Tag Archives: filmmaking

The Month My Life Changed

I’d been trying “forever” to make movies, believing it was something God had called me to do. But I simply didn’t have the funds. So five years ago this month I got a bunch of talented volunteers together to shoot … Continue reading

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When Your Kids Surpass You

Yesterday, while shooting some additional film footage with our director-of-photography, Jeff, I launched into a sudden “that reminds me of the time when” narrative (something I limit myself to doing no more than once every five minutes). At that moment, … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

The Family that Makes Films Together… I frequently post entries about my adventures in filmmaking. But more and more, filmmaking seems to run in the family. My wife Trudy plays a huge role in every stage of the films I … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

The Movie is Done: Now on to Making a Movie! Shooting has concluded on Notzilla, my second feature film as a writer-director (or, more accurately, principal photography has concluded). Does this mean we’ve “made a movie?” Far from it! Shooting … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

To all of my wonderful friends, long-timers and newbies, in the blogging community: Thank you so much for your ongoing love and support! I want to apologize for my lack of attentiveness to your blogs–I miss reading them!–while things reach the boiling … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Fame vs. Flame “Fame! I’m gonna live forever, I’m gonna learn how to fly. I’m gonna make it to heaven. Baby, remember my name!”  Lyrics from the title song of a once-famous movie that, ironically, most…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

So Much to Learn! When one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, Rashomon) received a lifetime achievement Oscar, he seemed mystified, insisting that he hadn’t learned enough to deserve such an honor. He was 80 … Continue reading

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