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Claude Lelouch – A Man And A Canon C500

May 17, 2014 | 1 Comments

Since I was an early teenager I have been in love with the films and filmmaking of French auteur Claude Lelouch when I first saw A Man And A Woman. His work inspired me to become a TV...

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A few years ago I had the rare privilege of going to legendary filmmaker Carroll Ballard’s house to do a TV news story for KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California, to promote his newest film Duma. After...

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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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Last 4th of July I commemorated America’s Independence Day by posting Back-To-Britain British movies. This year I am carrying this annual tradition on, but making it more personal, by giving you my movie. For all...

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Jimmy Ennett – Australian Naked Filmmaker

December 20, 2011 | 1 Comments

A few months ago I was reviewing my Youtube account and saw a mile of comments left on my videos. A few of them were from a young filmmaker in Australia named Jimmy Ennett who...

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The Book That Changed My Life

November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

I was born in 1955. I loved movies as a kid and by around 1967 or so I was already thinking about wanting to make my own. I’d even started writing my own scripts. But...

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Years ago PBS’ American Masters broadcast a 90-minute profile on John Cassavetes. To be honest, I’d grown up reading about the importance of Cassavetes and how critics raved about his films. My first Cassavetes movie...

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Steven Spielberg – Director-Cameraman

July 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

In my on-going series showing clips of major directors who also operate their own camera, as opposed to the stereotype of standing behind a bank of monitors with a cup of Starbucks in their hand....

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Before Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas became Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas they were two like-minded independent filmmakers who wanted to make personal films that they never expected anybody to want to see....

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Mike Figgis – Writer-Director-Cameraman

June 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

In my on-going series bringing attention to film directors who don’t simply sit comfortably behind monitors, nursing cups of Starbucks, but who jump into the filmmaking process with a camera on their shoulders, getting dirt...

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Claude Lelouch framing up his 35mm Eclair CM3 filming "A Man And A Woman."

Claude Lelouch – Un Homme et une Eclair CM3

April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the late 1960s, when I was an early teenager, ABC-TV ran A Man And A Woman on the Sunday Night Movie of the Week. Up to that time about the only foreign films I...

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Stanley Kubrick – Naked Filmmaker

April 17, 2011 | 5 Comments

I drive a 15-year-old Toyota. Drink five dollar a bottle wine. Wear T-shirts until you can see through them and patched jeans. But when it comes to cameras, I have to have the best I...

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