Category: Film

The Seafarer audio recording

The Seafarer audio recording

A lot of people have been coming finding this site while looking for information about the Anlgo-Saxon poem, The Seafarer. I set the first half of the poem (in Burton Raffel’s magical translation) for acting cello, and a film version of the piece is nearing completion. (I swear! color, titles,...

Very busy couple of weeks

June 5, the day before my birthday, Mike Feldman and I sat down with Zach Herchen to go over his latest sound design work for Seafarer. It’s fantastic. The world of the film was starting to emerge in the last round, but this time he really got into the details,...

“Making Of” vs. “Actual Thing”

Eddie Izzard did this British political ad, a party political for the Labour Party. It’s good. But the ‘making of’ video is totally amazing, and they just made it as a side thing to what they were ‘officially’ doing. It’s more convincing, it’s funnier, and it’s even got the key...

Mike Feldman has a new site up!

Mike Feldman has a new site up!

I work with Michael Feldman a lot, and I think he’s great. Today he launched a new website for his production company, Evident Films. Check it out – he’s got some very cool projects, including some we’re working on together.

Seafarer Sound Design

Seafarer Sound Design

Zach Herchen‘s come back with a first crack at the sound design for the film version of The Seafarer. The director, Mike Feldman, and I are very, very pleased. Listening to the cut a couple times, I’m faced with the reality that I have very little background in how to judge...

Busy Week

Busy Week

This has been a busy, busy week. Last Thursday, the film version of The Seafarer screened at a Thesia Arts event.  The film, not quite finished, was very well received. It was screened in the company of about a half dozen other films, including experimental mixed media animation, a pop...

The Seafarer – screening at White Rabbit 2-25

The Seafarer – screening at White Rabbit 2-25

Surprise! Thesia Arts will be screening a nearly-finished version of The Seafarer tomorrow night! The event is a fundraiser with screenings of several new short films by up-and-coming filmmakers, a happy hour, etc. This will be the first public viewing for the piece, so if you want to see how...

Scoring for Alan

Scoring for Alan

After all my work on film I’m finally doing some scoring. I’ve dome film adaptations of my work as a director and producer, and I’ve done producing and fundraising work on other people’s films, but I haven’t done any film scoring proper. Alan Jeffries helped out with the Summer’s Twilight...

Thornton Willis

Thornton Willis

Yesterday, instead of watching the super bowl at a party, I spent most of the day helping shoot a documentary about Thornton Willis. Mike Feldman, my longtime collaborator, is the driving force behind the movie, and I was working as a producer. In this case that means I made sure...