FILM SHOTS FILMMAKING NOTES Interview with Oscar Nominated Production Designer Michael Corenblith FILM DIRECTING SHOTS – One of the most over used cliches in film is “The Shots are all you have.” The following are what you need to think about practically so you can think creatively and device the best shot list and camera… Continue reading The SHOTS are all you have. Film Directing SHOTS
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Photography in Film. The art of Cinematography
FILM PHOTOGRAPHY FILMMAKING NOTES Cinematography is the art of manipulating light and shadow, and capturing it as a moving image. We’ll be posting articles and insights – maybe a bit of inspiration too! Whether you’re a pro or have hardly picked up a camera except to point and shoot at a birthday party, we hope… Continue reading Photography in Film. The art of Cinematography
The ART of ART DIRECTION and PRODUCTION DESIGN in the movies.
ART DIRECTING FILMMAKING NOTES Production Design – the domain of the art director – is the visual art and craft of cinematic storytelling. The most important job that no one outside teh industry knows about The art director renders the screenplay in visual metaphors, a color palette, architectural and period specifics, location designs and sets.… Continue reading The ART of ART DIRECTION and PRODUCTION DESIGN in the movies.
Getting to know the 2015 Miami Marlins
In the last 20 years, there have been four Major League baseball franchises that have won multiple World Series championships: New York Yankess (5), San Franciscio Giants (3), Boston Red Sox (2), and…. the Florida (now Miami) Marlins (2). When you think about this franchise, your first thought is them dumping players and salaries, and… Continue reading Getting to know the 2015 Miami Marlins
My take on “Bill Parcells – A Football Life” book
Coming in at 544 pages in medium print, the Parcells “I better get this all down before I die” book, that looks at his life and career as a football coach, goes down many fascinating roads in his life. From his childhood, to college, to coaching in various places in college, to his NFL stints… Continue reading My take on “Bill Parcells – A Football Life” book
Gottta get on Sports Jeopardy!
They both played Left Field and First Base, had the same first name and went to the Hall of Fame 2 years apart with a 81.4% and 82.4% That was a recent Final Jeopardy (Sports Edition) answer. Tough one. I couldn’t come up with it in time and neither did any of the 3 contestants… Continue reading Gottta get on Sports Jeopardy!
Doug Marrone, it was good to know you!
It was a trying time in Buffalo Bills land between Christmas and New Years as in that same week our starting quarterback retired unexpectantly, then our head coach resigned due to a buyout clause in his contract. So after a promising 9-7 record, with a strong chance to finally make the playoffs in 2015, we… Continue reading Doug Marrone, it was good to know you!
Dan Patrick vs Colin Cowherd
Dan Patrick and Colin Cowherd host competing sports radio talk shows. Cowherd, on ESPN’s mothership station from 10am-1pm EST, and Patrick on DirecTV Sports from 9am-12pm EST. A sports fan has a choice during the day to who to listen to, or who to listen to and WATCH as both shows are simulcast on their… Continue reading Dan Patrick vs Colin Cowherd
Review of Al Michaels Book: You Can’t Make This Up
While on my vacation, I quickly ready through Al Michaels book on his nostalgic viewpoints on the landscape of Sports. He’s had a front row seat to tons of events, including some of the greatest Super Bowls every played (including the one on Sunday where he called an almost perfect broadcasting game), and of course… Continue reading Review of Al Michaels Book: You Can’t Make This Up
Attending an NBA Game
Last night I attended a Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks game. Had great seats too (see pic I shot) as I sat 12 rows back from the action. The Raptors were playing their 5th game in 7 days, which included two intense overtime games, while the Bucks were well rested. You can see the sluggishness… Continue reading Attending an NBA Game