Film Impactful Interviews

David J. Holcomb

My bread and butter as a videographer (especially a Chicago videographer) is filming interviews and testimonials. I have filmed hundreds of such interviews, I have worked with other videographers setting up interviews and I have seen many more video interviews all over the web. Over this time I have learned […]

Film Copyrights In Adaptations

David J. Holcomb

The millennium is the rise of adaptations. Film adaptation is a type of derivative work where a written work is transferred in part or in whole to a feature film. As an original story takes long to develop, it usually takes just 3 months to adapt a novel to a […]

Most Energy Efficient Windows: Triple-Pane Or Suspended Film?

David J. Holcomb

While many people believe triple (or even quadruple) pane windows offer the best energy performance, high-performance windows with two panes of glass and a layer of suspended film actually deliver equal or better R-values with less weight, longer expected life, increased design freedom and lower total installed costs. Suspended film […]

Debunking the Fidelity Approach in Film Adaptation

David J. Holcomb

What is film adaptation? It’s the process of translating a written text – novel, short story, play, or even comic book – into the visual medium of film. It’s a process that has become financially vital to cinema during the film industry’s evolution. Hollywood relies so heavily on adaptation is […]

Hollywood Harems: A Documentary Film Review

David J. Holcomb

Tania Kamal-Eldin’s Hollywood Harems: A Documentary was produced by Women Make Movies (Firm) in 1999. Tania Kamal-Elin is an independent filmmaker and University educator. She has an MFA in Visual Arts from UCSD, a MSC in Political Economy from the London School of Economics. She also has taught at Palomar […]

The Rewards and Drawbacks of the Forged Iron Backyard Bench

David J. Holcomb

Black and white, light-weight and dim, pleasure and disappointment, make any difference and antimatter, almost everything has a negative counterpart. This is mainly because the entire world is complete of opposites, yin and yang. The world is dominated by equilibrium of unique items. There really should generally be balance. For […]

In Praise of the Humble Print

David J. Holcomb

The International Great Print Sellers Affiliation (IFPDA) Print Honest is again this weekend at Manhattan’s Javits Middle just after a two-year pandemic hiatus. From 400-calendar year-outdated etchings to boundary-pushing prints that make just one marvel regardless of whether it wouldn’t have been less difficult to just paint that, this year’s […]