At the core of Western Narrative Filmmaking is an unspoken contract that filmmakers make with the audience. It is called “A Willing Suspension of Disbelief.” What that means, is that I, as a filmmaker, am going to do everything possible to make the image look natural. I will do everything possible to create and further […]

Stories fire up our imaginations.  Stories let us jump the often wide divide of a country border.  Stories also let us reach deep into our collective past, crossing vast barriers of time.  Stories describe us as individuals.  Stories allow us to experience the similarities between diverse cultures.  Stories provide a dangerous experience from non-dangerous surroundings, without fear of actual […]

Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012 from The University of the Arts (Phl) on Vimeo. Studies show consumers are willing to pay 5 to 10 per cent more for sustainable green products and services.  But only so long as they function as well as their non-sustainable alternatives. Sustainable options must […]

Oneness New Zealand is the first art offering from Shawn Reeder and Kirsi Ranto in their Oneness Mission Project.  Oneness Mission is a global movement sharing beauty, love, and light through visuals, music, and writings. Oneness New Zealand is comprised of 8640 individual images from over 100,000 that were taken as Shawn traveled around New Zealand […]

These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, freelance director of films, boarder of story, sometimes public speaker, and a former Pixar Animation Story Artist.  Emma has since moved on to directing her own projects and advising others how to make theirs.   Reading her great blog at  storyshots.tumblr.com ,  I’m sure even in her new rolls she finds […]