This is my last night in Los Angeles and I decided that I needed to pay tribute to my favorite find since being out here this past month: Stories Books and Cafe. I have been given very few days off on this trip while working on two realityTV shows back to back and one day   Read More …

Buying a used DSLR camera has got to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. It’s a cheap Canon T3/1100D and I am using the tried and true Canon 50mm f/1.8 EOS lens that I originally purchased for my Encinema 35mm iPhone adapter back in 2013. This is such a great lens and not   Read More …

I was wasting time on Facebook one December afternoon when I saw poster for an upcoming Iowa production called Up On The WoofTop. The brutal and honest truth was that my first reaction was that this looked extremely stupid and I wondered what moron was making this. A few location photos with some of the crew had   Read More …

This winter I have been spending a lot of time cleaning my home both physically and digitally. I am a pack rat in many different ways as I have collected so much stuff from past movies, commercials, and of course from my own personal hobbies. On the digital side of things I have hard drives   Read More …

A fun game to play with your advance music friends is “How Many Merzbow Albums Do You Have?” Japanese artist, Masami Akita, has released nearly 800 to 900 albums under the Merzbow name since 1979. He began using broken equipment to record cassette tapes of experimental music. He has evolved over the years from a   Read More …

Between being a theater owner and a film festival programmer I have to spend more time than I would prefer researching films to book. It has become such a numbing task that I normally don’t even want to watch the films by the time they arrive. It has made it so I very rarely want to   Read More …

About three years ago I was rummaging through the 7inch vinyl section at Record Collector in Iowa City, IA. I love spending time going through their bins of random releases both new and old. In one trip I picked up a number of horror punk and rockabilly/psychobilly recordings. Most of these bands I had never heard   Read More …

Back in September I was asked to speak at the 2014 Fairfield Cultural Alliance Celebration Gala on November 11th. I said yes thinking that November was really far away. Fast Forward To The Afternoon of November 10th… I am working overnights in Marshalltown, Iowa (about an hour from Des Moines). We were shooting a live   Read More …

It was October 20th, 2014 when I was out with a small film crew at the Trestle Bridge in Madrid, Iowa. We hauled our equipment a half mile from the van to the bridge. We took some shots for about 30 minutes before we thought that we needed to go to the bottom of the   Read More …

Belle de Jour (1967/R) Directed by Louis Bunuel Nineteen sixties eroticism? Well, I never met a “Belle” I didn’t like. Catherine Deneuve plays a young new wife who can’t bring herself to be intimate with her new husband (played by Jean Sorel). The film starts out with the couple riding a horse drawn carriage with two   Read More …

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