Dinner with the Alchemist Premiere 27May16

Dinner with the Alchemist Premiere

Crisislab’s debut feature, Dinner with the Alchemist, premieres Friday, June 3rd, at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood as part of the Dances With Films festival. It’s been a long road, we’re grateful to everyone that gave support over the years of developing this project. We...

Kevin’s “Drone-ography” FAQ 12Mar14

Kevin’s “Drone-ography” FAQ

Many people have asked me similar questions about getting into aerial imaging.  I’ll update this list every time I get asked the same question more than ten times, so bring it on!  It’s a great hobby.  I hope it one day becomes a great profession.  But it’s confusing, tough to get started, and generally overwhelming.  None of my answers are “perfect” so let me know if you have something to add/improve. How should I get started? Easy: join the DC Drone User Group (or another DUGN if you live elsewhere).  Start going to all the events and [politely] asking lots of questions. I’m just a beginner but I want...

My Drones in Wash Post 21Aug13

My Drones in Wash Post

I’ve been working a lot on learning about remote-controlled aircraft for cinematography.  The thing is “remote controlled aircraft” is a quaint way of saying something more recently referred to as a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or Drone.  This matters, because the drones...

Workshop: DSLR Video 20Jun12

Workshop: DSLR Video

I’ll be teaching a fun workshop on June 24th for Capital Photography Center.  The workshop is all about using stills cameras to shoot video.  It’s going to be catered towards people that are fairly comfortable on the still-camera side of things, and are trying to get a better...

Writers’ Roundtable 05Jan12

Writers’ Roundtable

NEXT ROUNDTABLE:  TBD I’m organizing a regular writers’ read-through roundtable: a few screenwriters get together, take turns reading each other scenes/short scripts aloud, and briefly talk about them.  Rinse, repeat.  This is an opportunity to get together with a handful of fellow screenwriters, and work on our writing in a relaxed round-table environment. Writing screenplays is tough when you’re in a lonesome bubble.  My favorite aspect of my college screenwriting class wasn’t discussing theory and structure and studying the greats.  It was doing table reads of scripts-in-progress, discussing what was working and...

My Un-Shredding Brother on NPR 11Dec11

My Un-Shredding Brother on NPR

Big ups to my brother Otávio and his team that won the DARPA Shredder Challenge.  DARPA brought them out to DC for the weekend to give a presentation about their process, and present them with their comedy-sized $50,000 check.  The prize was hard-earned, seeing as how the team spent around a...

All Your Shreds Are Belong To U.S. 25Nov11

All Your Shreds Are Belong To U.S.

Shout out this week to my brother Otávio (of Word Lens fame) and his team that is taking part in the DARPA Challenge.  This time the challenge is to reconstruct shredded documents.  There’s a series of increasingly complex ‘puzzles’ that are just shredded documents that must...

Underwater 1, Kevin 0 08Aug10

Underwater 1, Kevin 0

Touché water, touché. My current photographic push is trying to come up with great underwater photography.  The addendum to this challenge is: doing it without spending a ton of money.  Step #1:  Buy a ridiculously cheap underwater bag for my DSLR.  For $120 a company named DiCAPac makes...

// Google Analytics code