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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—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."

The Blasphemy in Swearing

Updated on January 3, 2006, 9:19 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


How often is it that the streets on which people walk on, the establishments in which people work inside, and the homes where people rest are filled with the words society has deemed offensive? It's more often than some would believe. There are many names to classify this language: curse words, profanity, blasphemous, vulgarity, sacrileges, and (the most popular) swears. The greatest question is how is it these words become so called swears? and how does speaking aloud the forbidden effect the individual, others, and society?

In days of old the first profanities emerged as words against God or using God's name in vain. Some sacrilege examples of this sort are "Oh God" "God damn it", "Go to Hell", "Damn you", "Jesus", and "Christ" or the vain use of "Jesus Christ" in full. Due to a large spread of Catholicism in Europe through the Roman Empire the use of these phrases or words became taboo. America, founded on Puritan beliefs, also follows with these taboos. Recently, the severity of a few of these curse words has decreased. This could be a result of the common acceptance that has taken place throughout civilization, or the decline of strict religious following. Whatever the cause for the decline of blasphemy, in its place has risen racist slurs and sexual terms.

The most offensive swears of today are usually used in a derogatory manner. Words that at one time had a different connotation have found ground in becoming a popular curse word. "Bitch" is a female dog, but used as a swear it becomes an insult to person. An "ass" is a word for the donkey, but can describe a person as a jerk in belittling context.


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