Phil Cooke

Bio: Phil Cooke is a writer, speaker, filmmaker, and media consultant whose work focuses on helping clients create platforms for influencing culture and getting their voices heard. His book ”One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do” helps you find the great purpose and calling for your life. His newest book is called “Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media.”

Don’t be clever with the camera. Make it work for you. more


Most video interviews are boring and lacking emotion. Rule #1: Be as lean and mean as possible. The bigger the set-up, the more nervous an interviewee becomes. more

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Experienced producers and directors know it’s easier to change an existing plan than create one from scratch at the last minute. Sos start planning early. more

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Cuts and dissolves to a director are like periods and commas to a writer. It’s a visual grammar that has rules... more

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When it comes to creative work, productivity is far less important. Creativity is about blocking off times where you can think, read, and wander. more

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"...the lows from these speakers are very impressive. Full, solid, and musical." more

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Don't take chances and try to "wing it." Create a shot list during rehearsals. more

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