Film

KARL DAHL at the Little Rock Film Festival!!

We’re so excited! KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE is an official selection of the 5th annual Little Rock Film Festival, which runs from June 1st to June 5th, 2011! UPDATED 5/30/2011!: TWO MORE SCREENINGS HAVE BEEN ADDED!  The film will now screen FOUR TIMES during the fest, including a brand new PREMIERE SCREENING

The “Karl Dahl and the Golden Cube” POSTER!

While we finish preparing for the summer 2011 premiere of Karl Dahl and the Golden Cube, I thought you might enjoy a peek at the POSTER!

Teaser Trailer for “Beneath The White City Lights”

In honor of tonight’s Chicago Premiere of “The White City” the folks over at Kai Harding have  just posted the first Teaser Trailer for my new behind-the-scenes/performance film “Beneath The White City Lights” which shows off just a taste of some of the fantastic Thodos Dance footage we’ve been capturing along

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The story behind the Thodos Dance “THE WHITE CITY”

The White City, the new Story Ballet I’ve been working on with broadway legend Ann Reinking and Chicago choreographer Melissa Thodos, is finally live and on stage!  The show features spectacular direction and choreography from Melissa and Ann, the amazing Thodos Dance Chicago dancers, incredible live music from the Carpe Diem

Chris Olsen on “The Cutting Room Floor!”-12/5/2010

Once again, I almost forgot to let everybody know I’ll be joining Casey Ryan on his “The Cutting Room Floor” podcast this coming Sunday, December 5th @ 11 CST!  I can already tell its going to be a great show, and I hope you have the chance to tune in at http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/81947  I’ll update this post with more

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“The Art of the Short Film”- Miami 2010 Edition

Breaking News!  Whether you are already attending the Miami Short Film Festival, or are simply a lover of film in the Miami area, make sure to come out to BOOKS & BOOKS in Coral Gables Tuesday Night, November 16th at 5PM for an early evening roundtable discussion on “The Art of the Short Film!”  Join

URSULA THE UBER-GIRL™ in BARBELLS-A-WEIGH!

Here’s an animated short film introduction to one of my favorite characters, Ursula The Uber-Girl.  Now, I’ve been working with little toddler Ursula for more than twelve years, and she’s gone through a number of incarnations, from 2D, to 3D and back again, but she’s always been extremely dear to my heart, and its

Making BUTTERFLY

Unlike many filmmakers I’ve met, it’s pretty rare that I begin developing a film with a completed script in hand.  Blame it on my visual arts orientation, but most of my stories start out in my mind as a series of illustrative images with very little dialogue.  This is one

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Project Gallery – BUTTERFLY

It’s been three years since I first began work on BUTTERFLY, and two years since the film first premiered at the Chicago International Film Fest.  But it’s taken me till now to finally dig through the scads of pics, rehearsal images, and pre-production tests in order to share some of

Project Gallery – FANCY

I’ve never maintained a very “purist” view of photography.  Yes, I can often be found with a 35mm still camera in hand, but my personal fascination has always been in the capture of “motion-over time-with design.” As such, I’ve moved fluidly between cinema and still cameras for over 20 years,

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