Category: Filmmaker Spotlight

PEEP THIS: “Inspirata” Inspires This Blog Post

Posted by Anthony - March 18, 2013 - Cinematography, Experimental, Filmmaker Spotlight InspirataScreen1

I don’t know what this shot on.  I don’t know the filmmaker, Andrey Milyayev , personally.  It doesn’t tie in to any larger filmmaking point I want to make.  So I have no commentary to add to this video… except to say that it’s a beautiful and inspiring short visual journey and I think that [...]

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SPOTLIGHT: Animator, David Pagano, Drops Some (LEGO) Bricks On Ya!

Posted by Anthony - April 13, 2012 - Animation, Film School, Filmmaker Spotlight DavidPagano1

I just want to share the work of yet another one of the many talented and hard-working young filmmakers that I’ve had the fortune to meet while working at NYU film school.  He’s one of those rare young film students that’s totally living out their filmmaking dreams just a few short years after graduation doing [...]

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SHINE: 14-Yr Old Filmmaker Cruce Grammatico’s “Michigan Uncovered”

Posted by Anthony - March 22, 2012 - Education, Film Books, Filmmaker Spotlight Cruce4

A few weeks ago the Grammatico family of Michigan reached out to me to share their filmmaking experience with my Shut Up and Shoot series of filmmaking guide books.  I was so impressed with the story and work of 14-year old filmmaker Cruce Grammatico that he inspired me to start a new case-study blog segment [...]

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“The Shut Up and Shoot ” Series Does What It Was Supposed To…

Posted by Anthony - March 22, 2012 - Book Reviews, Education, Film Books, Filmmaker Spotlight Cruce5

A few weeks ago I received a very nice thank you letter from Deborah Grammatico, who has been using my Shut Up and Shoot filmmaking guides to help her son, Cruce, learn filmmaking.  Since I first published The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide in 2007, I’ve received many such letters from all over the world , but [...]

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