Apologies in advance, I do this once a year.
But I do have something original to post!
As readers of the blog know, I teach a filmmaking seminar once or twice a year in Los Angeles: Cinema Language: The Art Of Storytelling. This year Cinema Language is the weekend of March 7-8. We present it in the gorgeous Charlie Chaplin Theatre on the Raleigh Studios backlot. While I teach individual seminars all over the country as well as Graduate Screenwriting at Pepperdine University, this is a fun, intensive weekend for film professionals and film buffs alike, an encapsulation of what I teach all year long. The class is always filled with interesting people with whom you can network and discourse. (This is all in relation to my “sister blog” CinemaLanguage.org.)
*** If any readers of the blog are interested in coming, comment below and I will give you a great deal! We have people coming this March from as far as London! It should be another great weekend, we would love to have you.
One fun recent occurrence that happened because of Cinema Language: I was asked to do an interview for NPR. I am a big fan of the great editor Chuck Workman. His Oscar-winning tribute to movies, Precious Images, literally changed my life when I saw it on the big screen in college. In part as a tribute to him, I cut a 3 minute movie-montage, which you can see below. One of my favorite NPR reporters, Neda Ulaby, found it online and called me in to NPR West to talk about Workman. Her piece ended up on Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon. You can hear the piece here:
And if you have not yet seen it, here is my Workman-style montage which I use to start the class each time I teach.
Thanks as always for reading. My next post is going to be one of the best, a fun and delicious post about a mind-blowing recipe a very good friend taught me last weekend. Stay tuned!