Author Archive | gladstone

I've never seen one standing

So you probably know the first part of that joke, and I don’t need to repeat it. To be truthful, I’m guilty of it, it is just so prevalent in the business. Indoctrinated into you from a young age. Everyone picks on the sound recordist. I once said to a recordists I know (Antonio Arroyo […]

Shoot or Die

I have been a dreamer most of my life. The adventures I’ve dreamed, the drama, the battles fought between good and evil, fueled by books, comic books and movies, all at the expense of my homework. Remember Star Wars, I was eleven in 1977, life was simpler then. My sisters and I went to see […]

Of Character and Depth, part 1

I watch an amazing amount of “Kids” movies of late. Friday night is movie night for me and my kids. We did the three Star Wars movies (the good ones), My daughter Sadie kept replaying the kiss from The Empire Strikes Back, Abigail has no interest there, so for her, it is Secret of the […]

And then Life as we know it ended

I’d heard that 90 percent of married people who worked in the film business ended up divorced, that was never going to be. Well, I’m now a statistic, or will be as some point. My wife and I are separated as of last October. It’s been one heck of an adjustment. Freelancing is over, and […]

Slayin it down at Willifest

I’m a Willifest this weekend. Watching the films, hitting the panels, – got to run, Picking up an award (or more I hope) on Sunday. Who have I met you say? There is Polina Grinberg – an animation film maker from Virginia (wait, I know, not from Virginia – just living there), had a great […]

SCORE in Brooklyn.

Look I love Brooklyn, don’t ask me why, I could tell you but would it be the truth? We love because we love, trying to figure it out does no good. I was in Africa on a documentary (doing sound yeeeesh) and when some of the locals asked the crew where we were from, everyone […]

HORROR – Why dOeS IT sCarE us SO???????????

What the Hell is horror anyway? Vampire, Zombie, Slasher, Gore Fest, Suspense? This question kind of came up in an Podcast of me and my co-writer Joe Randazzo – when Char Hardin interviewed of us about our Screenplay “Resurrection of Blake House” What is Horror: Hitchcock’s “Psycho” – is it Horror? “Andy Warhol’s Dracula”? “The […]

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