MISCELLANY

FANTASTIC MR. FOX/OCEAN'S 11 TRAILER

Sometimes inspiration strikes. Or the right neuron happens to fire. Either way, when a professor gives my class this editing project, to cut a movie trailer from scratch, I have an idea. Why not edit Fantastic Mr. Fox with the Ocean's 11 trailer? George Clooney. George Clooney. Kind of heist film. Actual heist film. The result is down below.

VOICES OF CHERNOBYL DOCUMENTARY COLLAGE

How do you Describe the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster? My solution: let others speak. When asked to present on the historical background to Svetlana Alexievich's book, Voices of Chernobyl, I decide to follow her lead. In researching the Chernobyl disaster, she compiled hours of interviews from hundreds of witnesses. Let the voices speak for themselves. Therefore, I combine about a dozen interviews and clips into a video collage order to more fully express the emotional fabric of the event. 

"MOVIE POSTER" FOR MY SCREENPLAY, ​ALL THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

It Might not be the Next Summer Blockbuster. But it's fun to make a poster anyway. After I finish writing the script, which takes place during the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland, I go to Photoshop and put together a mock-up of what I think should hang in the theater lobby.