Here is part three of my ongoing series detailing my personal experiences with digital cinema surrounding the production of my first film April Showers. The original article, in its entirety, can be found on Theo’s Roundtable. —– Following a collapsed economy and an R rating by the MPAA (don’t get me started), my first film or foray into the [...]

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Here is part two of my ongoing series detailing my personal experiences with digital cinema surrounding the production of my first film April Showers. The original article, in its entirety, can be found on Theo’s Roundtable. —– As complicated as filming April Showers was in 4K using the now defunct Dalsa Origin II camera system, it was nothing [...]

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Below is an excerpt from my first article in what is to be an ongoing series that will examine and discuss various topics having to do with digital cinema -from script to screen. This series will be hosted, in its entirety, on Theo’s Roundtable, though you will be able to read excerpts here. I’ve partnered with [...]

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So the big news in the world of home theater today -or should I say cost-no-object home theater -is IMAX. That’s right, IMAX has gone public with the news that they will be offering a new, home IMAX cinema experience dubbed “IMAX Private Theatre.” The IMAX Private Theatre isn’t a new format or technology per [...]

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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. Last week, my wife and I watched the documentary Side by Side starring, well, most every popular or famous Hollywood director or producer who has dealt with digital cinema at some point over the past 30 years. Oh, and Keanu Reeves is in it [...]

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UltraHD/4K’s arrival on the scene is no longer a matter of if but when. UltraHD/4K WILL happen, much like death and taxes, consumers the world over will soon have to deal with the budding new format. I know I have been critical of UltraHD/4K in the past (and still am) but I fear that criticism [...]

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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. Believe it or not, some of my fondest memories have taken place inside movie theaters. I know, I know—me, Mr. Death to All Theaters, has fond memories of movie theaters. But it’s true. My fondest of all? The time I almost threw [...]

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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. Lately, there has been a lot of chatter here on Theo’s Roundtable about the death of cinema and how home theater has reached a point where it’s begun to overtake commercial cinemas in terms of relevance. I’ve even contributed to such [...]

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Earlier today I had a brief, but nice, conversation with some of the good folks over at Panamorph. Panamorph, for those who may be unaware, is company based out of Colorado that specializes in anamorphic lens attachments for consumer grade front projectors -i.e. home theater. I’ve been a fan of Panamorph for a while, and [...]

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I’ve written about the concept of film as a small business before, however it was through the lens of budgeting and production rather than distribution. Lately, some of you may have noticed my recent takes (or rants) regarding streaming and/or other day & date distribution concepts. The reason for this has to do with both [...]

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Daily Variety (among others) is reporting that five of the major studios and three of the largest  exhibitors have reached an agreement to deliver movies and alternative content via satellite -albeit at the theatrical level. The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (DCDC), comprised of Lionsgate, Disney, Paramount, Warner Brothers and Universal along with Regal, AMC and [...]

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Filmography

 April Showers (2009)

Genre: Drama
Studio: WarnerVOD
Written/Directed by: Andrew Robinson
Produced by: Jenna Edwards, April Wade
Starring: Kelly Blatz, Daryl Sabara, Janel Parrish, Ellen Woglom, Illeana Douglas and Tom Arnold