You need a reason: lessons learned from “Funny Pains”

Now that Funny Pains is well into the post-production phase, and the bulk of my involvement with the film is over, (until we have to hit the road to promote the documentary that is) I find myself reflecting on all the lessons that I learned while shooting this project. Shooting Funny Pains was a blast,...

“Funny Pains” documentary: Post-production Vol.1

After 2 years of directing my first feature documentary called “Funny Pains,” we have arrived at the stage in which all the hard work comes together, we sit down and start making some tough decisions about how the story will be told, what makes sense, what does not and the hardest part for me, what...

Shoot from the heart: lessons learned from Funny Pains

“Shoot from the heart” is the title of an 80’s song by Judie Tzuke, and it’s also one of the most challenging things to do as a visual storyteller. One of the best pieces of advice that I’ve been given is to shoot what I love, but I often find that’s just not enough, and...