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Les Gaddis

13 Podcast Episodes

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Capturing Light – Episode 123 with Les Gaddis

Capturing Light - A Director of Photography's Podcast

In this episode, we talk about:  5 Years of Podcasting Blackmagic Ursa Mini 12k Share Grid – Lens Test Director of Photography – Les Gaddis https://www.instagram.com/lesgaddis www.gaddisvisuals.com twitter.com/gaddisvisuals https://www.youtube.com/user/gaddisvisuals Thank you for listening: Please let me know what you learned or thought of the show today. Subscribe to the podcast.  Be sure to join the Capturing Light Community on Facebook and say hello. I would love to hear from you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/capturinglightcommunity and also https://www.facebook.com/groups/directthephotography/ The post Capturing Light – Episode 123 with Les Gaddis appeared first on Gaddis Visuals.

14mins

4 Aug 2020

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Capturing Light – Episode 118 with Les Gaddis

Capturing Light - A Director of Photography's Podcast

In this episode, we talk about: A few ideas for making money during slow times Working on a new craft during times of quarantine. Staying motivated and creative. Director of Photography: Les Gaddis https://www.instagram.com/lesgaddis www.gaddisvisuals.com twitter.com/gaddisvisuals https://www.youtube.com/user/gaddisvisuals Thank you for listening: Please let me know what you learned or thought of the show today. Subscribe to the podcast.  Be sure to join the Capturing Light Community on Facebook and say hello. I would love to hear from you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/capturinglightcommunity I’m creating more video content in 2020. I’d appreciate if you go to my Youtube channel and subscribe as well: https://www.youtube.com/user/gaddisvisuals The post Capturing Light – Episode 118 with Les Gaddis appeared first on Gaddis Visuals.

10mins

22 Mar 2020

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Capturing Light – Episode 115 with Les Gaddis

Capturing Light - A Director of Photography's Podcast

In this episode, we talk about: Pre-Production Testing your camera and lenses https://shotdeck.com/ Director of Photography: Les Gaddis https://www.instagram.com/lesgaddis www.gaddisvisuals.com twitter.com/gaddisvisuals https://www.youtube.com/user/gaddisvisuals Check out the videos: Thank you for listening: Please let me know what you learned or thought of the show today. Subscribe to the podcast.  Be sure to join the Capturing Light Community on Facebook and say hello. I would love to hear from you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/capturinglightcommunity I’m creating more video content in 2020. I’d appreciate if you go to my youtube channel and subscribe as well: https://www.youtube.com/user/gaddisvisuals The post Capturing Light – Episode 115 with Les Gaddis appeared first on Gaddis Visuals.

16mins

23 Jan 2020

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149: Why Right Now Is The Best Time To Start w/ Les Gaddis

Grow Your Video Business

Are you waiting for the perfect time to start your filmmaking career? I hate to break it to you, but there will never be a perfect time. Right now is the next best thing and today’s guest is going to explain why and how to get into the game, even if you feel that you’re not ready. Les Gaddis is a Texas-based cinematographer, blogger, and podcaster. He runs Gaddis Visuals, a production company that offers a full array of services, including concepting, scriptwriting, storyboarding, filming, motion graphics, and editing. He strongly feels that helping other filmmakers grow and learn adds value to everyone in this business. Les shares his lifetime of experience in the world of film. He’s changed a lot since he started out helping his family make videos as a child. Now, as a business owner, Les shares how he built the confidence to take the risks necessary to make it big. As a jack of all trades, we talk about how Les decides when he can do a task himself, and when he feels it’s better to delegate it out.  For any aspiring filmmakers who haven’t started their video career yet, Les drops some great advice: just get started. Use your current job, if you have one, to bankroll your filmmaking and get out there and do it! Start making something and start sharing it. Even if you don’t have any clients yet, there is work to do. Les’ advice is to start constructing your brand and working on your reel right away. With that, you’ll be better positioned to attract the type of clients that you’re looking for. What can you do today to build your brand even if you don’t have any clients? Leave a comment on the episode page!   In this episode Knowing when to outsource and delegate and when to do the work yourself Staying motivated when work is scarce The importance of starting your career even if you don’t feel ready yet Creating for yourself versus creating for the world What it takes to build a lasting business from the start Quotes “Whenever there’s slow times or I’m wondering what I’m going to do with my life, I instantly just go to creative mode.” [18:14] “The best filmmakers are the ones where you can see their life experiences in their films.” [20:27] “The end goal of having a complete video is just not enough anymore…. You have to have some type of distribution plan that makes sense for either your brand or the company’s brand.” [36:24] “Even while you’re building a reel or doing video work, set yourself up brand-wise. Put your content out there in a way that’s smart.” [41:47]   Links Find Les Gaddis online Follow Les on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Vimeo | YouTube Capturing Light Podcast Studio Sherpas Academy   Additional Links: Check out the full show notes page Do you have something to share on this podcast? Fill out this form here. Be sure to take the Studio Sherpas survey for a chance to win some incredible prizes (if we do say so ourselves!) Stay up to date with everything we're doing at Studio Sherpas Tune in to our weekly Facebook Lives Follow Studio Sherpas on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram If you haven't already, we'd love it if you would take 1 minute to leave us a review on iTunes!

58mins

5 Nov 2019

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Capturing Light – Episode 112 with Les Gaddis

Capturing Light - A Director of Photography's Podcast

In this episode, we talk about: Benefits of filming spec work. Breakdown of spec commercial. Gear that i’m excited about. Sigma Classic Lenses Titan Rotolight Arri Orbiter Director of Photography: Les Gaddis https://www.instagram.com/lesgaddis www.gaddisvisuals.com twitter.com/gaddisvisuals https://www.youtube.com/user/gaddisvisuals   Check Out The Frame Grabs Below: Check Out The BTS Pics: Check out Jae’s Instagram Thank you for listening: Please […] The post Capturing Light – Episode 112 with Les Gaddis appeared first on Gaddis Visuals.

21mins

12 Sep 2019

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Capturing Light – Episode 100 with Les Gaddis

Capturing Light - A Director of Photography's Podcast

In this episode, we talk about: A compilation of advice and inspiration over the past 100 episodes. Director of Photography: Les Gaddis www.lesgaddis.com https://www.instagram.com/lesgaddis/ vimeo.com/gaddisvisuals https://www.youtube.com/user/gaddisvisuals/     Thank you for listening: Please let me know what you learned or thought of the show today. Subscribe to the podcast.  Be sure to join the Capturing Light Community on […] The post Capturing Light – Episode 100 with Les Gaddis appeared first on Gaddis Visuals.

31mins

23 May 2018

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Capturing Light – Episode 98 with Les Gaddis

Capturing Light - A Director of Photography's Podcast

In this episode, we talk about: Lighting breakdown from –  “The Lil Voice” Feature Pre-Production – The importance of testing lighting and lenses. Director of Photography: Les Gaddis www.lesgaddis.com https://www.instagram.com/lesgaddis/ vimeo.com/gaddisvisuals   Check out the Lighting & Lens Test video below:   Lighting Camera Left- Vulnerable, More Pleasant, Nicer, Charming, Younger Camera Right- Harder, Longer, Stronger, […] The post Capturing Light – Episode 98 with Les Gaddis appeared first on Gaddis Visuals.

27mins

20 Apr 2018

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Capturing Light – Episode 79 with Les Gaddis

Capturing Light - A Director of Photography's Podcast

In this episode, we talk about: Top 6 mistakes beginner filmmakers make. Featured Director of Photography: Les Gaddis www.gaddisvisuals.com https://vimeo.com/gaddisvisuals https://www.instagram.com/lesgaddis/ twitter.com/GaddisVisuals   Bad Story This may seem like an obvious thing but it amazes me how many people want to make films and don’t take the time to build a proper story. When I was […] The post Capturing Light – Episode 79 with Les Gaddis appeared first on Gaddis Visuals.

9 Jun 2017

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Capturing Light – Episode 70 with Les Gaddis

Capturing Light - A Director of Photography's Podcast

In this episode, we talk about: Cine Lenses – things you should know as a cinematographer. Filtration – My favorite is Black Pro Mist. Gear Giveaway – see below for details Featured Director of Photography: Les Gaddis www.gaddisvisuals.com https://vimeo.com/gaddisvisuals https://www.instagram.com/lesgaddis/ twitter.com/GaddisVisuals http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4781966/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Things every cinematographer should now about cine lenses… Check out the Lighting Plot: (NOTE: […] The post Capturing Light – Episode 70 with Les Gaddis appeared first on Gaddis Visuals.

17 Feb 2017

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Capturing Light – Episode 68 with Les Gaddis

Capturing Light - A Director of Photography's Podcast

In this episode, we talk about: Protecting your Vision What you can do to help your eyesight. Things that can damage your eyesight. Featured Director of Photography: Les Gaddis www.gaddisvisuals.com https://vimeo.com/gaddisvisuals https://www.instagram.com/lesgaddis/ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4781966/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Eating Right – It all starts with your diet. Dark leafy greens Orange fruit and vegetables Organic Pasteurized egg yolk Fatty Fish Nuts […] The post Capturing Light – Episode 68 with Les Gaddis appeared first on Gaddis Visuals.

3 Feb 2017

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