Richard Q. (Street Articles Author)
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I’m a 27 year old Director based in Los Angeles. My history with movies goes all the way back to making short videos with my friends when I was eleven years old, we filmed with a VHS camera in an cluttered garage but out movies were full of Aliens and Epic battles (to our eleven year old minds). As I progressed I began editing my videos from one VCR to another. That led me to edit on my family’s computer and that developed into my passion for film. Growing up my parents were mostly supportive of my aspirations my dad would bring films home at least once a week and we would watch movies that I knew most people my age wouldn’t have seen. I grew into an appreciation for all types of films, where most film makers will focus on the dramatic, slower paced films I was drawn to the action-adventure genre and that is the type of film I prefer to get involved in. After high school I took a couple years to live in Argentina before moving to California to go to film school. I studied at Columbia College Hollywood which is a small film school with a tight knit film community. From there I was able to work on many different projects in literally every crew position possible. From production assistant to Producer; Director to Caterer. Film is my life and I want to be able to share that with you.

Meet the Crew: The Producer
It took me a long time to actually understand and see the value of a good Producer. They have one of the most important roles in filmmaking. Not just in getting the film made but also getting it seen, getting it sold, and building careers. I know it’s kind of…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Apr 27, 2012  
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Meet the Crew: The Director
Almost every movie ever made is attributed to the Director of the film. Sometimes the Director is a major deciding factor in the success or failure of a film. We all know that and we can accept that but sometimes, we don’t know why that’s the case. When we picture…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Apr 26, 2012  
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Film And Technology
Since the early days of film the technology has been such a huge part of it. The whole industry was based off on an experimental technology for entertainment. When it first started many people, even the pioneers of filmmaking didn’t look at it as a viable art or business. Looking…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Apr 20, 2012  
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Film Isn't Dead, It's Just on Life Support
The first time I worked with film it was almost a magical experience, the camera was heavy and loud and you could feel it capturing the image, all the light measurements had to be done properly so we would actually get a picture to show up. And everyone was on…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Apr 16, 2012  
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What Movies Mean
It’s interesting to me that even though internet piracy is going on and people can get almost anything for free from illegal downloads the movie industry is still making as much money as it always has (if not more.) the numbers speak for themselves. Avatar made well over 2 Billion…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Apr 16, 2012  
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The Many Faces Of Learning Film
Like all careers you want to have some sort of training when you get into film making. It’s an art like drawing and painting and many people get training in that. It’s also very technical and technical schools are in abundance in this country. But film is one of those…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Apr 16, 2012  
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Three Act Debate
One of the most debated theories in film making is actually focused on the writing end of the process. Something that is taught in screenwriting classes all over is the “three act structure” most screenwriters have their own versions of the same structure. Now if you talk to others, they…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Apr 09, 2012  
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Go Make A Movie
The first thing I learned about making movies was to go out and make a movie. Practice makes perfect so it only makes sense that the more3 practice you have then the better your movies will become. So why wait to make movies? You shouldn’t. I want to show you…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Apr 08, 2012  
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How A Movie is Made
When you sit down in the theater, or turn on Netflix, or the TV, or rent a movie from Redbox (or Blockbuster if you’re living in the past) and you watch a movie you can tell there’s a lot of work that goes into it. But generally unless you’ve had…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Apr 07, 2012  
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Film School?
As you begin looking into film schools and trying to decide what is worth the cost, allow me to throw in my two cents. The fact is that film school is good for one thing; to obtain an accredited diploma saying you received an education from some sort of institute.…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Apr 07, 2012  
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