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In Screenplay

By vashi

William Faulkner essay on Ice Hockey

On 26, Sep 2015 | No Comments | In Screenplay | By vashi

William Faulkner

William Faulkner – Hockey Aficionado

 

William Faulkner won two Pulitzer Prizes for fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature. He also wrote an essay about the first professional hockey game he attended back in November of 1955. Born in Mississippi back in 1897, hockey was not really on his radar…but it really is on mine!

I played professional hockey for 10 years and won the 1999 ECHL Kelly Cup in Biloxi playing for the Mississippi Sea Wolves. My father Vaclav Nedomansky was the first player to defect from a communist country and play in the NHL back in 1974.

I’m currently in production of a feature film documentary covering my father’s journey from Czechoslovakia to North America and found this 1984 NHL All Star Game magazine that contains William Faulkner’s first impressions of the fastest game on two feet…

 

The 36th NHL All-Star Game Magazine

William Faulkner’s essay about watching his first NHL game

 

After writing the screenplays for TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT and THE BIG SLEEP (with Leigh Brackett) Faulkner verbalized his take on the sport of ice hockey. Enjoy the read…

 

William Faulkner

An Innocent at Rinkside (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

 

Until next time…

vashivisuals.com

@vashikoo

19

Sep
2015

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In Editing

By vashi

HANNIBAL – Script to Screen

On 19, Sep 2015 | No Comments | In Editing | By vashi

HANNIBAL aired on NBC for three seasons before being cancelled. It was one of the most cinematically spectacular shows ever on TV and it redefined what was allowable in terms of violence on prime time networks. Creator Bryan Fuller made murder, cannabalism and other horrible acts delectably palatable while maintaining a visually beauty that both rivals and supersedes the biggest budget feature films. It paid homage to the original source material but then creatively rewrote the narrative and delivered an operatic version that both acknowledged and expanded on the lore of Hannibal Lector.

 

Hannibal-Season-3-poster-excerpt

HANNIBAL – Script to Screen

 

Creator and writer Bryan Fuller has generously shared all 3 seasons of the scripts and every filmmaker would benefit by reading any of them. I want to focus on the first episode titled “Aperitif” written by Bryan Fuller and share with you the script superimposed with the actual show to fully appreciate the translation of script to screen. This first episode of HANNIBAL is visually and creatively fantastic and raises the bar of what to expect no matter what the format. The translation of word to imagery is no easy task. What do the written words actually turn into in front of the camera? Watch the first 5 minutes of the first episode of HANNIBAL. Enjoy the magic…

 

 

Until next time…

vashivisuals.com

@vashikoo

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15

Sep
2015

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By vashi

Adobe Premiere Pro Timelines

On 15, Sep 2015 | No Comments | In Editing | By vashi

After a long stretch of 18 months parked in front of my edit bay…I’ve finished 3 film projects and have moved onto the next challenges. The hours, days, week and months blend together as you edit, tweak, massage and adjust the timeline into its final state. I’ve put the Adobe Premiere Pro timelines from the last three films I’ve completed and a bonus Adobe Audition audio timeline into one huge image. It serves to both remind me of great work accomplished and taunt me with the memory of thousands upon thousands of decisions made. Enjoy!

 

Adobe Premiere Pro timelines

3 Feature film timelines edited in Adobe Premiere Pro  [CLICK TO ENGLARGE]

 

On top of the 3 films, here’s a peek at 4 short form projects I cut this last year as well. One was a spoof video for director David Zucker (Airplane, Naked Gun) titled SIDE EFFECTS. Two experimental short films and a documentary round out the rest of the work. I find it pleasing to see your projects all grouped visually in one spot. It both reminds you of all the hard work poured into your projects while looking graphically interesting. So many cuts and shots blended into a rainbow mosaic that represents so much.

 

4 short form projects cut in Premiere Pro

4 short form projects cut in Premiere Pro

 

In the very near future I will be sharing me experiences working on GONE GIRL and the upcoming DEADPOOL. Both films were cut exclusively on Adobe Premiere Pro and I was hired to both set up the workflow for the post production teams and also train all the editors working on both films. I was privileged to share my vast experiences cutting 4 feature films and hundreds of commercials on Premiere Pro with some of the best editors in the business. Stay tuned…

Until next time…

vashivisuals.com

@vashikoo