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Just over a week ago on a Monday evening my iPhone phone rang. It was Chris Fenwick, who I’ve known for a little while from listening to the Digital Convergence Podcast with Carl Olson and...

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The Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has moved on. It is now on its way to Sao Paulo in Brazil, and after that is scheduled to move to Toronto,...

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The Stanley Kubrick Exhibit has completed it’s seven-month run at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and has now closed and moved onto an as yet undisclosed location on its world tour. I hope...

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There was simply too much in the 2001: A Space Odyssey room in the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to contain it in one blog. 2001 is one of...

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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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Stanley Kubrick, Part 4 – “Spartacus”

April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Stanley Kubrick made the astronomical leap from $900,000 art house war movie The Paths of Glory to $10 million Hollywood spectacle with Spartacus. Spartacus was made in the wake of Ben-Hur and the wave of...

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With the Mitchell BNC 35mm camera converted to use the Leitz NASA lenses for shooting the candlelight scenes in "Barry Lyndon." I love Mitchells and geared heads and was aching to work the wheels of this Moy head.

Stanley Kubrick, Part 3 – Cameras & Lenses

April 20, 2013 | 3 Comments

When I first heard about the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit when it debuted in Melbourne, Australia, I saw photos of displays of Kubrick’s personal cameras and lenses. As a filmmaker and cameraman, this I was chomping...

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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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Stanley Kubrick: Beyond The Infinite Fifty years after Stanley Kubrick packed his bags and left Los Angeles for good, migrating to Great Britain to begin a reinvention of filmmaking that forever changed Cinema and what...

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“I calculated that I could make a feature film for about $10,000. By projecting about the amount of film I’d shoot, figuring that I could get actors to work for practically nothing. You know, at...

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MC: The only other book I can think of that one person wrote about the experience of working with Stanly Kubrick was Frederic Raphael’s Eyes Wide Open memoir about writing the script for Eyes Wide Shut. But that...

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While talking with Adam, I made the comparison of their app to the significant role that The Great Train Robbery played in the evolution of filmmaking. Prior to The Great Train Robbery in 1903 movies, which is to...

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In what I think is a first for this site, presented here is a one-on-one interview with actor-filmmaker-photographer-author Matthew Modine on his new Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad app, which premiered last week on iTunes....

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Matthew Modine’s Full Metal Jacket Diary debuted this week on iTunes. I don’t make it a practice of pitching new products on this site — unless it’s something that’s really cool and that I think...

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Here is a portion of my interview with Matthew Modine on 12-9-2011 where he discusses shooting his new short film Jesus Was A Commie on the streets of New York City with just a Canon...

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Every now and then in the business of TV news you get a chance to meet and do a story on someone who’s work you admire and who had been a part of something historic....

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Several weeks ago I received an e-mail from a friend and former co-worker at KCRA asking if I could help out a filmmaker friend of hers. Her friend had a short film and wanted to...

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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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