Category Archives: film production book

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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TV Commercial Production & Politics Texas Style


Here’s part of a story from my TV commercial production book Circumstances Beyond My Control. Carl Casselman was a senior […]

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Film Post Production on “The Equalizer”


I need to preface this paraphrased excerpt from Circumstances Beyond My Control with an explanation for my readers who are […]

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TV Commercial Production Book Trailer


TV Commercial Production is the primary subject of Circumstances Beyond My Control, the film production volume of my memoirs. Here’s […]

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TV Commercial Production with Robin Williams


My best TV Commercial production client for several years, in the person of my old Ansel Productions colleague Dave Johnson, […]

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