Tim Buttner - Multi-Media Expert

Tim is a Multi-Media Expert with skills that span various forms of media. Tim began writing screenplays before he was twelve, completing his first feature-length screenplay at sixteen. He began filming in high school and at seventeen gained experience interning at Edgewood Studios on the set of Zombie Town. Tim continued to study film at Drexel University, establishing himself in the Stereoscopic 3D revolution after attending workshops in New York City with Florian Maier on Stereoscopic Film Production. After graduating from Drexel's Film & Video Program with a Bachelor of Science, and with a Screenwriting & Playwriting Minor, Tim worked for Digital Revolution Studios under Craig Tanner and further worked in stereoscopic 3D. While at Drexel Tim co-founded a company (One Forest Films) with high school friends and for several years helped build the company as CTO, and Chief Web Designer. Tim is a contributing writer for MarketSaw and as well an accomplished writer, director, and producer.

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—Favorite Quotes—

"Cinematography, a military art. Prepare a film like a battle." — Robert Bresson

"'Nobody's perfect' is the line that most sums up my work. There is no comedy, no drama about perfect people." — Billy Wilder

"Structure depends on strategy: strategy is determined according to events." — Cao Cao, from Sun Tzu's The Art of War

"I shall hang my 'lecturing' on the same peg with my other failures and follies. It must be a long peg and a strong peg to hold them all." — George Perkins Marsh

"Will the science of the human heart, around which all contemporary art is based, exhaust so completely the writer's powers of imagination that in future the only novels that are written will be chronicles of various events?" — Giovanni Verga

"Train easy, fight hard… and die.
 Train hard, fight easy… and win." — Unknown


—Personal Quotes—

"Movies are not watched. They are an encounter with a life's experience not your own."

"I'm well trained in the art of turning shit to gold."

"'My favorite movies are the ones inside my head."
  • Owl City "Wolf Bite" - Watch the Music Video, which is currently on MTV.com

  • Vignettes of Vermont - Watch the Web Series.

  • Long Trail Ale - Watch Summer Commercial

  • The Music Box - A Modern Silent Short

  • Virago - A Dramatic Short

News & Analytical Writings

Music Video Section Gets Redesign

Updated on July 25, 2014, 1:36 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


I'm pleased to announce that with the release of two new music videos that I recently had the pleasure of shooting comes a redesign of my Music Video Section in my Filmography Section. Earlier in the year I had secretly released a redesign to my Filmography Section that brought a dynamic new look and functionality. I used CSS3 to create an overlay effect for when a visitor to the page hovered over the poster image of the film/video project to display the project title, year, and brief summary.

Each individual section retains the same design as the main Filmography Section. Project pages got a new design based on the type of project it is, although Short Films used a similar design to what originally on my website's first design. The Vignettes of Vermont page design is the same. The Commercials/PSA/Corporate project pages recieved a dynamic new layout that features the videos and provides information.

So now with the release of these two new music videos I wanted to approach a similar concept. I wanted to not only provide information about who was involved with the creation of the music video (plus some technical information) but also a whole profile on the musician/band complete with links to discover more about the musician/band. I decided to separate the information through contrasting colors; with the production and technical information on a white background in black text, and the musician/band profile information on a black background in white text. I feel the new design looks fantastic.

So visit the Music Video Section and check out the new design and the new videos. I'd highly suggest checking out the music video for Troy Ramey's "Rosary" as it is hauntingly beautiful.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Review - Or Reason for Theaters to Install Bars

Updated on June 27, 2014, 7:12 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


Transformers: Age of Extinction might be the most ridiculous movie of the franchise. To even begin reviewing the story is a difficult task because the story is god awful. It's absolutely terrible and atrocious. Pure laziness in screenwriting and direction; to the degree that one has to question the studio for wasting so much money on the budget of this movie. At the same time this movie brings me to campaign for all movie theaters to add a bar to the premises. This movie would have been so much better had I been drinking.

I went in expecting the story to take a back seat to the mindless action. However, I wasn't prepared to have no idea what the story was even about more than thirty minutes into the movie. The previous movies had Optimus Prime giving voice-over explaining things at the beginning of the movie, and as annoying as it was and useless: it's greatly missed in this installment. That's how pathetic it gets when trying to figure out what the H is going on. Even more so I don't even know why I'm supposed to care for these new human characters. There's the smallest amount of development for these characters, and even they make transitions from one state to the next without provocation. Stanley Tucci's character is a perfect example of that sin.

Speaking of sins; I'm looking more forward to watching the Cinema Sins breakdown of this movie than watching the movie. I mean throughout the movie I was literally thinking about how absurd each situation was and how impossible what I was witnessing would be even for a Transformers movie. That's right, even for a Transformers movie this thing got way too ridiculous.

I must digress because thi...

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Updated on May 2, 2014, 2:43 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


Let me start by saying that this movie is an average film overall. Whether you want to look at amongst superhero movies or all of filmmaking history the movie falls into the category of average. This is why I ended up deciding to give the movie a C+ score, and after reading my thoughts you can see the movie for yourself to make up your own mind.

Flat out the story and plot are the main areas where this movie fell flat and was very "BLAAHH!" In the very beginning of the movie my suspension of disbelief is thrown because I can't understand how in the past Peter's father was supposed to have uploaded a video file over an Ethernet port from a private jet to the cloud... Did the cloud exist back then? When is back then? I'd say late 1990's or early 2000's if the movie was taking place in present day, which seems reasonable to assume. So how does he not only upload the file, but get interrupted and start from the same place each time. As some of us know if we start uploading a file to a server via FTP and it gets interrupted you have to start over again. Only sometimes if you're lucky it will continuing from where it got interrupted. That's one of the first things that was hard to swallow.

The movie continues at an uneven pace and often gets to a slow crawl despite the action sequences that pop up. At the center is a love story that is strong and is done well thanks to the great performances from Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, but the rest of the movie fails to take off. The plot revolving around what Peter's father did never really feels like it works, nor does his father's explanation for why Peter would have gotten his abilities while anyone else w...

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Review

Updated on December 13, 2013, 1:55 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


Tim here, and what follows is my review for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which is the second part in the Peter Jackson movie trilogy adapted from the book by J.R.R. Tolkien. To sum up quickly my overall thoughts: The second movie is an improvement upon the first with an exciting and thrilling adventure that ends on a stupendous cliffhanger! Next year can't come soon enough.

The story is a much faster pace, which is an improvement over the slow beginning its predecessor. It opens with a prologue in the familiar Lord of the Rings local Bree, and a carrot chomping PJ cameo! It's set before the beginning of the adventure, when Gandalf (Ian McKellan) found Thorin (Richard Armitage) and incited the quest in his mind and that they'd need a burglar for the job. Cut to immediately after the events of the last one and the company of dwarves, with wizard and Hobbit, are still being pursued by orcs. This keeps them moving as they make a quick rest at the home of Beorn (Mikael Persbrandt), who single-handedly is able to scare the orcs from attacking, before they venture into Mirkwood. Here the company breaks up as Gandalf goes to explore more in regards to the Necromancer of Dol Guldur, and the company continues on their journey through the forest to the Lonely Mount...

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Movie Review: Indigo

Updated on August 29, 2013, 8:33 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


Recently I had the great pleasure of being invited to the private screening of the new indie feature Indigo from writer and director John Hawthorne Smith and his production company La Mancha Films. The film stars Skyler Pinkerton, Dana Pelevine, and Nicholas Brendon. It's a refreshingly dark indie film that was magnificently well done.

The story is about Eli Casey, an up-and-coming photographer and recovering heroin addict, who implodes after his son is kidnapped. He separates from his wife. He stops working. He gives up. As a favor to his agent, Eli begrudgingly agrees to shoot a wedding. While there, he takes a picture of a suspicious couple who offer to bribe him in return for deleting certain photos. Eli refuses. The next day, Eli discovers that the flower girl at the wedding disappeared and Eli sets out to conquer his demons and save the girl.

It's a tense thriller that never has a dull moment, as each scene moves at an even pace. It's an on the edge of your seat thrill-ride from beginning to end as you watch Eli descend deeper and deeper into a dark underworld. Upon reaching the film's end you've experienced something completely uncommon in American cinema, however if you're familiar with the French New-Wave and Italian Neo-realism you'll see similarities to the films from those same masterful European filmmakers.

The cinematography by Aidan Schultz-Meyer was spectac...

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