Film Movies and Me

Ever since I was a kid I’ve going to the movies or watching them on TV.  When I attended USC several of my friends were in film school and I took a film class taught by Arthur Knight (he wrote the Sex in the Cinema column in Playboy).  I became interested in photography and film making.  For a short time I was a stand-in for Andy Williams on his TV show at NBC.  I worked in a recording studio.  The more I learned about image capture and moving images and sound the more I wanted to learn about the creative medium of film.  I became friends with a guy who had graduated from the UCLA school of film and also had become a Director’s Guild Trainee.  He invited me onto sets.  Once he got me a bit part in a movie, Surf II.  It was a bad movie but working on set and location for 2 weeks at $100 per day was fun and educational too.

4 Responses to Film Movies and Me

  1. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks. Pleased to have found your blog and I’ll drop by again. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (drop a nickel).

  2. James Zuur says:

    Are you also member of SLFF? Nice to have a fishing friend who also loves movies. I co-founded Camera Cinemas ( with my partner in 1975. Now living in Morro Bay and love long range and fly fishing. Hope to see you at one of our meetings to introduce myself

    • Hi James, sorry it’s taken so long to reply but I haven’t checked comments on the blog in a long time. I was a member of the SLFF but dropped out for various reasons. Are you thinking about coming to the next films series I put on?

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