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  1. . 10. Individual videos - Not everything I upload will require the presence of actors. Expect to see some cooking and hiking videos, a little street footage, some nature videos ... if I can ever afford a camera. I hope that will be relatively soon. If you think that you might want to be an…
  2. . 9. Genre - Films will be set in the present. Low key, student film like ... would "domestic drama" be the right phrase for this, I wonder? No aliens, no terrorists blowing anything up, no zombies or demonic possessions, and definitely no superheroes. Just mundane, every day and sometimes brutal…
  3. . 8. Location - I'll be shooting in the Chicago area, exclusively, and possibly in the city of Chicago, itself, almost exclusively. I might throw in some of the older, more photogenic, easily accessible and safe suburbs - Evanston, Wilmette, Lake Forest, Oak Park, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton,…
  4. . 7. Money - I don't have any. I am completely broke, which is the reason why I haven't uploaded any videos, yet - I'm still saving up for the camera. At least in the short run, those appearing in my films will be unpaid. In the long run ... if we ever get to the point at which we think we're…
  5. . 6. Something that isn't my role - I won't be appearing on-screen. There are a few reasons for this, some of which I'll explain in person, should we ever meet, but the main one is because I write by observation. I don't want any face recognition, because that would make people act less naturally…
  6. . 5. My role - In a video / film / movie you see on this page, I will be the writer. I might be the director, but not necessarily. I can think of a few people I know personally who I'd love to see direct one of my films, but they're very busy people, and I can't afford to pay the participants…
  7. . 4. Certain things will not ever be demanded of any participant as a condition for casting in a given role. In fact, I seriously doubt that I'll ever even suggest one of these as a possibility. Citing a few that seem to come up elsewhere: A. Anything that could get you hurt, and I don't…
  8. . 3. Within the context of my own events, I am a benevolent dictator but I am still a dictator, in the sense that the final word is mine. I've seen theatre pieces that were written by committee, the actors deciding on plot twists by consensus or vote, and the results were unviewable. No, we're…
  9. . 2. A month or two ago, I found myself in one of my favorite coffeehouses, talking to a few actors, one of whom seemed absolutely delighted to find that I personally had little use for the far right. He immediately seemed to assume that I was liberal - I am not - and said something that bothered…
  10. . A few points, before we get started. 1. This is the time to claim my authority, I suppose. As any honest person who has ever subscribed to one of my flickrgroups will tell you, I tend to run a fairly mellow show, but "mellow" and "low key" are not synonymous with "weak". I am quite…
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The name "Lucky 13 Studios" started out as a joke. When I started joining groups on Vimeo, I found myself being the thirteenth member to join unusually often.

I won't be uploading to this group for a while, because I'm between jobs, creating budgetary problems, and also because there is preparatory work I must do first, both in improving my writing and photography.

But I will use this group eventually, very lightly at first, but more and more seriously over the next few years. It is going to serve as a kind of blog, surrounding my video making activities. What those are going to be, I don't


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The name "Lucky 13 Studios" started out as a joke. When I started joining groups on Vimeo, I found myself being the thirteenth member to join unusually often.

I won't be uploading to this group for a while, because I'm between jobs, creating budgetary problems, and also because there is preparatory work I must do first, both in improving my writing and photography.

But I will use this group eventually, very lightly at first, but more and more seriously over the next few years. It is going to serve as a kind of blog, surrounding my video making activities. What those are going to be, I don't know yet. I'm content to find that out along the way.

If either I can learn to do the needed animations, myself, or find a qualifed collaborator to do them for me, there's an excellent chance that I'll do some Mathematics videos. These would start with Calculus, and go upward through maybe the third level of graduate school. Yes, I am qualified to make these, at least as a Mathematician; videography is much another question.

I've long maintained that the intuitive understanding of the subject is given short shrift in teaching, and that's what the videos would be focused on - giving the viewer a feel for why the proofs work. The viewing of these films should not, however, in any way be viewed as being a substitute for reading the proofs, which will be made available on a companion site I'll be creating for my vimeo membership. If I do go this route, we'll be looking at Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Probability and maybe a little Analysis; most likely no Topology, Geometry or Algebra (as in Group Theory, not as in simultaneous linear equations).

Cooking videos, I can just about guarantee - but nothing likely to appeal to the Betty Crocker Crowd. Expect to see mostly a kosher, gluten free mix of French, Spanish, Latin American, Middle Eastern and African cooking. Chili peppers will be making an appearance, often. Hellman's mayonnaise, never.

I'd like to do some theatre pieces, but in addition to being short on funds, I'm short on cast members. I, myself, will never appear in the pieces, for reasons that should become clear if you start following one of my fiction blogs over the next year, aside from the obvious - even professionals have trouble directing themselves, and I'm not a professional.

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