Posts in category "Film"

When Your Friend Gets a SAG Nomination

I’m not going to brag for my friend Brandon Tabassi. I’m proud of him. He took a role (and I say took, not “got” which has an ignorance and abruptness to it; nor do I say “received.” Knowing Brandon, I’m sure he took it, as much as we can take roles. He walked in the... Read more »

On-Set Photography: An Endorsement

On-Set Photography: An Endorsement
Nobody likes to “hold for still,” I know. On set a few weeks ago I probably called for this a total of five times. Mostly, I had no idea how to use it. I’d never been on a set with a stills photographer before, or maybe I had and I’d thought someone was calling for physical... Read more »

How I Got to Chicago

I didn’t expect to be in Chicago for long. My plane from LA touching down on the tarmac was a cocktail of uncertain joy and a two fat olives oozing a cloudy brown bitterness. I’d bought the tickets to see a girlfriend; a day later, she was an ex and I decided to go anyway.... Read more »
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    A recent graduate of DePauw University (with a degree in English Writing and Film Studies), Alex has only been working on sets since 2011. But since then he's worked in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago as a key set production assistant, second assistant director and director of his own work, including a short in post-production starring Olympia Dukakis, "Irene & Marie." Off set Alex shoots mini-docs on his DSLR, writes nonfiction essays and volunteers at Community Television Network. He has only just arrived in Chicago, but he has a great hunger for the stage, as well, and hopes to pursue that shortly.

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