A few months ago I saw this wicked trailer. It looked like it was possibly a documentary about a US occupation in a foreign country. The interviewees all had accents. The locale looked economically depressed. The people interviewed talked about all the money being spent to keep “them” here. That “they” were not wanted. There […]Read more "Meeting/Missing Expectations – A Lesson from District 9"
Four high school students are dropped off at school. A fifth walks. No one else is around. The school looks like a ghost town. They make their way to the library. Although they share one room, they are worlds apart. There is a “princess.” A brain. An athlete. A basket case. And and criminal. They […]Read more "Tribute to John Hughes (1950-2009)"
Skip’s Summer School is only two weeks out (can’t wait). The MGM Grand only has 50 (or fewer) rooms left at the $69/night rate. Use promo code SSS003 when reserving room. What are you waiting for? Act now. The amount of education you’re going to receive will pay for itself many times over. Plus, with […]Read more "The Devil Wears Boda – Slightly Revised"
Remember when you were a kid and you’d play hide and seek? Ah, those were the days. Remember what you’d used to yell when you wanted everyone to come out of hiding? You’d scream, “Olly, olly, oxen, free!” Well, I’m calling “olly olly oxen free” to the anonymous blog commenters of the world. This post […]Read more "Olly Olly Oxen, Free! – Who Art Thou O Anonymous Commenters?"
I just realized that I haven’t blogged about my own TV show. On November 18, 2008, I gathered twenty-four top wedding photographers from North America to participate in a reality TV show called “The Longest Day.” The premise is simple: split the group into two teams, and give each team 24 hours to write, shoot, […]Read more "“The Longest Day” Premieres"
I stumbled upon this video and just had to post about it. The production qualities of off da hook! And it’s extremely entertaining. For you technophiles, it was shot with the RED Camera. No particular lesson associated with this post, just some inspiration to go out and be original. Enjoy! http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=727895&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Barackula from mark mannschreck on […]Read more "Freaking Hilarious (Shot on a RED)"
Last year we gave up watching TV for a while (we still don’t watch that much) and in order to catch up with my favorite TV shows (i.e. “LOST“) I started watching episodes online. The video quality you can get online nowadays is amazing. And recently I found out about a site that has dozens […]Read more "The Future of Online Entertainment?"
By now I’m sure you’re all aware of what’s going on in Hollywood. The Writer’s Guild of America (the entertainment union that represents working writers across the nation) has instituted a strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. There are a few issues on the table that concern them, but the biggie, […]Read more "The Writer’s Strike and Why You Should Care"