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.

Oscar Lineup and Predictions 2013 Editor's Pick

Oscar Lineup and Predictions 2013

Other than the documentary shorts and foreign films, I’ve only missed two nominees (titles not screened are noted in the categories below).

My “Will Win” and “Dark Horse” picks were chosen based on aggregated results of various industry experts, winners of other award shows, trends from years past, and my own personal knack for such things

As for who the Academy will actually pick Sunday night, there are a lot more close races than in recent years. If I match last year’s total of 16 correct picks (or if anyone does) I’ll be more than a touch surprised.

UPDATE: 20 out of 24 – not bad at all.

Double-Edged Sword of High Quality Television and Film Editor's Pick

Double-Edged Sword of High Quality Television and Film

To be sure I’m 100% clear, nothing in this article should be taken as encouragement to decrease the quality of one’s content creation – but rather as an encouragement to change one’s viewing habits.

I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but, despite being the solid long-term approach, having the best content may actually hurt your viewership numbers in the short-term.

News & Link Round-up [March 23rd, 2012] Editor's Pick

News & Link Round-up [March 23rd, 2012]

In this edition of News & Link Round-up: the Best Picture nominees as infographics, is the a “correct” winner in each category, & some must see short ranging from trailer mash-ups to tire commercials.

Oscar Recap: The Results Are In Editor's Pick
Feb 27 2012

Oscar Recap: The Results Are In

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?

Academy Awards: How to Fill Out Your Ballot Editor's Pick

Academy Awards: How to Fill Out Your Ballot

Entering a contest to guess the most Academy Awards winners this year? I’m entering at least one. Here are my picks for the most likely winners in every category.

Academy Awards: Focus on Shorts Editor's Pick
Feb 20 2012

Academy Awards: Focus on Shorts

As the Oscars draw near, I want to briefly direct your attention toward what are often the most undervalued categories: the shorts.

This Week on the Blog Editor's Pick
Feb 20 2012

This Week on the Blog

I’m taking a short break from the regularly scheduled programing and gearing up for the 2012 Academy Awards on Sunday by bringing you a week of Oscar coverage.

Film News: Ennio Morricone Editor's Pick
Nov 10 2011

Film News: Ennio Morricone

Today marks the birth of one of the greatest film composers of all time. Ennio Morricone turns 83 today. Morricone is perhaps best known for his Western scores, notably including Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966).

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