Sunday, July 31, 2005

Over the Hump

Since June, nearly 60% of US homes
have high-speed internet. Can direct
distribution of your movie be next?

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Cinerama Home Theatre

Wide? At home?

Friday, July 29, 2005

Stanley's Story

A refreshing look at perhaps the only film auteur.
I could read Stanley's story and never get tired of it.
Here it is again.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

San Jose State - One of the First

One of the first film schools anywhere.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

35mm - Aaton to Zoetrope

History of the 35mm film projector.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Look, It's Super 8 Man!

Talk about a diehard hero!
A wealth of information.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Digital Projection That Much Closer

Studios reach agreement on Digital Standards

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Shooting With the VariCam

So you go to Asia.
Which HD camera do you pack?

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Are you still using "film" to make movies?

Good for you!
You need this list of labs.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Latest News About the DVX

The latest on the Panasonic DVX cameras.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Top Five Film Schools

She's given "Which film school is best?"
a lot of thought. USC, UCLA, nowhere in sight.
Top five film schools. Disagree? Let me know.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Scotty Beams Up

What a guy. What a life.
Read how smoking saved his life on D-Day,
how the intrepid "Star Trek" scotsman
fathered nine kids (three when he was 80),
and how Paramount gave him a raise, a year late.
Rest in Peace, James Doohan.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Showless In Seattle?

Nobody takes filmmaking seriously in the Emerald City.
(I grew up there, and we called it Slugtown.
Not because of all the fights, but because of
the indigenous mollusks.)
Lack of support? Ja, sure.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Theatre Propaganda or Propaganda Theatre?

Loews Cineplex is under attack! A lawsuit seeks to limit the amount of propaganda time before the movie in the neighborhood hellplex.

Loews's hack flacks counterattack, with a press release.
Claim we want to see ads, it's part of the theatre experience. Riiiight.
Like those jerks talking through the movie, and the jerks with lighted cellphones.

What's next, as "part of the theatre experience?" Paintball?

Sunday, July 17, 2005

What's Your Favorite Movie?

I like this guy's writing and I like his list.
Ten Best Movies Since 1970.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Filmmaking In A Thimble

How do I become a filmmaker?
You make a film.

That's it, in a sentence.
If you need a whole page.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Try the BNC

In search and praise of Excellence,
I must admit to a predilection
for Buick Cars, Colt pistols,
and...Mitchell Cameras,
expecially the cushy BNC. Ahhh...

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Movie Camera crash course

Spend a half-hour, and you can
be up to speed. 24fps, of course.
Yes, progressive. Most film movie cameras are progressive.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

History of the Movie Camera

Here's how it went down,
if the truth be told.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Film Cores Film Course

The cores are at
the center of it all.

Monday, July 11, 2005

It Takes More Than 10 Minutes...

From the patron saint of today's indies,
Peter John Ross casts a stop more light
on Robert's Crewless Rebellion,
not denigrating Robert at all.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Why I Laugh When They Compare Cameras

Which HDV camera is best?
Which JVC camera should I buy?
Why the question is funny to me.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

What happens...?

What happens when the set knows
more than the Director?