Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Soon come

A video of James Roberts' one-man-theatre version of Douglass and Lincoln, about their meeting in the White House in 1864. We will be making a video of it soon, and using that to promote the idea of his doing it, on the 150th anniversary and on the exact spot in the White House, in 2014. (Along with, of course, hoping that President Obama gets reelected, so that he can be there, too.)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Zone of Fire

A docudrama about the life of Bat Masterson. Now in pre-production, it could be completed by the Summer of 2012, if we get funding.
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Monday, June 2, 2008

Four For The Border (preview)

The sequel to Four Hand Draw, this is a work in progress. Anticipated release of Four For The Border is somewhat later than we'd hoped...

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Four Hand Draw

You can now purchase your very own nicely-packaged DVD of Four Hand Draw, complete with ancillary videos and data files, by going here.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Made and unmade microcinema

microcinema (my.kroh.sin.uh.muh) n.
A movie genre that features low-budget films shot mostly on digital video, edited on a computer, and then distributed via videotape or over the Internet. (from Word Spy)

The term microcinema was coined in 1991 by San Francisco's Total Mobile Home Microcinema, where all the films are 'underground' because they're shown in the basement. The founders say they envisioned an alternative movement, a sort of cinematic microbrewery, and the word has come to describe an intimate, low-budget style of movie shot on relatively cheap formats like Hi-8 video, DV, and (less often) older do-it-yourself stock like 16mm film. It's a flexible term that can cover anything; animated shorts, bizarrely impressionistic video manipulations, hard-hitting documentaries, and garage-born feature-length movies. A classic microcinema offering is a film that probably would not exist if new technology hadn't allowed its creators to cut costs or inspired them to try something different. (from Wired)

Videos made previously:
Head: Live @ Grape Street... A concert video
The Kehner-Pilotti Merger... A wedding documentary
The Cupcake Tree... A documentary
The Bat Mitzvah of Melissa Sayer... A documentary made under the Video Goy imprint
A video yet to be made, but scheduled to be shot soon:
Zone of Fire......A biography of Bat Masterson