They Come In Threes

My Irish mother-in-law always said, “they come in threes”…tragedy, she spoke of. Axioms in threes abound in the making of moving images, not excluding my mother-in-laws sentiment.  Some creative, some fiscal, some here. The tripod, based on some long forgotten theory in plane geometry, is perhaps the metaphor for all our axioms; the unflinching rules… Continue reading They Come In Threes

Zoom! the documentary hits 3rd film festival

Zoom! the documentary keeps rolling on and makes it into it’s 3rd festival, this time the 2014 Phoenix Film Festival. In 1959, Catalina High Schoolers Burt Schneider and Ray Lindstrom attended their school dance to be blown away by classmate Jack Wallace’s performance. This documentary chronicles how that moment inspired the two, with new friends… Continue reading Zoom! the documentary hits 3rd film festival

Coordinated Independence

I wanted to be a drummer for as long as I can remember.  I began my instruction with the great drummer Dom Moio, blasting through Jim Chapin’s be-bop bible of “Coordinated Independence”. Once I had a dream I was on a cruise ship and the Stones were playing.  Their drummer, Charlie Watts, was sick, I… Continue reading Coordinated Independence

Own Your F Stop

So much of digital technology has allowed a method of creativity my old electronics professor would label “plug and chug”; swap a piece out, see how it works.  In his words and my sentiments; not so elegant.  As in many life pursuits, creating with intention can give us perspective, meaning and impact on the world… Continue reading Own Your F Stop

The Cinematographer’s Brain

Things that pop out… Cinematographer’s film where the images, like the words in a dictionary, have no power and value except through their position and relation.         -Robert Bresson, “Notes on the Cinematographer”   Without dark, there is no light        -Bill Alexander, “The Magic of Oil Painting”

Poet Carolyn Hembree “Skinny” Book Trailer

Kore Press, a publisher of women’s literature  and art since 1993, approached us to produce their first book trailer.  We jumped at the opportunity, especially to work with poet Carolyn Hembree whose book “Skinny” tells the harrowing tail of it’s title character as “she leaves the South and a beloved, dying matriarch for New York… Continue reading Poet Carolyn Hembree “Skinny” Book Trailer