Amazonia Film

May 17, 2015 § 1 Comment

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Not my photo of a tambaqui.

For the 15 of you reading my infrequent posts, Sunday saw Pisco Films wrapping up yet another day of shooting the documentary Amazonia.  This trip is meant to be our last for this project, a documentary about communities in the Amazon River Basin, which began nearly 3(!) years ago.

Day 2 brought an unexpected aerial shoot over Manaus, Brazil. (Unexpected because we were offered a deal on a plane ride through a guy who knew a guy, and it was so affordable we couldn’t say “no.”) For a “professional” aerial shot you’d put the camera in a gyro or some such thing and remote control technology something, but with our meager means, we slapped the GoPro on the wing of the Cessna and the director hung out the doorway with another video camera. (Photos will follow eventually. I think.)

The afternoon was equally awesome, as some new friends of our invited us to their weekly family gathering. Not only did they allow us to film some good family scenes, but they let us drink their fresh copoazu juice and eat their grilled tambaqui.

Yes, filmmaking is a tough, tough job, but somebody’s got to eat the tambaqui.

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Thanks, Everybody!

May 4, 2015 § Leave a comment

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(That’s me in the middle.)

Thanks to everyone who showed up for Saturday’s signing and to everyone who helped spread the word!  Everyone had a great time.  I shared the Bookstore Day signing with two current bookbook employees: Jacob Silverman, who was signing his nonfiction book Terms of Service, and Arman Safa, who was signing his novelette, At Ken’s Expense.

If you missed the event, all three books are still available at bookbook!  Thanks again!

bookbook on Bleecker

bookbook on Bleecker

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