Shared from Slate.com: Film Imitates Art

Now that this holiday season has begun, and perhaps the latest Oscar season as well, it’s a good time to reflect on one aspect of what makes film so great — when it imitates art itself. I happened to find an article this morning about this very topic, and was already aware, but there were Read More …

8th Annual Governor’s Awards: Jackie Chan, Anne V. Coates, More

It’s finally happened: Martial Arts Action Superstar Jackie Chan has won an Academy Award! Governors Awards on November 12th honored him, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. Chan’s career spanned over 200 films and countless broken bones in the process, and his craft is often disregarded by the Read More …

Rage Against the Scenes: Then and Now

It all started with a parody. My first official TAT video in college at CSUMB, “Rage Against the Scenes” in 2004 looked at our class situation and poked light fun of it. Now, more than a decade later, that title resonates deeper for so much more. Our country’s current crisis with the ongoing Dakota Access Read More …

Happy Hauntings

For this year’s Halloween, I thought it seemed best to post random media from Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to celebrate. Trick or Treat! 🎃Happy Halloween!🎃 pic.twitter.com/w1oHlBmP2q — 이리 (@furymanura) October 30, 2016 Having a little pre party before I take office #IMWITHME Cheers to @svedkavodka  #howtosvedka @hillaryclinton 🍸✨ A photo posted by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Read More …

Premiere of “8 Minutes” (2016)

Here at last is 8 Minutes, a montage piece that truly looks at a post-apocalyptic world 5 billion years into the future, when our Sun will become a Red Giant. The very instant this enlargement starts to occur, not a single creature from Earth could possibly witness this live, as the speed it takes light to Read More …

Introducing directorG Media

Very soon, our newest project — 8 Minutes — will premiere. This will be the first Thomas Productions release that was crafted in part under a second brand distributor, using a title consistent with this website URL: directorG Media. First implementation of this is found on our new movie poster, shown at left. Expect this Read More …

Shared from Space.com: SpaceX’s Mars Colony Plan: By the Numbers

Recent data-filled plans were released by SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk last month for how his company can proceed toward launching a colonization project toward the Red Planet: Mars! Sounds ambitious, right? Think about it, though. Consider what’s in store for the future of our own planet, Earth. The Sun, in 5 billion years, Read More …

Ode to the Music Video

“Dark befalls the faint Silence loud shall not be quaint Listen up and paint” -Garett Thomas, 10.6.2016 There are so many great music videos out there — some are timeless, some are modern, some are in-between and some are undefinable. Point is, they often can serve as the best form of storytelling because in their short time Read More …

Shared from No Film School: How HBO Went from a Scrappy Cable Network to Changing TV Forever

It sure ain’t the days when your standard broadcast networks are offering the winning programs anymore. Big winners for Emmy Awards last night included Veep and Game of Thrones, plus The People vs. OJ Simpson, Key & Peele, and Last Week Tonight, among others. These are at least on cable networks, and mostly only available Read More …

Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat – 105 – Travel Eats from Seattle & Monterey

Hear all about two recent culinary minivaca trips in Seattle and Monterey, see foodie pics from Yelp and Instagram, plus other random deets from the perspective of Garett Thomas, SF Indie Filmmaker. See full vlog at link below: http://directorG.com/point-shoot-n-eat