Category Archives: 2015

TO FILM A FAMILY

You Have to Join It It’s 2009. I’ve got to tell you, we are running out of money. My corporate video business is on the wane. I save money buying cat food at Costco. Sirius XM and Netflix are cancelled. … Continue reading

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Reelin’ in the Years: Not Dark and Fuzzy

1870 • Caught in the Act Let’s start our story in 1870. In England, parliament passes the Education Act providing free schooling to children between the ages of 5 and 13. A hundred years later and it’s time to celebrate … Continue reading

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Camera 4, Where Are You?:

Missing in Action and Presumed Dead 5/26/2015 5:30 PM Eastern By : Stefan Sargent PRINTEMAIL Fifty years ago, I was a boy with a Bolex—just one camera. On the way to work, I’d walk past Miller’s garage. I’d wave or … Continue reading

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If You Can’t See It: It’s Somewhere Down There

4/23/2015 3:45 PM Eastern By : Stefan Sargent PRINTEMAIL2 “Alan, are you afraid of death?” asks the Buddhist monk at Odiyan Retreat Center. Alan is the founder and guiding light of the tall ship project I’m shooting. There’s no stopping … Continue reading

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Home Again

But There’s an Avid in My Bathroom 7/22/2015 4:30 PM Eastern By : Stefan Sargent PRINTEMAIL Dear Friends, In February’s Production Diary, I wrote about how my TV studio in London had been “transmogrified” into a bells and whistles 3D color … Continue reading

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The End of the Beginning

Quivering, Nervous and Wrecked 6/23/2015 3:30 PM Eastern By : Stefan Sargent PRINTEMAIL1 Mozart had his critics. It’s been a tough time here at Chaos Manor. I finished my 90-minute 3D ship documentary. Did I leave out quotes around the … Continue reading

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BYE BYE BONEY: HELLO MOBY

The Matrix Remember when Neo and Trinity rescue Morpheus from the agents and escape in a ’copter? They look down and pow! There it is, the AWA Tower in Sydney. Sydney’s AWA Tower I arrive there fresh out of school. … Continue reading

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TRANSMOGRIFIED

Look What They’ve Done to My Studio, Ma We all love Larry Jordan, don’t we? Larry is an industry guru—was an editor, now an Apple FCP X and Adobe trainer.We meet up each year at the NAB Show. He loves … Continue reading

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WHATA FEELING

Being’s Believing I wrote about my new Sony PXW-X70 video camera—you know, all the facts and figures stuff that Digital Video’s Ned Soltz is so good at. I read it and scrapped it. Sorry Cristina, no Production Diary this month. … Continue reading

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