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Taking the concept from a screenwriter’s pages—or, more common these days, from the pages of Marvel—to the big screen, depends on make-up artists, perhaps some of the least-sung heroes of cinema. Patty Wheelock and Pam Danielle can tell you that. Both have extensive and impressive resumes as professional hairstylists and

When enjoying a movie, most people aren’t focusing on scene transitions or how a particular sequence is presented to the viewer. But they should. How the film is edited is just as important as every other role in film; an art that sets the pace and tension and juxtapositions for

Back in its third year at Barnstormers Theatre in Grants Pass, the Wandering Reel Festival brings fresh and exciting new films from across the world. Not only has creator and director of the festival dubbed it a “great year” with exceptional turnouts, Michael Harrington also says, “the reception has been

Halloween may be behind us, but thanks to horror creators and fans, the films created from the twisted corners of the human imagination know no season. What is it about horror that fascinates us? Do we enjoy being scared, and scaring one another? Perhaps it’s stimulating to see how far

Like any true maverick, film director and writer Alex Cox is not easy to pin down. His movies are difficult to categorize, gleefully and absurdly borrowing icons, ideas and images from different eras and genres. At the most recent Ashland Independent Film Festival, a recent production of his, Tombstone Rashomon,

The Times of Harvey Milk There is an interview somewhere in the middle of The Times of Harvey Milk with a union man. In today’s politically-correct world he would be a Neanderthal, and using language and prejudices no longer permissible in polite society. He unabashedly admits his bias against gay

In the low-to-no-budget world of independent movie making filmmaker Gary Lundgren realized early that it’s patience and resilience that shield the seed of a story. “Often it feels like broke filmmakers trying to get something made,” says Lundgren, writer and director of the award-winning short, Wow And Flutter, and full-length

It’s not too late to say you remember KIFF back in the early years, before it got all Sundance-y. Klamath Film Makers Group and Festival Coordinator Jesse Widener sets the scene: RVM: KIFF’s 5th anniversary. Did the Klamath Film Makers Group believe that the festival would reach this milestone? Jesse

Although based in Medford, filmmaker Ray Nomoto Robison has cultural ties to East Asian traditions, a versatility that gives his work a unique essence of vibrancy and dualism, a  “biformity” that may just reach its apex in a film currently in production, An Affair Remains. “An Affair Remains came about

If there’s a man who loves telling other’s passions, aspirations, and stories, it’s Christopher Lucas. Not only is he the new full-time digital cinema instructor at Southern Oregon University, he has produced, written, and been involved in multiple film projects. With a deep history in film, Lucas started in broadcasting