My Ramblings

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. […]

Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite….

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. All writing is rewriting – I have had to remind myself of that several million times over the past three […]

Table Read, Travel and Food Poisoning

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. Recently I held our first full cast table read which fortunately proved to be a real eye opener for me. […]

Pre-production & the Art of Killing Your Darlings….

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.   “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” William Faulkner When writing a screenplay you get to live in […]

THE BUSINESS OF FILM – SOME TIME TESTED FUNDAMENTALS

As I travel along the filmmaking journey a number of awesome people have kindly shared their specific knowledge on particular aspects of the filmmaking process from sending me test footage from different cameras to the casting process to sound recording advice, so in the interest of cosmic karma I figured I’d share some knowledge I […]