Nota Bene

Heistbox (popularly known as Dropbox) has now permanently altered the accounts of its original users. (See my post, “Dropbox and the Snake Oil Sales Model of Tech Firms,” June 12, 2015). I think I have removed or updated all of my original Heistbox links; please write or tweet if you click somewhere and cannot get to the review or feature you would like to read. Thank you.

Feb 2, 2016

Closing in on Oscar Night . . .


If you have ever wondered how a production designer’s drawings express the vision of the film director, or what a re-recording mixer does, or the nature of the relationship between composers and film directors, click on the links to the left, “About Film Production.” All three articles contain interviews with past Oscar winners, and will give you a greater appreciation for the diverse group of artists that contribute to the making of a motion picture. (I have updated the links so that they may now be read on Film Journal International’s website instead of on Heistbox.) BTW, If you are a fan of short films, please use the links under “Film Reviews (Online)” to read my reviews of this year’s Oscar-nominated Live Action and Documentary shorts. They are playing in theaters across the country this week, and will likely be available on iTunes later this year.