Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
My short documentary Hanging Downtown screens today at 5 p.m. at the Roxie. It's part of San Francisco Documentary Festival. If you've seen the film, go to its IMDB page and give it a rating or a review. Thanks!
Sunday, November 04, 2012
On November 10th, 12th and 14th my short documentary "Hanging Downtown" is screening at the San Francisco Documentary Festival.
Don't think, however, that you only get my film for the price of your ticket. All three screenings are paired with a really exciting documentary called:
“Without A Net.”
It's made by director Kelly J. Richardson, and I encourage you to come and see it.
(It's the same ticket, see ... so come see both.)
Above: check out this episode of Ondi Timoner's B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Doc) show, which features Ms. Richardson speaking about the film.
Saturday, November 03, 2012
There's a new site posted for my short documentary "Hanging Downtown." It gives a bit of background on the film, and links everything about it in one place. Check it out here:
Above: the promo postcard for the film.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
My short documentary on escape artist Jason Escape will screen at San Francisco Documentary Festival on ...
- Saturday, November 10, at 5 p.m.
- Monday, November 12 at 9:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 14 at 7:15 p.m.
More information on the film is here: Hanging Downtown.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Above: The Scan Project.
"A series of 60-second videos directed by artists, each relating to the term "scan" in some way. A longer segment on Lieve Prins, an artist who creates works by "scanning" with a modified copy machine, is included."
More about the project at UCTV and on IMDB.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
My film "Hanging Downtown" will screen at the Coney Island Film Festival at 5 p.m. on September 22, 2012 in Program 5.
Strapped into a straitjacket, tied up with rope, and hung upside down, Jason Escape risks his life and his pride to make Boston audiences see the world his way.It features Jason Escape, and includes music by Sherwin Smith and Dennis Perez
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Microphone Comparison Test from Ted Fisher on Vimeo.
Above: a comparison of three microphones:
- an Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier
- a Rode Lavalier Microphone
- and an Azden Barrell Shotgun Mic With XLR Outputs
All three are presented as recorded with no changes in level or equalization. The ATR-3350 does very well (and sells for a very reasonable sub-$25 price) but the Rode delivers what I think is a much more pleasant tone for a documentary interview. The shotgun mic does well, and with careful microphone placement and adjustment of recording levels can do even better.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Sunday, July 01, 2012
My friend Kirk Dilley is raising funding to support his upcoming independent film "Know The Difference."
Above is a draft of the poster, designed by Matt Conway.
Go and check out the Kickstarter for the film.
Maybe you can help them out, or maybe you can promote them ... after all, it's all-or-nothing fundraising, meaning if they don't hit the goal, then they get nothing.
Why do I think it's a film worth supporting?
- Well, first: I'm going to do sound on it, and that's half the battle in Indie production: good sound.
- Second, have you seen the films Matt has worked on? Here's his IMDB page -- so, no question this will be great looking.
- Third: the actors involved are excellent.
Give the Kickstarter a look, see if you can help out.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Know the Difference Promo from Kirk Dilley on Vimeo.
"Pictures that move? Wow! That sounds expensive."
"It can be, but only if the Producers choose to pay for things such as cast, crew, food, lighting, costumes, makeup, transportation, and specialized motion picture equipment."
"If you take all of those things out of the equation, it actually becomes quite cheap."
Visit the Kickstarter page for Know The Difference and throw in a dollar or two towards those filmmaking luxuries ... like "cast" and "crew"...
Friday, June 08, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
I went to DocuDay on Saturday, watching all the Academy Award nominated docs from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. -- but couldn't stay for "Undefeated," thereby guaranteeing it the win. I was also able to predict that "Saving Face" would win. I'm not sure why I knew that.
But the two real surprises:
1. DSLR video was key to "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom," shot on a Canon 7D, and also "Hell and Back Again," shot in essentially a photojournalistic style but on video.
2. The 3D look and feel of "Pina," which I thought I would hate, worked. Worked very well, even. Biggest surprise: Wim Wenders was very clear about the fact that editing for a 3D doc could not just use existing strategies from 2D work. It has to be a different edit.
Above: the worst cell phone camera photo I've ever taken.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Pete Eckert, a member of the Blind Photographer's Guild, stands near a booth with his work during the Photo L.A. event in Santa Monica, Calif. on Thursday, January 12, 2012.