Aaron Lindquist
Director, Editor, & Writer

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The American

Citizen Kane was titled American at one point. Seeing its values demonstrated time and again over the decades since its release, it's no wonder. The film is quintessential and speaks to our inner drives. The series of myths we tell ourselves are couched within its scenes. It is a textbook on what being American is.

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Cinemascope on the iPhone

What follows are my tests of the Moondog Labs 1.33x anamorphic adapter and the Ikan Fly-X3 Plus gimbal.

Since hearing about Sean Baker's use of the adapter on his Sundance hit Tangerine I have been curious how practical it might be to shoot a film using the iPhone. I write this, having had experience with everything from Canon to Sony to Panasonic to Red to ARRI digital cinema cameras. What matters to me is that the tool being used to shoot the film be able to tell the story of the film.

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An Ode to Discouragement

No one can grow without failing. If we are to be successful at anything, that success will be measured by what we learned from our mistakes. The point is not to avoid failure, but to accept the reckoning of each failure and improve with the knowledge we acquire from it. The more we do, the more we learn. The more we learn, the more able we are to succeed.

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Fevered Cinema

I was sick this week and, luckily, was out of commission for only a day. I try to watch movies I've either missed or don't demand too much of me whenever I'm stuck at home. Here are a few I caught while I had the flu...

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Aaron Lindquist