Headed to Lebanon for a shoot. No, not B

Headed to Lebanon for a shoot. No, not Beirut….Lebanon, Oregon.


kickstarter vs indiegogo redux

I posted a query about the two services kickstarter and indiegogo a few weeks ago on my blog, wondering which might be a better fit for a new project of mine. I got a lot of responses, both on-line and off….people pointing out the pros and cons, as they say them. Since then, I’ve noticed some of the folks I follow on twitter have opted for one or the other…if you’ve recently started using one of the services…well, how’s it going? What do you think? (I’m looking at you, Trigonis)

Of note, also…this is a topic on a lot of people’s minds. Every day I get a lot of search engine traffic from search terms like “kickstarter indiegogo”….so I know there’s lots of folks out there wondering the same thing.

A truly insighful quote about indie film

Ted Hope is filled with truly insightful observations, but I love this one as lot: ““In this country we’ve had Kevin Smith and ‘Napoleon Dynamite,’ but nothing that was youth and also truly on the art spectrum like ‘Run Lola Run’ or the French New Wave (‘Paranormal Activity’ not withstanding…),” adding: “Are we incapable of making the spirited yet formal work that defines a lot of alternative rock and roll? And if so, why is that?”

What are great question. Who’s the Nirvana of cinema? The Pixies? BECK? Tom Waits? Lady Gaga? (I’m serious).

Filmmaker links – recent stories of interest to filmmakers from around the web

Sundance Exclusive: Calderon Talks Digital Indie Challenges – Thompson on Hollywood

Q&A: Sundance power lawyer John Sloss

NEW BREED » The idea that could revolutionize independent film:

WHEN DOES PLAN B BECOME PLAN A? Few Sundance Filmmakers Brave Alternative Distribution Paths

Having fun with HD stills

Bought a Canon Vixia last fall to shoot my thriller My Baby Left Me…I’ve been very happy withe video I’ve shot, such a step up from what I’d been using. Just now starting to explore the still photo capabilities. While I’m no still photographer, so much to learn, I am having fun learning….a few examples….