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64 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Da 5 Bloods Film Discussion
In this episode, I discuss the recently released Netflix film Da 5 Bloods, directed by Spike Lee, and starring Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Jonathan Majors, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Chadwick Boseman. I also go through some of the many, many references in the film, as well as the major themes presented by it.
27 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Should I Go To Film School?
A few episodes ago I discussed whether or not I believe it's necessary to attend film school to become a filmmaker. After recording that episode, I decided it really was a topic that deserved much more thought so in this episode I'm delving right into it. What are the pros and cons of film school? What exactly IS film school and who is it for? And what are some alternatives if you're unable to attend or simply would prefer not to?
24 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Working for Free and Volunteering
If you're just starting out as a videographer, you may be confused about working for free. Should you do it or not? When and how often should you do it? And what's the difference between working for free and volunteering? In this episode, I unpack the topic of working for free and volunteering in the creative industry, with a particular focus on videography and the film industry.
34 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
All The Bright Places Film Discussion
In this episode, I discuss the recently released Netflix film All The Bright Places, directed by Brett Haley, and starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith. I also discuss some of the themes brought up by this film, my own struggles with mental health, and some accompanying films about mental illness available currently on Netflix UK and Amazon Prime.
27 minutes | May 27, 2020
Passions, Gifts, and Purpose: Planning Your Creative Future
What do you want to be when you grow up? Should you follow your passions or your gifts? What does it even mean to have a purpose? And how do you navigate this confusing world of careers and degrees as a Christian? In this episode, I share with you my thoughts on this important topic, what God says about it, and some questions to consider when deciding which path to take in your creative future.
49 minutes | May 19, 2020
Making Church Videos
Are you serving in your churches media department? Or are you thinking of volunteering in a creative role? In this episode, I discuss my path as Media Director for my church - some stories I have, where it has led me, some things I've learned, and some resources I think will help YOU if you're considering going down that path too.
43 minutes | May 13, 2020
Murder to Mercy Film Discussion
In this episode I discuss the recently released Netflix documentary Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story, produced and directed by Daniel H. Birman.
32 minutes | May 4, 2020
How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Build Confidence in Creating
Do you ever struggle with self doubt as a creative? The truth is, almost all of us do, but how can we move past it? In this episode, I take you through some tips and techniques I’ve used to help me combat this issue and gain confidence in creating.
26 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
B-Roll, B-Roll, B-Roll!
Have you ever wondered what the term "B-Roll" actually means? B-Roll is a vital aspect of video and film, and should never be underestimated. In this episode, I go into detail about what B-Roll is, how it's used, and how you can use it in your projects.
32 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Crip Camp Film Discussion
In this episode, I discuss the newly released Netflix documentary Crip Camp, directed by James LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham, and produced by Barack and Michelle Obama. This powerful, inspiring and sometimes shocking documentary details to impact of a summer camp in the early 70's on the lives of a handful of disabled Americans who went on to change the world.
32 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
The Production Industry or the Videography Business?
Should I go into the film production industry or become a videographer? What's the difference between the two? How do I get into them anyway? In this episode, I answer these questions and many more to help you start your career in the wonderful world of video!
23 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Frame Rate - The Illusion of Film
Are you confused about frame rate? In this episode, I walk you through the history of frame rates, why there are so many different types, and which ones you should be using.
19 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
Misbehaviour Film Discussion
In this episode of Empathy Machine, I discuss the recently released Misbehaviour, starring Keira Knightley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Following the true story of the 1970 Miss World Competition and the shocking protest of the Women's Liberation Movement, I'll be discussing my thoughts on this compelling film.
25 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Why Creativity Matters
Have you ever thought your creative dreams were unimportant or invalid? Have you ever looked at doctors and charity workers and thought "what am I doing to help the world?"? If that sounds like you, have a listen to this episode of Empathy Machine where I discuss why I believe creativity matters.
42 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
All About Audio - Making Your Videos Sound Better!
Episode three of the Empathy Machine podcast takes you through my experience with recording and editing audio for video. Studies show that people are more inclined to trust what they're being told if the audio quality is good, so don't make the mistake of thinking it doesn't matter - it does! I take you through everything from recording quality sound, to microphones, to equalizing and compression, in an in-depth guide on how I record quality sound for my videos to ensure they look professional!
16 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
Dark Waters Film Discussion
In this episode I discuss the recently released film Dark Waters, directed by Todd Haynes. I talk about my reaction, what the implications are for our society, and how it relates to the important issue of consumerism in our world.
20 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
A Videographer's Journey
Episode 1 of Empathy Machine takes you through my personal journey to becoming a videographer - where I started, the path I took, and where I ended up. An introduction to the podcast, this episode also outlines what you can expect from me in future episodes.
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