Keeping Some What Sane Through the Movie Making Process

“But even if I’m left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling.” Olivia Wilde   Making a movie is a monumental undertaking. There are an endless series of decisions and adjustments to make as you work your way from an idea in your head to […]

The Great Crew Hunt – Measuring Talent and Passion for an Orgy of Excellence

“There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.”  Marshall McLuhan Hiring people to be part of a passion project is daunting to say the least. The reality is some people are simply looking for that next check for those next hours of work and you need to week those people out as […]

Preproduction –Entering the Bloody Knuckle Stage of Filmmaking Should I stay in Cali or should I go?

So we had our second cast meeting the other day and everything seemed to go well. Now the script is in yet another edit stage (because everything can always be improved and why the fuck not make those improvements!) and hard decisions have to be made so we can proceed and attempt to produce something […]

Camera Selection – The World of Mental Masturbation

The warning – everything below is based on my personal experience for this production. As always these are my ramblings so please forgive any grammar or spelling errors cause I surly did not notice them. While I know my thoughts might fire up some camera fan boy rage don’t get your panties in a bunch, […]

Preproduction Continues – the art of juggling chainsaws, pivoting & our first press

The warning – everything below is based on my personal experience for this production. As always these are my ramblings so please forgive any grammar or spelling errors cause I surly did not notice them. Many times in my professional career I have found myself in a position that is best described as juggling chainsaws. […]

The Purpose of Independent Film in my humble opinion

The warning – As always these are my ramblings so please forgive any grammar or spelling errors cause I surly did not notice them.   “A place for everything, everything in its place.” Benjamin Franklin The purpose of independent film is usually wisely summed up as doing what Hollywood can’t. This is an excellent starting […]

Casting Part 2

The warning – everything below is based on my personal experience for this production and I firmly believe in customizing experiences and processes to achieve the best end result possible. As always this is my ramblings so please forgive any grammar or spelling errors cause I surly did not notice them. So with the top […]