the past but those are long behind here. Kristen is focused on starting a film production company bringing on young talented actors in Hawaii. 

Kristen needs to reach out to local business and bring them value before using them as partners in her future feature films.

Thank you, Kristen, for coming on the podcast. Good luck!

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I can remember picking up my family's video camera as a teenager and being enthralled that I could make an impact in someone's life. The filmmaking process is complex but at the heart of it simple: tell a compelling story. 

What resonates the hardest is visual storytelling. The ability to create an emotion or convey an idea through an image is what drives my career as a filmmaker. My marathon mentality is focused on becoming the best cinematographer possible.

Torin Simpson: Finding the Right Team

I sit down and chat with BeardGod Media's Torin Simpson about crafting the right video production team.
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I can remember picking up my family's video camera as a teenager and being enthralled that I could make an impact in someone's life. The filmmaking process is complex but at the heart of it simple: tell a compelling story. 

What resonates the hardest is visual storytelling. The ability to create an emotion or convey an idea through an image is what drives my career as a filmmaker. My marathon mentality is focused on becoming the best cinematographer possible.

Tony Reyes: Becoming A Steadicam Operator

Tony Reyes is a Steadicam operator based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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He's worked his way up to the top by putting in the work each and every day. Tony has a lesson for all of us: if you want to succeed, you have to be your biggest fan and believe that you can be successful.

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I can remember picking up my family's video camera as a teenager and being enthralled that I could make an impact in someone's life. The filmmaking process is complex but at the heart of it simple: tell a compelling story. 

What resonates the hardest is visual storytelling. The ability to create an emotion or convey an idea through an image is what drives my career as a filmmaker. My marathon mentality is focused on becoming the best cinematographer possible.