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."

Race, Culture, and Identity: Casualties of War

Updated on February 19, 2007, 11:22 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


The Spartans: a culture of Ancient Greece that was well known for being a militaristic state and self-proclaimed "natural protector of Greece". For a culture that defined and focused all their energy on being a military state, the identity created is one of uniqueness and unusual circumstance. From birth a child was weighed on its strength, and if not strong enough left out to die. Those picked to live were hardened to the militaristic way of life that was being a Spartan warrior. The woman, for the times in Ancient Greece, had an unusual amount of freedom and duties that other Greek city-states didn't allow. Yet the woman's duty was to the state and the warrior men who protected it. A Spartan man's life belonged to the state and his way of life was that of service and protection in favor of the state. In war the Spartan race, culture, and identity was born.

The Spartans are a rare occasion where war is what preserved race, culture, and identity. For more than the thousands of years democracy has been instituted by humans, there has been war. And in these wars, more often than not, destruction was brought to a race, a culture, and the identity of the people. War is not a grand event. However, there can be instances of honor and respect for those sacrificing their lives to protect what's most important. This barely accounts for the destruction and loss of life. In the United States Civil War, William Tecumseh Sherman said, "There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Prisoners of war fight to survive, too often forgetting who they once were. In war, the greatest casualty of all is that of race, culture, and identity.

In war historically significant artifacts are destroyed. During the bombing of Berlin in World War II the rare fossils of a dinosaur were being kept in a museum; a museum that got bombed and destroyed. Not only were these artifacts lost, but so were countless ot...

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