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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sevices and rates

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Tim is 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."

               FADE IN:


               EXT. AKHOULIAN - NIGHT

               A MASSIVE CITY BUILT IN AND OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS. Its
               spiralling towers are linked by intricate bridges, but larger
               bridges connect one mountain to another, while the largest
               connect mountain range to mountain range.

               Round observatories sit at the peaks of several towers, while
               others peak jaggedly like the mountains. Business and
               residential structures integrate in clusters on cliff faces,
               ridges, plateaus, and out of the rock face.


               INT. OBSERVATORY - NIGHT

               A large telescope aims high towards the stars. UZARA (27)
               peers through the telescope. A beautiful alien woman, her
               long black hair blows from the breeze coming through the open
               windows.

               Advanced technology weaves into the natural stone structure
               and screens project moving pictures on the wall. Uzara types
               into a keypad and brings it over to one of the screens. The
               moving image fades away and the screen becomes a computer
               desktop.


               EXT. XYLOQUERI - NIGHT

               A CITY IN A GRAND DEPRESSION IN THE PLANET'S SURFACE.
               Skyscrapers rise above the rim in the middle of the canyon
               where a river turns into a lake. Apartment buildings spread
               from there and turn into factories and industrial businesses.

               Upward, along the ridges of the canyon, more fanciful
               residential apartments rise up.


               INT. EXPENSIVE XYLOQUERI APARTMENT - NIGHT

               Home to a military engineer, YOGIMBA (23). Yogimba moves his
               advanced magnifying glasses on his alien nose as he examines
               the size of a screw. He screws it into a piece of a model
               spaceship. The design is intricate and matches the blueprints
               posted around Yogimba.

               Alien artworks line his marble and granite walls. Lights fill
               every shadow in the workspace and the window acts as a
               mirror. There is one screen on the wall which displays a 3-D
               model of the spaceship that breaks apart and displays
               different sections. Yogimba ignores it.


               INT. OBSERVATORY - NIGHT

               Uzara selects Yogimba's name next to a picture of the good
               looking young soldier in uniform. The screen switches to a
               "Connecting..." screen.

               The screen next to the one Uzara is using to contact Yogimba
               finishes analyzing the data she fed into it. An ALERT pops up
               and the screen BEEPS. Uzara hurries to it.


               INT. EXPENSIVE XYLOQUERI APARTMENT - NIGHT

               Yogimba selects the "Accept" button and the screen flashes on
               an image of the observatory. An ALARM SOUNDS and the screen
               flashes to a 3-D ANIMATION OF A COVER CLOSING OVER AN
               ANIMATED XYLOQUERI. It displays METEORS, which approach the
               planet.


               EXT. SPACE - NIGHT

               METEORS hurl towards the alien planet, past the moon covered
               in darkness in the planet's shadow.


               INT. OBSERVATORY - NIGHT

               Every screen displays the METEORS. Uzara attempts to exit the
               alert, but the computer persists. A message pops up,
               "Communication Severed".


               INT. EXPENSIVE XYLOQUERI APARTMENT - NIGHT

               Yogimba reads the same "Communication Severed". Yogimba hurls
               off his magnifying glasses and tool belt.

               Yogimba snags his coat off a schematic and hurries out the
               door.


               EXT. XYLOQUERI MILITARY BASE - NIGHT

               A small wall, about 5 meters off the ground, stretches around
               the rim off the depressed city. Lights flash above it and a
               plasma shell rises upward. It domes over the city towards the
               center.

               SOLDIERS lock up doorways in the wall, while MECHANICS lock
               down TRANSPORTS, FIGHTERS, and TANKS. Outside the wall,
               viewable through windows, PEOPLE (military and civilian)
               storm the doors trying to get in.


               INT. XYLOQUERI MILITARY BASE - NIGHT

               Yogimba stands next to JAX-GAR (30), a tall military officer.
               Yogimba hands him a digital card, which Jax-Gar pockets.

               Jax-Gar leads Yogimba into an elevator.


               INT. ELEVATOR SHAFT - CONTINUOUS

               The elevator speeds down a shaft.


               INT. EXPRESS TUNNEL - CONTINUOUS

               Yogimba steps out behind Jax-Gar and follows him into an
               electric car. The electric car speeds along a rail through
               the tunnel.


               INT. ELECTRIC CAR - CONTINUOUS

               Jax-Gar opens a chest and hands aviation gear to Yogimba.
               Yogimba removes his coat and puts it on.


               INT. EXPRESS TUNNEL - CONTINUOUS

               The electric car comes to another platform. Jax-Gar gets off
               and shows ID to a GUARD. Yogimba gets off the car. He puts on
               his coat over the gear. The guard salutes him. Yogimba nods
               and follows Jax-Gar through a door.


               INT. XYLOQUERI MILITARY HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS

               Jax-Gar takes Yogimba to another door and punches in a code.
               Yogimba steps through the open door first.


               INT. XYLOQUERI MILITARY HANGAR - CONTINUOUS

               A large series of tunnels leading to the surface are on the
               far wall. Each is individually air locked. ROWS OF AIR
               FIGHTERS are before Yogimba, who stands on a platform above
               them, but below the MISSION CONTROL. Jax-Gar joins him.

               They watch MILITARY TRANSPORT SHIPS enter through the
               air locked tunnels at once. Space is made by a few fighter
               jets descending lower and another platform replacing it for
               the transports to squeeze on to.

               Jax-Gar bids good-bye to Yogimba and hurries up the steps
               towards Mission Control. Yogimba goes down towards the
               fighters.

               A MECHANIC meets Yogimba with a salute and shows him to a
               fighter. It's damaged.

               Yogimba gives the mechanic a look and receives shrugs from
               his shoulders. Yogimba climbs up into the cockpit. The
               mechanic hands him a helmet, but Yogimba refuses. He shuts
               the cockpit.

               The fighter powers up. It rises into the air, and turns its
               nose in the direction of the tunnels. It dips from side to
               side.


               INT. COCKPIT - CONTINUOUS

               Yogimba checks the controls. He sighs, and shrugs.


               INT. XYLOQUERI MILITARY HANGAR - CONTINUOUS

               The fighter speeds away towards the tunnels. The air locks
               stay on them. The fighter comes to a halt.


               INT. MISSION CONTROL - CONTINUOUS

               A CONTROL OFFICER shakes his head at Jax-Gar. Jax-Gar leans
               back against the wall.


               INT. XYLOQUERI MILITARY HANGAR - CONTINUOUS

               More military transport ships appear on the other side of the
               air locked tunnels. Yogimba's fighter speeds adjacent to one
               of those tunnels.

               The air lock opens and Yogimba's fighter speeds past the
               transport into the--


               INT. AIR LOCKED TUNNEL - CONTINUOUS

               Yogimba's fighter weaves around other fighter's accompanying
               the transport. The air lock locks behind his fighter. He
               speeds up towards the surface.

               The surface air lock is locked. He HALTS. Outside the air
               lock another several transports approach.

               IT OPENS-- AND YOGIMBA'S FIGHTER FLIES PAST AT FULL SPEED--


               EXT. AKHOULIAN - NIGHT

               METEOR'S BOUNCE OFF THE ATMOSPHERE AND BURST INTO FLAME. THEY
               CREATE FIRE PATHS TOWARDS THE SURFACE. The city is alive with
               activity.

               Transports speed from it. People amass on the bridges and
               watch the stunning sight in the sky.

               Yogimba's fighter dodges under the bridges and past
               transports and fighters. He SPEEDS up high to the tallest
               bridge and towers. He circles around in search of a landing
               platform.


               EXT. AKHOULIAN LANDING PLATFORM - CONTINUOUS

               Yogimba lands and flings open the cockpit. He doesn't shut
               off the fighter, and jumps out. He runs towards the bridge.


               EXT. AKHOULIAN BRIDGE - CONTINUOUS

               Yogimba runs past couples holding tight together on the
               bridge, watching the METEOR SHOWER APPROACH. Yogimba slows to
               a stop.

               Uzara stands before him. Yogimba and Uzara step towards each
               other. They embrace. And kiss. They hold tight onto each
               other.

               METEORITES STRIKE THROUGH PARTS OF THE CITY. THEY BREAK
               THROUGH TRANSPORTS AND CATCH FIGHTERS.

               Transports come to a halt beneath bridges for cover. Fighters
               weave around the fireballs. Yogimba and Uzara watch the fire
               balls.


               EXT. AKHOULIAN - CONTINUOUS

               METEORS CRASH THROUGH THE TOWERS, OBSERVATORIES, BRIDGES,
               TRANSPORTS AND ONTO THE MOUNTAINS. The city rises up in flame
               and breaks. The shower continues and nothing escapes the path
               of the fireballs.

                                                              FADE OUT.