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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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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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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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. The other day, while evaluating a product in my theater, I kicked on David Fincher’s breakout hit, Seven, which, for me, is still one of the best thrillers of all time. I own many copies of the film—seven to be exact—though this [...]

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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. There are times where I feel a bit conflicted with regards to writing for the wonderful Theo Kalomirakis. I’m a fan, and respect what he does from an artistic standpoint immensely. And yet every time I break open my copy of [...]

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I’ve begun to hate pixels lately. They’re actually quite evil if for no other reason than they’re simply too easy to quantify and thus be used against us. Pixels have spawned a variable arms race and in their wake left a trail of dead formats and products, all because they eventually didn’t quench are thirst [...]

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As some of you no doubt noticed I’ve been absent these past few days. Part of the reason is because my wife and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary and the other is -well -we’re moving into a new house. The first part was expected, the second was not. Somewhere along the line we’ve all [...]

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An introduction to filmmaking and technology? Sounds like a survey course taken at a local community college, in other words it sounds boring, but I urge you not to dismiss it for I feel it’s important, especially for those wanting to learn and get the most out of the discussion that will transpire over the [...]

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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