One of my heroes, Ray Harryhausen, died yesterday.
Here’s a link to my tribute on Cinema Arete.
God bless you, Ray…
Posted in cinema, classic cinema, classic films, Death, fantasy, film, movie, movie review, personal, Ray Bradbury, Science fiction, tagged cinema, fantasy film, film, Jason and the Argonauts, movies, Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, special effects, stop motion animation, tribute on May 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in cinema, film, free film, Michael Bay, movie, short film, tagged "Torched", arson, cinema, comedy, film, free film, free movie, movie, Overactive Imagination Studio, Sam Burns, Schwinn bicycle, Sean Newton, short film on March 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
My son Sam and his creative partner in crime Sean Newton have finally posted their short film “Torched”.
The folks who’ve seen it are universal in their praise.
Find out why…and discover two young film-makers with a very bright future.
Michael Bay, your days are numbered.<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/62587166″>Torched</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/overactiveimagination”>Overactive Imagination Studios</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Posted in cinema, classic cinema, classic films, film, film reviews, movie, movie review, tagged "Mark of Zorro", cinema, Douglas Fairbanks, film, movie, movie review, Roxy Theatre, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, silent movie on February 24, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Be sure to pop over to my film blog and check out coverage of this year’s edition of Silence is Golden.
The format is a cineaste’s dream: a classic silent film is chosen for screening, with live accompanying music from the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. This time around, it was Douglas Fairbanks in the 1920 adventure “Mark of Zorro”.
An evening to remember…
Posted in cinema, crime, Dark fantasy/horror, electronic music, film, film noir, free film, Horror, independent publisher, independent writer, indie writer, movie, tagged cinema, drama, experimental, film, free movie, lightning, movie, short film, storm, suspense, thriller, thunder on September 19, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Posted in abstract film, ambient music, cinema, film, free film, Science fiction, short film, space age, space music, tagged "2001: A Space Odyssey", "First Contact", abstract film, aliens, ambient music, cinema, extraterrestrials, film, free movie, movie, Science fiction, search for intelligent life, SETI, short film, space, space probe, Stanley Kubrick on September 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I’m a lifelong fan of science fiction. A space geek and proud of it.
Here’s my latest short film, “First Contact”, and, as the title suggests, this piece is about a close encounter with a distant, alien world, evidence of advanced, intelligent life. Abstract, indisputably odd…with accompanying ambient music.
A tip of the hat to Stan Kubrick…
Posted in cinema, moon landing, movies, Neil Armstrong, nostalgia, short film, space age, space race, tagged Apollo 11, film tribute, free film, lunar landing, moon landing, Neil Armstrong, spoken word on August 26, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Books, cinema, film, free film, independent publisher, independent writer, indie writing, Literature, movie, Poetry, writer, writing, tagged '76 Ranch, free movie, Grasslands National Park, history, homesteaders, Old West, pioneers, short film, spoken word on August 12, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
You read the poem…then you heard the audio version…
Now ’76 Corral, the short film. Created with some help from my son, Sam.
Shot and recorded on location in Grasslands National Park (Canada).
Posted in cinema, fiction, film, free film, independent writer, movie, writing, tagged betrayal, Kodak "Playfull" camera, one minute film, personal film, short film, Suspicious Mind, Youtube on January 31, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
My darling wife, all too aware that I’ve been spending far too much time in my office, recently picked me up a gift, a little compact video camera that fits (literally) in the palm of my hand. After nearly a year, my western novel is just about finished, I’m burned out on the printed word and in need of a break. Clever gal knew exactly what I needed.
So…here’s my latest short movie, the first effort made with my brand new Kodak “PlayFull” video camera. This piece is a simple, straightforward adaptation of one of my short-short efforts, “Suspicious Mind”, a prose poem over 20 years old (but still packs a wallop). Let me know what you think…