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Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012
POV: What Can Be Learned from the Rebranding of Batman?
It's been more than two decades since Batman was resurrected--rebranded--to the mainstream world, and it's largely due to a boy and his dream. I wasn't just rejected from every studio in Hollywood; I was emphatically rejected because Batman was known only as a punch line to a joke. When I watched...
Friday, Sep. 21, 2012
"I believe that the use of noise to make music will continue and increase until we reach a music produced through the use of electrical instruments which will make available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard." -- John Cage, "The Future of Music: Credo" (1937) John Cage's...
Friday, Aug. 17, 2012
I arrived at the ultimate geek fest known as Comic-Con in San Diego relatively unscathed one Wednesday mid-afternoon. Lucky enough to "win" the room lottery and stay at the Hilton Bayfront where many of my industry colleagues were staying, my "run in" factor was high. I rushed over to pick up my "...
Friday, Jun. 22, 2012
Sixteen years after the first High Definition (HD) broadcast, only 20 to 30 percent of advertisers air their commercials in HD. Now that the final barrier to airing spots in HD, distribution, has been eliminated, could it mean a surge in HD spots? First a brief review. With its incredible...
Friday, Jun. 15, 2012
May 2012 / Mount Everest Base Camp, Nepal / Day 44 / 5am / 20 degrees Fahrenheit: I wake up on cue in my tent at Everest base camp, 17,500 feet, perched on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier, frost coating the ceiling of the tent as a result of my evening's respirations. I wake up early,...
Friday, May. 18, 2012
Since James Cameron's Avatar, directors like Martin Scorsese and Ridley Scott have stated that they will only work in 3D from now on. A bold endorsement of the medium from the directors of Hugo and Prometheus, respectively, but what does this mean for the rest of us? First, 3D is not only taking...
Friday, Apr. 20, 2012
Over the years, SXSW has grown in popularity and magnitude to the point where it's sometimes a challenge to navigate the event--literally and figuratively. SXSW 2012 was no exception and the Interactive portion has earned the reputation of being a great launchpad for new products. One highlight was...
Friday, Mar. 23, 2012
David Ramser of The Artists Company is best known as a comedy director. But in-between those humorous ad jobs, he has donned a reporter's hat, turning out mini-documentaries which he directs, shoots and edits. We thought it appropriate in the context of our Directors Issue to focus on one helmer's...
Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Pathological effect of high altitude on the human body, caused by exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. Symptoms resemble the flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover. Closely related to AMS is Park City Sickness (PCS). Pathological effect...
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
POV: Reflections on Slamdance
Slamdance (which gets underway this week) is the quintessential festival for misfit filmmakers. So when the festival asked me to shoot Harold's Bad Day --which won their short film screenplay writing competition, I agreed faster than an account exec to a wardrobe change. My first film, Dill...