Moviemaking

  • Intravenous Video

    By definition (my own), Intravenous Video causes a physical change in the viewer, whether real or perceived. By this definition I would...

  • Bullets as a Gimmick

    “You want what?” The voice on the other end of the phone asked, politely, but obviously taken aback. "Some spent bullets," I...

  • Letters

    Austin Applauds Dear Tim, My ad in MovieMaker has brought students into my workshop from the Seattle film community. I assume I...

  • Marty and Me

    I had a chance to sit down with Dan Algrant when he was in Seattle a couple of weeks ago to talk...

  • Are Women Psycho or is it Just Hollywood?

    I have recently noticed a disturbing trend in Hollywood cinema: the psychotic woman. The films that come to mind are Basic Instinct,...

  • How I Made a 1 Mil. Feature Virtually for Free

    Mark Knudsen wandered into the MovieMaker offices last month and told us an extremely unusual story about how he financed his first...

  • Citizen Cotten

    In the title of his autobiography Joseph Cotten said Vanity Will Get You Somewhere. Talent, and possibly vanity, took Cotten from his...

  • Spielberg Finally Wins the Gold

    The Academy Award nominations have been announced, and to absolutely no one’s surprise, they were dominated by Steven Spielberg, whose Holocaust opus,...

  • Another Getaway

    When he died in 1977, Jim Thompson left as his legacy a handful of crime novels. Never popular during his lifetime, he...

  • Scraping Bottom

    Evil priests. Lascivious nuns. Mischievous monkeys in a graveyard. What genius dwells in the minds of low-budget moviemakers. What quirky flourishes of...