Every now and then, the scout is the best part of the shoot.
I posted on Bradford Young’s big Sundance win over at Desedo. And a hearty congrats here! Process interview? Got that. And a couple pics from the archive.
A coming of age comedy about Del, a student on the eve of his graduation from Princeton University. At a crossroads in his life, he must decide between a career and his college love, Laura. A lighthearted take on the hook-up culture of campus life and the decisions that follow having beer bottles taped to […]
So these last couple months have been a wicked ride in film. I’ve been directing a little something: a short, some commercials. And editing some of that stuff too. More to come in a minute. And my screenplay was just accepted into a prestigious film market. In the meantime there have been meetings and camera […]
An interview with friend and cinematographer Bradford Young, who was recently invited to join the ASC, and has received nearly every other honor a cinematographer can receive in his short career. Brad was one of the first people I met when I arrived for grad school at Howard University in late 1999, and we shot […]
Black Rain is sourced from images collected by the twin satellite, solar mission, STEREO. Here we see the HI (Heliospheric Imager) visual data as it tracks interplanetary space for solar wind and CME’s (coronal mass ejections) heading towards Earth. Data courtesy of courtesy of the Heliospheric Imager on the NASA STEREO mission. More info here. […]
While doing set photography on a buddy’s shoot, I found an angle I liked and just started banging away. The actor would stand in that position between takes, but was hardly still. I must’ve taken 30 tries at this shot, but this was one of the first ones I got. Luck is as much a […]
Hours of fun can be had ranking, discussing, then re-ranking modern British crime films. Pictured in no particular order: Snatch, Sexy Beast, Layer Cake, The Bank Job. Not pictured, but part of any discussion on the topic: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and RocknRolla. Have I missed any titles?
I will go to my deathbed having had the pleasure of viewing the ultimate B-movie multiple, multiple times. Will you?
A private investigator who spends his nights catching humans in trysts with vampires explains the nature of the biz. Trench coats, bourbon, cigars and a vintage typewriter. This is a promo for HBO’s True Blood season 2 that I directed for the transmedia agency Campfire.
Willingly or no, every artist who throws his hat in with another set of creatives becomes a part of a marketplace of ideas. The quality of that marketplace — the quality of ideas bandied about within it — will determine how much that artist can gain from his cohort. Here we find the basis of […]
Everybody knows the content game is where it’s at these days. The big guys, the little guys… heck, Desedo Films. So it’s nice to see Bill Murray deadpanning his way through his cameo in an internet-only short film. Of course Funny or Die is no ordinary internet video portal given its founders. (Love the name, […]
Writing, which has been romanticized as a solitary pursuit, is often undertaken by teams in the case of filmed entertainment. There is a tug of war inherent to any collaborative process. In order for the process to work, however, neither side can be dragged through the mud pit in the middle. The collaborative process can […]
The plan was to show up at the location before dawn, so you know what that means. Lunch was at 11am, and the slump hit around 4pm. In spite of all, the soldiers carried on admirably to the end. Soon there will be three and a half minutes to represent the labors of nine over […]
One of the perks of working in film is that most of the people I end up knowing are also filmmakers. And while it might seem obvious — most lawyers know tons of other lawyers, for instance — it’s always a kind of surprise and delight for me to know people who make movies. I’ve […]