Coffee & Celluloid

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Your Week

When you major in film, you sort of become the official video guy for the family, like editing stills and video your grandfather shot in Israel. The good thing about an A/V clueless family is the most minor tasks, like making a cut, amazes them, so they're pretty easy...

ShotMarks

This is a very specific post for Sony EX1 and EX3 users (maybe other molds but I'm not sure). Imagine you're alone and filming a long event. There's really nothing useful happening for your project except about an hour in (or was it 45 minutes?) one of your subjects...

We Did This Every Week

If you're at this site (which you're probably not), you've probably heard of Spielberg and Mark Burnett's new reality show On The Lot. Over the season, the 16 filmmakers will produce short films in every genre every week and the viewers will vote on who gets...

On-Set – ‘Unmasked’

Just got off another three day thesis show as boom operator. The director is a big Sam Raimi fan, so Unmasked was about superheros. It was probably one of the neatest sets I've been on. On the first day Doctor Squid and Lighting Man had a showdown in a house, with the...