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April 30, 2012, 10:27 pm
Time for a change of voice! This is my first guest blog. Please welcome PJ Bruno, a producer at Grovo Learning Inc. It's an internet company which provides a field guide in the form of two-minute videos for learning everything from how to use Twitter to netiquette training. A Passion for Video by PJ Bruno...
January 24, 2016, 6:54 am
The last post introduced montage and talked about the purpose montage serves in fiction and non-fiction pieces. Today’s post summarizes the history of montage and goes over the important rules to keep in mind when you’re actually cutting a montage. A Brief History of Montage To best understand montage it’s important to know its history […]
January 17, 2016, 6:52 am
December’s issue of MovieMaker Magazine consists of its annual guide to making movies and once again contains an article I wrote, “The Myriad Uses of Montage.” You can buy the hard copy and read the article now or view it online in a few weeks. It’s a case of the editor being edited: My article […]
December 8, 2015, 5:25 pm
There are filmmakers who are good, filmmakers who are great, filmmakers who are in film history. And then there are a few filmmakers who change film history. Nicola Mazzanti, director of the Royal Belgian Film Archive on Chantal Akerman It was only after her last breath– suicide due to depression following her mother’s death – […]
October 18, 2015, 7:28 am
Did you ever want to… Know the relationship between Pinocchio and the music in Close Encounters of the Third Kind? … Appreciate the genius of Bernard Herrmann, the composer for Vertigo and other memorable Hitchcock films? … Understand what goes into creating the music for films that so enraptures us? Film composer, professor, and friend […]
August 25, 2015, 5:08 am
If you live near San Rafael and have a film in progress, starting September 2, I’ll be leading a feedback group, “Work-in-Progress Wednesdays” at CMCM (Center for Media, County of Marin). The workshop is free and will meet every other month. If you’re working on an 8–10 minute short piece, you can show your entire […]
August 8, 2015, 7:32 pm
When you have a website you get numerous unsolicited offers to improve your SEO. These emails go straight to my Block Senders and junk mail folder. Once in a blue moon – and July 31st there was a stupendous one – you get a request that is a win- win. Kaila Williams from Motion Array […]
July 15, 2015, 11:55 am
After Louis and Auguste Lumière introduced their Cinematograph to the world and turned its hand crank to run the world’s first film in December 1895, they had many offers to buy the dual camera-projection machine. But the brothers Lumière refused all offers. In 1896 they took their Cinématograph show on the road, opening theatres in […]
July 4, 2015, 7:25 am
While in France this May I had an experience that truly thrilled me: I visited the Institut Lumière in the Monplaisir district of Lyon. Its grounds, which encompass a museum and a hangar are devoted to the two brothers – Auguste and Louis Lumière – who famously invented, filmed, and exhibited the first motion picture. […]
June 22, 2015, 11:49 pm
One of the great parts of blogging is hearing from readers. When the reader has created a video like Matt Orfalea who sent a bouncy, spot-on comic short, “Rough Cut” the joy is tripled. Watch it and relate, all you editors and producers. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=6erXJpCYxYg Matt’s Story How Matt got started creating videos is a wonderful […]
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