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 Backwoods State That's Forward On Abolition

Updated on February 6, 2010, 6:59 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


The Green Mountain Boys, the paramilitary group concentrated in and around Western Vermont a decade prior to the Revolutionary War, made themselves so notorious that even George Washington ignored congressional demands to subdue them during the Revolutionary War, around the time that Vermont split itself from New York and formed its own Constitution under the Commonwealth of Vermont. It was its own independent nation, and became the first to abolish slavery in The New World. The Constitution, which is dated July 8, 1777, stated clearly in the first chapter that slavery was prohibited. Throughout the time it became the fourteenth state, ran the last stop on The Underground Railroad, and participated in the American Civil War the Vermonters were fighting against every proslavery bill, act, any other legislation in favor of slave states. How could such a backwoods state, especially one where the population of African-Americans in the 2008 census1 is slightly less than one percent of the states total population, lead the nation in abolitionist movements of the 19th Century?

To understand the psychology of the early Vermonters, one needs to look no farther than the leaders of the Green Mountain Boys2. Ethan Allen3 had a standing warrant for his arrest, along with his brother Ira and cousin Seth Warner, from the New York Authorities because of their interference with the New York government, which was located in Albany a mere 30 miles away from Bennington, the home of Ethan Allen. When authorities attempted to exercise authority in North East New York, they would often return severely beaten, and the rebellious Green Mountain Boys remained allusive to apprehension. The Green Mountain Boys joined the Revolution in support of the colo...

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