Archive for December, 2011


Sherlock Holmes Has Kicked Ass for Centuries

I just watched “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows” and I must say, well played. Guy Ritchie seems to have focus grouped the heck out of the first movie and decided to eliminate everything audiences didn’t like from the previous installment out. That includes Rachel MacAdams, who has very little screen time in the new movie. […]

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My Thoughts on a Liberal Education

I keep getting questions from students and parents regarding college. Though many people are starting to realize that film school is a waste, the next question becomes “well, then what should I major in?” Rather than respond individually to these many inquiries I have decided to republish this response I sent to one of my […]

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Film School Rankings Are Meaningless

Film School Rankings are absolutely meaningless in the real world of film production. There’s a lot of theory and baseless opinions on this, but this screenshot from a real life LinkedIn conversation among NYU Film alumni really sums it up: As this Tisch grad points out, employers don’t care about where you go to school, […]

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Waterproof Video Camera

Got a great movie idea, but all the action takes place underwater? Probably not. But still, having a waterproof video camera can be pretty cool. And nowadays you can get your hands on a waterproof video camcorder that you can not only take underwater but also captures HD images and costs less than $200. Let’s […]

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