the auto-chronicled narrative conceit

The following is excerpted from my Paranormal Activity review… it’s a portion of the post that I find myself referring to and wanted the passage in its own post for reference. THE LIMITATIONS OF AUTO-CHRONICLING The “auto-chronicled narrative conceit” has its innate issues. It creates a single camera situation shooting in real time (Blair Witch […]

Paranormal Activity: the review

Paranormal Activity horror film review “Once every five years, a guy makes a movie for a nickel that can cross over to a broad audience,” says “Paranormal Activity” producer Jason Blum, who, as a senior executive at Miramax Films, had a producing credit on “The Reader” and acquired the supernatural thriller “The Others.” “And there […]

Shriekfest Film Festival announces 2009 Schedule

Shriekfest Film Festival announces 2009 Schedule: 40 FILMS *  4 NIGHTS * 3 THEATRES! OCTOBER 1-4, 2009 (Los Angeles, CA) SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL is thrilled to announce the full, expanded schedule for the ninth annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios Chaplin/Pickford/Fairbanks theatres, October 1-4, 2009. Festival goers will once again enjoy the finest in […]

Grave Dawn: WWII indie movie

Charlie Hofheimer (Father’s Day, Black Hawk Down, The Village, Blur) co-producing WWII indie film based on a true story. A few years ago I worked on a film project titled “BLUR“. It was a challenging experience, but through it I met a lot of people, many of whom I still work with when I can, […]

Disney made one movie and then just traced, and traced, and traced…

Unreal. This is really amazing… I know that much of the early Disney work was in fact rotoscoped (they shot real actors then animated over them to get the movements right) so maybe it’s true? They had a library of stock footage that they could pull out for any given scene? I’m just a little […]