This will prove to be a huge year for indies. While blockbusters still rule the box office, several anticipated indie projects were/are greenlighted. Equipment is getting cheaper by the day. By the way, the new iPhone 5S video is pretty impressive for a cell phone. iPhone (or Android, if you prefer) filmmaking is becoming more professional. Check out the raw footage below. I performed a color test using the phone. Warning: if you find Future annoying, don't worry. I turned off the song.
I started this year by shooting an impromptu music video Sunday. I love planning and believe in it immensely, however, impromptu shooting worked out my brain creatively. I still advocate planned shoots, but now I think everyone should try shooting this way at least once. I'm now editing the results and will be posting shortly.
|Sometimes organic shooting is best!|
My hometown is turning Hollywood as well. In addition to the other productions shot last year, at least three major productions, including a Mario Van Peebles movie, are slated to be shot in our little Southern city. I urge all indie filmmakers to consider Mobile before hipsters start to hate us. And, Mario, if you need a local with some skills, I'm here! Just kidding. Or am I?
Anyways, I hope you have a great and productive new year! Happy Filmmaking!