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First Feature: Lessons Learned

In the summer of 2014, a crew of first-time film makers traveled to Iceland and shot Bokeh, an independent feature film. Some had production experience, others were raw beginners. All learned a lot about the process of making feature films. Doug will share key lessons he learned learned from pre-production, principal photography, post-production and paperwork;…

Listening and Learning

Tonight, I spent the evening listening to retired fighter pilots share stories of their service. I’ve been so fortunate to have this experience many times over the last few years and it never gets old. Never. From the beginning, it struck me that, almost to a man, these folks are nothing like the stubborn, cocky,…

Project 365 Redux

Project 365 Redux

Back in 2008, my buddy Joe Lindsay introduced me to Project 365. In a nutshell, Project 365 is a way for an artist to grow and learn by committing to creating new art; once a day, for a full year. It began with photography and has been adapted by other creative disciplines since. My 365…


Bokeh covered by TWiP

Last week, Frederick Van Johnson of “This Week in Photo” sat down with Andrew Sullivan, Geoffrey Orthwein, Joe Lindsay and me to discuss Bokeh. The conversation covered all aspects of production and provides a look at how a film like Bokeh comes together. Thanks to Frederick and the TWiP crew for supporting our film.


At Preston Castle

Back in the spring of 2009, I had the opportunity to work on my first feature film. Then called “Dark Fear”, the film was ultimately released under the title “At Haunting at Preston Castle“. I had two primary roles, BTS (Behind the Scenes) Camera Operator and Streaming Engineer.


Introducing Bokeh

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been referencing a big “secret project” in the works. Today, I can let the proverbial cat out of the bag. Along with friends, Andy Sullivan, Geoffrey Orthwein, Joe Lindsay, Brent Schnarr & Briene Lermitte, I will be producing Bokeh, an independent feature film. During June 2014, we will be…