Category Archives: Directing

Sailing into the unknown – the making of “Maidentrip” documentary

“Maidentrip” is a well-received documentary about a fourteen year-old girl, Laura Dekker, who attempted to become the youngest person to sail alone around the world. The film was directed by Jillian Schlesinger. It premiered at the 2013 SXSW festival where it won the Audience Award. It is a remarkable film about the remarkable Laura Dekker, but “Maidentrip” is also note-worthy because of the figure of Jillian Schlesinger, who – as a first-time director – had to overcome many challenges in order to make this documentary. Continue reading Sailing into the unknown – the making of “Maidentrip” documentary

I am on a tour!

I am excited to announce that I will be touring with a filmmaking workshop – the 2 Day Cine School. We have worked really hard to prepare this workshop for you and I really believe that those of you who attend will get a lot out of it. To give you a sense of what to expect, here is the tour trailer. Continue reading I am on a tour!

How To Do Action – Jackie Chan Style

Tony Zhou has posted a great video on Vimeo analyzing action scenes done by Jackie Chan. The fact that Chan leads a great stunt team is a given, but Zhou makes very interesting points about directing and editing fighting scenes. He compares how Jackie Chan’s fights come out in Hollywood versus Hong Kong films. Continue reading How To Do Action – Jackie Chan Style