By Valentin Ewan At first glance it seems safe to say that Sam Raimi’s recent film, “Oz the Great and Powerful” deserves some credit. In the creative wasteland of modern big budget Hollywood movies with its endless masses of remakes and reboots, it is nice to see something that isn’t just the Wizard of Oz with a fresher coat of paint. Though, perhaps, the only reason we got this different cinematic take on Oz was simply because Disney does not possess the rights to the original Wizard of Oz. Ironically, however, while “Oz” is not a remake it does not break much new ground and stays a little too close […]
By Valentin Ewan As the success of “Life of Pi” shows, with four accolades from the Academy Awards alone, green screen is not only a great potential tool for film but sometimes a necessary one. After all, imagine how many stuntmen or actors would be lost at sea or mauled by tigers if ”Life of Pi” had been made in simpler cinematic times. Green screen has been criticized by some, who consider the environments created by green screen, regardless of how beautiful or accurate they may be, limiting to the medium of film. These people believe that a green screen makes it harder for actors to act in and […]
Maria Lopez (Mlo to my fans) Dateline: Hollywood We were hired to shoot and live Webcast an interesting event in Hollywood (Along with our West Coast American Movie Company team). The gig was a post ComicCon Convention of Supergirl Fans. The idea was to exchange views, opinions, and fanatically held almost religious beliefs regard the perfect actress to embody the “ girl of steel” Spoiler alert Megan Fox is Supergirl according to the drooling fans We gathered our Sony EX3 ENG cameras, TriCaster 855, MultiCorder and VazztSystem and headed to Sunset Strip for the big event. The all male, all geek, team had many suggestions form Anne Hathaway the current […]
Baz Luhrmann and the Tripod of Doom! Yeah, I said it, Baz Luhrmann and an Over Zealous Tripod We get a last minute call for a prompter gig. That’s right, we take last minute calls. Do you need a teleprompter tomorrow and haven’t scheduled one? Did your last have to cancel on you? Yeah, we got you. We do that. ALL THE TIME . Not to toot our own horn, but seriously, we’ve gotten calls at 11 PM for a 7 AM call the next day, and Yours Truly got there EARLY!
Oliver Platt is a Little Crazy But the Oliver Platt Kind of Crazy, is Hilarious So once again I’m working the Marilyn Monroe doc. It’s awesome. I enjoy the crew. It’s a small operation. We get set up, and we rock and roll. Plus the food is always really good, and if you have ever been on a film crew, you know how important that is! This time around I get to work with screen legend Oliver Platt. That’s cool. I just saw him in X-Men First Class this summer, and now I get to prompt for the guy? Sweet! This is the kind of prompter job I like! Oliver […]
Dirty Harry: A Zombie Treat for Christmas By Robert MacLean Now, Dirty Harry was an X-L cop And when he told Spider Mayo to stop The Spider turned to see who be talkin’, And kep’ walkin’. The street was crowded. The day was hot. He pushed on through and broke into a trot But Harry’d already started to run, And had out the gun. He ducked down an alley and disappeared. Harry ran in there after him and peered, And couldn’t see much in the shadows at all Till he looked up the wall. On a ladder above him three floors high A black-widow silhouette crawled for sky. Harry […]
Jorge Vlades, friend of the American Movie Company directed this terrific Stephen King spoof. I must admit we here at AMC had absolutely nothing to do with it and are crazy jealous of his talent. “You Can’t Kill Stephen King” More cool stuff at www.AmericanMovieCo.com