Always Pay It Forward

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If someone had told me years ago that one day I would be blessed with the opportunity to share with others some of the things I’ve learned along the way in my journey, I wouldn’t have believed them. In fact, back then surrounded by Ramen noodles and pawn tickets, I probably would have been an @ss about it and laughed in their face but alas today… the joke is on me.

I’m so thankful for the wonderful opportunity I had today to speak to the many talented Design and Media students at the Atlanta Technical College with @mangelo_productions! It was a profoundly humbling experience that I wouldn’t trade for anything! Being able to not only hear from other filmmakers and videographers but to share mistakes I’ve made along the way and offer insight, encouragement, and hopefully advice to keep them from falling into some
of the same pitfalls I did… was an experience that’s difficult to do justice with words.

I can’t wait to see some of the amazing work these artists will unleash on the world. And when you do, just remember to pay it forward…

#mangeloproductions #creativefilmz #atlantatechnicalcollege #atc #designandmedia #futurefilmmakers #atlfilm #indiefilm #dp #alwaysstayhumble

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It’s Not A Race…

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Too many indie filmmakers rush and skip over the little things just to have another IMDB credit and miss out on a finished product that could have been great.

It’s not a race… Take your time and do it right. That’s how you raise the bar and make your mark…

“A lot of ‘legends’, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.” – Usain Bolt

#crossmyheart #framegrab #shortfilm #redonemysteruim #reduser #atlfilm #indiefilm #dp #nikon #atlantafilmmaker #cinematography #redcinexpro #colorgrading #itsthelittlethings #worththewait #takeyourtimeanddoitright #raisethebar #qualityoverquantity

More Frame Grabs From “Cycles”

A quick frame grab from today’s shoot. I may be late to the party but I’m finding it amazing how much you can do with Redcine x. I haven’t opened Resolve in weeks.

#redonemysteruim #reduser #atlfilm #indiefilm #dp #nikon #atlantafilmmaker #cinematography #castleberry #filmmaking #framegrabs #redcinexpro #colorgrading

Progress…

This past week has been busier than ever. Tuesday through Thursday, I was blessed with the opportunity to work with Jerfilm Productions and Lifetogether in one of the most beautiful locations I’ve ever seen and the biggest production I’ve ever been a part of. We shot at Old Car Heaven in Birmingham, Alabama with 4 Canon C300s, 1 C100, 1 Panasonic DVX200, 2 GH4s, a thirty foot jib… The list goes on and on. It was a truly life changing experience working with professionals that talented amongst millions of dollars worth of classic cars.

It’s funny because recently I worked on a production  where the AC power adapter for the camera had to be gaff taped to my leg.

The moral of the story?

When we’re grinding away and pursuing our goals, very rarely do we stop and notice how far we’ve come.

Never stop pushing… You just might be closer than you think.

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No Rest For The Wicked Update

Took a break from the three projects I’m currently in Post Production on to share a frame grab from my upcoming short film “No Rest For The Wicked”. We had to take a break from it for a while and knock some other projects out but I can say confidently Karma is still going strong.

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#cantstopkarma