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BABY DRIVER – STUDY IN PRE-PRODUCTION PRECISION

At the DGA screening of Edgar Wright’s BABY DRIVER, Christopher Nolan (of BATMAN and INCEPTION fame) handled the exceptionally smart Q&A with the near-manic Wright. Nolan’s questions discussed the project’s genesis (some 20 years in the making) and the complex pre-production process, which was told with a certain amount of joie de vivre! Wright, […]

By | 2017-11-29T11:59:35+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Film, Technique|0 Comments

Behind The Scenes from BLOOM

Directing BLOOM in Atlanta

Here are some production stills from the TV pilot sizzle we directed in March 2017.

Directing has to be the most intense rush one can get in the entertainment world. You prepare for weeks, if not months, for a few lightning quick days. Days that are filled with joy, exasperation, and revelation.

By | 2017-05-15T14:05:54+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Bloom, Film|0 Comments

Hearing Your Draft Read Aloud

One of the things that weigh on screenwriters is the number of people who actually read your material. Unless it’s getting made, perhaps 30 people TOPS will read the work you’ve spent countless hours on. Such is the vagaries and frustrating aspects of the business.

What is doubly irksome is a screenplay isn’t a work that […]

By | 2017-10-30T11:12:58+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Film, Screenwriting, Technique|0 Comments

Color’s Power and Potential

What makes color have an impact in cinema?

How it’s used.

Why it’s used.

What subtextual value the filmmaker assigns to a given color.

What specific color palette is used.

Filmmaker’s Color Tools

In cinema, color comes in two forms – light and production design (which includes costumes, hair, make-up, props, and set design); top-of-their game filmmakers utilize both to fit the characters […]

By | 2017-11-29T12:04:25+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Technique|0 Comments

WHAT INSPIRES YOU – Part 11 featuring Nicolas Winding Refn

So l’enfant terrible Nicolas Winding Refn gets invited to the Criterion Collection.

I find Refn’s work hit-or-miss, but if it’s one thing it is consistently intriguing… DRIVE sort of elevated his stature in Hollywood, and unfortunately ONLY GOD FORGIVES dinged him. However, a film like BRONSON is where he gets to shine and dazzle.

His selections in […]

By | 2017-10-30T11:13:02+00:00 August 2nd, 2015|Film|0 Comments