paul skidmore andparabolos

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Love is Alive (15m, dir. paul skidmore) on Vimeo

i directed this short film last fall. we premiered in Nashville this past spring to a great audience. now the film is available to view online. i'll write more about it soon, but for now,

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sunday morning – director’s commentary

since there are way too many things to say about this film to fit into the five-and-a-half minute runtime, i thought a written commentary would be better. the following goes through the entire sunday morning

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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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“I Am Number Four” uses iPads for production

Hollywood is realizing what I've been saying for a while now. the success of iPad combined with the iPhone finally being available on Verizon will give iOS a huge foundation as a first arriver in

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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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Sleepwalking directorial

man... what a week... i'm really drained, but the good kind.  i will sleep like a baby tonight!  a baby that sleeps well... through the night for 8 hours or more... and then wakes up

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