Take a Slow Ride

Did you know that Mock and Roll received 6 nominations at its premiere in Austin, Texas? Those include Best Comedy, Director, Editor, Poster, Actor, and Actress. Later Film Festival awards included Best Feature and Best Original Score. One of the founding members of legendary British Band Foghat (of Slow Ride fame) makes a special appearance.[…]

Five Things I Learned About Post-Production

  One of the many great quotes from The Big Lebowski: “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.” The same Dude said: “That rug really tied the room together”. Both of these quotes helped put us in the proper mindset for what’s known as “Post-Production”, the stuff that happens after principal photography.[…]

Five Things I Learned About Principal Photography

Five Things I Learned About Principal Photography

Five Things I Learned About Principal Photography OK, so the moment arrives when you are ready to actually shoot your film. That time is called Principal Photography. When you have your cast and crew and locations and script all come together for THE RIDE (apologies David Allan Coe). We knew we would be working long[…]

Five Things I Learned About Pre-Production For An Independent Feature Film

Five Things I Learned About Pre-Production For An Independent Feature Film

Five Things I Learned About Pre-Production For An Independent Feature Film Pre-production encompasses all the stuff that needs to be done, once you have a completed script, to prepare for principal photography (the actual filming of the movie). I covered casting in an earlier blog post, so this covers five things I learned from all[…]

Five Things I Learned About Screenwriting

Five Things I Learned About Screenwriting

Five Things I Learned About Screenwriting In my last blog post, I started a series about what I have learned about filmmaking since entering the field about three years ago, starting with casting. But before that, there was this little thing called “writing a screenplay”. Although I have done quite a bit of writing in[…]

Five Things I Learned About Casting An Independent Feature Film

Five Things I Learned About Casting An Independent Feature Film

Five things I learned about Casting an independent film Being a first-time feature filmmaker with Liberty Mean, working with experienced filmmakers was crucial to success. Surrounded by film professionals who had done this many times made the experience very enjoyable and a terrific learning experience. In a series of blog posts, I am sharing the[…]