Monday, June 27, 2005

The Martini Shot

Sunset in Seattle, on those rare days when it's sunny,
means it's the last shot of the day...
The Martini Shot

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Build Your Own Filmmaking Studio

Once you've got a house, you've got most of what you need.
Don't believe me? Build Your Own Filmmaking Studio

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Puppetmaster Passes

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Paul Winchell, a ventriloquist,
inventor and children's TV show host best known for creating the
lispy voice of Winnie the Pooh's animated friend Tigger, has died.
He was 82.

Winchell died Friday morning in his sleep at his Moorpark home,
Burt Du Brow, a television producer and close family friend,
told the Los Angeles Times.

Over six decades, Winchell was a master ventriloquist --
bringing dummies Jerry Mahoney and
Knucklehead Smiff to life on television -- and an inventor who
held 30 patents, including one for an
early artificial heart he built in 1963. Unfortunately, the
heart wouldn't work unless Winchell had his
hand in the patient's back.

(Thanks a lot to my pal Randy in NZ.)

Friday, June 24, 2005

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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Hollywood's Summer of Sergio

Looks like Gene Autry and the Alex Theatre
are finally giving Sergio Leoni the retrospective
he deserves, and as a guy with a Techniscope jones,
I'm excited. This is the Summer of Sergio.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Big, Bigger, IMAX!

Love those big cars,
big guns, big movies...

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

What happens...?

...when the set knows more than
the Filmmaker?

Monday, June 20, 2005

Digital? Maxivision's Better!

A brilliant film system for shooting
31% more image at 48fps, twice the frame
rate, only using 50% more film. Huh?
Don't worry. This is bigger than math.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Money For Your Movie - Hurry!

Well, we're back on the air, after a massive computer snarl.
I'm holding the 28% discount on my ultimate filmmaking
money-raising guide until it ships, which will be soon.

Completely updated the links, so it's even more relevant and useful.
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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Should Film Be Harder To Break Into?

Here's your question for the day:
Should film be harder to break into?

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Film Footage Chart

How many feet? How many frames? Minutes? Seconds?
16mm? 35mm? Thank goodness for
Greg Pak's Film Footage Chart