With Apologies to Joyce Kilmer

"I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree." Progress continues on the signature scene of The Hills Line, the Iowa Interstate's deck-girder bridge and surrounding area in Iowa City. With the base scenery in place it's time to add the flora. As previously mentioned, my scenic methods are not groundbreaking … Continue reading With Apologies to Joyce Kilmer

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Time to get to work on the signature scene of The Hills Line, the Iowa Interstate's deck-girder bridge over the Iowa River. The first detail needed are the cutwater retaining walls that wrap around each of the bridge piers. I searched for a suitable commercial product, but all were too bulky to simulate the prototype. … Continue reading Bridge Over Troubled Water

Persistence of Vision

"To make a film is easy; to make a good film is war. To make a very good film is a miracle." –Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu If you haven't figured it out by my less than subtle demeanor, I make my living as a video producer and editor. For the past 20 years I've created newscasts, … Continue reading Persistence of Vision