Sunday, January 30, 2011


I studied last week

Directed by Doug Sweetland
Written by Doug Sweetland
Story by Ted Mathot, Valerie Lapointe & Justing Wright

My notes on Presto

French Roast(2008)
Directed by Fabrice Joubert
Written by Fabrice Joubert

My notes on French Roast

Directed by Konstantin Bronzit
Written by Konstantin Bronzit

My notes on Lavatory-Lovestory

Gopher Broke(2004)
Directed by Jeff Fowler
Written by Jeff Fowler

My notes on Gopher Broke

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962)
Directed by Robert Enrico
Written by Ambrose Bierse (story), Robert Enrico
Edited by Denise de Casabianca, Robert Enrico

Le Ballon Rouge (1956)
Directed by Albert Lamorisse
Written by Albert Lamorisse
Edited by Pierre Gillette

An Excercise in Discipline - Peel (1982)
Directed by Jane Campion
Written by Jane Campion
Edited by Jane Campion

Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (1995)
Directed by Peter Capaldi
Written by Peter Capaldi
Edited by Nikki Clemens

The Lunch Date (1989)
Directed by Adam Davidson
Written by Adam Davidson

Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade (1994)
Directed by George Hickenlooper
Written by Billy Bob Thornton
Edited by Henny Bouwmeester & George Hickenlooper

Listening to: Gil Scott-Heron

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Movies I watched last week:

Seabiscuit (2003)
Directed by Gary Ross
Written by Laura Hillenbrand (book), Gary Ross (screenplay)
Edited by William Goldenberg

Robin Hood (1973)
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman
Written by Larry Clemens (story), Ken Anderson (character and story conceptions)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Directed by Milos Forman
Screenplay by Lawrence Hauben & Bo Goldman
Edited by Sheldon Kahn & Lynzee Klingman

127 Hours (2010)
Directed by Danny Boyle
Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
Edited by Jon Harris

Battle Royale (2000)
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Written by Koushun Takami (book) & Kenta Fukasaku (screenplay)
Edited by Hirohide Abe

El Orfanato (2007)
Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona
Screenplay by Sergio G. Sanchez
Edited by Elena Ruiz

North by Northwest (1959)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Written by Ernest Lehman
Edited by George Tomasini

Listening to: Talib Kweli.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I studied last week.

Lifted (2006)
Written and directed by Gary Rydstrom.

My story structure notes on Lifted:

Geri's Game (1997)
Written and directed by Jan Pinkava.

My story structure notes on Geri's Game:

For the Birds (2000)
Directed by Ralph Eggleston.

My story structure notes on For the Birds:

Listening to: The Decemberists.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I watched last week.

Heat (1995)
Directed and written by Michael Mann.
Film Editing by Pasquala Buba, William Goldenberg, Dov Hoenig & Tom Rolf.

the Iron Giant (1999)
Screen story and directed by Brad Bird
Screenplay by Tim McCanlies based on the book by Ted Hughes
Edited by Darren T. Holmes.

Brazil (1985)
Directed by Terry Gilliam.
Screenplay by Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard & Charles Mckeown
Edited by Julian Doyle.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966)
Directed by Sergio Leone.
Story by Sergio Leone & Luciano Vincenzoni
Screenplay by Sergio Leone, Luciano Vincenzoni, Age & Scarpelli
Edited by Euginiio Alabiso & Nino Baragli.

Leon (1994)
Written and directed by Luc Besson.
Edited by Sylvie Landra.

Nocturna (2007)
Directed by Adria Garcia & Victor Maldonado.
Written by Adria Garcia, Victor Maldonado & Teresa Villardel.

Full Tilt Boogie (1997)
Directed by Sarah Kelly.

Scarface (1983)
Directed by Brian de Palma.
Screenplay by oliver Stone
Edited by Gerald B. Greenberg & David Ray.

Gran Torino (2008)
Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Screenplay by Nick Schenk
Story by Dave Johansson & Nick Schenk
Edited by Joel Cox & Gary Roach

Mystic River (2003)
Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Screenplay by Brian Helgeland based on a novel by Dennis Lehane.
Edited by Joel Cox.

Listening to: Agnes Obel; Isobel Campbell and Mark Lenagan; Broken Bells.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

January goals

Goals for January:
- Write 6 story ideas each day.
- Do one page, each day, of copied drawings. Don't just draw, but think about what and how you are drawing. Remember, Construction.

Listening to: Lootpack.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


2011 for me is going to be about two things. First goal is to try and push my drawing skills to a next level this year.
Draw, draw, draw and study.
Currently I'm working on the basics, meaning: Construction.
Since a few months I've been studying,copying and trying to understand the "Best".

Second goal is making a short animated film, aka, a "Short". For this project I'm still in the process of reading books and blogs on screenwriting and story structure, and watching and analyzing films and shorts. In other words, still studying.

I've also started collecting ideas, or subjects, that could become the story for my Short. I can't wait to start writing, drawing, animating etc... but I already understand that the most important and first thing you need to know is:
Knowing what to write.

So when I'm not reading, writing or working for my Short, I'm copying other peoples work. This year is going to be AWESOME!

Listening to: Eddie Vedder (Into the Wild soundtrack.)