paul skidmore andparabolos

cinematic storytelling, strategy, and advice

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story is everything

i'm listening to a gentleman play "Piano Man" on an acoustic guitar. story is NOT everything.

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two psalms

psalm 23 comforting. peaceful. serene. psalm 39 lost. distraught. pleading. two different scenes. two different attitudes. two different tones. two different emotions. one author. David.   (more…)

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the power of love (of movies)

  this is an open letter to Kayla, the 11-year-old who wrote Time to Pass, a short film i produced and directed. you can see it here. dear Kayla, it's been over a year since

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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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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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teaching and tech workshop (GR, MI)

i have a very exciting opportunity coming up next month. it's something that you have a chance to experience one way or another. (more…)

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Biola Media Conference

i'd say most people currently reading my blog already know this, but i'll be doing a workshop tomorrow (may 1st) at the Biola Media Conference! i'm really excited, and honored and humbled to be listed

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