THE BIG PUSH! Movember Live Broadcast Thursday Q&A recording!



That’s right, tonight Philip Bloom will broadcasting live from a Google hangout. You will be able to submit your questions to him and get those answers. We will put up the links to the broadcast on social media when it’s time as well as embedding the stream here on this page.

In the mean time though you can start posting your questions on here in the comments section below. We’ll pick  some out and Philip will answer them at the start of the show.

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Graphic by Tom Saunders
Graphic by Tom Saunders


  1. Ok, not totally original, but my question. If stranded on a desert island with a magical DVD player that would never run out of power and could choose just ONE film to watch, which would it be?

  2. Hey Philip. I always wondered how you find people to do mini-documentaries on (“Portrait of…” videos). I know that you knew the Amish Man through an acquaintance, but what about the people you featured in your South African documentaries, like in “Tracker and the Banker”, “Sea Water Drinkers”, and “…a Projectionist”. I ask because I just finished filming my first “mini-doc” about a fisherman, and, now that I got the itch, I want to film more!

  3. Hey Philip,

    I am wondering how you manage to do interviews while also handing the camera in your mini-docs when you don’t have an assistant.

    How do you make sure subject is framed right throughout the interview and also not going of focus. The easy answer is to use a combination of wide framing and closed iris, or to use the 1DC 4K scaled down later to HD so you can have a tighter framing.

    In many of your mini docs you sometimes have a very tight framing of the subject while using a relatively wide iris. How do you manage to ask the questions, make sure framing and focus is spot on and making sure the subject is not being distracted when you look at the camera (especially that the camera may need to be positioned angled a bit away from you). A good example when you pulled it off is Portrait of a Projectionist.

    I know for fact many people would really love to get a good answer for this 🙂

    Keep up the good work and great help you offer to us indie filmmakers.

  4. Hi Philip. I saw your review of the Canon C100. I’m really interested in buying one as an enthusiast because it’s better in video than my 5D Mark III (even though I shoot with Magic Lantern Raw) and it’s in my price range. It will also get a dual pixel sensor upgrade in February from Canon.

    But do you think I should wait for the upgraded “C100” instead whenever that comes out?

  5. Hi thank u for all your reviews
    It’s quite common to have a bicam with this two ones so Wich Custom Picture Profile on #C300 that match perfectly with 5DM3/M2 in neutral for same iso/WB ??

  6. Hey Philip!
    I was wondering if you could go over how a beginner, like myself.. can get the best video quality on an entry level DSLR (Such as the Canon t3i)… I do not own any professional editing softwares.. I only have Imovie for color Grading and editing on my mac… I do know that lenses help out the video quality… I am willing to spend $200 dollars on canon ef lenses.. I am looking at the 50mm f1.8 and I need to find a zoom lens preferably that goes to 250mm at least for less than 100 dollars… any chance you know of some? A few other questions… does de-noising your video improve the quality? What are you steps in creating a basic short film? I am not good at making up ideas for a short film… Answering these questions would help out A LOT! – Thanks… your a big inspiration to me and my filmmaking!

    Just a young filmmaker looking for a development in growing in the filmmaking world,
    Charles R

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