Archive for the Video / Film Blog category

April 7th, 2017

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

“Ive been there and back, just to see how far it was…”

One of my favorite songs from 1971, and my favorite Ronnie Lane tune with Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, and Faces. It just gets better with age. More

February 26th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY OSCAR WINNERS 1927-2015

Watch what came before – in preparation for tonight’s winner of the award every cinematographer would love to win. More

December 26th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

THE ARCHITECT MOVIE:
MY CAMEO ROLE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER

I have a non-speaking (camera noise making) role in a new film called “The Architect” showing this week on TCM and SHOWTIME. Look for me at 1hr 29 minutes! And don’t blink…

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(Top 2 Photos: Parker Film Company)

December 13th, 2016

DISNEY GIRL

Walt Disney, America’s animated film producer, inventor of Tinkerbell, and founder of Disneyland, lived and died this week, 115 and 50 years ago respectively. It’s remarkable how his legacy has only continued to grow in stature.

Happy birthday, honey.

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November 12th, 2016

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

HALLEJUJAH

Leonard Cohen R.I.P.

August 24th, 2016

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

THE DOORS FIRST ALBUM

On this day 50 years ago, and for the next eight days after that, The Doors recorded their first album at Sunset Sound in Hollywood. That’s where the rock group laid down their distinctive sound on 4-track tape with producer Paul Rothchild and engineer Bruce Botnick. Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, and Larry Knechtel all played on the record. Jim Morrison had is own track. More

August 16th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

COLOR PSYCHOLOGY from Lilly Mtz-Seara on Vimeo.

COLOR AND THE VISUAL ARTS

Photographers, cinematographers, and directors looking for a subliminal way to make scenes resonate emotionally will find this video helpful. It shows how color inspires us – both positively and negatively. More

May 8th, 2016

IMPOSSIBLE GERMANY, UNLIKELY JAPAN

“Where ever you go, wherever you land.”
“This was still new to me. I wouldn’t understand.”

There are great Wilco songs, and then there is “Impossible Germany”, arguably one of the best from anyone over the past ten years. The album it appears on, Sky Blue Sky, was released in May 2007 and cut to vinyl by Robert Ludwig. It sounds fantastic. More

February 14th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

AN UNLIKELY VALENTINE

Magnus means “great” in Latin. Like him or not, it’s been hard to ignore Magnus Walker, whose media attention has shone a light on air-cooled Porsches. And that’s contributed to their rise in value over the past five years – for good or for bad. More

November 28th, 2015

HOT ROD FILMS

Randy and Nick Roveda have teamed up to create storytelling motion content for their clients with hotrodfilms.com of Seattle and Los Angeles. Their specialty is consistent on-target branding and confidential marketing to the very highest standards for discerning car collectors.

Contact them for more at hotrodfilms.com

October 12th, 2015

Posted in Porsche Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

THANK YOU

Wow, 1,000 views of “Roger’s Ride” in three days. Thanks to all of you for your gracious comments. I’m truly humbled by the reception this film has received. With every view it brings Roger back to life for me. He truly was a great person.

October 9th, 2015

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

ROGER GRAGO VIDEO NOW ONLINE

ROGER’S RIDE

One of the things you can’t take with you when you pass on is your story. Roger Grago left us with so many great stories, because he made a difference in other people’s lives. This film, “Roger’s Ride”, attempts to provide some of the ways in how he touched so many.

Thank you, Nick Roveda, for your amazing edit on this documentary about our dear friend Roger. You are the best collaborator a director could ask for.

HOT ROD FILMS

September 28th, 2015

RENNSPORT WEEKEND UPDATE

Finally up for air after a mind-blowing weekend in Monterey, CA. Thanks to my editors Pete Stout and Randy Leffingwell for their guidance on the amazing stories I was assigned. It was especially wonderful meeting the staff of PCA Panorama Magazine at the top of “The Corkscrew” Sunday afternoon.

This event was by far the best Porsche meet I’ve ever attended. Thanks to my friends in R Gruppe for their gracious comments after the first showing of my film on Roger Grago. The documentary “Roger’s Ride” premiered at the Saturday night banquet. A link to the video will be posted here on October 9th.

August 30th, 2015

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

ROGER GRAGO FILM TO DEBUT NEXT MONTH

My film editor, Nick Roveda, and I are putting the final touches on a 26 minute documentary. It’s a tribute to our dear friend Roger Grago who gave so much to the California hot rod car clubs of DKP and R Gruppe. Roger passed away from brain cancer in December. This short film that I directed and shot will debut during Rennsport Reunion next month in Monterey. I’ll post again once this video is available online.

HOT ROD FILMS

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March 25th, 2015

WIM WENDERS FILM ON SALGADO OPENS

“The Salt of The Earth”, which debuted at Cannes last fall and was nominated for an Acadamy Award, will be opening in New York and Los Angeles on Friday. Theaters nationwide will follow in April and May. Directors Wim Wenders and Juliano Salgado made this documentary film about renowned photojournalist Sebastian Salgado. More

December 31st, 2014

LOOKING FORWARD

2015 is sure to be an interesting year. The Porsche community has a lot to look forward to with Rennsport Reunion V scheduled for the fall in Monterey. Held every four years, it is a must see event for any car enthusiast. I will be producing a documentary film on Roger Grago to debut there, and I’ll be revisiting Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats for a future book. There are some amazing editorial stories to come as well – Pre-A 356s, early 911 racing cars, an iconic 914-6, and many others.

Plus, my “Steinbeck’s America” book will be printed for the general public to enjoy.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Celtic New Year is November 1st, but it seems to fit…