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3 Bullets – Production

Posted in Images, Motion, Words on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 8:31 pm No Comments

Three days to shoot 3 Bullets. Worked with an excellent crew:  Director John  Heimbuch, DP Nick Hillyard, AD Chris Bueckers. Script Supervisor Kelly Bancroft, Sound Guru Tom Colvin and Make up Artist Miki Sautbine. Talented and hardworking cast: Andrew Sass, Clarence Wethern, Jamel Harris and Punnavith Koy. First…

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3 Bullets – Pre-Production

Posted in Words on Monday, December 6th, 2010 at 9:39 pm No Comments

In an age of video games, action heroes and televised war zones, we have become less a people of action and more a nation of spectators. Two business men in town for a conference bypass the normal diversions and follow a young woman abducted off the street to an…

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Rally to Restore Sanity

Posted in Images, Words on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 at 6:32 pm No Comments

I attended the October 30th Rally to Restore Sanity (and/or Fear) hosted by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for two simple reasons: the first was to demonstrate that all the noise being generated by Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party was not representative of my opinions. The…

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Under The Rug

Posted in Motion, Words on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 6:55 pm No Comments

Don’t you wish there were days when you could sweep all your problems under the rug? Heather Jones has been granted that wish.

Preproduction has begun on a new Hillyard-McGuinness short film about the blessings and curse of total absolution. Combining the wry banter of a McGuinness screenplay with the…

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Last Breath

Posted in Words on Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 4:22 pm No Comments

If a pandemic wipes out civilization, all you really need to ride out in style is your best friend and a 1966 Lincoln Continental. Wrapped up work on the independent feature Last Breath written and directed by Ian Hansing. This post-apocalyptic  road film was a contrast in filmmaking to…

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Souvenirs

Posted in Motion, Words on Monday, August 23rd, 2010 at 10:33 pm No Comments

I had the opportunity to spend the better part of four weeks working as a production assistant on the Minnesota-produced feature, Souvenirs. The experience helped solidify my belief in the importance of the storyteller. Watching actors and crew listen to the stories of the servicemen they were representing…

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Rocking the Bow Tie

Posted in Words on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 10:17 pm No Comments

If Justin Timberlake was able to bring sexy back (I hadn’t noticed that it had gone anyplace) I figured I could bring the bow tie back. of course, it helps to have the New Doctor Who, Matt Smith running around saying “Bowties are Cool.” and my guess is that he will…

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The Art of the Blog

Posted in Words on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 5:12 pm No Comments

I have no clue as to the art of blogging. It seems to run somewhere between reporting and the opinion page. Most people link to someone else’s reporting and then expound on the story in their own thoughtful, visceral, enraged or passive way. For a man in possession of…

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The $35 Tablet

Posted in Words on Friday, July 23rd, 2010 at 4:40 pm No Comments

As I sit holding a gun on a man in a cheap motel in some unnamed, forgotten roadside community, I start to wonder how much an iPad would cost if you subtracted the cost of marketing. India has already come out with the world’s most affordable car. Now it…

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Creativity Crisis

Posted in Words on Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 4:59 pm No Comments

Last week, Newsweek reported on a potential creativity crisis in America. We talk about our education system failing us with standardized tests. But standardized tests produce what a segment of our society wants; standardized graduates. Workers that are as interchangeable as the parts we used to manufacture. Entrenched…

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