On Streamlining Your Work and Wearing Different Hats – with Ben Griffin – ON THE GO – Episode 74

In this part of our talk with music video director and producer Ben Griffin, Ben tells us about how he adapted his workflow to change with the times.

The evolution of the music industry during the past couple of decades meant that big artists were no longer spending millions on their music videos. In order to adapt to the times, music video producer, director and DP Ben Griffin saw the necessity to streamline in order to reduce costs and be able to offer his work at a competitive price.

In a time when most music videos were still being shot on film, Ben saw an opportunity in the emergence of the then brand-new RED One. Although many were skeptical of the new era of digital filmmaking, Ben Griffin was one of the early adopters of the technology, which allowed him to offer an image comparable to film, but at a fraction of the cost.

Ben Griffin

This very same drive to stay ahead of the curve by streamlining logically led him to initially wear many hats on his productions, taking the roles of director, DP and producer. However, upon moving to LA, he would soon discover that, while this method of working may have worked in the smaller filmmaking industry of the Bay Area, things were done very differently in Hollywood.

Please visit our sponsors’ websites to keep new episodes of ON THE GO coming!

Kessler

FUJINON

G-Technology

Schneider-Kreuznach

Watch previous episodes of ON THE GO (& On the Couch) by clicking here. Visit our Vimeo and YouTube playlists, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

DOWNLOAD OUR MAVIC PRO LUT
Please enter a valid e-mail address. We will send the download to your inbox.
We hate spam! Your e-mail will be stored with cinema5D.com exclusively and you can unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time.
c5d-logo
PLEASE CHECK YOUR INBOX AND CONFIRM YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS
THANK YOU
Please check your inbox and confirm your e-mail address.
c5d-logo
DOWNLOAD OUR DJI INSPIRE 1 LUT
Please enter a valid e-mail address. We will send the download to your inbox.
We hate spam! Your e-mail will be stored with cinema5D.com exclusively and you can unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time.
c5d-logo
PLEASE CHECK YOUR INBOX AND CONFIRM YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS
DOWNLOAD OUR PANASONIC GH5 instaLUT B1010
Please enter a valid e-mail address. We will send the download to your inbox.
We hate spam! Your e-mail will be stored with cinema5D.com exclusively and you can unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time.
c5d-logo
GET 5 SONG LICENSES FREE!
Subscribe to the cinema5D + Music Vine newsletters
and get 5 songs and licenses for commercial online projects at musicvine.net.
Your e-mail will be stored with cinema5D and Music Vine. You can unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time.
We will not share your information with a third party.
MV-logo
c5d-logo
PLEASE CHECK YOUR INBOX AND CONFIRM YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS