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 has been a contributing writer for MarketSaw, and as well selected as a Beta Tester for Blackmagic Design on the URSA Mini 4.6K camera.




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Tim was also a contributing writer to MarketSaw, a 3D blog. Check it out: www.marketsaw.com



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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."














Genre: Drama
Set in New York, NY



A young couple grapples with a mismatched, and abusive, relationship that can't escape the confines of a small city residential building.



Collen Doyle Wyatt
Sara Kubida Delilah
Ella Mische Lindsay
Skyler Pinkerton Wyatt's Friend



Written & Directed by Tim Buttner   Composer Joel Collier
Producers Tim Buttner   Camera Operators Tim Buttner
  Collen Doyle   Justin Stanley
Associate Producers Alex McEnery   Lighting & Grip Justin Stanley
  Justin Stanley   Skyler Pinkerton
Director of Photography Justin Stanley   Editor & Colorist Tim Buttner

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Director Statement
When I first conceived The Music Box it was in the spring of 2006 after a Sergio Leone marathon and a high school assembly. The assembly was on abuse, and we were presented a play called "The Yellow Dress" that had been performed for us before when I was a freshman. Being a senior I tried to escape, but was blocked by a teacher and forced to attend. While being subjected to information I already had learned my mind began to wonder and I came up with The Music Box.

A year later, in the fall of 2007, I was taking Narrative Video Production and Basic Film at Drexel University and I decided that it was time to make The Music Box. Combining the final projects for both classes I ventured to New York City to work with my buddy Collen Doyle and his fellow actors at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. What came out of the collaboration was a wonderfully well shot short film.

It took three years for me to find the composer necessary for the score. It ended up being the composer who I hired to score my senior project film, Virago, and I gave him the task of scoring The Music Box. What he delivered made me ecstatic as I had never thought it possible to get a score like the one he provided. His music makes this movie, which is a story told through the visuals and the music. The marriage of my visual storytelling and his music makes this a compelling short film that I hope can be as educational as it is entertaining.


Scene Recreation
I recreated a scene from The Music Box in the summer of 2017 with the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K and actress Brittney Paul in order to showcase how much I can improve the short if I were to make it today. Stay tuned as a remake will be coming soon.


© 2007 Tim Butt 2 Productions