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THE RUNNING, DUCKING AND PRAYING LIKE HELL FILM

(Or, That Was the Month That Was) The month starts with an up/down one-day trip to Seattle to visit wonder kid Adam and my new, re-built 3D 4K P2. Five years ago, when he was a mere lad of 16, … Continue reading

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STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

A Room with a VU This is my new “edit suite.” I really call it an edit room, as “suite” sounds pretentious. I’m just simple folk. “Room” will do. I built it and I love it. And look—yes, it’s got … Continue reading

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DIARY OF A MADMAN Part 3

Tra La, My Ship Is Being Launched Two days before the launch and the Bigge crew has taken over. All the volunteers are told to get off the ship and keep well away while the Bigge boys move in metal … Continue reading

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DIARY OF A MADMAN Part 2:

Tra La, My Ship Is Going to Be Launched Here’s part two of my Matthew Turner story. Yes, I know it’s June, but aren’t you the lucky ones. Most of my Production Diary columns are old yarns from the last … Continue reading

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DIARY OF A MADMAN

Tra La, My Ship Is Going to Be Launched The brigantine Matthew Turner. I started filming the construction of the brigantine Matthew Turner way back in 2012. Now it’s finally going to be launched. Exciting! I have booked three guys … Continue reading

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WHERE 4K ART THOU, STEFAN?

A Month Ago I Was Nowhere, But Now My daughter Cissy with Sony a7S II camera, Sony 18-110mm lens, Sony XLR-K2M mic, Atomos Ninja Blade viewfinder and shade, Tilta ES-T17 cage, Axis level bubble. Weighs 6 lb., cost around $7K.My … Continue reading

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EMU KILLED THE VIDEO STAR

A Big, Badass Bird Every week for TCN9 I film the Caper Cops. It’s a direct steal of the American Keystone Kops, but this is Sydney, Australia, in the late 1960s and who cares.Rod Hull plays Constable Clot. FROM RUSHTON WITH LOVEWill … Continue reading

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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

TIPS FOR THE ONE MAN CREW Brandon did it right: up close, handheld, audio from on-camera mic Holidays are a drag. Where to go? Book the hotel. Book the flight. Rent the car. Then, oops, it all falls apart. Why? … Continue reading

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NO SHOES IN DOME PLS

WELCOME TO WAYNE’S WORLD Out of bed at 4 a.m.; 90 minutes later I arrive at SFO. I’m going to Seattle. SFO has just three domestic terminals. I’m off the Marin Airporter at terminal 3. Nope, Alaska Air is in … Continue reading

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THREE WEDDINGS AND A VIMEO

Where KISS Is an Acronym 1. Bad Zipper – Fun Wedding In the photo, a very young Stefan is pretending to monitor the sound. On my left is school friend Robert Parker. We record weddings on a Ferrograph tape recorder … Continue reading

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