camera obscura – actors

i have my actors! they are: chad brummett and amy schilling i am so excited to have gotten these 2 to work on my film! their auditions were amazing and…

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camera obscura – composer

i'll be working with my friend TD Collins again, the same composer who did the score for Martial Artsy! i'm really excited i'll get a chance to work with him…

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camera obscura – dp

we settled on our dp - lenny hoffman. he brings many years of experience in the industry, and i'm looking forward to working with him.

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camera obscura – revising the script

well, it turns out howard smith (the potential DP) won’t be able to work on my short film because he ended up getting a gig on a feature. marcia sent me 2 other DP’s to look at.

marcia also had sent my script to a reader to get some coverage, and i got some excellent notes. most were great things to consider. there were several instances where i left something vague in the script, and she wanted more detail. for example, here’s the opening of the script:


The late afternoon sun on an empty road.  A car drives by, weaving slightly.

her note was, “What kind of car?”


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camera obscura – preproduction update

i had a call with my producer marcia the other day.

she has a potential DP lined up – howard smith. i think he created this steadicam system called the mk-v which allows for some amazing shots. hopefully we can get him onboard, and then he and i can discuss the look of the film and the shots i’m thinking of.

i found out the camera we’re going to be shooting on: the sony ex1.

i’m excited to shoot with this camera because it has 1/2″ sensors so it’ll do well in low light. it’s also a tapeless workflow like the hvx200.


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writing fellowship deadlines coming up

i already applied to the nickelodeon writing fellowship, the cbs writing mentorship program, and the wb writers' workshop. the only ones left are the  nbc writers on the verge program…

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camera obscura – headshots

i only have 2 roles in my short, MIKE and SUSAN. if possible, i'd like them to be a young, interracial couple. the casting notice went up on 6/10 and…

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