Monthly Archives: May 2011
Okay, for subscribers only, a discussion of lighting and DP Drew Ganyer’s great lighting on a small budget.
Today, we’re going to do a pick-up shot of Abraham Foxe questioning one of the witnesses in the tavern court house. The editors have finished first and 2nd draft cuts of the entire first episode, but we discovered one closeup that we never locked down during the first round.
Not bad for a little independent company like Colony Bay.
To better understand the life of the common New Hampshire farmer/patriot of the 1770s, we draw heavily on
Stories are about characters in conflict, not what Nabokov (I think) called “topical trash.” You can’t just track down an incident from history, or a trend, or a famous person and lock them all in a jar and claim your “narrative bottle” now has weight. That will earn you a sympathy nod, but it usually injures the tale. Take a great movie like “Mr. Holland’s Opus.” There was a marvelously drawn character, having a real life struggle, and then mid-way through our hero’s travail, the death of John Lennon is introduced in a way that took us away from the very interesting story of Mr. Continue Reading »
For my first experience with Courage, NH I was asked to come out to Riley’s Farm, as director of photography, to shoot a
You can read all of this post if you like, but