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Is Enough Ever Enough - Part III

Is Enough Ever Enough – Part III

The beauty of doing a documentary, especially one about someone who is currently alive, is the unexpected. The beauty is to have to be on the alert at all times for new and surprising things to develop.

Usually these things occur either when filming, in post production when you are putting the film together, or when a new event/development occurs and you have to decide if it is important to cover…

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Filed under Chesapeake Films Collaboration Creative Process Denie Hiestand Dino Costa Dino Costa: Truth Unscripted Documentary Film Process Joel Franco One Man&039;s Journey to Truth

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Is Enough Ever Enough - Part II

Is Enough Ever Enough – Part II

One of my favorite times in the production of a film, occurs before filming begins: pre-production. I love the magic of prepping a project. Everything and anything can happen. You start to mold the film, and you have not even shot a single frame. It is starting to form in your head. You start talking to your production designer, cinematographer, your editor, your sound designer, your composer,…

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Filed under Andrew Caplan Chesapeake Films Cheyenne Darko Nikolich Dino Costa Dino Costa: Truth Unscripted Film Process Joel Franco SiriusXM Steve Torre WY

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Is Enough Ever Enough - Part I

Is Enough Ever Enough – Part I

Enough is enough. Or is it?

As Brad Pitt would say in the 2001 film The Mexican, if you love someone it is never enough. Well making a film is not that different. Is there a time you say “I am done, no more,” when a project has become more trouble that it is worth? Where it is better to cut the chord and move on to something else? The answer: It is not that simple.

There is so much that goes into…

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Filed under Chesapeake Films Creative Process Denie Hiestand Dino Costa Dino Costa: Truth Unscripted filmmaking process Joel Franco One Man&039;s Journey to Truth

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Finding Neverland…

Finding Neverland…

I recently viewed the film Finding Neverland with Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman, directed by Marc Forster. The film tells the story of J.M. Barrie’s friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. I have seen this film a dozen times at least, and loved it every single time. I know the story behind J.M. Barrie is controversial, and a lot of books have come out to…

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Filed under Chesapeake Films Chuck Wendig Denie Hiestand Film Process Joel Franco Lidia LMU Loyola Marymount University Marilyn Beker Writing 101 Writing Process

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Underrated and Underappreciated? Not on this team!

Underrated and Underappreciated? Not on this team!

After yet again another hectic week, trying to put out fires left and right, after our first review for our upcoming film “Dino Costa: Truth Unscripted” came out from amazing blogger Galacivilization, I wanted to talk about two people who work with us at Chesapeake Films, who are the backbone of our company. Two people who care about our success as much as I do. Two people who have fought tooth…

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Filed under Chesapeake Films Collaboration Diana J. Basso Frazier Public Relations Inc. Joel Franco Lawyer Sherry Frazier Team

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"When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am."

“When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am.”

gjoelfranco:

When I read this I had to share it. While it is not strictly a film process post, it does talk about the process of writing, which is part of the film process.

Maya Angelou was one of the most influential writers in recent memory, and we will miss her.

Do you have a hero? Someone you look up to?

Originally posted on The Daily Post:

Maya Angelou by Spanglej, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Maya Angelou by Spanglej, CC BY-SA 2.0 .

Wor…

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