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Reworking an old script (action=money) or not

I said I didn’t want to jump back into another feature right way. That I wanted to do a few shorts first. So maybe it’s stupid of me to suddenly consider doing another feature. Or at least starting the preproduction

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The Great Divide

For years I’ve been looking for a way to balance out my amatuer / silly side of filmmaking with my more professional aspirational side of it.

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Star Wars Episode 3

When I was about 4 or 5 years old I was taken to the movie theater in the mall to see Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. I don’t remember the movie so much as I remember walking out of

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Should film be harder to break into?

Seems a silly idea. But it’s true. Those in power want to remain in power and they’ll do so however they can. Only letting in certain people at a time who can help sustain their power (profit).

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Welcome to the commentary.

I felt I wanted a journal just for my thoughts on making independent films and the world of films in general. I have several journals as it is and post my thoughts on such things at several filmmaking messagebaords. But

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Project 2.1 is Complete

Project 2.1 otherwise known as “The Revenge of Withers Special Edition” is now complete. The master Video CD has been made. The Special Edition is basically the final edition of the film. Nothing new has been added. Instead things have

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Maintain Finished

The first cut of “Maintain” is done. Scape Films officially has a movie in the can. Over the next 12 hours, Ken Pham is going to tinker with the audio and add more “insert” shots. 4 different actresses play 2

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Maintain update 5-3-2002

Editing nearly complete on “Maintain”. Need to reshoot the very end because of lighting problems on the footage. Shouldn’t be a problem. World premiere on Monday in Room 117 of the Education Lecture Hall at Arizona State University. Show up

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The release of Old Man Withers v3.0 is on the horizon! 4-23-2002

Yes, you’ve heard it right. The last installment in the Withers trilogy is coming soon. The shooting was finished last month. Editing will start in two weeks and we’ll be finished shortly after. We are looking at a release date

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Maintain update 4-17-2002

All but finished with principle photography on “Maintain”. There was one page we didn’t get to shoot in Clinton Township because of an actor’s unavailability.Granted, that didn’t stop us from having two Dollies, but both actors’ performances were so good

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