Photography, filmmaking, and digital video are also interests of mine.
I want to be a filmmaker, and so naturally, film and video gear fascinates me,
along with directing and cinematography theory. DNLE (digital non-linear
editing) is also a fascinating subject. Below are some pictures of my
Below are pictures taken during the shooting of two different film school
projects in the Fall of 2000. Both films are short (5-7 minutes) movies
with no sync-sound, only music soundtracks.
This movie is a 5 minute chase sequence in which the vampire, Nadia, is observed feeding on her latest victim by an innocent bystander. Horrified, hapless Joe takes off running with Nadia in calm pursuit. The sequence ends at his apartment where a surprise birthday party full of guests greets him, only to become Nadia's greatest feast!
From Left-to-Right: (a) Nadia and her first victim, (b) Joe reaches his apartment, (c) Nadia is right behind, (d) Me and my actors.
This is a 7 minute story about a female chess hustler, inspired to some degree by one of my favorite movies, Searching for Bobby Fischer. Of the three actors playing blitz chess in the film, only one actually knew how to play.
Here are some samples of my still photography work. The shots below were taken with my Nikon F3 and a number of different lenses: a Nikkor 50mm f/2, a Nikkor 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5, and a Sigma 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5. These are scans of ordinary 4x6 prints, not slides. I have touched up the images in Photoshop to compensate for the mediocre prints I had to start with. Click on any picture to see a larger version.
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Every Fall, Long Beach hosts a classic car show for one Saturday in September. It is amazing to see the variety of classic and tricked out cars on display all along the Belmont Shore segment of 2nd Street. The hard part was getting the cars properly framed in each shot. At the time these were taken, I didn't yet have my 24mm wide-angle lens, and there was barely enough room to back away far enough to comfortably get the cars completely in frame at a 35mm focal length. Click on any picture to see a larger version.
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