Brendan Shick | Freelance Film, Broadcast, & Digital Media

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

4 Must Watch Director's Commentaries - Even if You're Not a Film Geek

4 Director's Commentaries for any sensibility or taste! At least one of these will appeal to you...
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Learning the Pitfalls of HFR

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

Broadcasting Baseball

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

The Road to the Big Leagues: Players, Broadcasters, and the Stories They Share Editor's Pick

The Road to the Big Leagues: Players, Broadcasters, and the Stories They Share

37 days until Opening Day and my return to work in the ever exciting sports broadcast industry. I figure this means I should acknowledge the start of Spring Training last Saturday.

Working in MiLB certainly has unique perks, but one rewarding part is seeing a player get his first call-up to the show – and while a Spring Training invitation doesn’t technically count as an MLB call-up it’s still a big deal for the players.

APRIL RECAP: Things to Add to the Resume Editor's Pick

APRIL RECAP: Things to Add to the Resume

This April has certainly been quite the busy and eventful month. As alluded to in previous posts, it was not only the start of baseball season (and thus sports broadcasting), but was also the month in which I was heavily involved in principle photography for To Turn Back Time, a 40-minute independent film for which I was the DP. Amazingly, I was able to do both without any significant conflict in shooting schedules, but it also left me with only about 4 days off during the entire month.

And that makes the whole ordeal sound rather easy. As can be typical on lower budget independent films, some of our shooting days on To Turn Back Time ran upwards of 16 hours. That doesn’t include time spent afterwards planning out the next day (or sleeping, eating, etc.). When you do the math, I’ve worked at least 80 hours every single week since mid-March just on these two projects alone.

Anyway, here are the details:

Yesterday’s Quick Updates Editor's Pick

Yesterday’s Quick Updates

As hinted at in Wednesday’s blog post, the first post of my soon-to-be regular guest post series on toturnbacktime.com’s Project Updates feed is live. Check it out…

As a sports broadcaster, yesterday marked an important date in the world of baseball, as it was Opening Day across both MLB and MiLB…

Baseball Season Nears Editor's Pick

Baseball Season Nears

It’s variety of work that motivates many freelancers to do what they do day in and day out. However, this also means that for some, stability of income becomes an obvious concern. That’s when it’s nice to have something that vaguely resembles a day job, but is also still appealing and interesting to the freelancer in question.

In my case, that’s sports broadcasting.

Baseball was, and always will be, my first sport. I played organized ball as a child and continued to watch Detroit Tigers games regularly on television for some time after that. When it came to starting a career during and after college, sports videography was definitely one of the things on the table. Baseball was the first place I looked.

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