Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pre-Production

Hi there, we’re making progress on the Citizen project. But let me back up. Earlier this year I had a productive and inspiring collaboration with one of my peers. We put out several drafts of the screenplay together, which yielded some interesting ideas and elements still present in the script. The way things go sometimes, in the end, we didn’t share the same final vision for it. So we parted ways.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Process – A Different View

An account of the recent developments of the ‘Citizen’ project. – Part 3

To balance my previous post about an inspirational stream of consciousness, I want to acknowledge the other side of the film production coin, the productive side, the side that keeps you grounded, no doubt, and focused. In fact, especially being a first-time feature filmmaker the development process has been an uphill battle. It’s been a battle, with myself, with others, with time, money, the subject matter. Just the research and a lot of the writing took me to dark places many times. But if it’s not a battle, you’re not digging deep enough. If it’s not a battle then it’s probably not even worth pursuing. At least that’s what I tell myself. If you deal with crime and violence, the dark side of the human condition, the things that are “wrong” with society, you become constantly aware of your surroundings and what might be beneath the surface. It took me some time to put what I learned and experienced in perspective, shed some of the resulting cynicism and actually start to have faith again in our future.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Latino Gang Graffiti in Los Angeles - Set February 2013

This is the second post in an ongoing series documenting gang graffiti in Los Angeles. View the previous post here.

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(Westside Headhunters 13 Here)

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- Westlake, Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Suivalc - Chand

You might be wondering, What the hell does that mean? Well, Suivalc is Clavius spelled backwards and Clavius is one of the biggest craters on the moon named after 16th century German mathematician and astronomer Christopher Clavius. One more thing, which Suivalc, an experimental electronic music duo from Los Angeles has in common with Tycho, an ambient music artist and producer also based in Los Angeles. But this is not about Tycho.