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."

Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot


Updated on July 16, 2008, 1:04 AM - Written by Tim Buttner

 

Writing a review about the performance given by Daniel Day-Lewis in the superb 1989 movie My Left Foot is a pleasure derived from the fact that it was a brilliant performance that earned him his well deserved first Oscar. From the opening shot the dedication that Daniel Day-Lewis put into the role is instantaneously obvious because it shows his physical command of this crippled character that is only capable of using his left foot, and may I say that Lewis uses his foot superbly. From there he only continues to captivate with the contortion of his body to make us believe that he does suffer from cerebral palsy and when he finally delivers his first line we make out of the guttural sound that he's managed to convey words through it as if he really did suffer from this disease. Having come off of Eversmile, New Jersey where Lewis portrayed a dentist traveling to South America this doesn't seem like the same actor.

According to those who worked on the movie Lewis refused to come out of character while on set in between takes, and it pays off. Having gone to actual clinics to witness nurses working with cerebral palsy patients every day for six weeks, and hired a disabled painter how to teach him to paint and hold a brush, the serious actor immersed himself on such a level that when his agent visited and he refused to come out of character his agent left. When seen on screen his dedication brings tears to your eyes as he delivers again and again. He kicks a soccer ball from a laying position on the ground to get a goal, he insights and gets involved in bar fights, he types, paints, and puts a record on all with his left foot. Brilliant.


The earliest age that Daniel Day-Lewis plays Christy Brown is age 17, and Lewis did this role at 31, a far cry from 17 but he manages to convince because of his brilliant dedication and a sharp contrast from the bearded Christy at a later age with his hair and make-up team making him look the age....

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