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Sometimes I Miss Cine Lenses

​​I was reading the latest issue of American Cinematographer the other day. In particular, I was reading about Arrival. I ...
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Sci-fi and the Portrayal of Scientists

Before I was a filmmaker, I was a sci-fi writer. I'm still a sci-fi writer. What can I say, I'm ...
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The Joys of Pre-Rigging

I don't always get the luxury of having a set to light well in advance of shooting a project, either ...
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Book Review: How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis

As a filmmaker who has become a published author, I continue to seek out information that will help me grow as ...
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New Project in the Works: Undatement Line

We're very excited to announce that we are in pre-production for a wonderful short comedy called "Undatement Line," written and ...
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Don’t Screw Over Your Film Production!

So you've got a great idea for a short film, possibly even an awesome idea for a low budget indie ...
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Why the Shot List Matters

If you're new to filmmaking, it can be tough to wrap your head around the idea of creating a shot ...
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YouTube Changed Everything About Short Films
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YouTube Changed Everything About Short Films

It's been over a decade since YouTube launched its video sharing service. While it is true that most of us, ...
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Mikel’s Interview with Rogue Cinema (Part One)

Recently, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Philip Smolen over at Rogue Cinema. This is a two part ...
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Open Minded Episode 1

That's right it's my new video blog about my process for creating using open source tools!  For the first one ...
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Radio Interview About Unidentified

As some of you might already know, we are hard at work developing our first feature film, Unidentified. In an ...
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I’m a Filmmaker … and I Just Published a Novel

I do a lot of strange things. I'm the first one the acknowledge that fact. Even though I'm a long-time ...
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RAW Workflow with the BMPCC

When the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) went on sale this past summer for 50% off, I just had to ...
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SbtR Enters Feature Film Development

We are very excited to announce that we are in the early stages of developing a feature film project that ...
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2015 SbtR Film Festival Nominations

We are very excited to announce the official nominations for awards at this year's Stories by the River Film Festival ...
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Full Frame vs. Crop Frame: The Truth of the Matter.

I'm definitely a camera geek in many regards. So I was quite intrigued by the recent video that has been ...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson and Our Need for Sci-fi

Lately I've been an incredibly busy guy (note the absence of blog posts by me in recent weeks). So I'm ...
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Feedback Matters … or Not … or Does.

"It sucked." That's what I often dread hearing as a filmmaker. That's not to say that I expect everyone to ...
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Oscar Best Picture Round-Up 2014

The Oscars will be presented on Sunday night. So I wanted to take a moment, now that I've finally managed ...
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The Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts for 2014

Again this year I was fortunate enough to be able to check out in a theater the live action short ...
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