"The choice to intentionally give away content may seem counterintuitive, but further thought forces one to consider the alternative."

Zachary Wigon

Here’s why filmmakers should think about giving away their bonus features for free

(via futureoffilm)


A blog post  about my year. 2013 was a good one.


J just gave me the greatest little gift, a coffee log book!  This little paperback log book is a MUST have!!  Can’t wait to start my coffee diary.  Maybe I’ll get better at my taste profiles.




"Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it; don’t wait for it; just let it happen. It could be a new shirt in a men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot, black, coffee."
— Agent Dale Cooper

(Source: etsy.com)


Her by Mark Schilder

Can not wait for this film. http://youtu.be/ne6p6MfLBxc

In case you missed it, this is a short films I worked on, before Christmas with Papertwin, Mike Staniforth and Ironbird. There wasn’t any dialogue to record, but I did request that we got a lot of wildtracks and location sound effects to sit nicely under the music. 

I’ll write a blog post soon on ryanmcmurray.com detailing some on the additional stuff we recorded.


Walter Dymond, groundskeeper of Harold Lloyd’s estate, Greenacres, with the Lloyd Christmas tree.  He was responsible for the construction of the Christmas tree from two trees (wiring the branches of one into the other), and placed the ornaments where Mr Lloyd directed.  Harold and his wife Mildred decorated it every year from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, and collected thousands of ornaments for it from all over the world.  It was 20 feet tall, 9 feet wide and almost 30 feet around.  The tree was fire-proofed and remained up, all year ‘round. - (1972)

Wow. Christmas Tree 2.0.

(Source: fyeah-haroldlloyd)


We don’t know how he visits all the boys and girls each year, but I’m told he did it again! Merry Christmas from all involved with Debut.

Here’s a photo of Santa flying across Australia…


I’ve put together a list of 50 great YouTube–Vimeo channels and playlists for filmmakers and cinephiles, screenwriters and storytellers, movie buffs and film aficionados. Enjoy, and happy Christmas!

And last but not least, Cinephilia & Beyond YouTube channel with a whole bunch of great film-related documentaries for your viewing pleasure.

As with all great film-related documentaries, it invokes the sensation of wanting to watch more — seek out what you haven’t seen, revisit those works you love — and just luxuriate in them.