This word is a combination of the terms 'machine' and 'cinema' and it was created to describe an intriguing artistic form developed by computer gamers that also happen to be a new form of "modder". Fo...
When I was quite young, perhaps eight years old, I liked Mickey Mouse a lot. Early on, I happened to find step-by-step instructions for drawing the face of Mickey Mouse. An oval here, a circle there, ...
You might have a great product or service. Excellent branding, backed by killer campaigns and a die hard 'do it now' marketing team. Yet, when you make a presentation on your product or service, so mu...
Alot of us get inspired by movies to want to shoot great video with our video cameras - unfortunately there is a difference between want and being able to. Like photography, good videography requires ...
This is a tough article to publish, but it's just so important! The message of this missive is simple: stop asking people to hire you. STOP IT. It is not only not an effective way to break into the in...
One of my most popular articles to date has been "Breaking Into Hollywood - Do I Need to Read the Trades?" In that post, I outlined the minimum types of information you should scan the trades for and ...
If you're excited about your latest TV or film project and are hitting a pitching wall, you may be tempted to grab a camera, call in some favors and shoot the whole thing yourself! Is there ever a rig...
There is a belief that when you attach the word urban to a indie movie that the story will be based on life in the ghetto or barrio. Plus the production quality will be less than an art house fi...
Who is Sid Kali? I've written, directed, and produced two full-length urban features, CONSIGNMENT and IN WITH THIEVES, plus have a third feature in production titled STASH SPOT. It's felt good t...
When I first got into screenwriting I was told to read Aristotle's Poetics, Syd Field's Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434, and host of other books by b...