Archive for October, 2011


Twilight With Cheesburgers & Upright Citizen’s Brigade

With another Twilight movie on the horizon, its a good time to look back to yesteryear at one of the web’s funniest Halloween horror vampire teenie girl movie spoofs: “Twilight with Cheeseburgers”. This short was directed by Pete Atencio and has over 1,000,000 views on Youtube. Pete’s been working in the biz ever since he […]

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This Would Cost You $10,000 to Do in Film School

I wanted to come up with a cool stinger for Film School Secrets. I did this in under 5 minutes with no programming and no graphic design experience: Now, when you take an animation course or multimedia course in film school, especially at a place like NYU or USC, it can cost you more than […]

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“The Avengers” Shot on an iPhone?

Word is out: the new big budget $200 million dollar action flick “The Avengers” has been shot… on an iPhone. Okay, well not the whole movie. But Academy Award nominated DP Seamus McGarvey fessed up to using his little iPhone to grab a couple of shots that actually made it into the film. And in […]

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One Film School’s Fraudulent Ad Campaign

Film Schools and other colleges are the one industry exempt from any kind of accountability for claims they make in attempting to recruit new tuition dollars (students). I was flat out stunned when I saw this innocent looking at in my Facebook account that led me to this page: This is probably one of the […]

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Prison Break and The Importance of Conflict

I recently cancelled half of my Netflix subscription, the one that gives you access to DVDs. I figure they’ll be out of of existence in a few years anyway. That leaves me with Netflix Instant, which isn’t much of a selection. So to compensate, I’ve been checking out some old shows from a few years […]

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I Spent 4 Years in School & All I Got Was This Lousy Short

From a simple financial perspective, film school is an impressively retarded investment. If you are attending a 4 year school, as many people aspire to do, your total investment cost can be anywhere from $100,000 to $200,000. Four years of training and almost a quarter of a million dollars should get you the most cutting […]

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Ghostbusters Costumes for Halloween

Ghostbusters was the penultimate movie if you were a kid growing up in the 80s. I was lucky enough to be 6 years old when the movie first came out, and I still remember my friend Jeremy Silverman telling me about the ghost in the library in the beginning of the movie, which sounded like […]

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