When our journey began our creative team was not sure if we wanted to provide a voice to the story or if we were simply going to let the images and its interpretation guide the audience. As we got closer to finishing the animation, we were settled on the idea that we wanted the film… Continue reading The Voice Behind The Curtain: The Go Cart’s Donna Steele.
Yuri is a perfect blend of a classy and classical sort of sound artist. We were fortunate to have him as our Post Production Sound Supervisor (which for our project encompassed creating all the sound for the film, including foley and voice over, as well as mixing it). I was inspired by his passion… Continue reading The Mix Is In: The Go Cart’s Yuri Lysoivanov talks sound.
James Horner once said,”I think of music as art.” And I believe that sums it all up pretty well. I had the fortunate opportunity to work with an exceptionally talented artist. He thoughtfully created a musical score that gave a beating heart to the steel frame of a shopping cart and skillfully painted a landscape that held… Continue reading The Talented Mr. Kattner: The Go Cart’s Music Composer.
There is the old adage of putting the cart before the horse, and it pretty much means that it’s not a logical or fruitful thing to do. First things first, so to speak. Well, in this case, it was putting the cart before everything else. And by cart, I mean the concept, the look, design,… Continue reading Artistry in Motion: The Go Cart’s Animator, Bobby Bennett
It was along this road I would see the abandoned shopping carts as I thought about the patients I was visiting, and how they related stories of feeling isolated and neglected by a system charged with caring for them.
What are under words? The dialog that is subtext or subconscious reasoning? Perhaps they are the summation of our thoughts that live beneath our out words and actions. The film Carol portrays the inner workings of several characters set against the backdrop of an early 50’s New York City. What is especially captivating is the… Continue reading Under Words
It would seem that a successful trajectory would not accommodate the concept of anonymity. Perhaps a more realistic journey would be a quiet, simple start concluding with a bang of fame. But, what if what is meant to be is the opposite: not the desire for an upward climb to accolades and prestige, but… Continue reading Anonymous Fame
Kevin Cooper’s The Painter is extraordinary. Many fillmmakers have thrown their hat into the ring in response to youth violence. The difference with Cooper’s film is that its raw edge is also painstakenly beautiful, frame by frame. And it’s no accident that it ended up that way. In an interview with iloveshort films,… Continue reading The Painter: For the love of art, let’s stop it already.
I still haven’t figured out how to make mine do all that it’s capable of doing. I probably never will. On the up side it forces me into manual mode. I find that when I am mindfully connected to the experience, I make better viewing choices for myself. But that’s just the way I go… Continue reading Smart TV
As a writer/filmmaker, I am often inspired by the creativity and resourcefulness of colleagues and friends. I have the pleasure of working seasonally with the Cleveland International Film Festival (one of the best gigs ever). The featured image I selected is taken from a previous festival experience. My job was to coordinate about 150 short films… Continue reading Ingenuity Infinity