paul skidmore andparabolos

cinematic storytelling, design, and advice

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the director’s worksheet

my 2nd year directing class under the instruction of Janos Kovacsi was a life-changing experience. Janos gave a lot of wonderful instruction, a lot of which i have shared with my students over the years,

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the Why of this blog

i began this blog with a few reasons in mind. one of the most visible purposes was to share what i had learned about using new technology as it applies to the film production process.

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Kate’s song – a short screenplay

here's an interpretive exercise for directors: pick a song, poem, hymn, or psalm (preferably at random... open a book, eyes closed, and point your finger, e.g.). craft a story that demonstrates visually and audibly the

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dessert

by lunchtime, i found myself with, for the first time in years, absolutely nothing to do. so i decided i'd return to one of my favorite places — downtown Memphis — and be a tourist.

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Macgasm

many of you are aware that i often write articles for Macgasm. for many of my app reviews, features on Apple hardware and software, and thoughts on the future of tech, i often post on

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Owen, Dewan, and me

as with many of the stories i will post here, this story may be rooted in some truth like all fiction, but is still fiction. and though it may be in first person, the narrator

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canine dreams

  i love watching Mathilda sleep. she does it with as much intensity as she does everything else. looking at her, it's hard to remember she's only 18 months old, but her behavior is very

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