NGNG 17: Haddish Stulbarg Baker

It’s a last minute rush until the super-duper-early nominations are official on Tuesday! Here are my no-guts-no-glory nominations, plus a few extras: 3. Sean Baker, Director – THE FLORIDA PROJECT This indie director may have certain unconventional methods to his construction, but have you seen Tangerine? I still can’t get over how that was shot Read More …

Night o’ Globes…

The sun is just starting to rise over the #GoldenGlobes Red Carpet. Gonna be a big day…. Less than 10 hours until we’re live on @nbc… Less than 8 hours until Globes Red Carpet Live on the GoldenGlobes Facebook page… Get hyped. #Globes75 A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Jan 7, 2018 at Read More …

Ode to the Music Video, Pt. 2

One of the pieces I find quite enthralling about the filmmaking process is how enriching and influential incorporating music into the storytelling process is. Whether it’s a vivid score or a vocal tune, these can complement a scene, a character, even a color. When filmmakers get to spend time working entirely on pieces devoted to Read More …

Reminiscing Kaiseki Thanksgiving in Japan

If you can believe Trump is [still] in office, you might believe anything (thus, “fake news”…). Welp, let’s avoid that ugly topic today. Part of coping (though unintended) was a trip last year to three main cities of Japan mid-November: to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Goodness gracious, if you have a passport and/or ever get Read More …

Five Smashing Performances Plus Truman 20 Years Later

While “award-season” is now on, just know that whether or not an actor or crew member “ultimately wins” an Academy Award still may not mean jack. Knowing which performances and techniques were most effective is all part of the craft, and this is surely one of the most subjective arts in technological performance history. “The Read More …

100th Post: Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat – 109 – Big Apple Eating

For our 100th blog post: It’s our newest Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat from New York with Garett Thomas, sharing the many fine dining restaurants, bars and cafés he’s visited during his mini Manhattan vacation! Parkside yearnings. #elevenmadisonpark #firstbites #catan #mayfair #clams #fennel #cheesecake #caviar #pickles #sturgeon #tilefish #parsnipribbons #pumpkin #charliebrown #agedveal #appleciderdoughnut #multicourse #winepairing #vacation Read More …

Shared from SM Daily Journal: “It’s like every second counts”

To spread the good news even further, my interview with columnist Austin Walsh has been published in a featured article this week in the San Mateo Daily Journal all about my commute, and others like me in the Silicon Valley. I had an interview recently that lasted just over a half hour and we touched Read More …

What’s My Motivation, Pt. 3

A li'l self advertising. #cinematiclightbox #amazonprimeday #directorgmedia #in4k #xproii #officespace #fridayjr #characteranimator #goulash A post shared by Garett Thomas (@directorg) on Jul 27, 2017 at 8:45pm PDT Okay, so this is an ongoing thread, nice. There’s quite a bit that it can still expand to, which is great. I’ll [try to] be brief, and start Read More …

Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat – 108 – Total Mission Eclipse

It’s the newest Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat with Garett Thomas, pointing out the eclipse from the Mission District in SF during the 2017 solar eclipse with his GoPro, and using a shoebox to view it safely! •💫🚶🏾🌖• Ring Of Fire • This was undoubtedly the most fantastic natural phenomenon I've had the honor of experiencing. Read More …

Living Out Loud

Some days, you’re tirelessly overthinking things when all of a sudden, a spark happens. Magic. Out of thin air. These “sparks” of creativity are what lead to great filmmaking. I find it best to let the characters get fully realized even in short moments, but scenes with no dialogue is key. #directing #quote #filmmaker #getitdone Read More …