Category Archives: Film Making


I still have the old 8mm film boxes from the movies dad used to show on Saturday nights. Black and white of course as most of the films were only black and white. He still has the 8mm films, but they are … Continue reading

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Wow. Frankenweenie opened soft. I’m not 100% sure why. I think it’s possible that Tim Burton has sort of run his course with audiences, but I expected a top 2 opening at least. Was it too dark in mood for … Continue reading

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Make the darn thing…

The other night I was fortunate enough to sit-in on a screenwriting workshop taught by Randall Jahnson where filmmaker Peter Richardson discussed his career making documentaries including the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner,  How to Die in Oregon. He shared … Continue reading

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Microsoft producing TV shows. The future I have dreamed of is finally here.

“It looks like software giant Microsoft is looking to get into the scripted TV business. I hear that the company has hired a headhunter to search for an experienced executive to serve as a head of scripted.” This very exciting … Continue reading

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Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…

It’s worth your time to pop over and read a very good essay about the pain of failure and the fact that you have to keep doing what you love no matter the results. This was written by Sean Hood, … Continue reading

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Commercial Instincts

The term Commercial Instincts has come up quite a bit lately. Across 2 or 3 days the term popped up 7 or 8 times. Almost as often as the word “donut’” and the sentence “I’m so glad the elections are … Continue reading

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The World is California

I picked up a book at a library sale years ago. It’s called Talking Shadows by Ralph Jester. It’s about making movies, including in-depth info about all the newest technologies and techniques – from 1942. It includes this map that … Continue reading

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