Archive for June, 2012

Stella Adler Acting Studio, Hollywood- meeting to provide short dramatic films

Posted in Captain's Personal Log, Photography, Studio Portraiture, Video on June 30, 2012 by William Hooks

We plan to soon begin shooting on-set and on location, to create short films such as actors’ reels for their program.

Meanwhile, plans continue to generate our presentation calendar for THE RIDDLE OF MONZONITE at several southern CA REI stores.

Backpacking in the Sierra Nevada for 3 days next week

Posted in Photography, Reviews, Travel, Video on June 17, 2012 by William Hooks

We will be traveling as a group of seven, heading initially to Yosemite NP on Monday morning to see if we can get a walk-in permit for Happy Isles to Little Yo Valley. If not, south to Kings Canyon or Sequoia NP’s to try to get in there… I plan to begin shooting for my next adventure sports documentary on backpacking and mountaineering on this trip.

My production group will be using Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Edition for impending projects- we’re anxious to see if the newest version of Encore is more reliable than was version 5.1!

REI, Adventure 16 and Nomad Venture stores in southern CA will be showing the posters from RIDDLE OF MONZONITE, and I anticipate screenings of it this July-Sept in several stores.

C’est ici! It’s here! Watch the Trailer of THE RIDDLE OF MONZONITE

Posted in Music, Photography, Travel, Video on June 12, 2012 by William Hooks

Take a look at my Facebook page for images of the new DVD

Posted in Video on June 11, 2012 by William Hooks

And initial  preproduction is underway for the next 2 projects  by Diverse and Eclectic Productions, my creative group,about The Occupy Movement in southern CA and Backpacking and Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada.

We will also be discussing the possibility of providing short dramatic films at the Stella Adler Studio in Hollywood, CA next Saturday.

Documentary DVD viewing/Crew Celebration Party next Saturday

Posted in Photography, Travel, Video on June 3, 2012 by William Hooks

We’ll be meeting in Rowland Heights on the evening of 9 June 2012 to show both the trailer and the documentary, with crew and friends. This event is also open to the public, please write or call for more details.

I’ve had a wonderful experience planning, writing, directing and editing this project, and hope to  share it with other climbers and outdoor enthusiasts through events at REI and Adventure 16 stores in coming months.