- Thinking About Composition I tend to spend an inordinate amount of time considering...
- Symbolism in Tom Waits’ Hell Broke Luce I recently taught a filmmaking class to a group of...
- Using Chronos Project Lite Kit On The Plain Of Jars Project Disclaimer: The Chronos Project is a sponsor of the Plain...
- Leaving Laos! What was supposed to be a trip of a few...
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Thinking About: Composition, #2
Published 11:00 am, 21 May 2015
I think my favorite aspect of crafting a photograph is the composition. Something about perfecting the geometry—all the elements in a faithful order, or finding a very specific balance is supremely satisfying. It’s one of those odd visual things: You don’t really notice it if it’s done well. This photograph was taken in a health […]
Swords Into Plowshares?
Published 9:30 am, 14 May 2015
How about artillery shells in anvils instead? The only problem with the swords into plowshares analogy is that swords don’t kill or maim you when you hit them with a hammer. This is the seventh US 105mm howitzer shell I’ve found in Laos used in this manner. They are used by the village blacksmiths as anvils to […]
Symbolism in Tom Waits’ Hell Broke Luce
Published 11:30 am, 26 Apr 2015
I recently taught a filmmaking class to a group of students at the Lone Buffalo Foundation in Phonsavan, Laos. Since Laos is the, per capita, most heavily bombed country on the globe, I thought that Tom Waits’ Hell Broke Luce might be a good, if difficult, choice to show the concept of symbolism. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fju9o8BVJ8 If you […]
Production Photos: Lone Buffalo Film Crew!
Published 10:10 am, 19 Apr 2015
With all the excitement of the our film being shown at the Vientianale Film Festival (a group of Lone Buffalo students made an Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) awareness film for youngsters) I had been remiss in posting some of the photos of the crew and production. (For photos of the students at the film festival, see […]
Travel and Travail in Laos
Published 9:30 am, 8 Apr 2015
Or should I have titled this post Travel is Travail in Laos? I’m doing a video shoot for an NGO and one of the field staff and I were headed north from Vientiane to Phonsavan—the first leg of a six leg trip. And the worst leg: ten hours of getting battered around in what was in its previous […]