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  1. MileCreations
    03-24-2014 11:45 PM
    MileCreations
    Hey Peter, just thought I'd let you know we watched one of your Vimeo tutorials today in 1st year film school here in Australia.
  2. Ernest Worthing
    06-05-2011 06:38 PM
    Ernest Worthing
    Thanks for the bday wishes, Sonny! I'll have to take one of the many shots tonight in your name in return
  3. TruEsTaR
    05-26-2011 07:48 PM
    TruEsTaR
    hi sonnyboo! it's been a long time since I been on the site. I hope all of your projects are going well!

    I'm still working on getting more technical and building a craft, but here is one of my first shorts.

    It's a black and white silent short.

    feedback would be much appreciated!

    thanks, and I hope you're doing well!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGeKkLzAXUc

    - danny
  4. TruEsTaR
    12-24-2010 04:03 PM
    TruEsTaR
    merry christmas ross!
  5. Dreadylocks
    11-12-2010 10:18 AM
    Dreadylocks
    Thanks for the birthday wishes, gramps!
  6. TruEsTaR
    10-27-2010 03:23 PM
    TruEsTaR
    I found it interesting that you didn't get much out of the Dov S-S Simens seminar as well. . . .
    Did you get that pm I sent you a week ago, sonnyboo?
  7. teto29
    07-31-2010 10:45 PM
    teto29
    hello ross. i am an aspiring film maker. seeing all the experience you have you might be able to answer my question. SHould i really go to film school? or should i use the money, make a feature myself and see where that takes me? Do people with a college degree have a better chance at getting hired in hollywood? thanks
  8. navyakavyar
    04-19-2010 01:44 AM
    navyakavyar
    hey can u help me in getting through this film industry....presently i'm doing my graduation( Bachelors degree) in Animation....and i'm planning to do ( my Masters) Post graduation in film making in abroad.....can u help me out in giving suggestions....thanking you in advance...awaiting for ur reply
  9. navyakavyar
    04-19-2010 01:40 AM
    navyakavyar
    hi dis is kavya from india i'm an aspiring director......i've dne a musical video album earlier and planning make a short.....but the thing is i'm not that good at script writing....i'm still a student...can u plz help me with a small and simple script that would take micro budget to finish it.
    i'll be really thankful to you if you help me hope u will.....thanking you in advance awaiting for ur reply at the earliest.
  10. bcahill009
    02-28-2010 06:09 PM
    bcahill009
    Hey thanks for the reply.
    I was also thinking using a classical music piece, say Mozart. Does this fall under public domain? And if so do I need to do anything say site it in the credits?

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  • About sonnyboo
    Name
    Peter John Ross
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio USA
    Occupation
    filmmaker, editor, director
    Biography
    I have written for Moviemaker and Videomaker magazines. I've published three books on filmmaking. I've won over 20 awards for my films in the last 10 years. I've made a few features, and a lot of short films.
    Filmography
    see http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0743748/

    http://www.youtube.com/sonnyboo

    http://www.vimeo.com/sonnyboo
    Awards
    Chris Award - Columbus International Film Festival 2007

    Best Comedy - Wreck Beach Film Fest 2004

    Best Short - Cinc. Intl Film Fest 2004

    Best Mini-Film - Independents Film Festival 2009

    Best Concept - Underneath Cincinnati Film Festival 2009

    Honorable Mention - Magma Short Film Festival 2010

    Winner - Time Warner's On Demand Short Film Screening 2009

    Audience Award - 48 Film Project Cincinnati 2004

    Emerging Talent Award - "B" Movie Festival Indiana 2007
    Favorite Film(s)
    Brotherhood of the Wolf, Smilla's Sense of Snow, In the Company of Men, Fellowship of the Ring, Blade Runner, Some Like it Hot
    Favorite Director(s)
    Peter Jackson, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Neil Labute, Orson Welles, Joss Whedon
    Other Interests
    bowling, cooking, grilling

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Posted 12-25-2011 at 05:19 PM by sonnyboo Comments 0
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Spielberg has edited two movies non-linear in a computer! He himself vowed never to do such a thing, but with TINTIN and also WAR HORSE, Steven has come over to the darkside. Now I understand TINTIN, as that is a CGI movie, but WAR HORSE is live action, shot on film.



Spielberg resisted the new school approach to editing, which...

Posted 12-02-2011 at 01:36 PM by sonnyboo Comments 0
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Iím doing some minor writing of late. Whether itís scribbling on a notepad at work, typing in Google Docs on the laptop waiting on a render, what matters most is that words from my head are being committed to some form that others might see and eventually say/shoot.

Iíve got a few ideas tumbling over. One compels me because I have never attempted a process shot, that is a shot in a car that appears to be...

Posted 11-19-2011 at 10:38 PM by sonnyboo Comments 0
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Slowly the wheels turn. Already got 1 rejection and 5 confirmations of playing one of the two TV series in various markets. No offense to the Population 17,000 market, but Pittsburgh picking up FRAMELINES represents a gain of about 300,000. Pittsburgh is also a much bigger film town. Weíre weeks away from a premiere in Pennsylvania, and possibly CLIP FRAMES as well.

I suspect that many of these packages...

Posted 11-12-2011 at 11:21 PM by sonnyboo Comments 0
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After over $100 in shipping and over 50 packages, I suddenly find myself with less to do for the briefest of moments. I'm taking a weekend off, more or less. I spent today cleaning, and doing a major rearrangement of furniture in the mancave of Rossdonia.

I have many docs on my computer(s), usually transcribed from handwritten notes on one of several notepads. In it are many ideas from THINGS TO DO, to lines...

Posted 11-08-2011 at 10:02 PM by sonnyboo Comments 0
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Focus is the key. Staying on track and not letting things help you stray from your chosen path; this presents the most common mistake in getting lost. Even on a bad day right now, I still get a lot done. Whether it's for FRAMELINES or CLIP FRAMES, I digitize a tape, synchronize 4 cameras on a multicam timeline, or I edit. My nose presses firmly to the grindstone right now.

And I'm teaching.

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