Excerpts from Jim Riley's 2-part interview with Phil Lollar, co-creator of Focus on the Family's radio drama series "Adventures in Odyssey". (8 minutes)
Phil Lollar - Preview Apr 30, 2015
Meet Jim Riley, Fletcher Biggs and Tyler Smith in first 5 minutes of the pilot episode.
The Life of Riley
Reality Check - Preview Mar 9, 2015
Sometimes you have to create your own reality.
The Life of Riley
Series Teaser Mar 8, 2015
In Part 2, Jim talks with Phil about Biblical story, classic Hollywood and Christian film making ... and Jim gives Phil a few Riley's Farm souvenirs. (24 minutes)
Phil Lollar - Part 2 May 17, 2015
Phil Lollar, co-creator of the radio drama "Adventures in Odyssey" talks with Jim about his new radio drama "Iliad House," the challenges of creative tension, sound effects, and good storytelling. (26 minutes)
Phil Lollar - Part 1 May 9, 2015
I have a humiliating confession to make. I actually allowed myself to watch the first twenty minutes of
Okay, for subscribers only, a discussion of lighting and DP Drew Ganyer’s great lighting on a small budget.
Today, we’re going to do a pick-up shot of Abraham Foxe questioning one of the witnesses in the tavern court house. The editors have finished first and 2nd draft cuts of the entire first episode, but we discovered one closeup that we never locked down during the first round. Not bad for a […]
To better understand the life of the common New Hampshire farmer/patriot of the 1770s, we draw heavily on
Stories are about characters in conflict, not what Nabokov (I think) called “topical trash.” You can’t just track down an incident from history, or a trend, or a famous person and lock them all in a jar and claim your “narrative bottle” now has weight. That will earn you a sympathy nod, but it usually injures the […]
For my first experience with Courage, NH I was asked to come out to Riley’s Farm, as director of photography, to shoot a
Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Andy Griffith, The Swamp Fox, Cheers, Frasier, and–um, don’t be scandalized by this: