Go into 2019 with a new attitude! Just create...don't make excuses about your gear. Tell great stories and master your content and stories with the gear you have at your disposal!It’s about the person behind the piece of gear not the gear itself! - Jakob Owens
So the other day I had an idea for a fun filmmaking exercise...the idea was to create a unique scene within the confines of my house using only 1 light! A few years back I remember seeing something from Brandon Li that was done in a similar way, and this recent memory gave me the spark to create a new filmmaking challenge/exercise for filmmakers out there! So the challenge is as such....Pick a room in your house (a boring one) and create the most cinematic visuals you can within that space using only 1 single light. It can be any light, but only 1! Once you've created your visuals post the 1-2 minute video to your youtube and or Instagram with the same title #BoringRoom1LightChallenge. Then post a series of your 3 favorite stills that best exemplifies the cinematography from the challenge to Instagram in a layout format and use the hashtag #BoringRoom1LightChallenge. In any craft you should always be working on honing your skills, practicing, working towards trying new things and developing your style as a creative. I hope this exercise challenges a lot of you guys and you find some fun in it! Jakob Owens
DIY Film Light Diffusion Tricks with everyday objects from home! There's so many ways to be creative when it comes to lighting a scene and how you can control and modify that light! What's the most creative thing you've done!?
Just be cautious to use these tricks on lights that are LED based. I don’t want you burning your house down! -Jakob Owens
I'm often asked not only how I got my start shooting/directing music videos but how I can assist and direct others to following the proper steps needed for them to do the same. As a result, I've created this new youtube video breaking down my story as well as the much needed steps to making this dream a reality! -Jakob OWens
Due to recent questions & comments via twitter and Instagram I thought I would touch more on the subject of Travel Filmmaking Tips & Tricks! After the success of my recent Travel Filmmaking Tips video I thought I would further expand on the pieces of advice I could give to help improve your travel films and videos! Enjoy the video below! - Jakob Owens