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While it's always good to look back and survey your work (I recently looked back at some school projects I did in 2001-2003 and thought of all the things I would have changed if I were to do it today), the extent to which the film industry is 'rehashing' the past is a little bit different. I've heard a lot of people complain that 'we are in the era of remakes.' It's not only remakes,... read more

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Creating documentaries is tough--not because of the funding, the talent, the crew, the possibility of distribution or no distribution, but because of the infinite number of questions that an investigative documentary can raise. Look at Bill Maher's "Religilous." To cover the entire scope of what religious people believe, it would take an entire lifetime and millions of hours... read more

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For me, the things that I do for the entertainment industry are very hands on, so at the moment I don't see myself tutoring anyone remotely via Skype or any other chat service. I am however, very mobile. I edit using my macbook pro and my video gear can fit in the back of my SUV without any issues. So, if you or anyone you know in the Los Angeles area need an Emmy Award winner to teach you about... read more

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Hi, I have over 30 years working in the entertainment production fields, mostly in film and music and mostly in Los Angeles. I am a currently working Cinematographer, Producer, Art director and Property master.   I will periodically share some of my lessons learned and general thoughts in regards to film studies and film and video production. My comments will be in regards to... read more

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Why shoot film? I've seen this question posted on various photography websites and blogs for a number of years now, and many of these arguments were very well crafted and passionate with sometimes indisputable points for the use of film. I think at this point in time, however, one can argue that there is absolutely no commercial viability to film photography. I feel sorry for the poor but eager... read more

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When students think of text in a classroom, they tend to think of pages of paper filled with words that intertwine together to make a story. Many teachers stick to the traditional way of providing students with novels to teach a unit on a particular topic and then use a film as a complimentary piece to add visualization to the text that the students already read. Instead of using it as complimentary... read more

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Have you taken a full year or two of a foreign language, and wish to have an enjoyable way to increase, improve, and expand your vocabulary and comprehension of the language in 'real' life? Here is an easy and rewarding way to do so. First, let's figure what you usually 'need' for foreign language study: material in the language you're studying; a way to look up or translate unfamiliar words and... read more

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If you are studying for the AP English Literature test or taking English or Literature in high school or college, you probably have had to study Shakespeare, or perhaps plays from the modern period like those written by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, or Thornton Wilder. It's not easy to see a production of these plays unless you're lucky enough to be studying at the same time a production... read more