Jeff Chaves

Jeff Chaves was trained in video production in the Army and has been involved in the industry for more than 30 years. He and his wife run Grace Pictures Inc.

What is a Director of Photography?

Is that person behind the camera a Director of Photography, Cinematographer or Camera Operator? Are they all the same thing? Does the size of the production or...

White balance for film and video: A beginner’s guide

When is white not really white? When it’s headed toward an unprepared camera sensor. Understanding white balance and the color difference between light sources is critical to...

Latest Posts

What is documentary? The genre defined.

What is documentary? What qualifies as a documentary film? Let's dig deeper.

What is a motif and how is it used in cinema?

Have you ever noticed how sometimes films reuse a piece of sound, music, or visuals over and over again? Those are what we call motifs.

Video skills to improve at home

Taken from the Videomaker Podcast #22.

How to look more flattering on a Zoom call

Taken from the Videomaker Podcast #22.

Advice for new livestreamers

Chris and Mike talk all about live streaming. We discuss planning a livestream and testing your technology. We talk about what types...

homicide-bootstrap