Video Anatomy: Window of the World Watching a movie can be like looking through a window onto other peopleís lives and stories, other times and places.

 Film gives an audience an up close view into another world. As a filmmaker itís part of your job to decide what you want your window to look like and thatís where ASPECT RATIO comes in.
This episode breaks down why choosing the right aspect ratio to shoot in is so crucial and examines the different ones available, their pros and cons,
as well as how to use them based on the kind of story youíre trying to tell in your film.

Twenty-Three  Thirty-Five In 1890s New York a genius inventor, Samuel Reilly, shows a journalist, who is desperate for a story, his latest invention which can create drawings on a person's skin. But these aren't ordinary tattoos. Instead they're startling blueprints of technologies from the distant future. Thinking he has the story of a lifetime the journalist decides to hijack Reilly's invention and use it on himself with terrifying consequences.
In this film nothing turns out to be what it first appears.



Video Anatomy: Black and Light explores film noir techniques and black and white cinematography with an original short film that takes place both during World War II and the early 1960s.
This latest episode of Donís series will demonstrate how to use shadows in order to build suspense and how period looks are achieved.Shot and presented in 4K.

Night Drivers is Donís latest short film and emphasizes the use of black and white cinemtography and a film noir style to achieve terror and mystery: a former World War II P.O.W. is confronted by his former Nazi captor one night in 1964. But he may be in for an even bigger shock when he finds out who or what he is really facing.
Donís first period piece and a whole new visual style for him.




Video Anatomy: RAW covers prime lenses and has some great examples as well as an original short film to demonstrate how to use different focal lengths for dramatic effect and to add a whole new layer of creativity to your films. Shot and presented here in 4K.

Damn Good Coffee Don's short film from 2019--shot on location in Austin with some very talented actors and set in a surreal coffeeshop. It combines elements of film noir, horror, and science-fiction.
A unique film experience. Coffee never tasted so good!



RazorBurn Don's first major short film--completed in 2008 and entered into the Berkeley Film Festival

NorthEast Hand Drumming Expo  Check out this documentary that Don shot and edited in 2007.
It features perfomances and tutorials from drummers from around the World sharing their craft and also includes some really great interviews with the musicians.



CEO Mary Goetter talks about why she founded her company and her extensive experience with other cultures. She emphasizes how important it is for any American business to understand the customs and culture of the country that they wish to do business in.

Watch a trailer from Don's 2008 science fiction film TimeCam: What Price Would You Pay to See the Future?
The film itself aired on public access stations across the country, was featured on YouTube, and entered into the Berkeley Film Festival. It is Don's longterm plan to reshoot the piece in 4K! In the meantime see what you think of the concept.