Well it's been one heck of a busy summer!
I'd been meaning to blog about the great "Emerging Artist" seminar back on June 19th, at the Japanese Cultural Museum, so I'll say a couple of words even though the event is long past. It was one of the most lively and informative events I've ever attended! Every one on the panel shared without restraint and we were all inspired. I can't wait for the next one.
It was also great for us Los Angeleans to finally attend a live, alive not dead event...Read more
It's been 156 days since I made an entry. I've been a busy guy. BUT I must add a few thoughts about Jeanne's latest workshop in Hong Kong. I've known Jeanne for an awful long time and we never get tired of discussing acting. She is a veritable font of acting knowledge, and can bring it out of people rather than the other way around. If your an actor, you can't do better than spending time with Jeanne! She can help singers and dancers get to another level, too!
I'd like to share a recent success for my colleague Dave Klein, with all of you.
As most of you know, I specialize in making reels for Directors of Photography. This is a very rewarding activity, since it is great to see them land a major motion picture, at least partly, sometimes wholly, based on the reel I cut for them.
However, it was an even greater thrill to have created an "ASC Submission Reel" for Dave Klein. (Clerks, Pushing Daisies, Zach and Miri Make a Porno). Dave had applied for membership in the Amer...Read more
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr3qJDPnAG4 I recently cut this montage for Director of Photography Dave Klein who is best known for shooting Clerks and most recently Zack and Miri make a Porno. The music is from Cirque du Soleil
One of my specialties is editing reels for directors of photography
This is one I made for Steven Poster ASC who shot the movie Southland Tales for Richard Kelly (Donnie Dar...Read more
According to AnD Community Update, it's been 139 days since I posted anything. Yeow. It's been a very busy summer! Well, I have some great news to start off a more reliable winter of blogging.
Those of you who have read my previous blogs know how important I feel it is for actors to continue to practice their art. And I'd like to talk about that a little bit, because my favorite acting coach, Jeanne Hartman, is making a return trip to Hong Kong in just two weeks and it's a great opportunity ...Read more
Hi Everyone, well I'm pretty stoked because Amazon picked up my book, HOW TO SHOOT BETTER CAMCORDER VIDEOS - HELP FROM THE HOLLYWOOD PROS (by Lawrence Benedict), without my even asking! I never did any publicity for it, outside of mentioning it a couple of times on AnD, because I was too busy.
I got a notice from Lulu where I self-published it (My first book "The Video Demo Tape" was published by Focal Press). Here's a little blurb my business associate Lea is sending out
"Great new...Read more
Jeane Hartman send me a comment a few weeks ago that read "Nice pic. Now how about some acting photos?" Here they are Jeanne!
Other friends have been asking me to post some too so I threw together a short slideshow and posted it on YouTube. I hope you enjoy them. (These are stills from stage performances, mostly, there is no video of them. I'll be posting a new video reel soon).
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEGNC9e8xGo Check out this flying boat replica on it's re-enactment of the original trip to Brasil. These cuts are used as demo reels, just like reels for actors, to show the skill level of the various disciplines they represent. The reels are used within the industry and never sold commercially. I searched everywhere for the perfect piece of "Americana music...Read more
The intent of this article is to keep the instructions as dead simple as possible. So I will omit all but the necessary steps. Uploading uses similar settings for both Mac and PC, however, they do need to be dealt with separately. Since I work on a Mac and upload on a daily basis, I will start with Mac.
I'm going to be adding screen snaps, but the secret to this stuff is to follow it, literally, word by word. Move your finger along the screen or print this out. When...Read more