Well, Working the weekend. Magic are on a run for the trophy and I'm doing live streaming from a sports bar, using our new streaming gear. After I get it set up I plan to head back o the studio and catch up on a bit of editing I need to finish. If I'm lucky I'll make it out by midnight.
I've been talking with my group about copyright lately, working to keep us on the up and up. Copyright these days is a real gray area. Most of what I know is from listening to Gordon Firemark's… Continue
Added by Jim Sawyer on May 30, 2009 at 12:54pm —
This week, Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed the 2009-10 budget preserving economic development items. Among those items, the Film and Entertainment Incentive received $10.8 million - more than double the $5 million that was allocated last year.
Thanks to State Legislators and the Governor for recognizing the importance of the film, digital media and entertainment industry to the state of Florida, especially during these tough, economic times.
I'm going! ProducedByConference.com
I'm looking forward to meeting Marc Cherry, James Cameron.
Here's a list (they should pay me for this!)
Panelists include Rebecca Allen, Darla K. Anderson, Ian Ballon, Jonty Barnes, Peter Bart, Fred Baron, David Beck, Betsy Beers, Thom Beers, Lawrence Bender, David Bloom, Stephanie Bohn, Geoff Boucher, Rob Bredow, Ian Bryce, Nolan Bushnell, Deb Calla, James Cameron, Katie Carpenter, Cean Chaffin,… Continue
Added by John Belche on May 27, 2009 at 5:04pm —
I worked for years in the Metro-Detroit area and I am well aware of the economic environment in south-east Michigan. What some of you may not know is that for the past 25 years, more films and videos were produced each year in south-east Michigan than in Hollywood and New York combined. True, most were not theatrical release, rather industrial, medical and educational.
So, times being what they are, Pontiac, a small city about 60-miles north of Detroit has taken a bold move. In a bid… Continue
Added by Jim Sawyer on May 24, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Something i love about my job is the flexibility. I used to work at my family appliance store (which i highly enjoyed) but i had to be in at 8:30 every morning, and i was home by 5:30ish everyday. It was what most people these days would have been happy to do... which i was. However, i had the sense that i was supposed to be doing something different. Now i'm married, and doing video full-time! I love it! Please tell me about any of your stories, i love the encouragement!
Today was somewhat of a bust, but there was a happy ending. I spent most of the day at Kennedy Space Center. The phone provider had told us that they would have a DSL line ready for us at the landing site. I meet my Exec. Producer and the satellite truck operator that was covering it for air at 5:30 AM and we all get escorted to the landing site. We get all set up for the satellite shot and no phone provider. We do a live shot for air and after that AT&T shows up and tells us he can't help… Continue
Added by Jim Sawyer on May 22, 2009 at 5:30pm —
it's 11:30 pm and I really should be sleeping but I just got home and need to chill. I have to be up at 3 am to head over to Kennedy Space Center to cover the landing of STS-125, Atlantis after an amazing mission repairing Hubble. Plan to live stream the behind the scenes with the sate truck team on www.cfnews13.com. I hope the weather lets them land. I'll fill you in on the shoot tomorow.. Nite.
Added by Jim Sawyer on May 21, 2009 at 11:21pm —
OK, what a week, and it’s only Wednesday. The Tweet Up could have been better, we had audio problems. For some reason the UStream was taking the audio from the laptop and not from the camera Firewire. Plus, we had a deluge. Orlando got more rain on that day than they had gotten in the previous five months combined! However the drinks were free.
Weather is a big story right now, we have flooding and storms. It's good training and testing for hurricane season to come.
Sunday May 17,09
I just finished setting up my page on DVProfessionals and made as many contacts in my local area as I could. Next I have to go through my gear and prep for shoots next week. I need to get batts on charge and prep tapes too.Then I'm going to chill. Hay, it's the weekend.
Next week should be a lot of fun. I'm shooting and webcasting the News 13 Tweet Up on Tuesday and covering the STS 125 landing at KSC on Friday. Hope they land on schedule, or i'll be working the… Continue
Added by Jim Sawyer on May 17, 2009 at 3:02pm —
After 6 months filming my present film RETURN TO THE OUTSIDE, i had to take a break for emotional and economic reasons. Emotionally because i have been following (in fact living with!) an ex-inmate in Texas from the moment he left the gates at Hunstville prison till this day, and it has taken a toll on my mental life. Economically, because i have been financing the whole thing from my own pockets to remain as independent as possible, but at a prize.
Short Documentary film in tribal india on the celebration of holi shot on DV. The film has some incredible shots and has a duration of 22 mnts.
The film is shot over a period of time and some of the locations have drowned after the making. Anyone interested in seeing it for purchase can mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org..thanx