“On the Set with Video Assist” and Jimmie Songer

Photo from the Jerry Lewis Comedy Museum. While I was at CineGear Expo, I met Michael Frediani at the SOC booth and thanked about about his research into Jerry Lewis and told him I would post his article on video assist. I also included an article from the 695 Quarterly about Jim Songer about his development of thru the lens video assist. There is a … Continue reading “On the Set with Video Assist” and Jimmie Songer

Vittorio Storaro ASC at CineGear 2016

I went to CineGear this year. It was great, was able to catch up and reconnect with some old friends and make new ones. I got a picture of the new Leonard Nimoy street sign on the Paramount lot where the Expo was held. He was also a photographer as well as a director and did many projects at Disney including Body Wars. Zeiss was there with a cut … Continue reading Vittorio Storaro ASC at CineGear 2016

William Friedkin Talks ‘French Connection,’ ‘Sorcerer,’ & ‘The Exorcist’ In This Podcast Interview

The director of “The French Connection,” “The Exorcist,” “Sorcerer,” “Cruising,” “To Live and Die in L.A.,” “Bug,” and “Killer Joe,” to name just a few, William Friedkin is one of the greats to emerge from the 1970s brat pack director’s scene that included Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, and more. Continue reading William Friedkin Talks ‘French Connection,’ ‘Sorcerer,’ & ‘The Exorcist’ In This Podcast Interview

Walter Murch at CAMERIMAGE 2015

Interview with Walter Murch who received the Camerimage festival’s Special Award to Editor with Unique Visual Sensitivity. He edited sound on American Graffiti and The Godfather: Part II, won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation, won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now, and won an unprecedented double Oscar for Best Sound and Best Film Editing for his work on The English Patient. Continue reading Walter Murch at CAMERIMAGE 2015

Synthesizers in the Movies

Hans Zimmer and his Moog Modular Composer Neil Brand celebrates the art of cinema music, Neil explores how changing technology has taken soundtracks in bold new directions and even altered our very idea of how a film should sound. In the last of three programmes in which composer Neil Brand celebrates the art of cinema music, Neil explores how changing technology has taken soundtracks in bold … Continue reading Synthesizers in the Movies

Milius, a documentary about John Milius

I watched Milius on Netflix and it is great, I recommend it!                         John Milius is the writer of some of the most iconic films of the 70s and 80s. John Milius interviewed by Francis Ford Coppola One of my favorite Milius films is Dillinger. Starring Warren Oates, who is very good in it, Michelle Phillips of … Continue reading Milius, a documentary about John Milius