Christopher Bessette Writer Director Terrapin Point Motion Pictures Blog

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...

A Screenwriter's Jungle

Written by Christopher     |    Thursday, 02 August 2012
This is an article I was asked to contribute to Script Magazine online, (first published June 2, 2009) about my adventure writing & directing a feature film that has been billed as “Gangs of New York” meets “City of God” in the jungle.  It’s about writers instinct and navigating an epic story that spans almost 50 years, transliterating a culture, way of communication and the way of life of a pre-stone age tribal people that exist today to a modern audience. My mission: Take the story of an Amazonas jungle tribe leader who has reached the pinnacle of Shamanism. His language… Read more...

Walking In The Light

Written by Christopher     |    Thursday, 22 September 2011
I once had a conversation with a very well known producer who researched me through iMDB (Internet Movie Database). It’s interesting how something like this has become such a significant marker in the industry. I produced the first two seasons of Passages and Israel Today totalling 104 episodes, 150 episodes of Just for Parents, directed 67 episodes of Maralee Dawn & Friends, multiple television specials... worked on a variety of programs everything from floor directing 130 episodes of The Gathering Place to even working on LIVE TV. Directed Musical Theatre on 4 occasions, directed and produced movie segments that are… Read more...

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