Alan’s News Brief, November 17, 2017

Here is some recent news about my connections. Please check out these projects and follow the creatives behind them.  Congrats to everyone on their accomplishments! Sharrie Mccain won her first acting award, the Actress of the Year award, at the TAP (The Advantage Program) Awards. Sharrie is a producer on the film “Split!”  The film has won … More Alan’s News Brief, November 17, 2017

Alan Could Have Been An Editor – All about Logging

Introduction Hey, it’s me, Alan, the Supporter-in-Chief of Support Our #creatives, and the blog master here!  I am going to tell you a story from my youth, and place it in the context of what occurs in the post-production phase of a film. Alan’s Project Let’s go back a long time ago (1970/1971) when I … More Alan Could Have Been An Editor – All about Logging

B-City Webseries – Season 2 – Filming, November 5, 2017

I was on-set on November 5, 2017 for filming the second season of Jolie East-Miji’s “B-City” Webseries  in my usual role as a production assistant (PA) (off-set role: an executive producer).  Multiple PAs were present. Once again, the entire team – actors, director, camera operator, director of photographer, sound recordist, 1st assistant director, make-up artist, and … More B-City Webseries – Season 2 – Filming, November 5, 2017

Film History: How Mary Pickford Helped Create United Artists | When Women Inspire

  Mary Pickford (photo from article; photo source: Kate Gabrielle, CC BY 4.0, via Flickr) The linked-to article in this post originally appeared in When Women Inspire, Film History: How Mary Pickford Helped Create United Artists, by Christy Birmingham . It has often been said that if you want full control over a project, make your … More Film History: How Mary Pickford Helped Create United Artists | When Women Inspire

B-City Webseries – Season 2 – Filming, October 22, 2017

I was on-set on October 22, 2017 for filming the second season of Jolie East-Miji’s “B-City” Webseries  in my usual role as a production assistant (PA) (off-set role: an executive producer). Four scenes were scheduled – one indoor scene and three outdoor scenes. The director, gaffer/lights, director of photography, assistant camera, sound recordist, and actors ensured all … More B-City Webseries – Season 2 – Filming, October 22, 2017

B-City Webseries – Season 2 – Filming, October 15, 2017

I was on-set again for filming the second season of Jolie East-Miji’s “B-City” Webseries.  My on-set role this season: Key Production Assistant. Off-set role: an executive producer.  I observed activity for a scene featuring characters Bre and Brandon:  lighting, blocking, rehearsal, and the actual filming. Blocking a scene is simply “working out the details of an … More B-City Webseries – Season 2 – Filming, October 15, 2017

Alan’s News Brief, October 13, 2017

Here is some recent news about my connections. Please check out these projects and follow the creatives behind them.  Congrats to everyone on their accomplishments! Gillian Scott-Ward’s film “Back to Natural: A Documentary Film” won two awards at the International Black Film Festival Nashville:  The Founders Award and Best Poster Award.  I was a funder. Back to Natural … More Alan’s News Brief, October 13, 2017