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1st AD: Theory, Thought and Practice

Today’s guest blog comes from Stage 32’er, 1st AD, Joe Bohn. Joe’s interest in film started in high school where he starred and acted in nearly a dozen plays both at school and the local theatres. He quickly started shooting his own short films and from there took to studying the art of filmmaking himself. This led him to his college career and eventually his professional career to date. Recently Joe has worked with such actors as Miley Cyrus, the Kardashians, Jonath…

Stunts, My High Maintenance Girlfriend

Well, we’ve spent the last year hearing from the actors, the writers, the directors, editors, producers and crew.  Now for the most unheralded of them all, the stuntman. Man, I dig this post… Tom Proctor straddles a wealth of experience in his 28 years in the film business.  His stunt background includes ratchets, rams, car and motorcycle wrecks, fight scenes with Bruce Willis in Looper, Sylvester Stallone in The Tomb and Jeffrey D. Morgan and Jessica Chastai…

My Life in the Industry and Working on World War Z

Before we get to today’s guest post, a quick word of thanks to all who read, commented on, and wrote me privately regarding the James Gandolfini article I posted earlier this week.  The support meant a great deal to me. Today we hear from 25-year industry vet, Dave Sullivan.  Dave started his creative career as a professional press & concert photographer. After shooting stills for some of the world’s top bands & solo artists, he began to feel increasingly…

Part II: A Kid Who Just Wanted To Make Movies and My Aha Moment in SCHIZOPOLIS

Today, Darrin Dickerson returns for Part II of his "A Kid Who Just Wanted To Make Movies and My Aha Moment in SCHIZOPOLIS" guest series. Don't forget to check out Part I if you haven't already. Enjoy. RB

Part I: A Kid Who Just Wanted To Make Movies and My Aha Moment in SCHIZOPOLIS

As I've mentioned before in this space, for a creative, as it relates to wish fulfillment, there are many roads to the promised land. No two success stories are the same. One never knows where a connection made today may lead in five years. We hold much of our fate in our own hands. Darrin Dickerson can tell you a thing or two about steering one's destiny. From sitting in a dark theater dreaming about making films to being on set making them with the great Steven Soderbergh…

Grip It

The Grip... Is there any one profession in the post film credit scroll that piques more curiosity? What the hell is it? Why would anyone want to do it? Today Stage 32 member, Brian Neubauer gets to the heart of it all. Brian is a professional Grip and filmmaker in the Pacific Northwest with over eight years of experience. He specializes in location, and inclement weather production work. After working in the publishing world and watching the inner workings of a film production for …

Super Bowl Success Story of a Workaday DP

"You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it." - Charles Buxton I'm going to let that quote stand on its own as an opening to this terrific piece by Stage 32 member, Matt Skala. The creative spirit, when focused and driven, is indomitable. Matt is a testament to that fact. I thank him for his contribution to the community. Enjoy. RB

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