It seems I’ve been having this conversation a lot lately,  and that conversation is one over dealer markup versus Internet direct sales. It’s no lie, Internet direct sales or dealers have created a marketplace that seems to favor the consumer. When I say “favor” I mean these Internet direct businesses are seen as saving consumers [...]

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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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Since posting a video of my room last week I’ve gotten a few private comments regarding my use of two subwoofers. I’ve also fielded questions regarding the types of subwoofers I employ and why they’re placed the way they are. Rather than keep you all in the dark I thought I’d share a bit of [...]

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Last week I submitted my theater, and an accompanying video, to my “boss” and famed theater designer Theo Kalomirakis. I wanted to get Theo’s thoughts on my design and see what, if any, improvements he might suggest -not that I have a great deal of room or money for said improvements mind you. I didn’t [...]

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Over the weekend, and at the request of several readers and fans, I went ahead and added a user forum to the website. It isn’t much at the moment but hopefully, in time, it will be with your help. Why have a forum? Well, besides being a great way to interact with me, my hope [...]

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Last month I wrote an article entitled Is Anamorphic Still Relevant? In it I tackled the basic ideas and concepts associated with anamorphic filmmaking and exhibition in the digital age and how because of digital the once optical “cheat” has been rendered somewhat useless.  While I didn’t write the article to put a stop to [...]

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This story is part of a new segment that we’re kicking off on Theo’s Roundtable, where master home theater designer, Theo Kalomirakis, weighs in on readers’ personal home theater spaces. I thought I’d be the first to toss my hat into the ring, given the response I have received following my filming of my theater [...]

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I cannot say that I’m shocked, or even remotely surprised, for I think with the passing of Pioneer’s lauded Kuro line some years ago, it was only a matter of time before Panasonic’s plasma efforts would go tits up. And yet, the news has me, and others, feeling a bit melancholy. It’s not that there [...]

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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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My first front projector experience came by way of an old Epson Powerlite LCD front projector that I bought off Craigslist for -I think -$300 many moons ago. The Epson wasn’t even HD, but rather an SD, 4:3 model aimed more at the business market than the home theater one. My first screen was actually [...]

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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