Category: directing

Approaching MicroCinema

I remember reading about the film “Castaway” at some point during college or shortly afterwards. Robert Zemeckis had decided that in order to give the film its own unique look and style, that the entire island sequence (probably 2/3 of the film) would be shot without any lights. And, later in the same article, I read that they had brought a…

The Archetype of the Prodigy

“Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.” -advice from Merlin to Arthur, “The Once and Future King,” by T.H. White This piece in the NY Times Magazine features interviews with various highly successful…

The Dream Factory

A collection of interviews I conducted with fellow 2001/2 USC film school graduates, on the occasion of the 4- or 5-year anniversary of their entry into the film industry. I haven’t been posting these lately because they don’t conform to video haiku regulations, but what the heck… I’m proud of the work, and I think the stories should be shared.