Category: Film

Hockey…at The Dome?

Posted by admin on July 29, 2011 | One comment

Interesting news-bite from North Baltimore Patch written by City Council President Jack Young.

A day of street hockey for kids at The Dome on August 2nd:

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Awards & Premiere

Posted by admin on April 23, 2011 | 2 comments

A few bits of news for fans of The Dome film project…….

Good News: “Summer at The Dome” has been nominated for the Outstanding Thesis Project award at American University’s Visions Film Festival!!!! Awards are given out next Friday (4/29) night, I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted win or lose!

Bad News: “Summer at The Dome” was not accepted to the shorts program at the Maryland Film Festival.  Although this news was uprising and unfortunate, I look forward to finding other festivals I can screen the film at.  If anyone has any suggestions for festivals please feel free to contact me.

More Good News: Soon Coach Wells and I will be announcing when the Baltimore community will be able to see the film.  I’d like to show the film to as wide an audience as possible, and nailing down a proper venue has been tough.  Thank you for your patience as we continue to work out the details of the premiere!  Stay tuned to for more updates!!!

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Post Production Update

Posted by admin on March 18, 2011 | 2 comments

Many fans are probably wondering: What’s taking so long?

Well, two things.

1) After finishing the editing portion of post production I had to prepare the project for broadcast/viewing. One of those tasks was color correcting the 26 minute version (Summer at the Dome).  What do I mean by color correcting?  Certain frames/scenes have different levels of different colors.  Some scenes are too bright, some too dark, some too red, and some too blue.  When watching the original cut of the film it becomes distracting.  These problems had to be fixed.  However, I did not know how to color correct (well).  So, I did some research and taught myself as much as I could.  I decided to learn from the ground up, and although I am still no expert, the film looks much better overall.  Below are some screen shots that illustrate what color correction is all about.

I am now going through the same process with my final sound-mix, matching all of the sounds levels.  As with the color, sometimes the sound is too loud, and sometimes too quiet.  Unfortunately life gets in the way of the project, so the process is taking longer than I had originally hoped.  Thank you for all of your patience out there.

2) I am waiting to hear back from the Maryland Film Festival. One of my goals was to premiere the film in Baltimore for a wide audience. During the Maryland Film Festival schedule there is an evening dedicated to short productions (some of them local).  I applied/submitted back in December and should hear back at the end of the month.  If the film is not accepted into their lineup a private screening will be arranged locally.  Stay tuned for an update on the showing.

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Happy 2011! Film Teaser!

Posted by admin on January 1, 2011 | 2 comments

Hope everyone is getting their new year off in style. The film is near completion, as color-correction and sound mixing are underway. Check out this teaser/opening scene of the festival version, now titled “Summer at The Dome”.

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Floor Generals – Sneak Peek

Posted by admin on November 9, 2010 | No comments

Hello Dome Film fans, today’s rough cut sneak peek is a segment I like to call “Floor Generals.” Focusing on two point guards, this scene is one of my favorites so far.

Again, a special thanks to HamelBeats for the track on this one.

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Another Sneak Peek

Posted by admin on November 5, 2010 | One comment

Check out the first part of a scene about the 2010 BMOREHOOPS All Star Game.

Special Thanks to HamelBeats for the Music on this one.

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Sean Mosley Interview Clips

Posted by admin on September 29, 2010 | 4 comments

Check out these clips from my interview with University of Maryland guard Sean Mosley.  A standout at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Sean is anticipating a breakout season for the Terrapins this year.  Enjoy….

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And We’re Back!

Posted by admin on September 21, 2010 | One comment

After a nice break and visit to my home state of New Hampshire, I am back at work. Now in the midst of editing the 60+ hours of footage, I hope to be posting more video updates in the coming weeks. I appreciate the patience and support from all the film’s followers, please stay tuned to for all of the my latest updates.

Below is my first video since the Craig Cromwell League ended.  It comes to you as a winner of the site’s most successful poll to date. With a total of 26 votes, here are few clips from my interview with 14 year NBA veteran and three-time world champion Sam Cassell.

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Last Night of Cromwell League

Posted by admin on August 27, 2010 | One comment

To all the faithful followers of the Craig Cromwell League and The Dome Film, tonight will be the last night of action up at The Dome. Although the summer has come to a close, the real work on the film is just beginning. With over 30 hours of footage (and counting); all of the sequences, scenes, sights, and sounds will start to take shape in the editing room. I’d like to thank everyone who stood in front of a camera and gave their time this summer; I could not have done it without you.

Be sure to stop by Madison Square tonight if you get a chance, should be a good one.

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BMORE HOOPS 6th Anniversary

Posted by admin on August 22, 2010 | No comments

Last night was a successful night for the Dome Film project as I took in the 6th Annual BMORE HOOPS Anniversary Celebration. I got to see some great games, interviewed rising stars Aquille Carr and Will Barton, and chatted it up with legends Mark Karcher and Sam Cassell.

Middle school and high school-aged kids left it all out on the court for this special event, with the area’s most exciting action coming at night. In addition to the numerous all-star games, spectators were treated to a dunk contest featuring some of Baltimore’s top high school dunkers. Below is some of what I saw……

A special thanks to all the people from BMORE HOOPS and Shawntra’ O’Neal for letting me film last night.

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