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 …

The Big Short — Formerly Blair

A predicted bubble collapse by a small few from the countless many on greedy Wall Street — here’s our basis for The Big Short. Oscar-worthy, yes, but the goal here is to relate it to current events, and even connect it to seemingly unrelated films. In one way, it’s storyline was literally about raking it Read More …

Decade Following Nightmare v. TheoR.E.M.

A reunion one decade in the making. #theproducers #catchingup #hayesvalley #aden #alumni #csumb #meetngreet #alltattedup #fairytales #yesterday #karaoke #ethiopian #peaceout✌ #chipotlé A post shared by Garett Thomas (@directorg) on Jul 23, 2017 at 10:28am PDT The premise for creating all capstone movies at CSU Monterey was this: via a group of 1, 2 or 3 Read More …

The Push to Come Out

#Repost @directorg: Taking a stand. . . 100% of every purchase from hrc.org/shop goes to HRC’s fight for full #LGBTQ #equality. . . #HumanRightsCampaign #LGBT #🏳️‍🌈 A post shared by Human Rights Campaign (@humanrightscampaign) on Jul 18, 2017 at 4:23pm PDT By a certain age, there is such a thing as “too much,” passing a Read More …