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HELL NIGHT (Director’s Cut) Trailer

As soon as my third year at LMU came to an end last month, I got right to work on the “director’s cut” of my 300 film, Hell Night, to submit to film festivals. The version I turned in for my LMU film production class had to be under 10 minutes, forcing a couple of my […]

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The Hell of HELL NIGHT Post-Production

Hell Night, my junior thesis film, is currently in post-production. When I completed the first rough cut of the film — which can’t exceed 10 minutes, including credits — it turned out to be 14 minutes, without credits and the very brief opening scene that I have to re-shoot. I’m very happy and proud of the work, […]

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HELL NIGHT – That’s a Wrap!

I just finished principal photography on my junior thesis film, Hell Night. Or, at least I hope it’s finished. There’s one important and very difficult shot that might not look the way I was hoping it would, so there’s a chance I might shoot it again. Making this film was quite an experience and there […]

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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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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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IF I HAD A HAMMER (LMU SFTV Film), Directed by Corey Bigoni

This short film was a quick in-class project for my LMU SFTV Film Production 200 course, shot on campus. My director/costar was Corey Bigoni, Jocelyn McDaniels was the DP,  and I scored the film.  We met as a group a few days before shooting to plan out the project, the assignment being to make a […]

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VIRTUAL INC. (LMU SFTV Film) Selected for California International Shorts Festival!

Great news — and congratulations to LMU SFTV Production grad student Devin Wilson! His film Virtual Inc. is an official selection at the California International Shorts Festival! The film was produced by Toni Bakal and Alex Wilson, and the DP was Adam Lee. I had the privilege to work on Devin’s crew and he graciously […]

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VIRTUAL INC (LMU SFTV Film) Soon To Be Released!

Last October, I was privileged to work as a grip on the set of a new LMU | SFTV student film production, Devin Wilson’s stylish and riveting, VIRTUAL INC. (original working title, A DREAMED REALITY). Devin also generously offered me the unexpected opportunity to step in as an extra during the shooting of one of the most interesting […]

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From the set of the new LMU SFTV film: A DREAMED REALITY

In October, while working as a grip on the set of a new LMU | SFTV student film production, Devin Wilson’s A DREAMED REALITY, I also had the unexpected opportunity to step in as an extra.  It was a privilege to be asked to wear both hats (especially THIS one) on the same shoot. Speaking of […]

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