Here are some gift ideas for the writer, director, editor, cinematographer or producer in your life. Each of these I use a lot. Some almost daily.
I’ve started assembling an animatic to pre-visualize a new short film I’m developing. I’m using storyboards from Chuck Forsman, who turned my stick-figure scribbles into presentable artwork evoking the intended tone beautifully. I also have to thank the supremely gifted actors, John T. Woods and Ellie Araiza, for providing the characters’ voices.
The title of this article is misleading. Intentionally so. It’s baiting you. Running a crowdfunding campaign is fraught with uncertainty. This makes claims of a short cut to success hard to ignore, right?
This has nothing to do with filmmaking, but I have a tip for my carnivorous friends in Los Angeles. A little change of pace for your BBQ grill.
This is something I was turned on to a couple years ago. And anytime we’re invited to a BBQ, my wife and I try to pick some of this stuff up. It’s always a hit. Last time, we brought two pounds of marinated rib-eye and it was gone in a few minutes.
There is a supermarket in Koreatown called Assi Super at 3525 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005 that has a case of amazing marinated chicken, beef, short ribs, and pork in the back of the store. Sells for $3 to $5 per pound.
Do yourself a favor this summer, pick up a variety (the marinated rib-eye is my favorite) and throw it on the grill next weekend. You won’t know what hit you.
How about you? Got any gems around town you care to share?
I don’t know about you, but I plan to watch a little television this weekend. Admittedly, I’m guilty of complaining that there is nothing to watch on Netflix. That was, until I started to dig beyond new releases and newly added titles. 🙂
Here’s a list of fantastic independent films currently available on Netflix. You’ve probably seen many of them, but there may be that one title that you never caught… until today. Plus, these are just the ones that caught my eye.