Music City Memoirs – Directed by Deion McCarter

Music City Memoirs

Jessica Dawn

Music City Memoirs – Award Winning Film by Deion McCarter

Deion is an up and coming director and this piece on Nashville and what it takes to move here and pursue a dream in music is worth a watch. See Jessica Dawn’s story. It’s alot like many others who come to this town to make it bg in music. Music City Memoirs won a Blue Spark award at MTSU for High School filmmakers. Great job Deion! Keep up the good work.

Enjoy this film. It is worth the time investment. Make sure to leave a comment for Deion below and share this post to help him get his work seen. You can follow Deion on Facebook here. Check out more about Jessica Dawn here.

 



Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey Trailer – Nashville Film Festival

Straight Up: TN Whiskey

Straight Up: TN WhiskeyStraight Up: Tennessee Whiskey Trailer Produced and Directed by Eric Byford of Beardforce Films

Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey is produced and directed by my friend and colleague, Eric Byford. It is an official selection for the Nashville Film Festival as well as the Big Easy International Film Festival. The production of this film has been a long journey for Eric and he cordially invites you to join him at the respective screenings for his film. Beardforce Films presents Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey – Here is the story of whiskey making told from the craftsmen that create the most recognizable whiskey on the planet to the new artisans of whiskey making…Please see the trailer below and comment below that and make sure to share the post so that we can spread the word about this film.

The Big Easy International Film and Music Festival
4/6/14 6:00 p.m. Documentary Shorts Program (hit the link above for more info and to purchase tickets)
Nashville Film Festival:
4/19/14 3:30 p.m.
4/26/14 12:30 p.m.
at the The Nashville Film Festival: April 17 – 26, Green Hills Regal Cinemas 16.

 

Film Set Grip Description – Mark Vargo A.S.C.

Know what a grip does

Film set grip descriptionWhat IS a Grip and what do they Do?

Film Set Grip Description:

This IS THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF A HIGH BUDGET FILM GRIP I HAVE SEEN. Thanks to Mark Vargo for producing this video and to Joe Rohaley for finding it and sharing it with me. If you have ever wondered what a grip does, this is your opportunity to see what they do on a set with a real budget. I’ve been on large sets myself and grips are absolutely worth their weight in gold. A film could not be shot on a professional level without them, just you try.

Please watch this video by Mark Vargo and you will understand what it is like and how big of a job Grips do for the movie business. Yes, I realize that on an independent micro budget set, these situations don’t necessarily come into play, but by knowing what CAN be done, you are starting off on a great footing for improving your productions. Enjoy!

Grip it Good from Mark Vargo on Vimeo.

Part tutorial, part love letter – this video represents my take on the importance of the grip department. No grips, no Oscar nomination. Film schools don’t spend enough time on the essentials of gripping and for the life of me I don’t know why! Grips provide literally 1/2 of the lighting on stage and sometimes 100% of the lighting outdoors! You cannot learn how to shoot without some knowledge of “cutting” light. Hopefully this video will help you approach your lighting plan differently in the future.
Hope you like it! Mark Vargo, asc

Youtube Partner Documentary – The Winners Circle

Freddie Wong

Freddie Wong - Youtube PartnerThe Winners Circle – Becoming a Youtube Partner

Features some of Youtube’s stars and delves into the aspects of becoming a Youtube partner. What it’s like to be a Youtube partner and the amount of work that goes into the productions that help these producers make a living off of Youtube. Whether you are a Youtube Partner already or aspire to be one, viewing this video and taking note of some of the tips will help you to begin or continue to put your best foot forward in the Youtube community. Check out their comments and perspectives on what makes them strive to produce their best work and leave a comment below and tell us about your Youtube productions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_75-1BxGms&feature=share&list=PLA27DFA45CFC7955B