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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May the list(s) go on: The Harvard Classics

May the list(s) go on: The Harvard Classics
In an attempt to fill some holes in my education, I figured I’d pick up “The Harvard Classics”. Published around the turn of the century, this was the president of Harvard’s challenge that if anyone wished to read all of these books, they would have an education equivalent...
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May the list(s) go on: PWNRank top 100 Video Games

I looked everywhere for what would be considered a list comparable to the “Sight and Sound Poll” but for Video Games… Unfortunately, there isn’t one. Instead I found a list which amalgamates tons of other published top-100 lists, basically ranking together what are considered “the essentials”. There are...
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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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“Melodies of Life” Cover by “Megadeth”

This is the sequel to the “Eyes on Me” cover that was such a hit with our listeners (although admittedly not much of a hit with Reddit users). I worked much harder to get this one up. It took many months to finish it, and there were lots...
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