I originally started writing this in November of 2019. Simpler times. The entertainment news had been focused for several months on the popularity and success of the film Joker and the response that Martin Scorcesse and Francis Ford Coppola had been offering via interviews (and an interesting piece that Mr. Scorcesse wrote in the New … Continue reading Let’s Agree on the Good Things (a comic book post)
A brief account of the 2016 MIddlebury New Filmmakers Festival I wrote for the Vermont Media Alliance.
That being said I find I continue on this hamster wheel of hope regarding technological breakthroughs that simplify the filmmaking process.
Wherein I sputter about Jason Momoa and how I think he is neat-o.
Eleven years ago I bought a brand new camera for more money than I had and set out to make some movies. Inspired by companies like InDigEnt and films like Pieces of April and November I was certain I was on my way. Sadly I was wrong. Poor me. Anyway, after setting up a project … Continue reading A Guide to Productive Adulthood
Below is my latest video. It has taken longer to put together than I would have liked but I am pleased with the result. This is a sequel (of sorts) to a short I made called "The Gypsy Curse that Done Me Wrong". You can see that here.
Today I read an article on the Filmsupply blog - https://blog.filmsupply.com/articles/operation-avalanche/9 It is mostly an interview about the film, Operation Avalanche, that delves into the technical aspects of how they made the movie. I won't spoil those details here other than to say their workflow was unusual. In order to properly emulate the look of … Continue reading Film and Digital – Operation Avalanche and Workflows
If there is one question I have struggled with it is, "What is your favorite film?" Granted, this question is nowhere near as important as: "How do we achieve world peace?" or "How do we stop global warming?" but then people never seem to ask me either of these. So recognizing the proper ranking of … Continue reading Favorite Film
Where I attempt to say something about the nature of awards seasons and focusing on acquisition formats.
It pains me to write it but for eight years I did not have much of an appreciation for the work of Wes Anderson. Shortly after viewing The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou I felt that Mr. Anderson had begun to engage in a form of filmic navel-gazing. I was not alone in having this opinion and … Continue reading Wes Anderson – Reality and Magic