How I got started
I have always liked movies. Trying to figure out how effects were made. When in High school we had a really great History teacher, Mr. Ron Green. He also taught Film studies. So we always saw films either in History, Industrial Revolution--How Green was my Vally, Westward expansion-- She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. and so on. Film studies was great and Mr Green was the best. I heard that he had a heart attack and passed away. That saddened me. Needless to say he hooked me not necessaraly the craft but how to watch. He always advised against us trying to make a film as a project as it was very complicated and expensive. (these were the days before the ubiquitous video cameras)
Fast forward about 5 years. I am 22 or 23 and taking Gung Fu from one of Bruce Lee's former seattle students, Jim Demille. Jim always wanted to make a movie about Bruce's real life here in Seattle. I gave him some $$ as startup capitol on the promise that I would be involved in the production. WE used to practice moves for Jim on camera. I always played the bad guy.
These pictures are of me getting beaten by Steve Friend. I wonder whatever happened to Steve.
Aren't I Bad? Adn Yes that is a Reefer Man Jacket. Go Figure
Anyway it was this experience that gave me my first taste of the Seattle Film Making Community. Jeez what a bunch af arrogent jerks.
You couldn't possibly make your little movie and the people you have involved have absolutly no credentials.
Needless to say Jim struggled wioth the idea for a few years but to no avail. As for myself I was going to try regardless.
Next Karl Krogstad and dating Actresses.