paul skidmore andparabolos

cinematic storytelling, design, and advice

My Blog

the David

everyone's seen the David. it graces the covers of books, postcards, and aprons. it's been copied at varying sizes since it was first sculpted. it's a seminal piece of art history, and it currently stands

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parabolos

parabolos is my motion picture production company. through it, i hope to turn vision and message into tangible work, sharing myself through process and product from story development to the final master of the film.

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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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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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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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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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Apple’s cashpile and the next CEO

great article by John Gruber over at Daring Fireball: "Put another way, the obvious structure for a post-Jobs Apple is simply Apple as we know it, without Steve Jobs." i think he's totally en pointe

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