And The Winner Is…

First of all, I want to thank everyone who participated. Considering that I just started this blog and my list is still quite small, we had a lot of people participate - 37 sets of coverage! I was only planning on posting the top 10 pieces, but I decided to post everyone's writing. If you submitted coverage and are not on this list, you have my apologies - I posted everything that got to me. Just seeing this many versions of what folks read into my script was wonderful. So many perspectives Read more [...]

Interview Lighting For Documentaries

How To Do Professional Looking Interview Lighting On A Tiny Budget I'm currently working on a documentary about German American internees who were held in prison camps in Texas and other parts of the country during WWII. We aren't doing it for anyone in particular. We are funding it ourselves. We don't have any guarantees that it will be bought or distributed on television or cable. Fortunately, other than the equipment, our costs are mainly travel. I'm doing it because it's a lot of fun and Read more [...]

Storyboards – “Escalation”

Here are some preliminary storyboards for my short film project, "Escalation." I'll be posting the script soon. You can click on the main photo to advance to the next picture or click on the thumbnails below.   The Artist: You can look at more work by the same artist (who prefers to go by the pen name "Rahzzah") at this site. He does beautiful work and was very easy to work with - fast with high quality... and not too pricey. He also had a very filmic style that integrated Read more [...]

Why I’m Here, Why I Came – About this site

About This Site: "I don't know how to run a newspaper, Mr. Thatcher. I just try everything I can think of." - Charles Foster Kane Citizen Kane stated it well – the best way to learn is by doing. The second best way is to watch someone else do it – and it doesn’t matter if they screw it up or do it magnificently. If the process is well articulated, you still have the lesson. This is a "do it yourself" filmmaker blog. In the upcoming months, on this blog, you can watch me screw things Read more [...]