Ground Up 004 - The Minimalist Filmmaker

Since releasing our documentary Minimalism I’ve gotten this question a lot:  How can you be a filmmaker & a minimalist?On the surface this question might seem like it’s based on a misunderstanding of what minimalism is, but truthfully I think it just comes from filmmakers who are paralyzed with choices.

Companies and peer’s sell them on the gear that they absolutely need to have. Just like the average consumer they’ve become inundated with options. The underlying assumption: You need more stuff.

In this video I talk about my relationship with the "stuff" of the filmmaking world. What are the important questions you should be asking yourself before you go out and purchase the latest gadget or gear?

 

Extra Video

This is an edited version of the podcast episode above including footage from some of my earliest shoots back in college.

 

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