Philip Bloom Interview With The BBC.

March 29th, 2010

Terry Wilson interviews Philip Bloom for the “BBC Season ‘Superpower’ exploring the power of the internet”. Philip explains how it all started with his blog. He also uses Twitter and other Social networking sites to find work and find others work. In this hostile job environment, this could be another tool to help us all pay the bills.
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April 1st, 2010

Dear Chad and Peteburns,

Please point us to your work. And also to all of the informative posts you’ve published everytime you’ve learned something new about whatever it is you do. Please. Anything? I’m sure you’re both wonderful storytellers.

Random Guy
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March 30th, 2010

A perfect example of how Internet Hype is the new Nepotism. Despite a complete lack of technical knowledge and ability, someone who is good at self promotion on the internet suddenly becomes the Messiah of a new DV revolution based almost entirely on false pretenses and lack of real technical ability. Two more great examples of this are Vincent LaForet and Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Vincent takes great photos, and Shane has made great movies. Neither are actually a reliable source of technical knowledge or information relating to production using DSLR cameras for motion content.

fishermansfriend
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March 30th, 2010

How many people have seen one of Phil’s films or have heard of him in the film making context…? more on both counts than 99.999% of us here so that wouldn’t that make him a filmmaker?
Being known for your films has allot more to do with who see’s your work than anything else… you could actually be the best ‘filmmaker’ or ‘photographer’ in the world but if nobody has seen any of your work then you arn’t going to be recognised for it.

I think Phil has timed it well and has well and truely jumped on the boat at the right time, making a name for yourself is hard work and I say good on him.

Sorry Chad your comments sound a little like jealousy to me.

stevie
stevie
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August 13th, 2011

Which of his films is the best if I am looking up this guys work, as I’ve never heard of him till now.

kisantal
kisantal
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March 30th, 2010

He doesn’t fit our definition of a filmmaker, let’s hang him on the cross ! Guys wake up ! Why to blame Phill ? What is wrong about what he is doing guys ? You get angry if someone calls Phill a cinematographer ? Why ? How else would you desrcibe in general what he does ? He is not a storyteller ? This web is full of evidence he is ! He writes the best story of ultra low budget filmaking ever guys ! “How to shot nice with little” is the story, don’t you get it ?

peteburns
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March 30th, 2010

Cinematographer?

dom
dom
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March 29th, 2010

Thanks Philip for the time …. and your advices!!!

Chad
Chad
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March 29th, 2010

Philip Bloom is not a filmmaker. He’s the Julia Allison of the film world… someone who’s level of work is incredibly discordant with his level of fame. Give any competent DP in the world any of these cameras and they’ll make you a montage every bit as boring and technically proficient as Bloom. I ask you, where is the story?

Akpe
Akpe
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March 29th, 2010
Reply to  Chad

So many of his tut has helped many of us beginners get into shooting videos…how many of yours does anyone know about.
his tut helped me shoot this my first ever video last week even though i never planned it at all.
First time shooting, first time using fcp or MB
http://vimeo.com/10294224

Giulio Sciorio
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March 29th, 2010
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While I agree that his montages are not super exciting what I appreciate is what Bloom does for the community. I learned a lot from him and it helped me advance my career quickly. I would love to see something visually different from him but he’s got a solid business going and is living a dream and for that I’d shoot montages all day long.

Cavner
Cavner
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March 29th, 2010
Reply to  Chad

Give me a writer, I’ll give you a story. A DOP’s job is to shoot and interpret a script through lighting and composition. It’s the writers job to create a story.

stevie
stevie
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August 13th, 2011
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Give me an idiot with a camera and he’ll give you a 1 minute film about nothing, that may have the odd nice shot in it. Why are people encouraging others to just pick up a cheap camera and shoot just something? Don’t enough people do this already – and the net is full of rubbish video, more thinking less shooting is what is needed.
I say call me when you have the reel to match your status, Mr. Bloom.

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