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 Importance of Type (Part Two: Getting Creative) Editor's Pick
Aug 05 2011

The Importance of Type (Part Two: Getting Creative)

In part one, I described the different programs available for creating text for film. Today, I’m going to share some tips and tricks for actually achieving good results from that software. Generally speaking, these tips are not platform-specific and should work with whatever program you choose to use (although they may be easier to manipulate […]

The Importance of Type (Part One: My Methods) Editor's Pick
Aug 04 2011

The Importance of Type (Part One: My Methods)

A few months ago I was watching the rough edit of a student film, preparing to offer critiques and suggestions for improvement afterward. Unlike many student films, this was a fairly well put together piece overall – decent directing, cinematography, etc. However, one aspect of the film stood out to me as distracting and lacking the […]

Film Review: In Debt We Trust (2006) Editor's Pick
Aug 03 2011

Film Review: In Debt We Trust (2006)

Last night, I watched In Debt We Trust (2006), a choice that seemed pertinent given the recent happenings in Washington. This film, however, focuses not so much on the national debt, but rather the culture of debt created among American consumers. The first third or so of the program focuses in on the obvious facet: […]

Film Review: Super 8 (2011) Editor's Pick
Jul 03 2011

Film Review: Super 8 (2011)

“J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg.” Time and time again that’s how I’ve heard Super 8 (2011) described. People allege that this name recognition alone is all one needs to hear to be sold on the film. Alright, so there’s probably a good deal of truth in that. What with J.J. Abrams coming straight off his […]

Demo Reel Now Live Editor's Pick

Demo Reel Now Live

If you’re wondering what I spend my time doing when I’m not blogging take a look at my new “Film Reel” page. I’ve recently posted my February 2011 Demo Reel to the page. This reel features a variety of projects that I’ve worked on in some capacity over the past few years. My roles in creating the […]

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