When I asked the waiter what the birds were, circling above the old walls over our balcony table view in Spello, he shrugged, rolled his eyes and said he didn’t know. I think they’re now one of my favourite ‘exotic’ birds and a tribute to jackdaws is in order.
Besides the difficulty in re-organising my desk so that I could actually see the monitor if I faced it East, I wondered if the beneficial effects would carry over into my other peripherals and software.
I make photobooks, and not just because I’m an old ink on paper person (there were those forest destroying magazines for example). There are many that are personal gifts for friends, those I create and give and never look at again. These photobooks here were made as albums of personal images from special holidays. They’re […]
Peter was part of my early filmmaking days and at the birth of the Melbourne Filmmakers Co-op. Now he’s a Senior Statesman of Australian film, perhaps then it was more an older brother. He was four years older then me, born in 1943). He was more of a friend with Jim Wilson than me, but […]
Neil Young is a keen filmmaker and when he is the cinematographer on a project, he lists his name in the credits as Bernard Shakey. Here’s a showreel I assembled when I could see and hold the camera steady. There’s no singing, you’ll get a feel for my regional food interests and some of the […]
Characterizing Mr.Storm (and other stories) Cinema Papers #114 1997 Baz Luhrman’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was shot in Mexico, cut in Los Angeles and neg cut in San Francisco. Although there were a large number of Australian crew working on it, it was a feature planned as international and designed for a young American audience. […]