Thoughts

An Analysis of David Fincher. Awesome.

October 3, 2014 Stamp of Approval

David Fincher – And the Other Way is Wrong from Tony Zhou on Vimeo. No info needed. The section on “Se7en” is pure awesomeness. Fincher and Soderbergh sit at the top of my favorite director’s list these days. Check out “The Fincher Effect” after the jump!

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“Disgrace” — Vimeo Staff Pick & Then Some…

June 27, 2014 Stamp of Approval

Director Casey Modderno was a student in my NYU Narrative Workshop class in the Fall of 2012. Not even Hurricane Sandy could stop the production of his thoughtful and elegantly executed 14 minute short film, “Disgrace”. It’s always interesting to watch the evolution of my student’s work and this journey is a reminder that our […]

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The Case for My Film About Reparations?

May 26, 2014 Double7 Images

I’ve been working on a film called “What About Us?” for quite some time. If you saw “Premium” then you know I even referenced it within that film. Well, there’s been a lot of internet and real world chatter about the topic of slavery reparations, causing debate within many communities, all of which I find […]

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Directing Includes the Camera (WORKSHOP)

April 29, 2014 Stamp of Approval

Vincent Laforet’s Directing Motion Tour Trailer from Directing Motion on Vimeo. Vincent Laforet is one of the most informative cinematographers online. His work is great. His tips and tricks always on point. And now YOU have the opportunity to check him out in person on his “Directing Motion Tour”. For all you directors out there, […]

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SXSW: Low-Budget Producer Jason Blum on The Secret of His Success

March 12, 2014 Thoughts

The game has changed … is changing … and will change more! Producer Jason Blum was recently at SXSW waxing poetic on his strategies for success. “When asked for advice about how to break into the industry, Blum urged the crowd not to wait for approval from Hollywood. “The advice I give for filmmakers starting […]

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For Film School Graduates, An Altered Job Picture

March 10, 2013 Thoughts

Yet another interesting article from the NY Times about the ever-changing entertainment industry. This is why we’re making our documentary! As home-entertainment revenue declined in the last five years, studios reduced spending on scripts from new writers, cut junior staff positions and severely curtailed deals with producers who once provided entry-level positions for film school […]

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