Want to get in on the newest video editor to hit the open-source scene? Olive Video Editor is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software. Olive is making rapid progress and users are already producing videos with it, but it’s still currently in alpha. What … Continue reading A New NLE Video Editor!!
Coffee is brewing and I'm in the middle of character development for the family members in my screenplay. One of the things that I remember from my screenwriting class was the professor always asking us "whose story is it?" That's a good question, especially since I have three family members who can all easily fill … Continue reading Focusing on the Protagonist
If you're like me, procrastination always rears its ugly head when I'm about to start writing or doing my preliminary research. In fact, if you search online for "procrastination" and "screenwriters" you'll receive pages of links with suggestions to help overcome whatever is causing your procrastination or writers' block. I'm sure being a novice, fresh … Continue reading Need Help Developing Your Screenplay? Try using some of these apps!
T-MINUS 48 DAYS until I start my new position as VFX Editor Assistant and even though that sounds like eons away, I'm actually starting to "bite too much to chew" with the amount of personal projects I'm giving myself. Starting this blog was a way to push myself towards interacting with the film community at … Continue reading Time Management for Crazy Creatives
As I've mentioned in previous postings, moving abroad has certainly presented itself with its challenges. One experiences this sort of honeymoon period where it feels like you're on a leisurely and meandering vacation. Additionally, a lot of Stockholm's residents pick up and leave in the summer making it feel like you have the whole city … Continue reading Transforming Adversity into Script
It's been 270 days since picking up and leaving San Francisco with my wife and our 3-year-old daughter to start our new life in Stockholm. Granted she's from here, but moving over 5300 miles (8600 km) with only what we could fit in our luggage, a few months worth of survival money (we initially thought … Continue reading Adventures of an Expat Filmmaker in Stockholm
I am please to announce that I've completed my list of free filmmaking and media creation software for every possible aspect of filmmaking available in The $0 Budget Software Blog. I hope you find it useful and share with everyone. Cheers! (and feel free to leave a comment). Now it's time to get back to … Continue reading The $0 Budget Software Blog is finished!
I officially broke up with Adobe's Creative Cloud about a week ago. Long story short, I got a full-time job at a VFX house that starts soon, will not be freelancing any longer, and really don't see the need (in reality can't afford) to subscribe to software at home for personal projects. I've also quit … Continue reading The $0 Post Production Adventure