Category Writing

How to Get a Good Education as a Filmmaker

So I’ve been polishing my feature-length screenplay, which I plan to shoot this summer, and it keeps getting better. I love rewriting, because I simply just go back and read what I wrote, and immediately I know what to write. “That’s no good, this is what I want it to say…” and boom, there it […]

Dreams Don’t Come True – Not By Themselves Anyways

5 years. 5 Films. 5 Novels. That’s the goal, right? Well let’s see how we are doing so far. First off 2012 was an awesome year…except, I didn’t reach my goal of shooting my feature film in 2012. Not good. Frowny face. Explanation point! I did however shoot write and direct 3 short films, write […]

Voice-Over: Sequel to The Chapel

First of all, I want to apologize to my loyal readers that I haven’t posted as frequently on my blog lately. There’s a simple reason for this: I’ve been spending more time actually working on films! That’s definitely a good thing. When I have my feature film done (I’ve been writing and rewriting faithfully every […]

Double Sevens, Part I

I was born in the lucky year of 1977. I’m a gemini, so that’s double the luck. I grew up in California. I didn’t realize how cool California was when I was growing up. I did a report on Arkansas in 5th grade. I thought, wow, diamonds are mined in Arkansas. I wish I was […]

Straight From Mumbai, India

This blog post comes to you today thanks to Zinal Bhadra, a blogger in Mumbai, India. (Never been to India, though my brother Pukha lived there for a while.) I had gotten to a point where I was frustrated with myself for not accomplishing my goals faster, and I had sort of vowed to myself not […]

Mind Monkey Part VII and the State of the Union

Unleash The Mind Monkeys Okay so this isn’t really the seventh mind monkey post. It’s actually the second. (Read the first one here.) But my mind monkey told me to call it Mind Monkey VII and I must obey. Here is a collection of some random thoughts that have been coursing through my cortex lately. […]

Why I Feel Like Eminem

A fellow blogger, Joe Pineda, (a.k.a. The Bard of Steel) wrote an insightful article about walking the tightrope between creating shallow, meaningless art, and being egotistical and preachy. In writing this blog, I feel like I am constantly walking this tight rope, and chances are I often fall on the side of the latter extreme, […]

Art and Exercise

I believe there is a definite link between art and exercise. The purpose of this article is to tell you everything I can (in 2600 words) about that link. Get Your Art Mojo On First of all, the best way I know to break out of a slump as an artist is exercise. By slump […]

Fill Your Time With Stuff You Love

  Please help…! I’ve started again to video blog. I’m open to feedback. Do video blogs or written articles seem to be more helpful? Or do you like them both? I’m in search of a good balance. Please share your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks!

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