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A weekly podcast for aspiring filmmakers looking for advice from working professionals and how their stories can inspire you to grow your business and craft.

Inspire Design Create with David Lee ATDAVIDLEE

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A weekly podcast for aspiring filmmakers looking for advice from working professionals and how their stories can inspire you to grow your business and craft.

    EPISODE 65: IS STAFFMEUP WORTH IT?

    EPISODE 65: IS STAFFMEUP WORTH IT?

    Have you thought about using www.staffmeup.com to find work as a Cinematographer or DP? Is it worth the $99 a year subscription to bid against others in our highly competitive space? For me, it is and i've been able to find a good amount of work as well as grow my network through Staffmeup. I still receive more jobs through my previous network than I do with Staffmeup but the contacts are still there, I still bid for worthwhile jobs and for $99 I think it's a great platform IF and I really mean IF you already have a strong reel and previous work that can compete for the jobs being offered. Have a listen to this weeks episode and let me know your thoughts on Staffmeup, have you used it before and what experiences have you had?


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    www.atdavidlee.com | www.legendarymediahouse.com | Instagram @atdavidlee | YouTube www.youtube.com/atdavidlee 

    • 15 min
    EPISODE 64: WTF, More LUTs?!!

    EPISODE 64: WTF, More LUTs?!!

    Oh you know what i'm talking about, the never ending IG Ads for CINEMATIC LUT PACK VOLUME 10! It seems more and more companies/influencers are pushing out their LUT packs to new filmmakers and even seasoned cinematographers because, well why not? The question is, do you really need it and will a LUT take your image from kinda crappy to not so crappy? Most likely not if the essentials aren't already there (location, set design, wardrobe, lenses, lighting). Let's chat about LUTs, what mistakes I made in the beginning when using LUTs and which ones I still use today.


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    www.atdavidlee.com | www.legendarymediahouse.com | Instagram @atdavidlee | YouTube www.youtube.com/atdavidlee 

    • 14 min
    EPISODE 63: NETWORKING WILL SAVE YOU

    EPISODE 63: NETWORKING WILL SAVE YOU

    I'm sure you've heard it from many people that networking is what gets you jobs consistently. My first three years being freelance I struggled so much with networking as I am a introverted person by nature, but when I started to see that networking and communication with directors and producers i've worked with over the years has had a direct impact on my work volume I knew that I needed to get out of my comfort zone. If you've found yourself in the same situation and struggling to get consistent work I hope this podcast can inspire you to get on your networking game!


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    www.atdavidlee.com | www.legendarymediahouse.com | Instagram @atdavidlee | YouTube www.youtube.com/atdavidlee 

    • 14 min
    EPISODE 62: BREAKDOWN - KOBALT 10

    EPISODE 62: BREAKDOWN - KOBALT 10

    In this week's episode i'm breaking down a recent commercial for Kobalt Tools who client for his was Lowes. We were shooting all day exteriors with a lot of challenges with the schedule, not the biggest lighting instruments in the world and trying to squeeze in extra shots that the agency wanted. Did we succeed? Let's find out!


    https://www.atdavidlee.com/breakdowns/


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    www.atdavidlee.com | www.legendarymediahouse.com | Instagram @atdavidlee | YouTube www.youtube.com/atdavidlee 

    • 29 min
    EPISODE 61: FROM VIDEOGRAPHER TO CINEMATOGRAPHER

    EPISODE 61: FROM VIDEOGRAPHER TO CINEMATOGRAPHER

    Are you wondering what it takes to go from Videographer to Cinematographer? What are some of the best ways to stop taking the $500 projects that also require you to edit them and transition into being a working cinematographer/DP? Good news for you is that there is hope! It's a long journey, shorter for others, but today I wanted to give you the tips that helped me out as well as countless other cinematographers. The short of it is:


    #1. Spec Work, Spec Work, Spec Work


    #2. Update your reel each year with the highlights from your spec work


    Eventually when you've built up a good reel and gradually been hired for projects that create that pool of networking resources you need, you'll start to get hired more and more as a cinematographer and that will provide you the financial stability to say "NO" to the one man band, no budget videographer projects you've been dreaming to move away from.


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    www.atdavidlee.com | www.legendarymediahouse.com | Instagram @atdavidlee | YouTube www.youtube.com/atdavidlee 

    • 17 min
    EPISODE 60: CINEMATOGRAPHER ROB MACHADO

    EPISODE 60: CINEMATOGRAPHER ROB MACHADO

    Today we have a cinematographer Rob Machado on the show! Rob is a Las Vegas based cinematographer who works a broad spectrum from corporate, commercial and documentary. Along with his professional work Rob creates content on his YouTube channel and is one of the very few channels I still follow to this day. We talk about his start in photography in high school to film school at UNLV and breaking into the industry as a working cinematography. At the end of it Rob and I both agree that if you're passionate about what you do, you'll find a way to make it work and I hope this episode brings not only a few laughs but perspective on how to mold your own career path as an owner/op.


    Rob's website: https://www.machadovisuals.com/


    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/RobChado


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robchado/


     


    If you enjoyed this episode please rate it and let me know how i'm doing! Subscribe to the podcast if you're loving the content and share it with your friends!


    www.atdavidlee.com | www.legendarymediahouse.com | Instagram @atdavidlee | YouTube www.youtube.com/atdavidlee 

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Best new podcast I’ve heard in a while!

This podcast is not to be missed. A great resource. Two thumbs up!

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Something fresh, new, and REAL!

David Lee’s Inspire Design Create Podcast delves into what it’s like and what it takes to be a true video artist and professional. I highly recommend!

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