How To Brew Chai

Okay, not the most compelling of subjects, but better than the “how to potty train your kid” video I did last year. This was shot for a local Chai manufacturer for use as a promotional tool. It’ll be used at trade shows and embedded at their site. I produced and directed. The client wrote it,[…]

The Style of No Style

“Wow, that $5,000 slasher horror flick you made sure is a crappy movie.” “It’s just a slasher flick, that’s the style. It’s about the blood, not the production values.” “So slasher flicks can be bad movies and still be good?” “They’re not bad movies. They have a different style.” “Er… movies are movies, regardless of[…]

Making Arrangements – Day Six Plus

So it’s all in the can. The rest is all about editing, sound and music. Jay Kensinger is our editor. He did a manly job juggling this project, prepping for another film (he’s got one of his own in prepro right now) and launching his new band “Isadora’s Scarf”. Consequently, getting to a final edit[…]

Making Arrangements – Day Five

Time for pickups. All shot MOS, just a few of us required… here’s what we needed. It’s important to me to establish “Bill” and “Cassie”‘s marriage as a healthy one… Bill makes some questionable ethical decisions, and it’s important that those are weighed against a good relationship, not mitigated by a troubled one. No time[…]

Making Arrangements – Day Four

Okay, I’m writing this long after the fact, but I’ll try to remember as much as I can… We’re shooting all the outdoor stuff today, on a cul-de-sac in Live Oak, in front of my friends Brian and Adriana’s place. (Brian is the Production Designer that got me my first real gig, on Fat Rose[…]

Making Arrangements – Day Two

It’s a big day. We’re shooting the party scene where Bill throws himself a going away funeral party… twenty extras in the yard, around the pool, food and drink flowing… outdoor shooting so we deal with wind noise, sun, and…. rain? Last night it rained hard. What’s the location going to be like? On arrival,[…]

Making Arrangements – Day One

Day one of shooting Arrangements. Today we’re on location at Glen Alba Gardens. Figgered we’d keep it pretty simple, and do all the interiors… They’re pretty easy setups, only a few actors, and we can control light and sound so it’s an easy way for the crew to find its mojo since we haven’t all worked together[…]

Fat Rose and Squeaky on Showtime – trailer

The film I worked on last year (Jeeze, 18 months ago now) as Art Director will be on Showtime in April – and then run on their various channels for the next year. It hits the DVD stores in June (Wal Mart, Target, Best Buy) and they’re working on foreign distribution right now with a[…]

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