Tag: Blue Damen Pictures

Perils of Digital Moviemaking: Hard Drive Errors

Perils of Digital Moviemaking: Hard Drive Errors
Here’s something you don’t always think about when you think of movie-making these days: most “films” are actually completely digital nowadays and our most recent short film “Recalculating” is no exception. The camera that we used is a type of camera called the Red- and when you hear people talk about The Red camera you... Read more »

Blue Damen Pictures: Celebrating 6 Years of Film Production In Chicago

Blue Damen Pictures: Celebrating 6 Years of Film Production In Chicago
  June 28th: It’s our birthday and we never forget it! This year we are 6 years old and we think that is something worth celebrating. Here is how far we have come in 6 years: We have produced 4 short films: “Persephone”, “The Visionary”, “Mattress World”, and (currently in production) “Recalculating”.   Thinking big... Read more »

That's A Wrap! Wrap Party for "Recalculating" and You're Invited

That's A Wrap! Wrap Party for "Recalculating" and You're Invited
Well it has been a wild ride for the past few weeks while we were in production on our newest film “Recalcualting” but we just wrapped principle photography yesterday and now we feel like celebrating! It’s never as much fun to celebrate by yourself so we thought we’d send you an invite to let you... Read more »
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You Want A Chicago Actor? Meet Ron Dean.

You Want A Chicago Actor? Meet Ron Dean.
  Good Evening, Greg Kiernan here again and this has got to be one of the most exciting blogs I’ve posted yet – I had the chance to meet up with the star of the upcoming Blue Damen picture “Recalculating” (production set in Elgin over the next few weeks!).  This particular actor may not be... Read more »

Introducing Jan Kaschner

Introducing Jan Kaschner
Good Evening, Greg Kiernan here again and I am pleased to report that this week’s post is exceptionally exciting.  As the production of Blue Damen’s latest film “Recalculating” draws near it behooves one to take a look at all the multitude of steps that it took to bring this story to life (not to mention... Read more »

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

It’s fair to say that everyone who works wants to get paid. In times like these, as our economy staggers out of the gray uncertainty of recession we probably spend a lot time thinking about money and how much of it we should be getting. How much in wages we earn for our time and... Read more »
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The Chicago "Atmosphere"

The Chicago "Atmosphere"
“Chicago has great clouds.” I was speaking to a friend on the phone a few days ago and we were talking about the differences between California and Chicago. “There’s so much sunlight here,” was my comment that precipitated the converstion. “It’s always sunny. It takes some getting used to.” This isn’t strictly true, of course,... Read more »

Tell Me Where To Go

Good Evening faithful readers.  Greg Kiernan here again, and if you’re anything like me you’re trying to find a guide to a better life but don’t know where to look. Maybe it’s a post-quarter life crisis, perhaps it’s the knowledge that I’m simply getting older, but one thing is for sure: this is not exactly... Read more »

On With The Show: An Interview With Amy Karen

By Greg Kiernan So the big night has come and what a journey it it has been.  I leave for Elgin from Chicago taking just enough time after I arrive home work to change into my suit.  Upon arriving I am immediately struck by the beauty of the venue. The Marcus theatre of Elgin shimmers... Read more »
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Before The Curtain Rises: An Interview With Pete Garlock

By Greg Kiernan What do you mean this movie had no script? As a writer myself it’s a small wonder why I was so dumbfounded. A movie without a script tells me that no one was there to hammer out the story and make sure it works on paper. No one was there to make... Read more »