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First-Hand Adventures of a First-Time Filmmaker, Part 9: It Ain’t Over Even After It’s Over

1 Jun , 2001 | Written by Lorre Fritchy | Posted by:

"…so I said ‘I don’t just get naked for anybody.’" Hey wait, you say that sentence didn’t begin at the beginning? Funny, that’s what I said when I decided to look at the first copy of my finished film (YES!) only to discover the dub house had CUT OFF the first few seconds of the Read more…

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First-Hand Adventures of a First-Time Filmmaker, Part 8: From Gigabytes to Soundtracks

1 Feb , 2001 | Written by Lorre Fritchy | Posted by:

Gigabyte. It sounds like a word from "Back To the Future." As if it’s so gajillion big you could never fill it. I’m here to tell you, brothers and sisters, nothing fills a gajillion faster than video clips. From my original 20 GIG drive, I added an internal 30 GIG drive and more recently, a Read more…

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First-Hand Adventures of a First-Time Filmmaker, Part 7: Happy ‘Adventures’ Anniversary

1 Sep , 2000 | Written by Lorre Fritchy | Posted by:

August marked one year since the first installment of this filmmaking foray. That means my "Sandy ‘Spin’ Slade: Beyond Basketball" documentary is now in distribution and I’m retiring from royalties, right? Sure, and I know a guy named Spielberg who wants to read your script… When we last left our Adventurer, she was stranded in Read more…

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First-Hand Adventures of a First-Time Filmmaker, Part 6: Post-Production and the Discomfort Zone

1 Jun , 2000 | Written by Lorre Fritchy | Posted by:

I have spent the last two months pushing my "Sandy ‘Spin’ Slade: Beyond Basketball" documentary forward; I did not join Céline Dion and Garth Brooks in pseudo-retirement. From tape logs to press kits to Philadelphia, I’ve been immersed in the waters of post-production. During this time, I gave thanks for my left-brain writing experience with Read more…

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The First-Hand Adventures of a First-Time Filmmaker, Part 5: Back in the Spin

1 Mar , 2000 | Written by Lorre Fritchy | Posted by:

Basketballs have an up-and-down existence. So, too, is the life of a filmmaker. Last month’s Adventure practically melted in the earth’s core, while my shoot last week was the highest Up yet. For the Northeast Spin Tour, I followed Sandy "Spin" Slade — professional basketball entertainer, motivational speaker extraordinaire and my humble documentary subject — Read more…

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The First-Hand Adventures of a First-Time Filmmaker Part 4: Burnout, Hang in There

1 Feb , 2000 | Written by Lorre Fritchy | Posted by:

Even with the most spirited of human beings, it’s bound to happen: burnout. Not my burnout, but my documentary subject’s burnout. After a grueling tour from Arizona to Florida to Michigan to Illinois and back again, professional basketball entertainer and clinician Sandy "Spin" Slade arrived in New Hampshire for a physical education conference on her Read more…

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First-Hand Adventures of a First-Time Filmmaker, Part 3: Must Be Your First Film

1 Nov , 1999 | Written by Lorre Fritchy | Posted by:

Part Three of "First Hand Adventures of a First-Time Filmmaker" If you check the Archives to read the previous articles in this series, you will know I am following professional basketball entertainer and cosmic enthusiast Sandy "Spin" Slade to her workshops and performances for my one-hour documentary, "Spinning A Basketball, Shaping A Dream." Here are Read more…

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First Hand Adventures of a First-Time Filmmaker, Part 2: On the Set

1 Sep , 1999 | Written by Lorre Fritchy | Posted by:

As you recall, in August I had a video shoot in Southern California, following professional basketball entertainer Sandy "Spin" Slade to camps and school performances for my one-hour documentary, "Spinning A Basketball, Shaping A Dream." Plenty of things in have changed since last month’s installment, most notably the camera. Thank you for your suggestions. It Read more…

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The First-Hand Adventures of a First-Time Filmmaker, Part 1: Starting Out

1 Aug , 1999 | Written by Lorre Fritchy | Posted by:

I’ve written for NewEnglandFilm.com before. But never with me as the subject. As a full-time writer and a first-time filmmaker, I thought it would be wise to track the ups and downs of making my first documentary. The goal of this article, and the series that will follow, is to share my first-hand experience in Read more…

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Filmmakers Redux: Then and Now

1 Aug , 2005 | Written by Ann Jackman | Posted by:

One of NewEnglandFilm’s goals is to promote an active regional filmmaking community by sharing the stories of filmmakers and the filmmaking process. Such stories are an important resource for maintaining a strong independent filmmaking community. What better way to celebrate the eighth anniversary of NewEnglandFilm.com than by taking a look back at some of the Read more…