I recently shot some training videos for the American Film Institute.Check them out below:AFI ScreenNation: Sound Tips See the rest here:AFI ScreenNation: Editing TransitionsAFI ScreenNation: Interview BasicsAFI ScreenNation: Lighting Basics
Archive for May 2008
Until I get some posts up for each of my film projects, here is a quick list of loglines for my screenplays: Teeth (Horror): A young woman moves to Los Angeles only to discover her new aparment building is inhabited by a cult that worships and releases a creature from deep beneath the Earth. Painless (Horror): A group of patients are lured to a remote medical facility with a promise to end their chronic pain but the doctor's experimental surgery has unforeseen side effects that lead to a violent confrontation. Out of the Woods (Serial Killer/ Thriller): A Police Chief faces a serial killer in a small New England town. Blue & Orange (Dark Comedy / Plot-twister): The founders an internet company just might get rich if they can stop lying, cheating and killing each other over the venture money.
My feature screenplay 'Painless' has been optioned and is in development as we speak. It's not worth saying much more until we get the green light, but it is looking good. More to come soon...
In addition to making my own films, I have gotten more and more involved with the advancement of Media Literacy over the last couple years. After working as a consultant with the American Film Institute's Screen Education Department, I worked with some local high schools in the Los Angeles area, helping teach and advise their DVD Yearbook groups and Media classes.Over the last year I have started to speak with several Media Literacy advocacy groups, continued to work with the AFI Screen Ed department and developed my own program based on my work with the schools. All of this has culminated in the launch of a consulting company - Five Day DVD - which is putting together all of the experience, the methods, the lesson plans and materials I have worked with into one place.