paul skidmore andparabolos

cinematic storytelling, strategy, and advice

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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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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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selections from “Becoming the Sycamore Tree”

photo by Ian W. Scott. Becoming the Sycamore Tree by David Skidmore, my brother. as featured in Youth Specialties. "At my church, we have a private preschool and kindergarten. In the nearby church courtyard is a playground.

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House, LOST, Community, and jumping the proverbial shark

from the Fonz literally jumping the shark on that fateful episode of Happy Days to Barry Zuckerkorn's subtle homage on Arrested Development, television viewers have discussed the concept now known as "jumping the shark". it's

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my macgasm articles about FCPX all in one place

if you're interested. the speculation: Thoughts on iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, and the Future the reaction: Beyond the Specs: Reactions to Final Cut X the reflection: Final Cut Pro X: Our two editors

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Movie Magic Scheduling releases iPad app

a better headline might be "Movie Magic Scheduling iPad app escapes." this app is more like proof of concept than really usable on set. good thing it's $30. we can do better than this. someone

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