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May 5th, 2012   •   no comments   

2012 Film Fest Petaluma – Jump Start

May 3rd, 2012   •   no comments   

One Day / 3 shows! THIS is the festival bay area folks will be talking about all year long. It has it ALL!

Choose from a high brow oscar winner like The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, or keep an open eye for something more homegrown like The Squash.

Do you enjoy a little laughter in the afternoon? dik may be just what you need! Or animated storytelling before bedtime? Then The Maker may be your lullaby.

Or are you the romantic type with a certain provocative flair for a midnight screening of something should I say, je ne sais quoi? Angel Dust will have you riveted to your seat!

Clear Blue may be you’re clear winner, (FFP chooses no winners on the philosophy that everyone is a winner. even that horrible movie not many people enjoyed) but you will not see what’s coming when you turn down Nowhere Road!

The bottom line is that our little festival is going to deliver a plethora of diverse movie experiences you can walk out of the theater as long as you have your ticket!

Click the image bellow for show times!

Mini Doc

April 20th, 2012   •   no comments   

I really like the idea of the short documentary.
In this fast paced world, we have barely the time to ask people their name.
Viewing 5 or 10 minutes of a person’s life can open up our experience to
something more cultural. Something worth exploring.

Somehow, I find myself viewing another Phillip Bloom video. It’s like 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon, but for me it starts by Googling field equipment like a tripod.

The latest sticks (tripod) search lead me to the NAB Convention in Las Vegas, which then revealed the newest German made Sachtler tripod which is being used by none other than Mr. Bloom who just shot an endearing mini doc in Adelaide Australia…

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

April 13th, 2012   •   no comments   

Music sampling has come a long way since Vanilla Ice laid down some phat beats from Queen/Bowie’s Under Pressure classic, thus making him an overnight sensation.
Thankfully our musical pallets have sampled enough flavors to leave Vanilla in the 80’s and evolve with more sophisticated pairings from mashup artists.

For better or worse, I believe film may be going down this crisscrossing path

Here is an example of the “for better”…

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