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Notebooks part 7 by Ron Steinman

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Sep 15
Have I exhausted everything? Has everything that grew and might continue to grow, flown the coop? I sometimes wonder, especially when I sit damn patiently waiting for inspiration, for something to happen that will move me off the dime. It’s not really inspiration, but creative genius used to its best advantage. Sure. Nothing comes, and all I can think of is passion. Sex. Passion. Getting laid. Of lying in bed with a woman and feeling

Notebooks part 6 by Ron Steinman

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Sep 15
It’s easier to take disappointment, a failure, defeat, censure, when you are pessimistic. Praise is more heartily felt when in that state of mind. Praise is the unexpected and it means much more under those circumstances. When you are too optimistic you are hurt and disillusioned if everything doesn’t go the way you want it. Naturally, being too much of the one and not the other causes its own problems. There must be balance between

Notebooks Part 5 by Ron Steinman

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Aug 23
Someone said, “My friend, never indulge in any follies except those that will bring you great pleasure.” “Virtue is synonymous with enthusiasm.” Who said that? Was it Galiani or Nietzsche? A bunch of us jumped into a 1951 Chevy, drove to New York, dashed into P.J. Clarke’s at 3rd Avenue and 55th Street and got very drunk. That’s all I recall of the trip. How is this for a jawbreaker of a thought. “The earlier

American News Project

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Jul 03
CALLING INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS AND VIDEO JOURNALISTS The American News Project (http://newsproject.org) is dedicated to defending and promoting the public interest through high-quality, investigative video journalism. Our staff includes video professionals who have worked at CNN, BBC, National Geographic, PBS Frontline, Bill Moyers Journal and other respectable media outlets. Our reports (some call them mini-documentaries) regularly end up on prominent media outlets like the Huffington Post. We are building out our network of freelance filmmakers and

Notebooks 1954-1961 by Ron Steinman

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Jun 10
“Notebooks, 1954-1961” is my life in diary form from the journals, and notebooks I kept in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Starting with this synopsis, I will post these journals on the Digital Filmmaker Blog in serial form over the next year. The next entries will be the introduction to the book. Once the introduction is online, I will present my journal in the order I wrote it. First, please take a few minutes

“Unknown Realms” by Darryl Knickrehm

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May 08
“With a click of a button, you open the door in to another world – the one in your mind. That which lurks in shadows now takes a new face, the one inside us all and only unlocked by the imagination. You have fallen into Unknown Realms” This concerns the launch of the Unknown Realms: Japan channel on various P2P TV and web TV platforms like Vuze, Veoh, iTunes and many others, which coincides with

Eileen Douglas: Tribeca Film Festival-The Filmmaker’s Life

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Apr 16
Being tapped to screen your film at one of the country’s top film festivals. That has to be every filmmaker’s dream. The Tribeca Film Festival 2008 runs April 23rd to May 3rd and, newcomer that it may be, after only seven years on the scene, clearly Tribeca has become one of the best places for a filmmaker’s work to be seen. The Digital Filmmaker spoke with a half dozen fortunate filmmakers whose documentaries and animations

Ron Steinman: JFK and Robert Drew at the Tribeca Film Festival

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Apr 16
“A President to Remember: In the Company of John F. Kennedy.” Produced and Directed by Robert Drew; Narrated by Alec Baldwin   Call it nostalgia. Call it remembrance. Call it a reminder of how things were before John F. Kennedy was assassinated forty-five years ago in 1963. In every way, you will be right. Today, President John F Kennedy is a man steeped in myth, especially to today’s generation and probably for anyone under fifty years

Think Tank Photo Releases Complete Line of Rolling Bags

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Mar 12
Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo today released three new or completely upgraded rolling bags that provide more protection and security for transporting heavy and expensive photography gear. All three rollers feature advanced security features, such as front and back cable locks, a TSA lock, and the Security Plate “Lost and Found” service. Airport Airstream — This new, small roller complies with international air travel guidelines and accommodates up to a 400mm lens and

Think Tank Photo’s New Hydrophobia™ cover

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Jan 30
Think Tank Photo announces the release of Hydrophobia™ 300 – 600, the first rain cover specifically designed to be pre-mounted for quick deployment. When in the field, where inclement weather can destroy a shot or gear, photographers need a simple and hassle free system for immediately deploying a rain cover to protect their SLRs and lenses. When it appears it may rain, photographers attach the Hydrophobia over their lenses before going out into the field,