The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. —– Fellow writer John Sciacca has been raving about how he’s peered through the looking glass and seen the future. First it was with Kaleidescape (K-Scape) and later it was via Prima Cinema. The problem with both of these so-called “solutions” is that [...]

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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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A former colleague of mine recently reminded his readers (in what I think was a jab aimed at me) that I once famously said, “the industry isn’t going to sell 4K, 50-inches at a time.” What he was referring to was a comment I made following this past January’s CES show in Las Vegas, where [...]

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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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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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Introduction MXL, a division of Marshall Electronics, has been in the professional AV space for nearly 30 years. While the Marshal brand spans both audio and video, MXL’s focus is entirely audio, specifically the capture and recording of audio be it in the studio or out in the field. The subject of this review is [...]

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Last week and the week prior I wrote a couple of posts dealing with the topic of anamorphic filmmaking and exhibition. Both articles dealt with anamorphic’s inherent cinematic qualities and less about its raw technical aspects. It’s not that I didn’t understand the technical behind what makes an anamorphic image an anamorphic image, I did, [...]

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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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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