Sunday, April 7, 2024

Tony Cannoli - Short Film by Lavalle Lee

IT’S HERE!! My first live-action short film TONY CANNOLI is on YouTube! I hope you enjoy!

“Meet Tony Cannoli, a loving father, husband and mobster. Find out what happens when a young man tries to date one of his beautiful daughters. What's a father to do?” 

You can also watch it here on FilmFreeway:

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

My First Short Film Will Be Playing at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood!

I have some exciting news! My first live-action short film “Tony Cannoli” is going to be playing at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood during the Golden State Film Festival! And it will be on Roku for the length of the festival too! Glad I waited before putting the short on YouTube. (PLAYING: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 29TH - THEATER 3 - TONY CANNOLI - 3:36 PM)

Friday, October 20, 2023

Banjoy The Woodpile Cat - ToonTober 2023 Study

ToonTober Day 20 - Don Bluth Days! Here is Banjo the Woodpile Cat, one of my favs! #toontober #toontober2023

Thursday, October 19, 2023

My Don Bluth ToonTober Submission #1

Toontober Don Bluth Days! Here is the bunny from the new Don Bluth Studios logo having a little dance party! #toontober #toontober2023 #donbluth

Monday, October 16, 2023

Red Komodo X - Unboxing with TTArtisan Tilt 50mm Lens

Finally! I am unboxing my brand new Red Komodo-X camera! It is Netflix approved and also unboxing an TTArtisan Tilt 50mm Lens. I'll show you all the features of the Red Komodo X and how it compares to the original OG Red Komodo.

Friday, September 29, 2023

The Secret of NIMH - Don Bluth Archive Series

Welcome to the first Don Bluth Archive Series episode! In this starter video, I will be going through tons of The Secret of NIMH storyboards that were done by Don Bluth, way back in 1979 and 1980. If you want more of these, let me know in the comments, I'd love to make many more of these!

Saturday, September 16, 2023

The First Official Trailer for My Short Film - TONY CANNOLI

 Check out the trailer to my FIRST live-action short film TONY CANNOLI! The full short film currently running in film festivals and coming soon to Youtube! Filmed in Phoenix, Arizona, shot on a BMPCC6k and using Zeiss lenses. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Screengrabs from my first short film TONY CANNOLI!

SCREENGRABS!! I just submitted my first short film, "Tony Cannoli" to 30 film festivals around the world! They still have to be selected/accepted, I got my fingers crossed! I also just wrote the script to my second short film, currently looking for the right actors.

Sunday, July 23, 2023

The famous Avocado (The Puppet) meets my little girl Anastasia!

My little girl got to meet the WORLD FAMOUS puppet Avocado today! They look so adorable together! #friendsforever

Friday, July 14, 2023

The Official "TONY CANNOLI" Movie Poster!

Just finished the poster for "TONY CANNOLI" my first live-action short film! It is finished (I'll show some screengrabs soon!) and next is putting it in some short film festivals! Thanks again to the actors Frank Aaron, Sydney Sutton, Leonidas Karandreas, and Stephanie Rogers. Music by John David Thornton, and casting by Cheryl Schaar! 🥳🤩🥳🤩

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Beetlejuice - Lighting Assignment #3 - High Key and Low Key

Here is my third assignment in my lighting class. I used my replica Beetlejuice head for testing High Key and Low Key lighting. I solved the grain issue I had in my last video with Kermit. Enjoy my latest assignment!

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Kermit the Frog - Lighting Assignment #2 - High Key and Low Key

Here is my second assignment in my lighting class. I used my replica Kermit the Frog for testing High Key and Low Key lighting. It is a bit grainy and blurry, this assignment was difficult because I was performing Kermit and not being able to see the viewfinder at the same time. I am working on buying an external monitor, for just this reason.

Monday, June 19, 2023

Lighting Assignment #1 - Anastasia Not Cooperating w/Dad

 Here is my first assignment in lighting class. Starring my baby girl Anastasia! The assignment was to find a "mood". I chose happy and cute.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

MomoCon 2023 - The Magic of Don Bluth

Animation Legend Don Bluth answers questions at MomoCon 2023 about his illustrious career! And I had the honor of MC'ing! Check it out!

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Storyboarding My First Live-Action Short Film!

I'm writing and directing my first live-action short film! Here is a little preview of a finished storyboard I did! I am calling this live-action short, Tony Cannoli. Starring Frank Aaron as Tony!

Friday, April 7, 2023

Tour Where I'm Learning Cinematography & Lighting

Check out my latest here, I am doing a walk around of my school (SCC) Where I am now taking "Lighting for Cinema." Just finished Cinematography 1 and excited to learn in this new class all about lighting. Tungsten lights, HMI lights, Fluorescent lights, and LED lights, Fresnel lights, oh my! Sorry if I don't pronounce things right or get something wrong. This is my first class on lighting, I am still learning!

Monday, January 9, 2023

Mary Todd Lincoln - Mini Documentary (Shot on BMPCC6K - Zeiss & Sigma Lens)

 Check out my first short documentary about the Former Firsts Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln using a two camera setup. Script taken from the play Pass My Imperfections Lightly By. Shot with a BMPCC 6k and BMPCC 4k. Camera A with Zeiss Planar lens & camera B with a Sigma Art 18-35 lens. Color graded in DaVinci Resolve. #bmpcc6k #zeiss #marytoddlincoln

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Christmas & Holiday Spectacular! (Shot on BMPCC4K and Sigma 18-35 Lens)

Merry Christmas! My family and I went to the Pratt Brothers Christmas & Holiday Spectacular and figured I'd bring my BMPCC4k. Wanted to do some run and gun type shooting for the first time in a low light scenario. You can see some serious grain issues, sorry about that (I am still learning). Also used Sigma Art 18-35mm lens.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Hot Tub Time Machine - A Scene Reproduction (Shot on BMPCC4K and Sigma 18-35 Lens)

 NEW VIDEO! Here is a recreation from Hot Tub Time Machine! I wanted to do a night time car scene and found this fun shot of Rob Corddry. Thank you Matthew Timothy Crosby for starring in my latest video and helping me with my cinematography journey! #filmmaking #hottubtimemachine

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