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Written by Christopher     |    Sunday, 30 August 2015
A number of years ago in-between movie projects, I took a job in a Call Centre to make ends meet.  That’s the common vernacular for “survive.”  The Call Centre Supervisor asked me, “What did you do before coming here?” I answered him truthfully but the demeaning mocking look of disbelief he gave me in his silent reply said it all. What followed were weeks of training on how to take a call, answer questions and resolve issues. My closest friends in the Call Centre training class were all artists of some sort. One guy was a Comic Book Artist, another was… Read more...

Hollywood writer, director's Thorold home remains his creative hub!

Written by Christopher     |    Sunday, 01 December 2013
Written by Jeff Blay, Thorold Niagara News Thursday, September 19, 2013 THOROLD - Christopher Bessette’s career in film has taken him to Hollywood and beyond, but when it comes to creating his work, there’s no place like home. The multi-award winning writer, director and producer has worked on film locations in the Amazon and the jungles of Central America, Russia, South East Asia and throughout Europe, but most of his brainstorming is done in a small office at his humble Thorold home. “It’s nothing super fancy,” Bessette said of his home office. “You think Hollywood director, but I’m just a… Read more...

The Art of Capturing An Image

Written by Christopher     |    Friday, 22 November 2013
Filmmakers will immediately recognize his name, Vilmos Zsigmond ASC.  Cinemagoers might not recognize his name but they will know the movies he's shot: "Close Encounters,"  "Deliverance," "McCabe & Mrs. Miller," "The Long Goodbye" and many others.  I came across this article written by Vilmos and I shared it with my cameraman friends.  If you're interested in the art of capturing an image, it is worth the read.   What follows is Vilmos' article. He titled it, “Cinematography is Changing."   **** "We are all cinematographers now. Using any camera we can afford – Alexa, Red, Sony, Go Pro, iPhone - we… Read more...

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