The One about Francois Truffaut’s “Jules and Jim”

Francois Truffaut, one of the founders of the French New Wave, has come off a string of successful films from his 1959 hit “The 400 Blows” and the 1960 film “Shoot the Piano Player”.  But in 1962, Truffaut was in love with Henri-Pierre Roche’s semi-autobiographical novel “Jules et Jim” and having known Roche (as Roche was heavily involved in artistic avante-garde in Paris and the Dada movement), an adaptation of […]

The One about Francois Truffaut’s “the 400 blows”

In 1959, Francois Truffaut released a semibiographical film about his life with “the 4oo blows” (Les quatre cents coups).  A film highly regarded as a definitive film that showcases French New Wave (a term to describe a group of French filmmakers in the 1950’s-1960’s that were inspired by classic Hollywood cinema and Italian Neorealism). The film won several awards which include “Best Director Award” at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival […]

The One about the Vanguard BBH-200 Magnesium Tripod Ball Head

When it comes to heads for your tripod, I believe in having both a regular ball head and also a pistol grip. I have used a variety of other brands of heads to go along with my Bogen 3020/3021 tripods for use with my DSLR and other video cameras and so, I hope with that experience, I can help those curious if product is worth your while. In this review, […]