Archive for April, 2012


Obama’s Shoutout to Film School Dropout on Jimmy Fallon

On Jimmy Fallon last night, President Barack Obama admitted to enjoying one particular spoof of his personality. That spoof is the sketch “Obama’s Anger Translator” by Key and Peele on Comedy Central. In the sketch, Obama speaks calmly while his “Anger Translator” Luther yells and keeps it real about he really feels to the audience. […]

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Film School: Show Me the Money

I just read an excellent post on the blog “The Black and Blue” about the pros and cons of film school. Evan always presents things in a very even keeled manner, and I respect that. But I’d like to bring up the driving point behind the stand of this site and everything we talk about: […]

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18 Year Old Wows Internet with His Filmmaking Skills

Last week I discovered Ben Hughes. For those of you who haven’t heard of Ben.. you soon will. Ben has been shooting music videos and youtube videos since he was 15 years old. The difference between most of the vids on youtube and Ben’s stuff is that when he shoots something… it looks GOOD. Like, […]

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Hunger Games Review: A Rushed Book Adaptation

My 22 year old girlfriend wanted to see “The Hunger Games” last weekend, so we went. I am a fan of teen fiction ever since I was a teen. But the books that caught my imagination back in the day were things like “The Dark is Rising” by Susan Cooper, “A Wrinkle in Time” by […]

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Paying $42,000 a Year NOT to Make Films?

One of the most hilarious reasons why film school is such a retarded idea has to do with the process through which “thesis” films are selected. At most of the 4 year film schools, from NYU to USC, UCLA, and even smaller colleges, students are still subject to a mind boggling process of “selection” in […]

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