writing

The Sundance Labs

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Yesterday, I finished a three day intensive workshop with the Sundance Institute. The three day intensive consisted of panels, workshops (writing & directing), one on one script meetings, writer's rooms, and sit downs with industry professionals. From the press release: Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute has selected 18 creators of short for[...]

Olde E - Official Trailer

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We've got some great news. First, Olde E was chosen as a Kickstarter Staff Pick! “Olde E by Xavier Burgin” ☺ http://t.co/YCZb9BQl8x — KSR Staff Picks (@ksr_staff) May 7, 2015 We were also able to raise 110% of our final goal. We have everyone who supported us to thanks! The dope news doesn't end there. The Olde E website is now up and running! [...]

The Making of Olde E - A USC 546 Film

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It's been nearly ten months since Que The Lights has been on hiatus. A lot of stuff has happened during this period, the most significant being chosen to direct a 546 at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Your first question is going to be what's a 546 film? A 546 film is an advanced narrative project (similar or equivalent to a thesis) produced by USC's Schoo[...]

Summertime Grind: Success is Hard Work

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August 26th is the official kickoff date for the beginning of the semester at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. I haven't been lulling away my summer though. Every day represents a new opportunity, so I'd like to share a few of my summer projects before the school year begins. During the summer I learned about a film competition known as Looking At Democr[...]