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 Great and Passionate Warrior vs. The Inept and Impulsive General

Updated on December 7, 2005, 8:42 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


The hot sun beat down hard on the battle-worn army, making their oncoming task unbearable. Their enemy lay ahead of them, rows upon rows of miniature Grim Reapers. Those fierce opponents wanted one thing, and only that one thing alone: to destroy the resistance that had formed under the fearless leader Deag SaTith.

Deag was not someone to be taken into consideration lightly. He was calm and peaceful, and loved life as much as he loved nature and beauty. This, of course, was not to be seen as a weakness. No, it was to be viewed in the light of strength and power. It was these things that he fought so strongly for. He fought for the liberty of all creatures, the preservation of life, and the sanction of culture. He felt a passion that was unacquainted to others at that time. He fought with this passion and it made him a fierce warrior. He was a force to be reckoned with.

There are some who would see his passion as a weakness. Those who think so, believe that his passion makes him impulsive. Oh, how wrong they are. There is a fine line between being passionate and having impulsivity. As a matter of fact, the two aren't even in the same category. There are plenty of differences between one who feels passion and one who feels impulsive.

Deag was passionate about his cause, but he certainly was not rash when it came to the important decisions. He spent hours studying maps, statistics reports, and information on the opposing leaders. He made sure to know where the battle would take place long before our spies knew. There was never a shortage of supplies because he always kept on top of it. He got to know all his subordinate officers and made sure that they were right for the job and the troops they commanded. He personally would sit among his troops and converse with them and make them feel comfortable about the forthcoming battle.

He cared for every soldier that was under his command. He made sure that if he could preven...

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