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Immanuel’s Song | Award Winning Short Film

Immanuel’s Song is here. Thank you all for the support. We hope you enjoy it: Immanuel’s Song is an Award Winning fictional short film inspired by a real-life interrogation with infamous Elizabeth Smart kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell as he tries to prove to the FBI that he’s a...
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The Villa: Complimentary Mints

This is my friend William’s TV Pilot that he made as a senior project for graduation from film school. If you look at the credits, you’ll see that I’m credited as “Red-Haired Sleeping Man” and as a Script Consultant. Which means I didn’t do much. I read the script...
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Lessons Learned from Immanuel’s Song

It’s the end of the biggest project I’ve ever been in charge of. $1300 raised, 6 days of shooting, and months and months of headaches, heart palpitations, weight gain, and swings of crippling depression. As I wrap up the homemade Blurays and DVDs to distribute among the wonderful...
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Living in Oblivion – “Drunk Film School”

Well this was a cool little thing that I learned about yesterday: Early this year I went to a UVU event called “Cineskype” to watch the film “Living in Oblivion” (which I LOVED–go buy it) and talk with the Director, Tom Dicillo about his process. Not only was the...
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Mmmm… China Balls

This is Bryce Jensen’s short, Kisaragi Station, which I believe is based upon some story an anonymous user posted online somewhere… Anyway, the one and only reason I, and many others, wanted to get on this shoot was that Bryce somehow got permission to shoot on a real-life...
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Pep Talk

The stress of making this short nearly gave me a heart attack. We were halfway through the semester before our group–which was myself, a dude named Danny, Nick Ricci and William Rowan–even had a script. Look, it had been a super-busy semester, for all of us. Having spit-balled...
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A Video Essay About Podcasting

For most of my life Documentaries were either shot on film or on something called “DV Tape”, which gave documentaries a very flat and realistic look. When 2004’s Metallica Documentary “Some Kind of Monster” gets released on Blu-Ray, one may buy it and wonder, wait a minute, there’s...
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Speak of the Yeti

This is Willam Rowan’s mockumentary short called “Speak of the Yeti”. I was the Director of Photography on this project, and it includes one of my favorite things I’ve ever shot in it. Roughly 5 minutes in, there’s a moment where I swung the camera over to the...
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Cat! A Capitalist Tale…

This was another short film assignment for Duane Andersen’s class at UVU. The challenge was to make a film without dialogue… And I kind of did that… There was initially no dialogue when I shot it, but I wanted to add more clarity, so I did what I...
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Memory

So the two guys who worked on this short with me–Nick Ricci and William Rowan–basically became my go-to guys this year, and this is the first thing we worked on together. We were in our advanced film production class on day one and Duane Anderson (our professor) quickly...
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