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paul skidmore andparabolos

cinematic storytelling, strategy, and advice

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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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guest teaching at Biola

just did a guest teaching spot at Biola... Jack Hafer invited me to talk to his Media Ethics class, only about two-thirds of which are film majors. even though the majority of what I discussed

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Kevin Kelly on the next 5,000 days of the Web

my friend Travis Beacham once said, and i'm paraphrasing, "at some point Google stops being a company, and becomes something that we don't even have a word for yet." i'm not sure if that was

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guest teaching at USC

last night i had the incredible honor of being invited to come and guest teach a class at USC's School for the Cinematic Arts. my good friend and colleague Jim O'Keeffe teaches one of the

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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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headed to LA

hey LA! i'm headed your way! alert Roscoe's, Amoeba, In-N-Out, and the Arclight Theater. oh heck, alert Ripley's Believe It Or Not, too. let's face it, i'm totally going. i'll be arriving april 27 and

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