Friday, January 27, 2006

Thank You

Thanks to all who came out for My Co-Birthday Party with Alexis. Being surrounded by my friends on such a cold February night is all that I need to keep me warm.

Dinner was quite tasty and the wine was divine. I apologize for not being as mobile as I could have been. I think I missed talking with a couple of people, but I was building the collective mythology and talking about some of our exploits on various film shoots.

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After dinner, we went out dancing. I had to stop and take this photo as we walked over to Hiro, our first club stop, Hiro. They had just opened for the night, so it was dead as well as being very expensive, though there was no cover.

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Alexis at Bollywood Thursday.

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Katie met Adam at the Bollywood Thursday event and found out that it was also his birthday that night as well. Small world.

We closed the Canal Room at about 3am, and then went over to Florent for breakfast. It's over in the meat packing district, so the neighborhood is industrial and funky at night. The food was very good. I wrote most of this last Friday, while it was still fresh in my mind, though it's been a few days, so I forget what I had to eat.

I thought I had already posted this thank you, but I never finished editing it. I left later in the day, Friday, to meet my family at the Met to see The Magic Flute. That was really great and it was also Mozart's 250th B-day.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Which one?

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I shot this just before Christmas, while at the Mayor's Office of Film and Television. I liked the way that the light was kind of feathered off, on the bricks and the fire escape. The light was just on the verge of being soft and shadowless. It still had direction, but an interesting kind of fall-off, which isn't quite as noticable in the digital image. I was having trouble opening the window, so I just shot through the glass, before the light changed.

I have two crops. The shot above is of just the area I was interested in, the other, below, is a wider shot with some interesting elements. I'm interested to hear your thoughts on which crop is better. I'm debating whether or not to post the full frame.

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Monday, January 23, 2006

AtomFilms to finance filmmakers

AtomFilms has started AtomFilms Studio, which will finance select projects.

"The Internet video pioneer, which already runs a Web site for pre-produced video shorts or clips from independent creators, plans to keep banking on those projects, which it calls "atom-ized" pieces. But with AtomFilms Studio, it will finance select projects, investing upfront in the production of original content designed for Internet-based delivery.

The development house has six projects under production already - due for release in the spring - and as many as three dozen others planned for the studio's first year. The initial round ranges from a Craigslist-inspired online dating reality series to a short film about a man who finds himself fighting for his life after a successful date."

Go here for the full story.

Bill! Let's get these guys to finance your feature! We'll shoot on video instead of film, perhaps. Or maybe S16. Man, that would be great to shoot 35, though.

Alright everyone, get your pich on!

AtomFilms submission info page. This is for regular submissions. I didn't see anything about them finacing people on the site.

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