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Diversity In Hollywood

Diversity In Hollywood: It’s More Than Just Casting Egyptians according to Hollywood. This awards season brought attention once again to the need for Hollywood to be more representative of the population with its casting. The world, our country, and Los Angeles especially, are diverse in their populations and our films should reflect that. It’s not just black actors and actresses who aren’t being given the opportunities they deserve. Asians, Latinos, and women are also underrepresented.…
Joel Poehlmann
03/14/2016
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Guerrilla Tactics: Adventures in Independent Filmmaking

Today’s Lesson—Be Tenacious. Guerrilla Tactics will be a series of entries about my experiences from when I first started in independent production. I'll share some of the tricks we used to pull off what is always the most important thing when you’re finally on set or location: getting the shot. Rule # 1: You don't need a permit. The key art isn't great, but it was our first feature, and we didn't have a graphic…
Joel Poehlmann
01/15/2016
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How Did Goodfellas Lose The Editing Oscar in 1991?

From a young age, I was fascinated with movies. As I grew older, I wanted to learn everything about them. One of my first introductions to the world of post production came when I was around 10 and was helping my father shoot a video for a church youth group. My dad set up the camera in a hallway and filmed a teenage boy walking to a door. He cut, and then we moved inside…
Joel Poehlmann
03/30/2014
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Gravity wins 7 Oscars (totally called it)

When I first saw Gravity in the fall, I was immediately struck by the amazing visuals. It reminded me of the story my dad told me about seeing 2001 for the first time, how the images were unparalleled to anything else he'd seen before. With the amazing technology available and the advances made in visual effects over the past 20 years, there really is no limit to what can be brought to the screen. As…
Joel Poehlmann
03/23/2013