Hey gang, I just wanted to let any of the ones of visitors to this site know that I'm going to be making some changes. I'm basically going to be doing more streamlining - it's a bit of a hassle to catalog events/photos/videos on this site when all of it can be found on my other social media accounts.
Co-hosts Chris Linn, Nathan Hall, and I got a chance to sit down with the Anchorage Press to talk about our new event, the Guilty Pleasures Show - a monthly screening of bad movies similar to Mystery Science Theater 300 or RiffTrax. Pick up a copy or click the photo to read all about it!
Here's the latest video I produced, filmed, and edited for Alaska USA Federal Credit Union featuring SteamDot Coffee Roasters. This is the third in a series profiling their various business clients. Like the last video, I used a Canon T2i with Magic Lantern, Zoom H4n, and Adobe Premiere CC. The sound isn't ideal, mostly because the interview was conducted in a tiny room and I didn't have access to lav mics, although I did try to salvage it in Adobe Audition.
I had such a great time organizing the 24-Hour Film Royal, the team and I jumped at the opportunity to take over the Quick Freeze Film Competition, a five-day event that runs as part of the Anchorage International Film Festival in December. Click the image to redirect to the competition website.
Billy Ray, screenwriter of Captain Philips, addresses the next generation of screenwriters about the current state of the filmmaking industry. Click the picture for the link.
If you're in Anchorage, come to Nerd Nite #9 where I'll be presenting Screenwriting Tips From Someone Who's Only Okay At It, Or: 10 Tips For Creating Characters People Hopefully Care About. Other presenters will be talking about artificial intelligence and the power of networking. If you don't know what Nerd Nite is, it's a monthly event held in 90 cities around the world. It's kind of like TED Talks, but with alcohol! Check out the Events page for details.
No Film School recently spoke to Radium Cheung, co-DP of the recent Sundance hit Tangerine, about his experience shooting the film on an iPhone 5s with very limited resources, and how he still managed to get cinematic results. The article also contains several helpful interviews and featurettes. Click on the picture for the link.
Here's my latest short film from the recent Solstice Showcase, The Girl I Should've Ended Up With! I can't thank enough all the people who gave their time and talent to work on it. If you're watching again or for the first time, I hope you enjoy it.
Indiewire recently interviewed Frank Hall Green, first-time director of Wildlike, about his approach to the film festival circuit. Other than being helpful advice in general, the film gets bonus points for being one of the few filmed in my home state of Alaska. Click on the picture for the article.
The Hollywood Reporter recently interviewed Wong Fu Productions, popular YouTubers and filmmakers, about their recently premiered first feature film, Everything Before Us. Click the link for the interview.