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."

Akira Kurosawa: The Samurai Master

Updated on June 14, 2010, 1:01 AM - Written by Tim Buttner


When such masters as Sergio Leone, John Sturges, and Martin Ritt have remade his films, and George Lucas has claimed that Star Wars (1977) was greatly influenced by Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958), then it can't be denied that his significance in the filmmaking world was great. Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese painter turned filmmaker whose films would become a staple of Japanese cinema, and as well an influence on generations of filmmakers. He was a director who greatly cared about his actor's performances, using a telephoto lens and multiple camera set-ups to allow his actors freedom from the constraints of the camera. He had influences from Shakespeare, loosely remaking such classics as Macbeth and King Lear. Akira Kurosawa was, and will always be, a masterful filmmaker whose technique and artistry filled the cinema screen with grace and poise that generations of filmmakers can only wish to emulate.

Akira Kurosawa was born March 23, 1910 in a suburb of Tokyo to a family of eight older siblings. His father was the director of a junior high school, and they were a well off family. A major influence on the life of Kurosawa was a teacher, Tachikawa, who emphasized art on his young pupils. It was through Tachikawa that Kurosawa was introduced to art and film, became a painter, and enrolled in an art school. He joined an artists' group that had an enormous emphasis on nineteenth-century Russian literature. This is where Kurosawa picked up further influences and even a film project for later in his life. His brother, Heigo, was also a significant influence to Kurosawa because of what he did for work and how his suicide affected Kurosawa. Heigo worked as a narrator for foreign silent films, or a benshi, and lost his job when sound came to films, which occurred later in Japan than other foreign countries, so he committed suicide. Kurosawa soon after became the only living boy in his family. It was 1930 when he responded to an advertisement in ...

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