paul skidmore andparabolos

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development part ii – the screenplay

at some point all of those notes, cocktail napkin sketches, ideas, pictures stolen from flickr, etc. end up turning into words somewhere.  for the writer, it begins a long time ago, but for everyone else

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conducting a film

many people have long compared film to music, primarily to the symphony. i am too lazy today to research and find specific quotes and sources, so i'll just assume you've heard the same and agree

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development part i – the research

the development process is, in my opinion, the most important part of the production process.  i feel way too many take it lightly.  a lot of young filmmakers focus on the finished product.  a polished

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headed to LA

hey LA! i'm headed your way! alert Roscoe's, Amoeba, In-N-Out, and the Arclight Theater. oh heck, alert Ripley's Believe It Or Not, too. let's face it, i'm totally going. i'll be arriving april 27 and

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wrapped! (for now)

principal photography wrapped last night for Sleepwalking.  i feel really good about everything.  i haven't looked at any dailies yet, but saw most everything over Dan Baker's shoulder, and it looked so much like it

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