Archive for August, 2011

A gleaming white big band plays “Minnie The Moocher”
(The Blues Brothers, 1980)

When Curtis plays the warm up number for the Blue Brothers at the end of the movie, there is a gleaming white big band behind him. The stage is impossibly clean and spacious. Their outfits are distinguished white tails. Whattaband! Whattanumber!

We are magically transported with Curtis to how the performance feels to him, not how it may actually be in reality. His dream has become real… and we are there to witness it!

Curtis’ journey reminds me that when you set a dream in real life and then realize it, the reality may not be exactly as you imagined it… but that doesn’t mean that you didn’t realize the dream. You just have recognize the dream in whatever form it comes to you.

Cheers & happy cinematic dreams to you,


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Film Shoot Day Haiku

Block, light, rehearse, shoot
Take after take after take
Move to new set-up

The dance of the shoot day can be a little poetic, no? Feel free to share some shoot day poetry of your own! In the meantime…

Cheers & a good shoot to you,

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A Dream Is…

“A dream is an idea of the heart.”
– Me!

Unlike Cinderella, I believe dreams can be made fully awake; there is harmony between heart and mind in its creation. Whether you realize the dream is up to your actions…

What ideas are in your heart right now?

Cheers & a good shoot to you,

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The Film Doctor site has some truly interesting – and not your typical – resources. I especially enjoyed the article on “Should you go HD Digital for your next film?” and the “Aspect Ratio” chart. Surf by and have a look:


Cheers & happy ciné-surfing,

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