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Hawaii Show Nearly Ends His Career

There's no question that we Travel Filmmakers certainly have our adventures while shooting films in foreign lands, and less often, of course, while plying the North American circuit presenting them to our audiences. The following episode is about showing my first brand-new travel film to my second-ever audience.   Read More
Posted by Hal McClure in Blogs March 12, 2013

The Adventure: Visiting Eskimo Village for Whale Carving and Walrus Snacks

By Dale Johnson A few years ago, hunters in the Eskimo village of Wainwright, Alaska, had taken a whale in the sea near the village. Historically, the people of the Village would carve up the carcass and distribute the meat to everyone in Wainwright, according to ancient Eskimo rituals. The producers at NOVA were working on a new program about the native people of Alaska at that time, and wanted footage of this process. Consequently, I was hired to go to Wainwright to film the activity.   Read More
Posted by Dale Johnson in Blogs February 21, 2013

His Travel Film Posters Helped Boost Great Audience Attendance

Following up on Doug Jones’ fascinating story of promoting a declining film series in California, I decided to make my own publicity attempt. I had finished my new film on Alaska about three months ago, and while sitting in an auditorium waiting to show it one evening, I thought to myself that there were probably more people in this town who would be interested in seeing the film—if only they knew about it.   Read More
Posted by Dale Johnson in Blogs February 15, 2013

'Switch' Is New Doc Film on Power

'Switch' looks at all energy source being used and developed, and breaks down the efficiency of each of the sources and their per X number of people.   Read More
Posted by Ralph Franklin in Blogs January 21, 2013

Tiny Projectors Heading Your Way

You are a filmmaker—or a filmmaker’s agent—and you meet an exhibitor among audience members leaving the lobby of a travel-adventure movie venue.   EXHIBITOR: “Have you been shooting anything my audience might be interested in?”   FILMMAKER: “I’m just back from Alaska and have some good footage of Eskimo villagers surviving those long Arctic winter months. Not only fishing or hunting, but showing their picturesque social life.”  ...   Read More
Posted by Hal McClure in Blogs January 11, 2013
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