pen and ink, 4 by 5 inches

To live

To laugh

To love

To learn




Want to learn how to make a short video?

Want to buy a T-shirt - Live Laugh Love Learn

Please click on the buttons along the left margin.

Buy a T-shirt - e-commerce.    Buy a T-shirt with the logo - Live Laugh Love Learn - All Aboard.

You too can make your own.    See my DIY LED softlights

Read about the author of this web site.    Click here for my personal page.

View recent footage.     Click here for my YouTube video in HD of the 2012 Rose Parade. Sound captured in stereo.

View my Memorial Day Tribute.     Click here for my video honoring the men and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Vocals by Beyonce and Paul Robeson.

Started March 2006.    Read my blog about moving to Hollywood.

Click here for the promotional info.    What got me started with this short film project.

Click here for the rules    Read the limitations and deadline imposed, making our job easier, not harder.

Click here to gain allies    Read my letter to businesses to shoot at their location.

Click here for the business release    Read the release letter the businesses had to sign.

Click here for the actors release    Read the release letter the actors had to sign.

Click here for an Adobe Acrobat file    Here is an example of the cue cards, which were printed on yellow card stock.

Click here for an Adobe Acrobat file    Here is an example of the letter to get people to show up on time.

Click here for an Adobe Acrobat file    Here is an example of the shooting schedule.

Click here for an Adobe Acrobat file    Notice how close all the locations were.

Click here for free soundtrack info    Here is how you can get a sound track for free, no copyright problem, since the author is long dead, and the performer will let you use his performance of the work for free.

Click here for an Adobe Acrobat file    Here is the script I wrote.

10 films qualified for the film festival.    Our film, Elm Shoots, was a finalist in the Elmwood Stories short film contest.

Click here for the contest results.    There were 3 winners, the rest, honorable mention.

Click here for our movie for a neighborhood contest.    Download and watch our 12 minute movie on YouTube

Click here for our out-takes in Microsoft format    Download and watch us making our movie (You will need a high-speed connection.)

Click here for some advice from U.C. Berkeley    Learn from those who know, and have put together their advice on making a short film.

Click here to contact me    Send me e-mail

I highly recommend the book Filmmaking For Teens - Pulling Off Your Shorts

by Troy Lanier & Clay Nichols.