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 […]
There is no romance in the edit suite. And if it is a director’s job to be the ship’s captain during production, then it is his job also to be its anchor during post. The director holds fast to a good stopping point, other minds estimate the water’s depth. And if boldness and character are […]
After a five a.m. call time, and running around DUMBO grabbing all the early light, it’s time for brothers to lean back – in style. Sometimes even us behind the camera types like to look fresh. Brad is the guy who shoots most of my stuff. He says the grown-man hat is for the fam.