This week was orientation for Dodge College at Chapman University, and it was packed. I did have some time off on Tuesday and Thursday, but the week was otherwise filled with meetings, screenings, workshops, and social events that often stretched into the night. I started, as I tend to, with a fair amount of apprehension, […]
In this entry, I reflect back on one of my earliest student films and examine how dealing with catastrophic problems while still having to produce acceptable work, trained me to be more flexible and be able to come up with creative solutions (or sometimes, just accept the flaws that can’t be corrected).
Like many other viewers, I was pleasantly surprised when Rise of the Planet of the Apes turned out to be a well-crafted science fiction film that explored some legitimate questions about non-human sentience and the ethics of using animals for medical research. I wasn’t surprised with Andy Serkis’s amazing performance, because we already had ample […]