Consultations

Personal consultations with me are now available: let’s talk soon!

I give technical filmmaking consultations on Skype, by telephone or in person.

For longer engagements, I am also able to travel to clients.

The areas in which I can be of greatest assistance are the following:

Editing

Editing is the area in which my help is most frequently sought.

I can help with:

– Solving specific issues with one or more sequences.

– Detailed feedback on rough cuts (with timecode-specific recommendations).

Shot lists / camerawork

I am frequently asked for an opinion on shot lists: for example, whether there are any omissions, or how to improve it with high-value shots without adding a penny to your budget.

I can give detailed advice on which lenses to use in your project (and why), and can provide caveats on practical issues that may arise on your shoot.

Scripts

If my 10-Element Screenplay Blueprint is not enough for you and you need a second opinion, I can read your script and offer detailed feedback on how to enhance its mainstream appeal (something I have worked on with monomaniacal intensity for over a decade).


How it works

I can consult on Skype, by telephone, in person and/or in writing, depending on your requirements.

To get started, please submit brief details of your requirements by email and I will get back to you.

If your request does not involve editing, camerawork or script issues, I will give you a dispassionate opinion on whether I can help you.

Rates

My rate is $90/hour. I can sometimes offer discounts for bulk orders and other special circumstances.

3 Good Reasons to Talk to Me

1. I have been working like a maniac on honing my directing, editing, camerawork and screenwriting skills over the past 10+ years.

2. I have professional teaching experience and strong verbal communication skills, which means I can share complex ideas with you quickly and smoothly.

3. I can make a tangible difference to your project with as little as 2 or 3 hours (including my prep time).

To get started, and tell me how I can help you.

I look forward to working with you!