Make Stuff.

There’s been a bit of buzz this past week about muliti-hyphenate screenwriter/director/film producer/actor/musician Mark Duplass and his keynote address at South by Southwest (SXSW), which is a large film, interactive, and music festival held in Austin, Texas.  He talked about avoiding a theatrical release early in your career and just shooting cheaply, even with camera phones.  Haven’t come across his entire speech yet but it reminded me a bit of Patton Oswalt’s speech at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in 2012 where he talks about the Hollywood gatekeepers disappearing and shooting with your cell phone.  Both are very inspiring.

Indiewire Article–SXSW:  Mark Duplass’ 8 Improvised Tips for Success in the Film Industry

Variety.com article — Look for Mark’s quote about Netflix and their fart bubble–hilarious!

Patton Oswalt Keynote Speech on Youtube.

Dead Dads Club

Here’s a comedy video I just finished shooting and editing a few days ago.  It’s about a support group for people with dead dads.  Shot it with a Canon 7D and edited with FCP7.  For sound, Sennheiser G3 lavs and a Zoom H6 were used.  Check it out here on youtube:

Dead Dads Club

Dead Dad's Club

Written by Cassie Ramoska
Directed and Produced by Ricky Sans
Filmed and Edited by Ed Spangler
Featuring Chris Corbin, Amanda McCann, Cassie Ramoska, and Ricky Sans
Special thanks to Mike Benner and Dan Telfer