My brother, Joseph Olson, talks about crushing it on YouTube. Originally trained as physicist, he now produces YouTube videos - by the thousands! His two YouTube channels - BrickTsar (all about Legos) and TrainTsarFun (all about toy trains) - have garnered over 50 million views and over 50,000 subscribers combined.
On August 25th, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV - was officially announced amidst a cacophony of both praise and disappointment - depending on whether you are primarily a stills photographer or videographer. Ben Bruton-Cox of the Our Week In Video podcast helps me work through my own angst over Canon. Is the Mark IV right for me?
I found a four part series directed by Oscar Boyson and produced in collaboration with UBS and Artsy. The series is: The Art Market (in Four Parts). These four short films cover the four cornerstones of the art market: auctions, galleries, patrons, and art fairs.
To what lengths will you go as a photographer or filmmaker to do a job? Photographer and filmmaker Mathew Farrell has probably gone farther and higher than most of us will in a lifetime. Mat was hired to document a team of scientists doing valuable glaciology fieldwork in the Karakoram, Yukshin Gardan Sar, area in northern Pakistan. This is his story.
Jason Been, owner of Imagecraft Productions, talks about how he transitioned from being an employee of Imagecraft Productions to now owner and operator of Imagecraft. He shares his thoughts on the future of video production technology.
Electronic Voyager follows Michelle Moog-Koussa as she retraces the footsteps of her late father, iconic synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog. Producer and musician Jason Amm discuss the documentary that he and director/filmmaker Robert Fantinatto are developing.
250 artists from 25 countries around the world come together to work on a moving CG animated film about a little girl caught in the horrors of world war II in the town of Trento, Italy. The film is called Mila.
Soundstripe provides unlimited top shelf video production music for just $10 per month. Co-founder Micah Sannon joins me in this episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast to talk about how Soundstripe provides affordable beautiful and inspiring music for video with an easy licensing scheme.
Miami-based Director and Cinematographer Rick Delgado talks about how his “Four Quadrants of Business” has allowed him to work on some of the most exciting commercial gigs - including several gigs for Victoria Secret - and work with some of the best people in business.
Chris Fenwick shares his thoughts on longevity in the business as a digital media creative. He explains how he made a moving tribute to a dear friend that passed away. And finally, Chris explains how he started flying a DJI Phantom 4 in order to film a rented ferris wheel in Hawaii.
Aaron Ralph Thomas started off shooting wedding and commercial video. However, he needed a teleprompter for a job and he could not find an operator for it. Funny thing, though... a lot of other people had the same problem.
In episode 181 of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Chris Fenwick and I have a conversation that ranges from the use of the golden mean in art, on being a mobile digital media creative, to the difference of excitement versus wonderment in video.
What if no one sees your art? This video essay by Adam Westbrook - Painting in the Dark: The Struggle for Art in A World Obsessed with Popularity – is a thoughtful look at the Vincent van Gogh's obscurity when he was alive and what it means for struggling creatives today.
This video is going to make some podcasting gurus mad. I call them out for their bad advice to use WordPress for your podcast websites. For most podcasters, WordPress is too complicated, too expensive, and a huge time sink to maintain. There are better ways to use your time and money than spending it on a WordPress website.
This BBC-produced documentary The Rules of Abstraction covers the rise of abstract art over the last century. Matthew Collings dives into the questions of how we respond to abstract art when we see it. Is it supposed to be hard and obtuse to understand with mysterious meaning and symbolisms, or is it easy to understand? I’m I stupid if I don’t get it? Does it mean anything at all? As artists splatter and pour paint with wild abandon upon a canvas, is there intentionality to it any sort of meaning at all behind it?