Monthly Archives: "December 2012"

Anouk Aimee looks through the viewfinder of an Eclair studio camera in a scene from Claude Lelouch's tour-de-force "A Man And A Woman" -- filmed with the Eclair Cameflex CM3.

A Man And A Woman And A Mistress

December 28, 2012 | 7 Comments

I’ve been posting a bit over the past few weeks about my new French mistress, who my wife Bonnie has welcomed into the family. A few of my friends have asked if my love of...

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We’ve survived the Mayan end-of-the-world thing. Christmas is over. We’re about to sprial over the Fiscal Cliff. What doom and stress does 2013 have in store for us all? At this point, I honestly don’t...

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Chosin — The Kickstarter project I’ve been posting about for the past few days has reached its goal! As of 5 PM PST this afternoon Brian Iglesias and the Chosin Team have achieved their goal...

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Chosin, the animated film start-up campaign about the Marine battle in the Chosin Valley in the Korean War is getting close to achieving it’s goal of raising $25,000. As of 9 AM on December 20,...

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As regular readers to this site may know, I have a soft spot in my heart for the U.S. Marine Corps. My father, P.F.C. Ward V. Carroll, was a Marine in World War Two and...

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Coming up on the New Year and time make Resolutions about taking action with our lives and our futures and careers and ambitions. With that in mind, I have reduced prices on my book Breaking Into...

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A year ago I posted a series of articles here about Matthew Modine and his Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad App, which was receiving funding through Kickstarter. The funds raised far exceeded the amount being...

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Light Is My Friend — Autumn Dusk

December 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Out walking the dogs late and was greeted with this beautiful dusk light. Some people become depressed by the short days and the barren limbs of the trees. I find the light this time of...

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Shooting In Fog — Can Never Be Too Safe

December 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Shooting live shots for this morning’s KCRA news of the heavy fog. The best way to get traffic shots is to have the camera set up on a tripod just to the edge of the...

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Following on the heels of posting my first dramatic feature-length film Year up on Vimeo a short while ago, I am now following that with my very first full-length film Dog Soldiers: The Dogumentary. You...

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KCRA Tom Ogren – Alergy-Free Landscapes

December 5, 2012 | 1 Comments

This is a story that KCRA assignment editor Melissa Chacon, who is the glue that holds the newsroom together, has wanted to do for years. Finally, allergy-free landscape advocate Tom Ogren was in Sacramento for...

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Light Is My Friend 12-4-2012

December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Feeling the Ying & Yang of Autumn. I hate the the cold and the rain, but I do love the light this time of year. Clouds rolling in like waves, gray overcast skies. Some times...

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Our dear friend Terence Davies just got a very big boost. The New York Film Critics Circle has named Rachel Weisz as Best Actress in 2012 for her haunting performance in The Deep Blue Sea, ...

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