Many of you may not know, but the (outstanding) Go Creative Show by our friend Ben Consoli was originally the NeedCreative Podcast. In 2013, when I could no longer dedicate time to the show, I handed over the feed and advertisers at the time, etc. to Ben who re-imagined the show into the superstar it is today. I still regularly listen, and love it. You should too, as it is a deep look at some amazing people in film, of all levels from Hollywood down to one man bands.
The show took up way too much time for me, which is why I ended it. However, in the years since I have had people from all over the world (yes really) ask me to still say something. They want the old grit and opinionated banter of the original show. I cannot commit to that now, as I have far too many projects and responsibilities going on. However, I can probably give you 5 minutes of my time a week, which is what the new NeedCreative Brief podcast will be.
5 (to 30) minutes. Gear, creativity, passion, visuals, story, set stories, you name it. Sometimes provocative, sometimes funny. I lay laying down thoughts and experiences that are far easier to say than blog about, due to lack of time. It is not a replacement for the Go Creative Show, or my old show. It is simply a small slice of my experiences in the world of creativity and production management, in the style of a classic.
You can find us on iTunes as the NeedCreative Brief Podcast.
The first episodes have already been released. Welcome back friends.. sorta. :)
In this episode, Paul talks about what he saw (and didn't) at NAB 2016, especially the Red Raven. But this wasn't about traveling to see cameras... it was about people and why we do what we do.
Also, Paul is selling some gear...
Hello folks! The last episode before NAB here. We talk all kinds of goodies in this episode, including:
- The upcoming NAB show and my presence at it,
- The new DJI Phantom 4 drone with sense and avoid and also the new DJI X5R RAW interchangeable Lens micro 4/3 camera,
- And much much more on this very special not-so-brief need creative podcast
Paul talks collaboration platforms for sharing videos with clients and gathering edits back. Then he goes over the Sony FS5 Firmware 1.11, and how it addresses the complaints he originally brought up to the world. This and more on the latest NeedCreative not-so-Brief Podcast!
In this latest episode we talk about all kinds of great portable lighting options we use on various shoots that don't have to cost a lot of money.
Then I go on about some of the best online resources for filmmakers and tech lovers, especially on YouTube.
Sony listens. Others would not. On this new episode of the NeedCreative Brief Podcast we discuss what Sony's admission says about the state of the Internet. The story just continues in this funny geeky episode.
Well not really. But apparently, I set off an absolute shitstorm on the internet regarding the Sony PXW-FS5 "digital motion picture" camera. I had no idea so many people (including me) could get so passionate about a tool no one will care about in 5 years. :) But here it is.
So in this episode I explain and clarity my position and experiences. (Yes it's a nice camera!). I talk about the limitations and how to work around them. I make some suggestions to Sony on what to improve/fix and how to better market and treat their customers. I speak of the "opportunity costs" pyramid and how it relates to filmmaking gear.
Then I move away from the subject towards the things that matter most. Finally, I explain the style of the show and the edge I am going for... and why you should not swear in front of your clients.
(Post title of "FS5 Fuzz" Image thanks to EOSHD...)
The "Brief" goes on for over an hour this week as Paul goes in depth about the new Sony FS5 and his experiences with it. (Yes, after going on about all the limits of the FS5 in the last show, he went out and bought one because... testing!)
It's a bit of a ramble due to being tired and the off-the-cuff unedited nature of the show, but it should still address many questions. Why has the Internet gone mad over his test? Is it a nice camera or a POS? What are Sony's "No Limits" really about
In this episode Paul talks opportunity costs for using the Sony PXW-FS7 vs the new FS5 vs the Sony A7RII and A7SII. Which to pick for B-cam/run n gun for documentary work? Paul talks personal experience, as well as what he has seen on the web, and asks for your input as well.
In this new episode of the NeedCreative Brief Podcast, Paul talks about the new DJI Zenmuse X5 and his experiences with it. Then the brief gets a little long...as Paul goes off on a tangent and talks about 8 bits vs 10 bits and the limitations of each, as well as overall bitrate with 4K. Finally, Paul asks when is research for scripts too much and can you get too close?
It's here! Paul gives some first initial thoughts about our new iPad Pro and what it might mean for filmmakers.