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Navarro Vineyard & Winery 7-19-2014

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every year the California State Fair (which going on as I write this on July 21, 2014) holds a highly esteemed wine competition of commercially produced wines from across the state. For KCRA-3’s once-a-month magazine...

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KCRA All-American Made House 6-11-2013

June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

This started out as one of those “Drive up there and check this out” assignments that KCRA assignment desk editor Melissa Chacon gives me from time to time. The thought being that at worst it...

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In 1968 the world was going through a radical social shift with the war in Vietnam, the anti-war movement, the rise of drug experimentation, the youth movement, music taking radical shifts from being something to...

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After Spartacus and Lolita, Stanley Kubrick had the clout to do anything he wanted. The Cold War was near to boiling in the early 1960s with the Berlin Wall going up, nuclear tests and missiles...

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Stanley Kubrick, Part 2 – Early Years

April 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

At the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, understandably, there isn’t too much for his early years. He was still borrowing and renting gear so, for the most part, all...

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Carl Olson invited me to be his guest on the most recent show of the Digital Convergence Podcast for Episode 115: The Age of the Indie with his co-hosts Chris Fenwick of chrisfenwick.com and Planet...

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Mac Users – Buy The Extended Warranty!

January 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m a total idiot. Fifteen months ago I bought a new (well, refurbished, but the same thing) 15” MacBook Pro. A real gem of a piece of machinery. I use this for everything—writing my books,...

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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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Anouk Aimee in "A Man And A Woman" written, directed & photographed by Claude Lelouch with an Eclair Cameflex CM3 35mm motion picture camera in Eastmancolor.

My New French Mistress—Part Two

November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

The morning after she arrived and was settled into the studio/guest cottage out behind the house, my wife Bonnie was sitting up, sipping her coffee with the paper spread out over her knees. “So what...

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My New French Mistress — Part One

November 19, 2012 | 1 Comments

“You work very hard. I understand. I’m not going to stand in your way from having one if you want.” These were my wife Bonnie’s very words. Every man should be as lucky as I...

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NAKED FILMMAKING is Getting New Clothes!

November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m in the process of re-designing the site to give it a new look. Bear with me. I’m trying an entirely new WordPress theme and it’s going to take me a few days or so...

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Nello Olivo Vineyards – A Beautiful Night

September 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

This will be a departure from most of the posts to this site in that this is a personal entry. I’ve posted the news story about Nello Olivo and his vineyard Cameron Park in Placerville...

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It’s short notice but I am teaching an Introduction to Naked Filmmaking at Access Sacramento for my good friend Ron Cooper. Three nights, three hours each night. I will be discussing how to make dramatic...

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