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."

An Experience Not to Be Missed, The Hospital Waiting Room

Updated on September 28, 2005, 9:11 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


The cushioned seat is molded to a buttocks that is not your own, the walls are painted an ugly, bleak color, and the carpet looks like a cheap kind of fuzz sprayed onto hardened cement.  The clock on the wall is behind by thirty minutes and a man is arguing with the desk worker because they have been here an hour and they still have yet to be seen. You try to sit idly and patiently by for your appointment, that you wish will be on time, though they never are. The people across from you hold a private conversation audibly enough for several others to hear them; but they do not care who hears what they say. You twiddle your thumbs and reflectively check the clock and then your watch for the correct time. Times seems as if it stands still in this place. You check the coffee table for any magazines that are older than four issues ago. You would do anything to bide away the time. A nurse emerges from the doorway that leads to a hall which has many doors lining it leading into separate, smaller waiting rooms that double as a room for the doctor's examination. The nurse calls someone else's name. You hopes go down and you go back to figuring out a way to pass the time. You do this until finally the nurse, after calling several other people, comes out and calls you name. You feel a burst of pride and as you leave you dare not look back upon the place of you torment, but the torment still lies ahead.

In the smaller room, the nurse takes your blood pressure, checks your height and weight, and asks you to calmly wait, "The doctor will be in shortly to see you." However, let us travel back to the room from which we just came, to let us study it further. This room may have been your least favorite place to be but it must be examined further. There were people in there that were astounding in their personalities.

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The Mind of a Serial Killer

Updated on September 13, 2005, 10:59 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


Friday night, the body of a thirty-year-old woman has been found under a pedestrian walkway in the park. The body has been seriously mutilated and positioned in a disturbing pose. She, like the more recent of the former victims, has had her teeth pulled, her finger tips and toes cut off, and had any other identifying features removed to make it seemingly impossible to distinguish who she was when she was among living with absolute assuredness. This is the seventh victim in what seems to be the games of a serial killer. And the killer is getting smarter, more brutal, and more proficient in the work that they do. In order to understand this killer and create a better chance of catching the perpetrator of these heinous crimes, it is up to the investigators to create a psychological profile. This profile will be investigating the three methods of psychology to better understand the murderer.

The first method for studying a serial killer is by looking into that person's possible micro psychological profile. This is the biological profile; so this method can range from the murderers gender, age range, possible mental instabilities, or possible physical disabilities. Though the perpetrator is likely to be thoroughly careful at the scene of the crime or body drop sight, it could be possible to find a piece of physical evidence that can lead to the person responsible for the crimes. This can be a piece of hair left behind or a fingerprint that leaves a genetic make-up of the person. And because each person's genetic make-up, or DNA, is unique to that person it is possible to track and find this person. And once found the person can be psychologically checked out to find out what drove them to these crimes and if, indeed, they did have a mental instability it can be discovered if it came from micro, molar, or molecular sources.

Molecular study is the second method in psychological profiling. Thi...

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Popularity Leads to Self-Improvement

Updated on September 8, 2005, 10:30 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


The high school years generally shape who a person will be. A student will start to discover their interests, and embark on pursuing those interests. Students will spend time with the friends that they make in high school and will develop their social skills. Though some argue that a few of these students will become anti-social and traumatized from poor experiences in high school. Popularity is at the epicenter to all things that ensue into these things. But what is popularity? Why are some people more popular than others? The answers are there in front of everyone; it is a matter of simply searching for them and the search for popularity. For each student who goes through high school the search for popularity generally leads to self-improvement.

To understand popularity one must understand how it is a person can become popular in the first place, and remain there for the duration of their high school voyage. When a group of students enter into a new school with new people, they will generally associate with the friends they already have and observe the new faces. Slowly through the course of classes they begin socializing with new people and get to know them. They soon begin to expand out from that original group that they clung to and start fraternizing with their new classmates more and more making friends with them. This is the world of relationships and obtaining multiple relationships with different groups of people to be able to comfortable live within the confines of the world around them. Usually the most outgoing and the quickest to consort with others are able to make more friends and obtain popularity because they are known and liked for their personality. A person will not be popular if they turn people the wrong direction. Even those slow in the process of making new associations can rise to be popular based upon the mere fact that they are friendly, nice, and with a likable personality. If the school is small enough in size, it is possi...

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