Clever, Entertaining, and witty! If you are a fan of Shakespeare on screen, you will love this modern take. If you are not a fan and like my wife @lydeebee, have trouble following along, this is a great Shakespeare to watch! The humor is so great and even at times making fun of itself. It’s also very well done it the way it was shot making very long dialogue heavy scenes very entertaining. Joss’ (the director and writer of this movie & Avengers) interpretation of the text leaves you entertained and always guessing. Also as an aspiring filmmaker, this movie inspires me. 12 days of filming this feature length film. All shot at Joss Whedon’s house. The majority of the cast, where close friends he had worked with before. I recommend watching this and if you are also an aspiring filmmaker watch the BTS!

Clever, Entertaining, and witty! If you are a fan of Shakespeare on screen, you will love this modern take. If you are not a fan and like my wife @lydeebee, have trouble following along, this is a great Shakespeare to watch! The humor is so great and even at times making fun of itself. It’s also very well done it the way it was shot making very long dialogue heavy scenes very entertaining. Joss’ (the director and writer of this movie & Avengers) interpretation of the text leaves you entertained and always guessing. Also as an aspiring filmmaker, this movie inspires me. 12 days of filming this feature length film. All shot at Joss Whedon’s house. The majority of the cast, where close friends he had worked with before. I recommend watching this and if you are also an aspiring filmmaker watch the BTS!

Eleazar Kadesh at 5 months old. Love him! Experimenting with mobile shooting and editing.
Shot with IPhone 5c
Edited with IMovie on IPad
Colored with ColorTime on IPad

What have I been watching?

So i haven’t posted a movie review on here in a while. It hasn’t been the lack of watching movies. But more just nothing that I really wanted to share. I have noticed I usually will only review things I like. Not sure if thats a bad quality. I just like to share with people the movies that I want you to watch. So to do a quick recap, I saw “The Lego Movie” it was fun and very entertaining, loved the Batman character voiced by Will Arnett, but I was let down by the ending. I won’t give Spoilers, but it went more the message route and wasn’t as EPIC as I was hoping. Saw RoboCop, it was a fun Summer blockbuster kind of movie, a lot more heartfelt then the original, but nothing super special. Jack Ryan shadow recruit, same thing, fun reminded me of the original Mission Impossible but a little cliche. Not a lot of movies in the last week or two. But one I just watched yesterday was, Blue Jasmine, written and directed by Woody Allen.

Now Woody’s movies are hit and miss for me but this one was pretty good. My favorite is Midnight in Paris, a highly recommend that movie. But this one I would say watch it if you want to but I only recommended it for a stellar performance by Cate Blanchett (won Best Actress Oscar) and a marvelous use of the “one shot”. Woody is known for using a lot of fixed shots and his actors working inside of them. (an old school method compared to the modern multiple angles and cuts)  But this time he moved the camera around in a elegant way, still fixed but using pans and dollies. It really was beautiful to watch the use of camera movement and blocking, it seemed so natural. Entertaining to say the least, so thats the most recent, hope to be seeing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (a mouth full) this next weekend, and will probably be sharing more about that since I am a huge fan of the whole franchise. 

It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.
— L.R. Knost (via featherandarrow)
Reblogged from THE MADE SHOP

Happy Independence Day!

Ever since I was little I have loved History. And I don’t mean historical movies, I mean real history (books, history class, the channel before reality tv).
But as I have gotten older, I have noticed that my generation and younger have no grid or interest for US History. Even in the recent years there have been some historical things happening in our nation and they go into this generation like a twitter feed. It’s there then it’s gone.
Now that I am a dad I want to try and slow down and really teach and raise my kid with a knowledge of the past and an understanding that we make a better future when we know where we have been. So this Independence Day my son turns 5 months (I know a little young for a history lesson) and I want him to know it’s not just a day off, or fireworks day or red, white and blue day.
But that a small group of radical men stood up against big government and declared their freedom. That we have family roots in the revolutionary war and that we are proud to be American, maybe not always what it is but what it was so therefore what it could be!

One of my favorite magazines, RELEVANT MAGAZINE, just put out this cover article. Paralleling spirituality with Superman, Our cry for identity with Spider-Man, and Our drive to be different but excepted to the X-Men. Must read, pick it up in the Newstand app or relevantmagazine.com to subscribe. FYI The IPad version of this magazine rocks!

One of my favorite magazines, RELEVANT MAGAZINE, just put out this cover article. Paralleling spirituality with Superman, Our cry for identity with Spider-Man, and Our drive to be different but excepted to the X-Men. Must read, pick it up in the Newstand app or relevantmagazine.com to subscribe. FYI The IPad version of this magazine rocks!

philipbloom:

With my pimpin’ “wood” special edition @kesslercrane  PB dolly gopb.co/kessler for part one of the #blooma7sreview on Brighton Beach for a change!

I totally want one of these! Hopefully one day soon!

philipbloom:

With my pimpin’ “wood” special edition @kesslercrane PB dolly gopb.co/kessler for part one of the #blooma7sreview on Brighton Beach for a change!

I totally want one of these! Hopefully one day soon!

Reblogged from Philip Bloom

A behind the scenes video from #MyRODEReel competition, I did this last Spring!

Leaking Secrets

Just watched the movie “Fifth Estate” this morning. A movie covering the start and hype of the website WikiLeaks and its creator Julian Assange and his friend Daniel Berg. The story is based on a book Daniel Berg wrote call “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website”. You follow Daniel Berg’s story through WikiLeaks which is the brilliance of the filmmaking. In the beginning you believe what Berg believes that this man is a hero and you want to be apart and support it and as the movie progress you start to question everything, right along with Berg. Its a naturally intriguing story, from a doc or narrative point of view, but the filmmakers really articulate it into a narrative that sucks you in. There are scenes where they are talking about what they do (computer code stuff) which would be very borrowing to a non-hacker but they approach it in a very artistic way. This movie is worth a watch, 1 because of the great writing, acting and editing/VFX and 2 because this is an important US and World history moment that only happened a couple years ago and very few people know about it or even remember it. 

The Secret Life

My Wife and I finally got to sit down and watch “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. Wow! I really want to watch it again just to be able to soak it all in. Not because it was a great mystery and I didn’t understand the ending, but it was just beautiful, through & through. The cinematography was gorgeous, for a movie based around Life mag, the images looked like moving Life mag images! Also the directing surprised me. One of my favorite things was the blocking, the framing of each shot and how characters would move in and out of frame and inside frame; everything had a purpose, including Type. Now I hated my typography class in college but the type in this movie was subtle and very artistic. Again all around great movie, that I recommend for everyone! Its Freakin PG!