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 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Review

Updated on December 16, 2012, 12:30 AM - Written by Tim Buttner


No matter what The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is bound to be a huge box office success. Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's works and Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings (LOTR) movies will flock to the theaters to revisit the land of Middle Earth. I'm a huge fan of Tolkien, and love what Jackson and team did when interpreting the books to screen. However, there's still a lot missing from the extensive novels in the three LOTR films. How does Jackson and team justify three Hobbit films? And, how does the new technology used in the films work in bringing Tolkien's fantasy opus to life?

Let's tackle the story, and then performances, first before looking at the tech. Jackson has stated that they don't make short films, and that's true as this film barely gets the main character, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), half-way to his destination: The Lonely Mountain. Now that was somewhat problematic because the beginning was so long, and slow, that it tip-toed on being boring. It's great how all the dialogue that Tolkien wrote was in there word for word, but as a film it wasn't necessary. Also the framing sequence at the beginning with old Bilbo (Ian Holm) and Frodo (Elijah Wood) played out a bit too long before getting to the "60 Years Earlier" part. Also, I may note, that Ian Holm looked a little too thin compared to his fuller self from ten years ago, and almost looked sick. Plus his hair did...

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