filmmaking

SCHERMANN SONG: In The Studio

While prepping to talk about my films in Belgrade, I came across this never-been-released "behind the scenes" featurette covering our first recording day for all the beautiful songs in How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song. It's a really exciting peek into how the performers Christina Rose - Actress and Debbie Williams brought Joe Schermann's music to life with their talents. If anything, just watch it for the great music they created.

You can check out the film at WatchJSS.com and on VIMEO ON DEMAND

BAD LUCK DANDELION

I filmed BAD LUCK DANDELION: PART TWO of the LONELINESS TRILOGY last year. I've been so busy, I haven't had time to finish the project. Yet.

I'm so excited about this series, I just had to share some images with you. These are totally unfinished shots (as you can see from the green screen). I can't thank my cast and crew enough for believing in this fantastical story. It's realllllly out there. In fact, the lead actress Marion Kerr mentioned to me "this movie looks full bonkers." -- yeah, that's why I love it.

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Marion Kerr as 'Dani'

Bill DeMeritt & Marion Kerr

Bill DeMeritt & Marion Kerr

Marion Kerr (Dani)

Marion Kerr & Monia Ayachi

Erika Ishii (Barbara)

De Palma's Vision

It’s no secret I love De Palma. He's one of my favorite filmmakers and is such a genius with his visual style. I finally got to play with split diopter shots in my latest film UNNERVED,  which are mainly influenced by De Palma & other 70s films.

Here's an interview with him during his press junket for THE UNTOUCHABLES. He drops the fact that both Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson were also in the running for the role of 'Elliot Ness', ultimately played by Kevin Costner.

Here's a shot by shot analysis of the famous train step sequence from THE UNTOUCHABLES.

Vashi Visuals (@vashikoo) explains the split diopter shot and shows us how they're used so effectively in BLOW OUT.

A great montage on how he loves to use the overhead shot.

 

 

 

My Favorites: SISTERS; BLOW OUT; DRESSED TO KILL; CARLITO'S WAY; THE UNTOUCHABLES; MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE

Guilty pleasures : BODY DOUBLE; SNAKE EYES; FEMME FATALE; SCARFACE

The best thing I love about his films is that they are spectacularly amazing -- or spectacularly awful. But he doesn't stop. Success or fail, he keeps going.