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The Hollywood Masters Comes to NETFLIX !

Starting on August 1st, three seasons of The Hollywood Masters will be available for streaming on Netflix! “Personal. Provocative. Hollywood’s greatest successes reveal the secrets behind their careers,” teases IMDB. Alfonso Cuaron, David O. Russell, Sherry Lansing, Judd Apatow, John Singleton, William Friedkin, Michael Mann, James L. Brooks, Billy Bob Thornton, Hans Zimmer, Hilary Swank, Sean […]

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MORE PAWSome Experiences

In addition to my volunteer work at PAWS, I was also contracted to create several promotional and marketing videos for them that I thought I’d share with you here. Last summer I attended the 25th annual PAWSwalk at Marymoor Park to shoot promotional footage of the event.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many […]

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PAWSome Experiences

Volunteering at PAWS is a great way for me to spend more time doing what I love most — shooting and editing video — while getting my furry animal fix at the same time.  It’s also a way to help animals in need, and what could be better than that? Through my picture-taking at PAWS, I’ve learned the hard way […]

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Choice Cuts: My New Editing Reel

Now that I’ve graduated from LMU and have begun to add professional projects to my portfolio, I decided it was a perfect time to update my editing reel. The reel begins with a clip from a Cloud Atlas trailer I created during my early-2015 internship at Mark Woollen & Associates in Los Angeles. The challenge with that project was that […]

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IT’S LIKE POETRY: The Saga of Darth Lucas

Mashups and fan videos have always fascinated me, particularly ones relating to Star Wars.  So, as both a Star Wars fan and an editor, I guess it’s kind of a no-brainer for me to create one myself. I wanted to take George Lucas’s often mocked quote which compares the parallels between the original and prequel trilogies […]

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Jackson Pollock at SAM (Seattle Art Museum)

In my never ending quest to see all the Jackson Pollock paintings that I can, I made a visit to the Seattle Art Museum where Sea Change is displayed, in all its glory. Sea Change, was created in 1947 at the beginning of Jackson Pollock’s “drip-period” and was previously owned by art patron Peggy Guggenheim […]

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The Hollywood Masters: Season 3

A new season of The Hollywood Masters began last month, moderated again by The Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Galloway. First to come to LMU was one of my personal favorite actors, Ethan Hawke, followed by producer Gale Anne Hurd of The Walking Dead and Terminator trilogy, Sir Kenneth Branagh, and this week Sean Penn was our […]

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The Hollywood Masters: Season 2

The Hollywood Masters, moderated by The Hollywood Reporter executive features editor Stephen Galloway, returned to LMU this semester for Season 2. Galloway was recently named LMU School of Film and TV’s Cosgrove Family Distinguished Visiting Artist for 2014. Once again, I was part of the production crew and it was awesome. This season our guests […]

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PLAY DATE – A Short With a Purpose

I’m grateful and proud to have had the opportunity to work on a wonderful film this summer. Currently in post-production, Play Date, is an important film that is trying to make a difference. 5% of all of the fundraising campaign proceeds for this film went directly to the OPCC (Ocean Park Community Center) in Santa […]

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The Hollywood Masters Come to LMU

Being a film student at LMU has afforded me opportunities to experience some truly fascinating film industry events up close. Recently, I’ve had the good fortune not only to attend, but also to be part of the production crew for, The Hollywood Masters — moderated by The Hollywood Reporter executive features editor Stephen Galloway. The Masters consists of 90 […]

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My Fall Semester SFTV Film Projects

Last semester was a busy time. I worked on several film projects, for both my cinematography and directing courses, as well as those of my fellow film students. Cinematography — Short Film in 16mm Here is my first cinematography project. The initial assignment was to take seven outdoor stills that told a story. Then, we used those […]

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LMU Regent Mentor Program

I was nominated to be one of only 22 juniors at LMU selected to participate in the LMU Regent Mentor Program. Each student is paired with a member of the LMU Board of Regents who is a working professional in the industry that coincides with the student’s major. As a film production major/theatre minor, I […]

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Footprints of Legends

If you follow the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Hollywood Highland Center west down Hollywood Boulevard (one of which is for The Doors), you’ll come upon the (formerly Grauman’s) TCL Chinese Theatres. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre held their grand opening in Hollywood on May 18, 1927 and cost a whopping […]

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David O. Russell Talks About AMERICAN HUSTLE and Much More

Last night I attended another screening at LACMA, this time with some fellow LMU film students. Many of these screenings, including the one last night, are presented in partnership with Film Independent.  This time, Film Independent uploaded a video of the entire discussion conversation between LACMA’s film curator, Elvis Mitchell and American Hustle director, David […]

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THE EAST Screening at LACMA with Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling, and Ellen Page

Another great film screened at LACMA this week.  The East is the story of Jane Owen (Brit Marling), an undercover operative for an elite private intelligence firm, directed to infiltrate an anarchist group known as The East who target and covertly attack large corporations for crimes and abuses against society and the environment. Telling you […]

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My Two Day Adventure, Filming with the LA Mayor’s Office

I spent two days this week on a video shoot for the LA Mayor’s Office.  I worked with Jenessa and Loghan, two very talented people on Mayor Villaraigosa’s staff, to film some “man-on-the-street” interviews for a video that will be shown next month at the Mayor’s State of the City Address. On the first day, […]

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Death Becomes Me

In addition to making my own films this semester, many of my friends and classmates also asked me to perform in their films. More than once, I found myself acting in two films in a single day. Interestingly, I didn’t survive in most of the films. I’ve been killed off in my friends’ films in […]

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THE TUTOR (LMU SFTV Film), Directed by Tyler Nicholas

This is my third Production 200 project.  It’s titled The Tutor and stars Kristen Haynes and Gabriel Gonzalvez. Without giving much away, the film is about a girl who doesn’t realize how lucky she is to have the best math tutor in the school until his mysterious secret is revealed to her.  The assignment limited […]

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PLEASE KICK ME AROUND (LMU SFTV Film), Directed by Tyler Nicholas

This short film is my second out-of-class project for my LMU SFTV Film Production 200 course.  Again, the assignment didn’t allow us to have any dialogue. I wrote, directed, shot, edited, colored, and scored this film, with my friend, the awesome Mars Oliva, as my gaffer and AD.  Patrick Koocheradis starred in the film.  This […]

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THE MESSAGE (LMU SFTV Film), Directed by Tyler Nicholas

This short film is my first out-of-class assignment for the LMU SFTV Film Production 200 course. The assignment was that we couldn’t have any dialogue, had to shoot in sequence, and had to shoot for continuity editing. I wrote, directed, filmed, edited, and scored this film. Because I chose to film at a beach location […]

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