Question from Nick B.

(via julianwashere.com/ask)

I very greatly admire your work – your videos are really fun and very well made! I am an aspiring video/film director, and I just wanted to know – what advice would you give to someone who desperately wants to produce works as incredible as yours? I want to rise above the amateur level, to produce videos of a much better overall quality than I do currently, but I don’t know where to start or how to improve. I know it’s probably a broad question, but would you have any advice?

Thanks for writing, Nick. The best advice I could give would be to focus on storytelling and let the rest follow. Aesthetics are the icing, story is the cake. Make something with your friends and show it to friends of theirs to get objective reactions and feedback. As you experiment you will find ways you like to do things (including where to put lights, which focal lengths you like, etc.) but there is no right or wrong way, only your way. Great question, keep at it.

-j

2 Comments

  1. Nick B.

    Thanks Julian!!

  2. You have always motivated me to make better videos. Thanks for sharing your wonderful stories with the world!

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