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My Favorite Cinematic Video Settings For DJI Mavic Pro

So, after much testing, experimentation and overall fly time... I believe I can adequately talk about what I feel the best video settings are for the DJI Mavic Pro. Now, with that said, please understand that while I believe this is a great starting point for most cinematographers / videographers, I don't believe this is a 'one size fits all' solution as there is no perfect cinematic settings. This is just what I use in my workflow and this is what I have found gives the greatest creative freedom in terms of post production. So, without further to do, allow me to share my settings. 

Adobe Creative Cloud Alternatives For The Programs I Use The Most

So I have been extremely interested in learning about alternatives to Adobes Creative Cloud programs such as another photo editor, vector editor, video editor, and video compositor. All in all, the tools that I use the most so if you are here looking for an alternative to Indesign, or Adobe Muse, well then... I won't be touching those as of right now because I have yet to find solid alternatives. 

Budget Friendly Filmmaking - A List Of Cameras And Tools To Get You Started

So it is snowy out and I have been browsing around for a couple of days now for a second camera for myself that I could use for a backup shooter and in my search, it dawned on me that I was leisurely searching for camera's in a much larger price range that I had only dreamed of years back. Now, I am not saying this to sound like a pompous a-hole, in fact, I am trying to share with you the opposite. I remember what it was like to search for the first camera that may fit in your budget especially when trying to start your film business in the first place. And from what I remember... it sucks. I feel so lucky to be able to look for tools with much less concern for price than what I used to. And to even get to this point took a LOT of work but... It all started with a single step. 

How Easy Is It To Lead Your Dream Career / Life? Well...

It can be really easy... I s#!@ you not. But that all comes down to you. 

Being Open, Organic, and Dynamic With Your Art

I started years ago as a family photographer. We grew as photographers with our company - buying and learning new tools along the way. As our clientele got larger, we refined our art and honed in on the kind of photography that we loved to do. We ‘specialized’, so to speak, and we made a great living doing it.
 

5 Tips For Hiring A Quality Professional Photographer

I’m currently working on a tutorial to help web creatives, who are not professional photographers, learn to take beautiful images for their own businesses or the businesses for which they build. As I mentioned in a previous post, (The Importance of Quality Images For a Website), I can’t stress enough the importance of quality photography content in websites and marketing material. From the products, filler images, and profile images, these are what initially catch the eye of the customer… and will hopefully keep them there to learn more.  

Business Catalyst - Why You Can Use It For Everything (Squelching Some Myths)

I often get messages from designers and developers alike asking which platform to use for their blog / e-commerce business / forum / property listing application / subscription based business / so much more. What do I answer with? Business Catalyst. Why? Because it does all of the above and still gives you full creative control. 

The Importance of Quality Images For Websites

I’m going to go out on a limb here and state an opinion about which I feel very strongly… The images you choose or take for your website content can make or break the site. I believe quality of images that you use for content, whether they be products, fillers, or profile images, are just as important as the actual functionality and user experience of the website itself.
 

Sell Online With Adobe Muse - Great E-commerce Solutions

The ability to sell online has become more and more of a necessity in this day and age. If you have a store front, it is almost expected for you to be able to ship your products as well but... Adobe Muse doesn't have a built in ability to sell online, so how do we do that? Well, let's dig right in. 

Do I NEED Social Media For My New Business? No & Here's Why

Let's tackle a question I get all too often... And that is "Do I NEED social media for my business? Should I have a dedicated social media specialist?" 

The Voodoo That Is SEO And How You Really Need To Use It For Your Websites

When it comes to SEO, there is a lot or crazy terms thrown around. There are 'SEO Specialists' and when they approach you, they will try and make you feel like you absolutely NEED to have a dedicated SEO Specialist for your website or even use one for your web design that you are currently working on. Well, allow me to put your mind at ease. I say this meaning absolutely no offense to any SEO specialists out there but SEO is just a new position that is trying to make it's way into the mainstream of the whole website creation process. 

Optimal Breakpoints For Responsive Web Design

Now, responsive design has been around for quite a while and with the amount of devices that have access to the internet constantly growing, it only makes knowing the best breakpoints for web design that much more important. So, in this article, I wanted to share the breakpoints I consistently use in my web design projects.