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Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Good and bad news for Paris.

Jordan and Sara

Jordan giving Sara some good news.


This montage(even though it doesn't use still images) was a great reference for narration, audio and pacing.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


An excerpt from Christine's time in the studio.

Photographic Inspiration

Reading Rainbow

The kids narrating, while the images from the book are edited together accordingly, was an early inspiration for how both Marla and Red And Black could be done.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Courtney and José

Courtney having a tense discussion with José about money.


Annica, an assistant to a high powered buyer, has the luxury of setting her own hours.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


One of the inspirations for making a film with still photographs.

From Wikipedia:

"Under the aegis of the Goldwyn studio, von Stroheim attempted to film a version of the book complete in every detail. To capture the authentic spirit of the story, he insisted on filming on location in San Francisco, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and Death Valley, despite harsh conditions.

The result was a final print of the film that was an astonishing ten hours in length, produced at a cost of over $500,000 — an unheard of sum at that time (though Stroheim's 1921 film Foolish Wives was publicized by MGM as costing over a million) [1]. After screening the full-length film once to meet contractual obligations [2], Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the studio that acquired Goldwyn during production, forced von Stroheim to edit the film to a more manageable length, and, with the assistance of fellow director Rex Ingram and editor Grant Whytock, he reluctantly trimmed the film to about four hours. The film was then removed from von Stroheim's control and cut further, despite his protests. Even key characters were removed from the final version so that it could be screened in a reasonable time frame. Existing prints of Greed run at about two hours and twenty minutes. The hours of cut film were destroyed by a janitor cleaning a vault who thought they were not important film rolls and threw them in an incinerator (although it appears that much of it survived until at least the late 1950s), and this film is known as one of the most famous "lost films" in cinema history. The released version of the film was a box-office failure, and was fiercely panned by critics. In later years, even in its shortened form, it was recognized as one of the great realistic films of its time. Rare behind-the-scenes footage of Greed can be seen in the Goldwyn Pictures film Souls for Sale.

In 1999, Turner Entertainment (the film's current rights holder) decided to "recreate", as closely as possible, the original version by combining the existing footage with still photographs of the lost scenes, in accordance with an original continuity outline written by director Erich von Stroheim. This restoration runs almost four hours. The re-edit was produced by Rick Schmidlin. (Other classic films with missing footage include Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons, Frank Capra's Lost Horizon, George Cukor's A Star Is Born and von Stroheim's Queen Kelly).

In 1991, this film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Channing and Jason

Channing and Jason(who's also the producer of the film) are acting in a scene that centers around two people unwinding after work.