Monthly Archives: January 2012

Entry #9: “Hooray for single shots!”

After Wet Cigarettes I was burnt out. From April 2007 to September 2008 I had shot four short films, which may seem like not that much, but trust me when I say it was a lot. In that time span … Continue reading

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Entry #8: The First Scene of The Newest Pledge

Revenge of the Nerds had long been one of my favorite movies when I began writing The Newest Pledge. A lot of old fraternity movies influenced me: Animal House, PCU, Old School, but none like Revenge of the Nerds. So … Continue reading

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Entry #7: Look Forward to Failure

I could write a lot more about Wet Cigarettes than I’m about to write. So much went in to making it, and so much went in to its eventual letdown that the amount of angles to tackle this film from … Continue reading

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Entry #6: Outlandos d’Amour

The greatest part about directing a film that you wrote is that everything is your own. Of course the actors, the production designer, the cinematographer, the editor, and the sound designer all add their own touch, but when you’re the … Continue reading

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Entry #5: There’s no ‘I’ in Emo

After contemplating the numerous successes and failures that I sustained while making Karaoke Night, I had little time before I had to pitch my thesis project to Dave Kost, my professor who oversaw the making of Karaoke Night, and John … Continue reading

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