Blog of E Anthony Collins (Tony)
The blog of E. Anthony Collins (Tony), Filmmaker and Teacher W: anthonycollinsfilm.com
Peter and the Wolf for 2nd graders
I am using Peter and the Wolf and The Lion King (with Study Guide) as visual and aural learning resources as I teach four brilliant 2nd graders from Seoul, South Korea (ESL for Special Purposes), These kids are a huge wake up call for me. Their brilliance reflects poorly upon our local and national…Read More
How to teach?
In my scholarly quest and pursuit of knowledge about what is reading and what is writing I found THIS USEFUL ARTICLE about “how to teach anything to anyone.” It’s not that top performers in a professional sense can’t teach others. Mostly they’ve just never been taught how to teach.Read More
Website to app
TURNING A WEBSITE INTO AN APP An app doesn’t need an internet connection to work, which means your mobile app can always be opened in exotic locales where internet may be unreliable or unavailable. We, Americans, must not forget perhaps half the world’s population never made or received a phone…Read More
On the journey to writing a screenplay
These days I am fully committed to researching and writing a screenplay about desertion and rebellion and everything amok during the Philippine-American War, during the general time frame of 1898-1910, although the end date could allude to what follows in the 1920s, 30s and beyond. I have found some wonderful…Read More
Note to self
Below are 6 steps to help one to move from Self-Loathing to Self-Loving. Be Patient. You/I/we probably spent at least 20 years or more in the pattern of self-loathing. … Get Support. A good support system is essential. … Face the pain. … Forgive yourself. … Know that growth is…Read More
Original music for a student film
FYI The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program at the Seattle Film Institute is still accepting submissions of student made films for free original scores. We are looking for student made films of any genre or length to provide original music to through the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program. This service,…Read More
How do Brown and Fagan meet?
I have been struggling with my story’s structure but think I’ve come up with a solution. Fagan and Brown are chess competitors, to the bitter end. CHESSRead More
The Real Glory
One of the few films about the Moro wars in Mindanao at the turn of the 20th century. Sure, it’s dated and highly romanticized (1939), and it’s time for a real film about the subject, but it helps me right now and watching any of Gary Cooper’s performances is worth…Read More
Vin Scully was born on Nov 29
The great Vin Scully had so much to say and explain, and he did it so poetically http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2011/03/decoding-dodgers-announcer-vin-scully.htmlRead More
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