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."

Good Strong Men Should Always Avoid Duplicitous Femme Fatales in Film Noir


Updated on December 7, 2006, 2:14 PM - Written by Tim Buttner

 

double-indemnity-1944-still_1.pngA deliciously stunning blonde is something to beware. Unlike the dumb blond jokes told so often at the work place, in the realm of film noir a blonde is not to be taken so lightly. That cunning brain will play dem looks to her advantage, coyly showing weakness and big watery eyes. It's the cynical, in over his head protagonist who'll get caught up in whatever scheme she's cooked up, and generally take the fall for her. Disillusioned because of a tarnished past, or perhaps obsessive sexual desire the hero clamors his way through a tight dark place to barely come out surviving, and ultimately losing.


In the 1940s a new style entered the cinemas that was stark, low-key, and ambiguous in its morality. A style that would later be coined as film noir (literally dark film) by the French after World War II when they saw these films that had emerged from America during the war years. Seedy characters in a bleak underworld, fighting to survive, and politicians and other officials caught up in corruption populated the world of these films. So often the protagonist wouldn't come out clean, or started out just as dirty as the rest of those in the gutter. The use of low-key lighting, deep focus photography, disorienting visual schemes, and jarring editing put emphasis on the setting that the protagonist was in, marking his decent.


The sex roles of the classic, yet everlasting, film noir jarred viewer's perspectives on genders that populate its dense asphalt jungles.


The setting was a cause for disdain, as it often brought back a memory. According to Tim Dirks of filmsite.org wrote in his article on film noir, "The protagonists in film noir were normally driven by their past or by human...

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