Brendan Shick | Freelance Film, Broadcast, & Digital Media

4 Must Watch Director’s Commentaries – Even if You’re Not a Film Geek

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4 Director's Commentaries for any sensibility or taste! At least one of these will appeal to you...
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Learn the Pitfalls of HFR

Don't make the mistake of paying more for a lower quality theater experience. Here's a look at what HFR really does to your image straight from a cinematographer's mouth...errr...pen...err...whatever.
Baseball Broadcasts: Behind the Scenes

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Ever wonder how the game gets from the field to your television set? We're sharing a behind-the-scenes look.

Oscar Recap: The Results Are In

Feb 27 2012 by Brendan Shick Add Your Thoughts

Meryl Streep poses with the winners from the other acting categories at last night's Academy Awards.If you kept up with my posts last week, then you’re familiar with my article on the predicted winners from last night’s Academy Awards. How did I do?

For the record, I got 16 out of a possible 24 picks correct on my official ballot. (By official ballot, I just mean what I submitted at the Oscar party I attended, basically the same picks I shared on the blog last week only without the luxury of stating where I expected a near-tie or who I believed was the runner-up.)

There were couple of big surprises that caused a hit on many ballots:

So, this marks the second year in a row that I picked 16 out of a possible 24 picks correctly…help me, I’m stuck in a rut!

In terms of the Oscar party results, this placed me in a solid third-place tie with several other people. This doesn’t place me at the pinnacle of bragging rights like I would like, but it’s not bad considering that it was a massive event compared to attendance in past years.


Brendan Shick

Brendan Shick is a freelance DP, gaffer, and sports broadcaster serving primarily the Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Grand Rapids, MI; and Fort Wayne, IN, regions. You can find out more by following this blog, his recent work on Vimeo, or by connecting with him on Twitter or LinkedIn. Brendan is also an occasional contributor to the Project Updates feed for one of his most recent films, To Turn Back Time.


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