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Ferris Bueller’s Contribution to High Frame Rates (HFR)

You’ve seen it—that high-frame rate version of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit or Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ang Lee.  They are great stories.  But why do they make us cringe like we’re watching an episode of a British soap opera?  And why do we consider that a bad thing?  Some viewers prefer it – […]

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Why Building a Wooden Hand Grip Is Like Building The Death Star

It’s hard to go through life without being barraged with Star Wars movie references, iconography, or quotes from our favorite Jedi Knight.  I’ve sometimes found myself referencing certain parts of the original trilogy to the various phases of life I’m experiencing. When I came back to LA in 1996 after dropping out of NYU, I […]

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Insung Hwang at Vision Fest 2016

“In-Box” Showcased at Vision Fest 2016

Screening “In-Box” represents a full circle having worked with John Ames previously on “Donnie’s Tree” years ago through Filmmaker’s Alliance.   It was a great turn-out and the energy was great. Located at the north end of the Los Angeles State Historic Park, Vision Fest is helmed by Jacques Thelemaque, who heads Filmmakers Alliance. https://filmfreeway.com/festival/VisionFest2016

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Angela McEwan, “Carmen” Passes Away

I was saddened to hear the news that Angy had passed away. She played Carmen in Donnie’s Tree as a mean, domineering old lady. Oddly, this was contrary to her personality in real life: kind, friendly and professional. I don’t know if Donnie’s Tree was the first student film she was in. Regardless, it was […]

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Democratization of Technology

It has been said that technology has revolutionized the creative process by democratizing the playing field. Indeed, the personal computer has liberated many creators in the competitive and creative process. However, the same technology has resulted in a proliferation of ugliness which abounds from instant push-button digital effects to other thoughtless processes. Sure, we gave […]

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Talk with Kamala Lopez and Joel Marshall of Fat Free Film

I’ve met Kamala and Joel through the Canon “Bring It” competition at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival.  I love these guys.  Kamal is a filmmaker herself and an actress.  Joel does stand-up.  Together they run Fat Free Film an Indy Film Podcast.  If you’re a filmmaker or have an interest in independent film, check […]

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Steve Jobs on who is best suited to run technology companies

Careful out there filmmakers and put your money in front of the lens, not on the camera... and don’t pay attention to the man behind the [RED] Curtain. #fraud #redminimag #redcamera ⁦@FTC⁩ #indyfilmmaking #filmmaking https://t.co/UD3T040z1Z

I already knew @RED_Cinema are a bunch of crooks, but this is on a whole different level! Talk about being a fraud, I wouldn't be surprised if there's a class action law suit, make sure to watch the WHOLE VIDEO: https://t.co/uMIXmMqXfh

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