Tag Archive | Sony

What’s On Second?


My 1st Foray 2nd Unit Being a freelancer in the entertainment business in LA (as I have since 2000) can be a stressful balancing act, and after being at it a few years I began to notice certain trends – especially the times of year that work becomes more plentiful or… Less so. And as […]

NAB Roundup 2013 – Forget 3D, Let’s Talk 4K!


Emerging Patterns Every year, if I’m able to do so, I make the 4-hour trek by car from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to attend the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB). For the uninitiated, it’s a trade show where all the manufacturers of every piece of gear involving broadcast, filmmaking, production, postproduction, you-name-it fill […]

Out of My Depth


My Quest to Make Some Things Be Less in Focus than Other Things I was a student at UCF‘s film program in the early 1990’s when I first heard ¬†about the 1976 Elaine May-directed feature “Mikey and Nicky,” starring Peter Falk and “Godfather of Mumblecore” John Cassavetes. To capture a docu-like realism for her dramady, […]

RIP Film, 1878-2010


In With a Horse, Out with a House Last night’s episode of Fox’s “House, MD” marked the conclusion of a long debate, “film vs. digital.” As a filmmaker, I have been a longstanding proponent of film. It has always been standard-bearer for moving image-makers. And HD, despite certain conveniences and an apparently lower price had […]

To 3D or Not to 3D?


Is 3D about to take over the lives of filmmakers everywhere, or is it just a fad?