Film History

12 Films That Have Stayed With Me

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On Facebook we tend to get tagged in different things. Luckily I have my settings set to not automatically post something if I’m tagged in it. It saves me the trouble of having to clear out my own page’s wall of free Oakley sunglasses, earn thousands of dollars shopping, or the never ending crowdfunding posts from actors and filmmakers I don’t even know. On occasion some cool posts from friends come along as in this case. My friend Bob got tagged in a post to list the “12 films that stayed with you” which he in turn tagged me to do one as well. Any film list is always a joy and a hardship. Hardship because I tend to put way too much thought into it. One of the rules is not to put too much thought into it which I disobeyed immediately. When I say disobeyed I’m not being […]

Film History

Happy Birthday Akira Kurosawa

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I’m sending a special Happy Birthday to Akira Kurosawa. A film director that is arguably one of the greatest filmmakers in film history who helped define and shape films and one that has inspired me greatly. Kurosawa was a filmmaker, much like Alfred Hitchcock, who knew how to blend the personal expression with the entertainment aspect of movie making. His films are just as intimate as they are entertaining. His style is almost perfect where every frame could be captured and hung on the wall as a piece of art. He knew the power of the frame and utilized it like so few others. His artistry is so powerful that a friend of mine and I always said that if either of us ever felt like we were too full of ourselves as filmmakers all we had to do was watch a Kurosawa film and we would be humbled awfully […]

Filmmaking

No Witnesses Trailer

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The trailer for my new short film No Witnesses is online. I am looking into festival submission options. I haven’t looked in awhile so I am happily surprised by the amount of festivals out there. I’ll post more information on the film soon. In the meantime, here’s the trailer!  

Misc

Happy 2016

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Happy 2016 everyone! Last year was a bit of a mixed bag for me but luckily there is so much going on this year that it will truly be a major turning point in my life. I am way behind in not only blog posts but videos as well. I still need to post my 2015 year in review video which I am hoping to get that up within the week. I am currently doing five(!) projects at once plus I lost a week and a half from being sick. 2015 ended on a weird note. While announcements and such will be made in a bit there is definitely much to be thankful for last year and there is so much in the works this year it is almost mind boggling. Time to get back to work but news, updates, and videos are all in the works. Here’s hoping the […]

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Star Wars: Why It Is Personal

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I’ve often written of my love of Star Wars. If you’ve known me for longer than 5 minutes then you know this about me. The original 1977 film changed my life. Star Wars is a very personal thing for me but I know no one really knows fully why so I figured it was time I said. When I was 3 going on 4 I saw Star Wars in the theatre and it was the first time I became fully aware of the moving image. I immediately became invested in what was happening on the screen. The profound images of a galaxy far, far away with characters and visuals unlike anything I could imagine. In those moments I fell in love with movies and with visual storytelling. Everything was different for me. I became much more interested when I watched other movies or even TV shows on television. The way […]

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New Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer

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The third trailer has been released for Star Wars The Force Awakens¬† and it’s making it hard to wait two months until it’s released. For those of you that know me, or have read my blog(s) over the years, then you know my love for everything Star Wars is enormous. My admiration for it extends into the personal since the original film is what literally changed my life when I saw it when I was 4. I never thought I would actually see the story go beyond Return Of The Jedi so this is a true event on every level. Now comes the hard part. Waiting until it comes out.