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Behold the Glory of DARTH MAUL: Apprentice

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My favorite thing about Star Wars fan films is that fans focus on perhaps the greatest aspect of Star Wars, namely cutting people up with light sticks. T7 Productions brings us Darth Maul:Apprentice. Very little dialogue, and a marginal story about the final days of training of fan favorite and[…]

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Film Fest Panel Jerk-holes

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Recently, I was asked by The New York Television Festival to appear on a panel and talk about indie TV production.  Before I opened my mouth to answer any questions I remembered an experience I had that really disappointed me at a panel SXSW in Austin Texas. I was at[…]

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How to Get Your Own TV Show – New York Television Fest

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Do you want your own TV show? I suggest you submit something to New York Television Festival and here’s why. The NYTVF is to television shows as SXSW is the film, music and interactive media. It’s a big deal and you make deals (or more accurately for most people, you[…]

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What is that Editing Style Called?

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While making the SHE MAY BE INSANE  music video, my initial thought was to digitally manipulate the faces for closeups so that they could have more expression. However, once I began editing the shots together I realized that the viewer (in this case me) would project emotion onto the experience[…]

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How to Make a Music Video for No Money

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I decided to start making music videos for friends in order to force myself to learn more filming techniques.  I wasn’t about to run to my friends for money nor was I planning on going broke paying for music videos.  So, I came up with a list of rules before I[…]

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Where is Jessica Hyde? [or Welcome to UTOPIA]

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I’m about to do you a favor. If you, like me, are always looking for something fantastic to watch and are constantly disappointed by what you find, I hope this pulls you out of that rut. Have you heard of UTOPIA? The BBC4 TV show? If you haven’t, what I[…]

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Get Paid to Learn How to Draw! #lifehack

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I like to learn how to do things.  Recently my goal was to become a better artist. The problem is that in order to get good at something, you need to practice and motivation is a factor. Here’s what I did to get myself on the road to drawing every[…]

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Ironic Racism

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Let me state my point of view at the top.  Ironic racism IS racism. I was invited to perform at a show in Brooklyn a weekend or two ago and I was startled at the number of comics that had jokes which I would flat out consider racist material.. I[…]

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A Quick Review of #TheChair on Starz

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How can you be a filmmaker and not get sucked into the latest “watch us be filmmakers” TV show? I actually just heard that The Chair was going to premiere on the actual day of its premiere. So on the evening of September 6th I sat down to see what[…]

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I Made a Cthulhu Game! You Can Play it for Free!

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Hi there, Recently I am have had a little bit of extra time on my hands before I started working as a story producer on this new History Channel show.  I can tell you more about that when they start releasing media about the premiere, but in the meantime check[…]

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