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Friday, Sep. 25, 2009
SHOOT Editor's Column: spot.com.mentary
In marking the recent eight-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, I thought we should revisit part of the column that appeared shortly after that tragedy. While we came together in the days, weeks and months following the 9/11 attacks, over the long haul it seems like our...
Friday, Aug. 14, 2009
In our preview of the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival last month, we incidentally mentioned that the overall SIGGRAPH confab was being held in New Orleans. The incidental becomes essential, though, in this column. For one, the event, which wrapped last week (8/7) brought some 20,000 industry...
Friday, Jun. 19, 2009
"He was no businessman but he was an incredible artist--and not just as a director. Try putting a pencil or a paintbrush in his hand, sit back and wait for something remarkable," said Paul Babb of director Victor Haboush, who passed away peacefully last month at his home in Santa Monica. He was 85...
Friday, May. 22, 2009
In 1964, editor Fred Heinrich broke into the spot business at John Urie & Associates, a pioneering Los Angeles studio which helped start numerous filmmaking careers over the years. Fast-forward to the early 1990s and Heinrich decided to conclude his distinguished career as an editor. He...
Friday, Apr. 24, 2009
The title of this column is that of one of my favorite films. Directed by William Wyler, The Best Years of Our Lives , released in 1946, is a brilliant movie that is all the more poignant when you realize that it came during an era when most so-called war films often glorified battle and painted...
Friday, Mar. 20, 2009
Sadly in today's economy the term "cutting your losses" has become prevalent. Just ask most anyone who's investment strategizing with regards to his or her stock portfolio or dwindling 401K plan. Indeed the country and pretty much all its states are in budget shortfall, figuring out where to cut...
Friday, Feb. 20, 2009
Consider it a mini-trend in this column thus far for the new year. We kicked off '09 covering a project outside the spotmaking world that is near and dear to director/editor Larry Bridges of Red Car --a series of video conversations with leading authors as part of the National Endowment of the Arts...
Friday, Jan. 30, 2009
While SHOOT has covered crossover chapter and verse over the years, it's a dynamic particularly prominent in this week's issue. We offer the DGA Award nominees story which includes David Fincher's accomplishment of gaining nominations in both the feature and commercial categories, as well as our...
Friday, Dec. 19, 2008
Thirty seconds can be a lifetime to a commercialmaker. The same half-minute can also be the difference between a lifetime continuing or abruptly ending. In last week's e.dition (12/12), director Anthony Rose of Flying Fish , Sydney, and Moo Studios , Los Angeles, told SHOOT of his harrowing...
Friday, Dec. 5, 2008
The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) has announced the winners of the 2008 J. Michael Brinkman Scholarship Awards honoring students and industry professionals committed to excellence and a desire to further their careers in post. Four college students were awarded scholarships: Jose Ho-Guanipa of Duke...