I’m pleased to announce that our short film A Changed Man will screen at this year’s Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, AL. Our film is part of the “Local Shorts #2″ block, which starts at 7:20pm on Saturday, August 27. The film will be shown at the Hill Event Center, located at 1811 3rd Avenue North. A Changed Man tells the story of an emotionally-broken woman trying to put her troubled past behind her and regain a sense of normalcy in her life.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time, efforts, and energy to produce this film. I definitely couldn’t have done it alone.
Written & Directed By Clint Till
Director of Photography – Michael Praytor
Producer – Todd Hornsby
Editor – Sam McDavid
Audio – Chris Burns & Jeremy Burns
Music – Paul Merryman
Art Director – Kimberly Johnson
Gaffer – Chris Hilleke
Hair & Make-up – Tara Merryman
Script Supervisor – George Smyly
Grip – Troy Wagner
Production Assistants – Tyler Dawson & J. Neil Bloomer
The 2011 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival runs from August 26-28, 2011. Visit the festival website to see the full weekend schedule and learn more about each film.
Podcasts are a great way to find specific content about a niche subject that interests you. I have several different podcast subscriptions and in an earlier post I shared some of them with you. I wanted to follow up on that original article with some additional recommendations:
NEW MEDIA MINUTE – In this video podcast, host Daisy Whitney quickly discusses some of the latest news from the world of online video, online advertising, and online video distribution.
THE MOTH PODCAST – The Moth is a great series that features entertaining storytellers sharing their own life experiences with a live audience. If you enjoy great stories, you will love The Moth.
THE TOBOLOWSKY FILES – Another great storytelling podcast. In this series, character actor Stephen Tobolowsky talks about life, love and the entertainment industry through the lens of his experiences as a theatre, TV, and film actor.
MOVIE B.S. – I’ve listened to several movie podcasts, and this is one of my favorites. Hosts Jeff Bayer and Eric D. Snider discuss some of the latest theatrical releases and give listeners the opportunity to get involved with their “Question of the Week” (or “QOTW” as they like to call it). The back-and-forth between Snider and Bayer is incredibly entertaining.
PHOTOSHOP KILLER TIPS – This is a video podcast that gives viewers great little tips about the amazing features within Photoshop.
I encourage you to take the time to investigate each of these podcasts. I’m sure you will find them entertaining and informative. At some point in the future I will post Part 3 of my “Recommended Podcasts” series. Until then, leave your recommendations in the comment section. Enjoy.
Sometimes you can’t appreciate how far you’ve come until you take a look at the road behind you. With the rapid advancements in film and video technology, it’s sometimes hard to believe that the motion picture industry is barely over 100 years old. I really enjoy studying history, including film history. One of the items in my collection is Edison – The Invention of the Movies (1891-1918), a DVD set of early short films. To me, it’s fascinating to watch these motion pictures to get a glimpse of people and places long since gone. Thanks to film, they are preserved forever, including the people in this 1922 Kodachrome film test. Kodachrome was Kodak’s long-standing brand of color reversal film, and (as the video’s opening title says) this footage is some of the earliest color film you will see.
In 2008 I worked as Director of Photography for the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival’s TV commercial. Filament Artists, a local creative services agency, handled production and post-production. Todd Hornsby was the producer and Sam McDavid was the writer/director. This year, the decision-makers at Sidewalk asked Filament to do it once again, and I had another opportunity to work as Director of Photography for the project. The Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival is now in its 12th year, and will be held in downtown Birmingham September 24-26.
Over the last couple of years I have subscribed to a variety of different podcasts that appeal to my specific interests. I’m always on the lookout for interesting podcasts, so I thought I would list some of my favorites. Hopefully you will find some of these interesting, entertaining, and useful.
THE ACCIDENTAL CREATIVE – This podcast speaks directly to those who work in the creative industry (writers, graphic designers, artists, photographers, video professionals, art directors, etc.) Each episode is designed to help the creative professional avoid burnout by providing tips on how to stay motivated and have a successful career.
DISHY MIX – On this podcast, host Susan Bratton interviews the top names in the New Media and Digital workspace, discussing things related to marketing, advertising, media, social media, video, and the Internet.
FREELANCE RADIO – Although Freelance Radio is no longer producing new episodes, there is an archive of about 50 episodes that provide useful information for anyone operating a freelance business. In each episode, a regular panel of four freelancers discuss one central topic. Issues range from client relations, to bookkeeping, to generating new business, to ethical dilemmas, and budgeting.
THE/FILMCAST – I’ve listened to several movie podcasts, but this one has to be my favorite. Each week, David Chen, Devindra Hardewar, and Adam Quigley discuss the movies and TV shows they’ve been watching, go over the latest film news, and conclude with one in-depth movie review. The occasional guest panelist includes other film critics, actors, and film directors.
INSPIRING WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT WITH ZIG ZIGLAR – Each episode of the Zig Ziglar podcast features brief insights from Ziglar regarding sales, careers, life, family, relationships, and goals. The show provides great motivation for anyone, regardless of the profession. Plus, every episode is short – no more than 10 minutes, which means they can be digested easily.
INTERNET MARKETING – Produced in the UK, Internet Marketing is one of the most popular podcasts of its kind. Episodes feature insights to help listeners gain increased visibility for their business through a wide array of online tools.
THE DUCT TAPE MARKETING PODCAST – This podcast is for anyone looking for practical advice on how to market a business or service. In each episode, host John Jantsch interviews a marketing expert that provides useful information for online and offline marketing.