paul skidmore andparabolos

cinematic storytelling, design, and advice

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doddlePro with digital call sheets

doddle Pro brings Digital Call Sheets to iOS (web access coming soon), with awesome features. (more…)

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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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location scouting with iPhone and AutoStitch

I learned how to do proper location scouting the old school way. I used to drive around with a flexfile full of blank forms in my car, just in case I came across a cool

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my interview on Michigan Film Reel

check out this short interview i did in Grand Rapids this past weekend. after my two-hour seminar for the GR film community, we headed over to McFadden's for a quick bite, and i recapped some

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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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development part ii – the screenplay

at some point all of those notes, cocktail napkin sketches, ideas, pictures stolen from flickr, etc. end up turning into words somewhere.  for the writer, it begins a long time ago, but for everyone else

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development part i – the research

the development process is, in my opinion, the most important part of the production process.  i feel way too many take it lightly.  a lot of young filmmakers focus on the finished product.  a polished

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