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I am an LA based independent filmmaker here to share my thoughts with you. I have worked in the film and television industry in many different capacities, but most frequently as a director, cinematographer and editor. I got my start working on digital content, short films and music videos and that eventually led me into commercials, television content and feature film work. Currently I am in production for my second feature film titled “Brother Sister”. I also run a production company/post house called Creative Rebellion – www.creativerebellion.com
What excites me most about filmmaking today is that we as filmmakers have the ability to create exceptionally high quality content without huge budgets, simply by harnessing the power of the tools we have at hand and gaining the knowledge we need to make the most of them. I strive to develop and share fundamental storytelling techniques that go far beyond the relevance of any single piece of equipment, whether it be in the areas of story, direction, cinematography or otherwise. I also strive to find cameras, equipment, editing systems and other tools that not only do their job well, but more importantly get out of the way of the creative process. I believe great independent films are made when there is a harmonious balance between fundamental, classical storytelling techniques and technical knowledge and ability. With the right combination of both, filmmakers today can create works of art that in many cases rival even the biggest of studio films.
This blog is geared towards filmmakers and other video based content creators that are looking for a qualitative analysis of some of the most exciting production and post tools that are out there today. There are many resources that will provide you with quantifiable camera tests, software specs and other extremely important technical info, however that is not what I am looking to share with you. My goal is to share real world experience: Camera reviews from my professional shoots, NLE software reviews from real life projects and so forth.
Please continue to share this website as I hope it will grow to become a substantial resource for micro budget, low budget and mid level filmmakers of all kinds.
- Noam Kroll