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 World is Yours" When You Break Down the "Wall of Jericho"


Updated on October 14, 2007, 11:44 PM - Written by Tim Buttner

 

Within some movies there are lines that sum up so much of what is going on within the story. They are a symbolic way for the audience to understand that a change is taking place through the use of a metaphor, bringing on a level of sophistication to the way that the story is told. This is done with the two movies Scarface from 1932 and It Happened One Night the Best Picture Academy Award Winner of 1934.


Both these lines that make up a metaphor for the movie follow a progression through their respective movies, where each choice the main characters make is effected or has an effect on the metaphor. In Scarface Antonio "Tony" Camonte allows "The World is Yours" to inspire him to reach out and pursue what he doesn't have, giving him ambition, soon it becomes the sign of his decadence where he strives to gain what he cannot, and finally it is the mocking force that we can never gain absolute control and possession of all things. The metaphor follows his journey.


Meanwhile in It Happened One Night, the metaphor is a sign of the divide that is between the two central characters. Instead of it being the inspiration, the symbol of decadence, and the overpowering strength of the natural universe, it is a symbolic hurdle for the characters to overcome. Ellie Andrews has to get over the "Wall of Jericho" to discover true love lies not in wealth, but with the one who makes you happy. Peter Warne has to come to realize that these barriers can be broken and the greatest story for him is his own life with this girl who fits right into his worldview. The "Wall" becomes the symbol of when it is gone, no more will they be divided, but together one. Also it holds a small sexual connotation.


These methods for conveying points to the audience were better than coming right out and saying it to the audience, as it allowed for more artistic interpretations and more craft in telling the story through thoughtful methods.

 

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