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December 2011 Archive

Shooting a Feature Film on a Smartphone

(Filmmaker Hooman Khalili shot a feature film, Olive, on a high-def Nokia N8 cell phone. The quality of Olive is amazing. Ralph Franklin tracked the picture down and wrote this report.) I was there for one reason ó not for the story, nor acting, lighting, camera work or editing.   Read More
Posted by Ralph Franklin in Features December 27, 2011

Stan Walsh Authors Book On World War Observation Spy Plane

Filmmaker Stan Walsh, an ex U.S. Air Force aviator himself, has produced a new book that expands the generally untold story of observation spy plane flying during World War I.   Read More
Posted by Travel Adventure Documentary in Features December 21, 2011

Dick Reddy, One of Travel Film's Greats, Dead at 89

Dick Reddy, one of the truly great artists during travel adventure films' golden age, is dead. He died in his sleep Dec. 5 in Pasadena. He was 89.   Read More
Posted by Hal McClure in Features December 13, 2011

Go West, Young Holod

John Holod and his RV finally made it to California following old Route 66 from Chicago. The final leg was from   Albuquerque’s colorful Balloon Fiesta, through Oatman, Arizona,  where jackasses seem to run the place—not the two-legged kind but the four. Crossing the Colorado River he finally makes his way to California and the Pacific Ocean. It has been a long trip, 2,448 miles. To catch John’s final leg—shot on his Flip video camera—click Route...   Read More
Posted by Travel Adventure Documentary in Features December 10, 2011

Filmmakers Should Love Scorsese's New Film, 'Hugo'

If you love old films, their creators and their back-stories, I urge you to see Martin Scorsese's newest, Hugo. And watch the 3D version if you can. Itís the best use of 3D I've seen yet.   Read More
Posted by Hal McClure in Jump Cuts December 06, 2011