Harold Lloyd’s Hollywood – On Location Then and Now

Harold Lloyd ranks among stars like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most influential comedians of the Silent Era and he used real locations in LA as his backlot. Annette Lloyd (fan and scholar) traces his steps and checks up on some of those locations to see how things have changed over the better part of a century.

Film Finance Expert Jeff Steele on LA Talk Radio’s Film Courage

In this podcast, Film Financial Jeff Steele talks about how he went from Production Assistant to CFO, how to deal with egos in Hollywood, how to increase your Financial IQ, the three pillars in film and the monumental shift occurring in the democratization of film.

For more information on Jeff Steele, check out his website

Podcast plays below.

Using Popular Television to Boost Your Knowledge of Classic Lighting

Who says TV just rots the brain? There’s plenty to learn about lighting by studying some good ol’ boob tube.

…With the ever growing presence of online photo sharing sites like flickr and facebook, amateurs and professionals alike are bombarded with millions of images every day to observe and study. Photographic masters such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Yousuf Karsh, and Steven Meisel have, for years, been creating iconic images that photographers of all levels have used to study and compare lighting techniques. It does make sense for a photographer to study photographs to help heighten their knowledge however, taking a more cinematic approach can prove to be not only beneficial but well, relaxing at the same time.

It’s time to put down the photographs, grab a snack, the remote, and snuggle up in front of the television. What do I mean? The entertainment of keeping your eyes glued to the tube for hours on end can often times keep you distracted from noticing the basic lighting patterns that you’re so quick to notice when you pick up a picture, in fact when you start to notice the the different methods used you just might forget to pay attention to the plot. Make sure you ask for a TiVo for Christmas if you catch my drift.

— Digital Photography School | Read The Full Article

Top 7 Greatest Songs About New York City

I know from our stats that more than 60% of you reading this are from outside the U.S. This most likely will be the first and last time I wright about my patriotic feelings, but I need to do it this one time.

I was born an American in 1973. I know it was completely random and at the very lest not in my control. I knew from an early age it should be something to be thankful for. So many are born in a world that doesn’t have my privileges or freedoms. I’m truly lucky.

For all of our faults I always knew we where the light. Freedom and justice are not simple terms for us. We have spilled our own blood for more than 200 years including a civil war to fulfill our destiny.

We have a long way to go, but even those that doubt our motives can be reassured by the fact that while we don’t always get it right the first time we always strive to do the right thing. I know some may take exception to that fact, but is there anyone else you would rather see in our position?

Part of our soul was taken away on a beautiful September morning almost ten years ago. Since then we have seen terrible natural disasters, man-made financial disasters and more. While killing one madman won’t fix all the worlds problems. It provides some closer to a wounded soul and that may just be the spark that changes our direction. In sort….

We’re back baby! Let that light shine bright!

Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind

No Sleep Till Brooklyn – The Beastie Boys

Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack

Sound Of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel

Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed

New York State Of Mind – Billy Joel

New York, New York- Frank Sinatra

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