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Click here for my personal page.
Click here for my YouTube video in HD of the 2012 Rose Parade. Sound captured in stereo.
Click here for my video honoring the men and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Vocals by Beyonce and Paul Robeson.
Read my blog about moving to Hollywood.
See today's sunrise from Malibu.
What got me started with this short film project.
Read the limitations and deadline imposed, making our job easier, not harder.
Read my letter to businesses to shoot at their location.
Read the release letter the businesses had to sign.
Read the release letter the actors had to sign.
Here is an example of the cue cards, which were printed on yellow card stock.
Here is an example of the letter to get people to show up on time.
Here is an example of the shooting schedule.
Notice how close all the locations were.
Here is how you can get a sound track for free, no copyright problem, since the author is long dead, and the performer will let you use his performance of the work for free.
Here is the script I wrote.
Our film, Elm Shoots, was a finalist in the Elmwood Stories short film contest.
There were 3 winners, the rest, honorable mention.
Download and watch our 12 minute movie on YouTube
Download and watch us making our movie (You will need a high-speed connection.)
Learn from those who know, and have put together their advice on making a short film.
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I highly recommend the book Filmmaking For Teens - Pulling Off Your Shorts
by Troy Lanier & Clay Nichols.