What SEALs can teach video producers

I am sharing the video to discuss the role of leadership in a creative life. As a producer, one of my primary responsibilities is being a good leader.    

100 Years/100 Shots

Here’s a journey through the past 100 years of cinema. This video was crafted by Jacob T. Swinney, and he picked what he felt was the most memorable shot from

Jacob Jackson: Dark Skies

Photographer of the Day: Jacob Jackson

Category: Nature Photographer: Jacob Jackson Title: Dark Skies Evocative. At first glance, the frame does not give a clear sense of scale. It make the viewer wonder how big are

Pablo Reinsch: Hand to Hand

Photographer of the Day: Pablo Reinsch

Category: Nature Photographer: Pablo Reinsch Title: Hand to Hand It’s the little things. In this case, a little lizard. The composition is strong. Positioning the subject across the top third

Matt Tiegs: American Kestrel

Photographer of the Day: Matt Tiegs

Category: Nature Photographer: Matt Tiegs Title: American Kestrel Lots to love here. First, the eyes and face are in clear focus. Next, the bird is framed well, making it the

Rob Sentz: Liquid Land

Photographer of the Day: Rob Sentz

Category: Nature Photographer: Rob Sentz Title: Liquid Land Having just moved to Spokane, WA, I must admit to being a bit partial to images of the area these days. In

Clouds All Over by Stewart Baird

Photographer of the Day: Stewart Baird

Category: Nature Photographer: Stewart Baird Title: Clouds All Over Infrared. Generally, the viewer loves or hates it, but it never fails to grab the eye. To the naked eye, I’ll

Doting Doe by Seth Patterson

Photographer of the Day: Seth Patterson

Category: Nature Photographer: Seth Patterson Title: Doting Doe Babies. Is there any other subject that makes people go “Awwwwww!”? Yes. Animal babies; more so when we see animal parents in

Photographer of the Day: Kevin Einzelgänger

Category: Nature Photographer: Kevin Einzelgänger Title: Untitled Reflections are a powerful element in any photo. When the reflection and source object make something new, the result can be magical. Such

Rasta Aquarium (5) by Christian Meermann

Photographer of the Day: Christian Meermann

Category: Nature Photographer: Christian Meermann Title: Rasta Aquarium (5) Nature is full of patterns. Some fixed; some flowing. Meermann’s lovely detail shot of sea anemone captures both the fixed patterns

Migration 3 by Rob-Dweck

Photographer of the Day: Rob Dweck

Category: Nature Photographer: Rob Dweck Title: Migration 3 With fast-moving animals, a wildlife photographer must make a conscious choice: freeze or blur. Freeze delivers tack sharp images; blur delivers abstract

Photographer of the Day: Ted Stark

Category: Nature Photographer: Ted Stark Title: Annoyance With Stowaways The first thing that struck me about this image was the strong use of the foreground to create a sense of

334:365 alt Nemo by Brent Schnarr

Photographer of the Day: Brent Schnarr

Category: Nature Photographer: Brent Schnarr Title: 334:365 alt Nemo Getting a good exposure on dry land is tough. Underwater photography adds so many new variables, few people make an effort

A Well Deserved Meal by Don Komarechka

Photographer of the Day: Don Komarechka

Category: Nature Photographer: Don Komarechka Title: Macro photography requires a particular eye and technical discipline. Komarechka demonstrates both in this image, but that alone is not why I picked. Wildlife

Bekhouchaaaaaaa by Rachid Saghiri

Photographer of the Day: Rachid Saghiri

Category: Nature Photographer: Rachid Saghiri Title: Bekhouchaaaaaaa! Such a simple image. Often times, simple is best … and deceiving. Macro photography is never simple. The strength of this image is

Photographer of the Day: Laurent Glasson

Category: Nature Photographer: Laurent Glasson Title: Couché de soleil sur le bargy On their own, the mountains and the dramatic sky, would make this a wonderful image. What grabbed me

Photographer of the Day: Brock Slinger

Category: Nature Photographer: Brock Slinger Title: Reflection Like so many hard-won skills, mastery is a demonstrated by the choices one makes. There are many excellent choices made in this image.

Untitled by Mundl

Photographer of the Day: Mundl

Category: Nature Photographer: mundl Title: Untitled Contrast is a great tool for creating drama. In this image, soft, billowing clouds compete with a hard, stark mountain’s edge. Light and dark

Mt. Kidd by Dan Warkentin

Photographer of the Day: Dan Warkentin

Category: Nature Photographer: Dan Warkentin Title: Mt. Kidd To often, landscapes are framed and executed as snapshots. Not so here. From location scouting, to composition & framing through to post-processing;

A Young Reindeer by Karim Sahai

Photographer of the Day: Karim Sahai

Category: Nature Photographer: Karim Sahai Title: A Young Reindeer I know summer is almost here, but how about a little Christmas magic? When I first saw this image, I thought