Filmmaker Spotlight | Kramer Herzog of Videozog Productions
Updated: Apr 21, 2020
In an effort to bring more cinematic stories to life, Dadley Productions is proud to highlight filmmakers across the country producing cinematic stories in their local communities. Today we are featuring Californian filmmaker, S. Kramer Herzog of Videozog Productions.
Location: San Rafael, CA
How do you like to tell cinematic stories?
Short documentaries 5 to 18 mins.
How did you get started as a filmmaker?
As a love for filming with an 8 mm camera at the age of 13. After that in the 1980s, I bought
a B & W video recorder with a camera + battery pack; total weight 42 lbs.
What inspired you to pursue filmmaking locally in San Rafael?
Over the years, I became certified on all the video equipment at the Community Center of Marin (CMCM) public access TV.
What do you love most about your local film community?
Collaborating with other community producers on their shows. I was also a lead cameraman for Comcast TV for four years.
What one piece of advice would you give to someone wanting to tell their own story?
Go to a Public Access Station and get training! Research your subject! Then more research!
Know what you can do & what you cannot do.
What is one *practical* way people outside of the filmmaking community can get involved in cinematic storytelling in their hometown?
Everyone has a story. You have to find that person who is interesting or a VERY unusual place like a prison, jail, [or] in a court room. It is very hard to do but I have done [it] all. I had a judge who was very involved.
Tell us about a recent film or TV series that inspired you in some way.
I am inspired when I see a good doc like "McMillions" about the McDonald's Monopoly game scam that occurred between 1989 and 2001.
You'll find S. Kramer Herzog on Facebook, email him at Videozog@aol.com,
or give him a call at 415-320-5653.