Adventure: GOLDFISH – Hemming weighs in.

I always say that cutting film is a lot like a highly modified or constrained form of writing. “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” –Ernest Hemingway Back to the salt mines. Also, I am showing the 2hr cut to Sound Director Joshua Hemming this week.

Adventure: GOLDFISH – No Verna Fields

It was a dream of mine to work with an editor on GOLDFISH; editing is my favorite part of working on a production, and I always dream of working with a skilled editor, from whom I learn many Jedi secrets and techniques. So often, I think of Steven Spielberg at Verna Fields’ shoulder, watching JAWS …

Adventure: GOLDFISH: Never Work With Animals* (*Animals Are People And People Are Animals)

As you know:  Rule Number One in cinema is: Never work with animals (or children) We really got lucky finding Maverick.  The only person who has even glimpsed at the footage is the casting director (Justin Chatwin):  “You should make it, ‘Starring Maverick,” he commented.  Well, James Morley has too much screen time to be …

Adventure: GOLDFISH – It’s a sign

I don’t know why I put the hours and energy into this, but I guess it’s a kind of working The Secret, and declaring intention and goals.  Also, it was a great excuse to get up and away from the desk and stretch my legs.   It didn’t come out quite the way I wanted, …

Adventure: GOLDFISH – A Boy and His Dog

It’s so nice when your actors have good chemistry and can genuinely get along as more than just professionals, but as decent companions. Of course, one of the all-time great examples is Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains in CASABLANCA, who got along so well that the ending had to be changed to accommodate their tremendous …