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Happy Thanksgiving from The Black and Blue!

Happy Thanksgiving from The Black and Blue!

From The Black and Blue I wish to extend a happy thanksgiving to all readers of this site and their friends and families. I hope that wherever you spend your holiday, it is somewhere warm and that family doesn’t make you take the pictures just because you know all that “lighting stuff.”

Michael Caine Talks About Focus Marks

Michael Caine Talks About Marks and Focus (Video)

About 20 years ago, Michael Caine, one of the more talented and prolific actors of modern times, made a video called “Acting in Film” that was aired on the BBC. While in school, a professor showed me the hour-long workshop and I was inspired by Caine’s knowledge of not just the abstract concepts but the detailed acting techniques that are also important.