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Heart & Stroke Foundation

Posted by cmobAdmin on August 7, 2017  /   No Comments

16andUnder from Taso Alexander on Vimeo.

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THE REVEAL

Posted by cmobAdmin on January 4, 2017  /   No Comments

Thinking of this has revealed the hidden path to the conclusion of my current feature script. It has provided a deeper function for a specific character, given them a clear objective and provided a critical …

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1, 2, 7, 14 ‘GITS’ IT DONE

Posted by cmobAdmin on January 2, 2017  /   No Comments

Go Into The Story is easily one of my favourite screenwriter’s blogs out there, written by Scott Myers. All his posts are excellent and filled with very useful and interesting insights, information, industry news and …

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HIT ME, BABY, ONE MORE PAGE

Posted by cmobAdmin on December 7, 2016  /   No Comments

It’s been said to me that compared to actually making a film, writing the script is free. I used to buy into that…

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All Else Will Follow

Posted by cmobAdmin on August 3, 2016  /   No Comments

Write what you know. Write what you feel. Write who you know. Know yourself. You write from yourself, from within you. Write from what you feel, what you’ve felt, from what you’ve felt about others. …

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Conditions

Posted by cmobAdmin on July 10, 2016  /   No Comments

I pushed my soul into a deep dark hole…

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Read to write

Posted by cmobAdmin on April 7, 2016  /   No Comments

I’ve offered to do a scene-by-scene breakdown of MICHAEL CLAYTON, one of my favourite films, written and directed by one of my favourite screenwriters, Tony Gilroy.

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I word good

Posted by cmobAdmin on April 4, 2016  /   No Comments

I often find that writing is a mental bear trap, with my mind hovering just above its rusty jaws.

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Pinterest

Posted by cmobAdmin on January 26, 2016  /   No Comments

Visual gallery of images for colour grading reference.

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Laughton v. Kubrick

Posted by cmobAdmin on January 24, 2016  /   No Comments

There seem to be quite a few visual similarities (and some strong behind-the-scenes connections) between Charles Laughton’s superb and unsettling “Night of the Hunter” and Stanley Kubrick’s equally eerie “The Shining”.

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Percolation

Posted by cmobAdmin on January 12, 2016  /   No Comments

At last. At long, long, long, long, long, long last I have achieved picture lock on my short film, “IN THE MEATHOUSE“! I shot the bulk of it over a weekend in April 2014, and …

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Last Legs, pt 2

Posted by cmobAdmin on December 18, 2015  /   No Comments

This is goodbye, but not good riddance.

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Flip Flopped

Posted by cmobAdmin on December 10, 2015  /   No Comments

Every movie buff has a set of films they love over all the others. I will watch and re-watch these classics again and again, in unspoken hope that I will feel the same wonder and thrill as …

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Last Legs

Posted by cmobAdmin on December 7, 2015  /   No Comments

I’ve finally locked in shoot dates for the last remaining scenes from my boxing short, In The Meathouse

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Location Fact Sheet

Posted by cmobAdmin on May 3, 2015  /   No Comments

My version of a Location Fact Sheet.

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Motion Capture

Posted by cmobAdmin on May 1, 2015  /   No Comments

I recently attended a workshop on Motion Capture, presented by Plato Fountidakis of FAST Motion Studios, a motion capture studio that specialises in stunt work.

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Murch, Mamet & Hauser

Posted by cmobAdmin on January 17, 2015  /   No Comments

The critical person who saves me from blundering down the path to creative tyranny is my girlfriend Maria.

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Notes from Charlie Kaufman

Posted by cmobAdmin on January 15, 2015  /   No Comments

“What can be done? Say who you are, really say it in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won’t be born for 500 years. Your writing will be a record of your time.”

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The Conversations

Posted by cmobAdmin on January 13, 2015  /   No Comments

Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Films.
Michael Ondaatje. 2004.

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Taxi Driver (1976)

Posted by cmobAdmin on January 13, 2015  /   No Comments

Technically, this is a simple shot to explain where Travis is. He has signed up for a Taxi driver job and sees the vehicles he will be driving in the future.

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The Angst & The Relief

Posted by cmobAdmin on January 16, 2014  /   No Comments

I’m an independent film-maker. I don’t have formal training, experience or a job in the industry, which makes me an amateur. I work with unpaid actors, unpaid crew (unfed as well – our current budget …

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