Josh Wilson - Director, Cinematographer, Editor

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Staring Down a Rhino

Rhino in the road

Black Rhino, India, May 2001.

Stared us down for 20 minutes, until our guide decided to move it along. He and one of the more adventurous of our group bushwhacked up the right side to within 20 feet before yelling and throwing branches to startle it away.

You can always make a film somehow. You can beg, borrow, steal the equipment, use credit cards, use your friends’ goodwill, wheedle your way into this or that situation. The real problem is, how do you get people to see it once it is made?

Walter Murch

Update on the New Production Company

Back in early April I began talking about the launch of my new production company. In between existing clients and our own personal projects, we’ve been working hard on getting things set up. Back then I figured it would take us close to 72 days to get things going, and we’re right at the 72 day mark.

So how’s it going?

Well, it’s coming right along. We aren’t ready to start publicizing things too much (aside from saying “Hey, we’re up to something!”), but we do have a lot of the pieces in place.

For most creative companies the difficulties come not in doing the creative work, but in actually running a company. It’s often haphazard, work is completed in fits and starts, and there’s very little predictability in client experience.

We’re trying to do things a little differently. Before we start shining too much of a spotlight on this thing we want to create a really consistent experience for our projects and how we communicate with our clients – from first contact through final deliverable.

We do need to wrap up one last really important thing before we launch. But it’s not completely in our control. So we have a little calm before the storm (so to speak). Rather than just staying silent about things, the next several updates on Wolf Mountain Creative are going to be about the processes that we’re developing to make sure that our clients have a really great experience.

We aren’t necessarily unique in this. The great production companies – all great companies, really – have a very clear process for their projects. It’s one of the things that make them great companies. We want to join their ranks. And I’d like to encourage you to join their ranks too.

Stay tuned.

Photo by Will Oey via Unsplash

HD in 1993

via “If you’re old enough to remember VHS tapes, you remember video quality that was abysmal by today’s standards. However, even in the late 80s and early 90s, manufacturers were working to bring HD tech to consumers, and this demo reel is a surreal example of such tech.”