If you know me, you know I love Playmobil. Having had two kids over a long span of years, I’ve had the excuse to collect and play with Playmobil long after the recommended age on the packaging. Yesterday, however, I found a particularly fabulous piece: a teen with a cell phone and what at first […]
How often do we see it in the movies? The mentor dies and so the protagonist has to take on the (powerful) antagonist alone. Not only that, but training is rarely complete! Well, the mentor usually thinks there’s enough training, but the protagonist sure doesn’t. At any rate, the mentor is right, and the protagonist goes on […]
I love watching inflight movies on planes. Remember when flights played only one movie and you either watched it or you didn’t? I still loved movies on planes then. All of them. It’s a problematic love, however, when you take red-eye flight. For one particular red-eye flight, I was completely exhausted by the time I […]
You know you’re a filmie when “they” call it déjà vu, but you call it a print-through moment! For newbie-filmies, print-through is when a recorded sound on a reel-to-reel magnetic stock recorder (like a Nagra) is so loud that an echo of it is heard before and after the sound itself. When the tape wraps […]
Planning an Oscar party? Oh yeah! Here are a couple of ideas to get you started. Start with the dress code to set the tone. DRESS CODE FOR GUESTS: Black tie (fun!) Creative black tie (more fun!) Dress as your favourite movie character from a movie that won an Oscar (wacky!) THE RED CARPET & […]
– – – – – – – – – – Deborah Patz is author of “Film Production Management 101” and the upcoming “Write! Shoot! Edit!” both published by MWP Books. Her set parka came from the “Edison Twins” shoot way back when.