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(Not) Learning from Stanley Kubrick

With Ang Lee and “Brokeback Bakery” I actually learned a lot… Not so much with the scene I took from “The Shining”, “Give me the Shark”. First off, Kaleb Craig was being a pain in the ass that day, and didn’t want to do multiple takes (Kubrick did...
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“One note, I only hear one note!”

This is one of my favorites. The camera’s image isn’t great, the sound isn’t perfect. But my god does this sum up everything I think about movie trailers these days. I don’t have much else to say about this, I just love it.
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Learning from Ang Lee

There’s a creative exercise¬†that I’ve done twice now… And I don’t remember where I got the idea to do it. The exercise involves taking a scene from a movie, directed by someone great (like Ang Lee), and copying the scene shot by shot, paying attention to why they...
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Introducing Banooli from Nerf!

If it weren’t for that goddamn spelling mistake… I’ve been bad at spelling my entire life, and I felt terrible about this since I started writing screenplays (I’m sure there have been spelling errors mixed in with some grammatical goofs within this blog). I felt that way, until...
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Another found footage movie

This is “The Red Death”, a movie I made early in purgatory in celebration of my friend Andrew’s returning from an LDS mission. It’s the least-edited Home Movie of mine at 15 minutes long, which was on purpose (we wanted it to look real right?). Special thanks to...
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Obsession (pt. 1)

I plan on doing a comprehensive study on what was shortly after High School my all-time favorite movie: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The beauty of the fight scenes, the drama, the incredible ending… Oh man, I gotta watch that movie now. Anyway, I wanted to try to do...
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Special effects take too much effort

Special effects take too much effort…At least, for me. People have been doing their own Light-Saber SFX since the beginning of time, it seems. Being heartily jealous of the very very cool effects in videos created by some of my friends (Andrew Scott James and Billy Root), I...
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Lucky Pennies: The End of an Era

To me, this short represents my final High-School film, despite the fact that it was made a few months after the fact. Almost all of the friends who had helped me with all of my shorts before this were here; I was using that same shitty camera, and...
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Tie-Man (pt. 2)

Let’s talk about Tie-Man: The Movie.   Some of my friend’s ears may perk up at those words. This was an honest to god attempt at making a long-form movie with all of my High School Friends, shortly after graduation. Some may think this was a serious attempt...
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