Category Archives: film production book

Film Production – You Can’t Do That! (Part 1)


During my film production career as producer and/or 1st assistant director my specialty was location shooting, mostly on the greatest […]

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TV Commercial Production Location Scouting


As I mentioned in a previous post, shortly after leaving the Ansel TV commercial production company staff job I was […]

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TV Commercial Production – a Few Samples


TV commercial production was my main activity from the mid 1970s through the early ‘90s. I worked freelance as a […]

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Video Production and Editing a Doggie Vlog


While video production and editing is what I do for a living it’s also my favorite “hobby”. I found my […]

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VLOG TV Commercial Production in a Swamp


The Phillips Petroleum spot directed and shot by Don Guy in June of 1979 was the most logistically intensive shoot […]

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Video Editing Vlog – My First Documentary


A video editing vlog excerpted from Waiting for Elizabeth . In November of ’96 (or ’97?) my friend Gary Mizel […]

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Post Production Sound Vlog


Post production sound is an unappreciated aspect of film production. In a recent blog post I wrote about my friend […]

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Video Production on a Bike (Pre GoPro)


Being immersed in video production as I was and also being a daily bicyclist I wanted to figure out a […]

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Working With Mel Brooks Redux


This is a repeat/rewrite of a Mel Brooks piece I posted about three years ago. It’s a paraphrased excerpt from […]

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TV Commercial Production Tall Tale


In my TV commercial production book, Circumstances Beyond My Control, tall tales abound. In this excerpt is literally the tallest […]

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