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Filmmaking here with articles, tech, story and other stuff to learn, inspire and maybe piss you off as in "Why didn't I know that before!" Believe me, happens to me all day long. Always more to learn and strategize for greater success and Joy in this amazing filmmaking world. I enjoy action films but really good ones in what I like to call "Arthouse Action" which are films like "Die Hard", "Enemy of the State" and others with quick witted words coupled with quicker action. But make no mistake I prize and enjoy the Art of Cinema in many genres and eras.

AI Generation - Adobe Firefly

I was trying out some tools for AI. ...more

Filmmaking - Camera

May 19, 20240 min read

AI Generation - Adobe Firefly

Roger Corman RIP

I worked on a few films for Roger Corman at an old lumber yard in Venice and up on San Vicente for his New Concorde production house. A fascinating entrepreneurial and driven man. ...more

Filmmaking-Genre

May 13, 20241 min read

Roger Corman RIP

Blocking a Scene

Camera Blocking is a critical element in piecing together your film in terms of its story and aesthetic - making all the parts work together. ...more

Filmmaking-Blocking

November 02, 20230 min read

Blocking a Scene

Camera Lenses - Properties

Camera Lenses have various properties which are useful in conveying the emotional and aesthetic elements of a story. ...more

Filmmaking - Camera

November 02, 20230 min read

Camera Lenses - Properties

Origin of Method Acting

Acting has various strategies and "The Method" is a popular one with numerous teachers and adherents. ...more

Filmmaking-Acting

November 02, 20233 min read

Origin of Method Acting

Jackie Chan and Action Comedy

Jackie Chan took Action Comedy to whole new level but not without major injuries along the way. Check out the chart and this video on his Action Comedy Skills. ...more

Filmmaking-Genre

November 02, 20231 min read

Jackie Chan and Action Comedy