Category Archives: independent film

Innocent Bystanders XFer

Rough transfer of a VHS copy of a 16mm film

“Innocent Bystanders.” This is a 16mm film I made in college (Glassboro State College, now known as Rowan University). Shot in 1991. This is simply a VHS video camcorder pointed at a flat-bed steenbeck film editing screen. I re-edited the VHS on an Amiga Toaster around 1992.

I recently (2021) transferred the VHS to digital. I am hoping to do a 4K restoration soon.

Music by Kahlil Gunther

Written, produced, directed and edited by Matthew Kordelski.


Laura Fonseca, Matt Reece, Dan Greenspan and George Jordan.

Production Assistants: Randall Deckard, John Perupchuck, Adam Paul, Jennifer Wiggleworth, R.J. Chester, Fred Feltz.

Film Advisor: Dr Joseph Bierman

Thanks to:

Dr Richard Grupenhoff, Cinema Workshop, Chris McDonough, Amy Donchey, Dennis Courtney, RITZ AT THE BOURSE Parking Garage, Ned Eckhardt, Rohn Wenner, Christopher Kuberiet.


TREES, film

I did not make this.

This is an independent film/student film produced and directed by Laura Jean Carney in 1992.

I had a very small part of the crew in some scenes and I did the end credits on this amazing new invention called a Macintosh Computer.

Actors: Patty Gilson and Andrew Nelson,

Musical score  by Andrew Nelson. Written and directed by Laura Carney.

Director of Photography: Maylon Price.

1st Assistant Camera: John Donaldson

2nd Assistant Camera: Bob Haines and Bill Paulino

Sound: Scott Hennely and April Carty

Production Manager: Christie Mahon

Teacher/Advisor: Joe Bierman

Title Graphics: Matt Kordelski

SPECIAL THANKS: Dennis Courtney, Sean O Leary, Mario Giorno, Blake Johnson, Joseph Marcello, Stephen Kwasnik,  Amy Alexander, Ken Mandel, Walter Thomas IV, Dawn Cerruto, H. Sid Narulto, Dr. Richard Grupenhoff-PHD, NFL Films, Glassboro State College Cinema Workshop.

Copyright 1992.


Movie Hanging Execution

Movie Hanging Execution

How to do a fake hanging for a low budget film.


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Marina Oswald TV Movie

Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993)

I used to be a JFK conspiracy buff, now I lean towards believing Gerald Posner. The Warren Commission may have been a rush to judgement but most conspiracy theories are deeply flawed. Theres parts of this movie that allegedly are trying to prove Oswalds innocence actually prove his guilt.



Movie Opening Title Sequence

Movie Opening title sequence I made for the independent film #Rip (2013)

Motion Graphics created with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects.

Directed by

Kevin Machate

Writing Credits

Roanna Flowers


Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe After Effects.

Vader fan film




A wonderfully done piece of independent film making. Digital “film” that looks a lot like film.  Expertly done 3D models and animation.  A magnificent fan film

Never Monetized it was Fan Funded.

The Director was Danny Ramirez his email is –

Written by
Nikolaj Wejp-Olsen , Danny Ramirez , Star Wars Theory

Based on George Lucas’s stories and characters.

Produced by
Ian McClellan
Brandon Hall

Executive Producer Star Wars Theory

Director of Photography Mattew Halla

Production Designer Michael Miller

Film Editor Danny Ramirez
Music by Jacob A. Cadmus
Additional Music by J Scott Rakozy
Original Star Wars Music by John Williams
Costume Designer Robert Merkel
Hair and Makeup Designer Dre Lamparello

Lead Visual Effects Supervisor Philip Bastian
CG Supervisor Gaetan Lancelle
Visual Effects Coordinator Jack Millard
3D Supervisor Stefan Mensen
Lead 3D Artist Ruben Brouns
Lead 2D Visual Effects Artist Magnus Edlund
Compositing Supervisor Tim Forsgren

A Punk Riot Production

1st Assistant Directors Savanah Satler
Lee Goffin-Bonenfant
2nd Assistant Directors Sharon Park
Melissa Kyle
Art Director Austin Bennett

Stunts Rigger Beni Alexander
Stunts Safety Jeff Karr

Choreography and Strategic Consultant Robert Kolterman

Concept and Storyboard Artist Ben Judd

Set Dressers
Robert McDermott
Erin Lunsford

Assistant Costume Designer Victoria Moreno

Makeup Artist Blake Hunter Jassenoff

Supervising Sound Editor Juan Pablo Naranjo

Sound Designers Andrés Adalid
Ramiro Galván
Lissú Pineda

Re-Recording Mixers Andrés Adalid
Ramiro Galván
Juan Pablo Naranjo
Lissú Pineda
Jimmy Santiago

Additional Dialogue Cleanup Mike Chadbourne

Cameraman Matthew Halla

1st AC Jorge Gomez
2nd AC Heather Flynn

Rob Padilla,   Gia Barot  Alex Yoo
Key Grip

Kenrick Usher, Kyle Thor, Joe Baltazar, Gabriel Sandoval, Yoann Cifuentes, Will Baltazar

Tory McCulley
Jesus Zapata
Production Sound Mixer

Longwei Deng
Erin Han

Props Zack Farrens at Jurassic Zack
Josh Howe at Multiverse Props
Construction Lead Carlos Flores
Construction Lead Erik Morales
Set Construction Sebastian Schrills
Michael Solomon
Jamie Spies
Kyle Wahaus
Victor Viceteño
Production Assistant Keeley James
Production Assistant Alexie Hovis
Assistant Editor Hammad Hassan
Colorist Harry Locke IV
End Credits by Albin Brogren
Catering IT Catering
Studio Teacher Stella Pacific
Insurance Ryan Connelly Web Master
Special Guest Director Luke Ramirez
Special Director’s Thanks to Hannah Ramirez
Special Thanks Steven Ramirez
Simon Crane
Deysy Rodriguez
David Rodgriguez


Behind the Scenes Im Joong Kim
BTS Interviewer Olivia Blue
Additional Thanks

Kiefer Jenkins

Madilyn Clark Studios
Tucker Dansie

Edited on Avid
Shot on Arri Alexa

Declarator, Short Film.


This isn’t my film.  I worked on it for director/ editor Andrew McGuire.

I was a set PA and have a brief actors cameo in this film.


 Andrew McGuire made this film.
It features Chris Norris as Thomas Jefferson,
Nick Fulbright plays  the boss,
Joe Call and myself play the  tomb robbers,
Antonio Chicase is the “High tax man,”


Movie Making Merit Badge??!?!?

Where was THIS when I was a Boy Scout?


Maybe I could be a merit badge counsellour for this?!?!

Bohemian Rhapsody movie review

Bohemian Rhapsody was excellent. The lead actor was amazing…. but the script was following the stock music bio pic formula….

Band gets together, montage of them on tour with the names of the cities they’re touring in flies across the screen..

I wonder if it wasn’t just ONE concert they filmed but had the actors say ” we love you pittsburgh!”  ” We love you Chicago!” ” We love you Boston!”

Mercifully they DIDNT do the montage of their record going up the billboard charts… or the map of the cities they go to….


I had heard BORAT wanted to play Freddie Mercury, but Rami Malek is excellent.

I’d seen Remi in THE PACIFIC…. and thought he looked enough like Freddie….

He had clearly studied the crap out of Freddie Mercury. He had the voice and flamboyant body patterns DOWN. I hope he gets an Oscar nomination. I am assuming he was wearing some kind of dental prosthetic, which helped him talk more like Freddie Mercury.

Gwilym Lee looked so much like Brian May I thought it WAS HIM.

Theres a WAYNES WORLD joke hidden in this that I wonder if most on the audience would catch.  A record exec says that “Bohemian Rhapsody” is not the kind of song that young men would sing along to in their cars.

That record exec was played by MIKE MEYERS, ( under a lot of clever make up) who of course played Wayne in WAYNES WORLD, which has a scene of Wayne and Garth singing along to “Bohemian Rhapsody” in their car.

The Shots of Queen playing Wembley for LIVE AID were great, but the reverse angle, as if the camera was on the back of the stage, looked SO green screened in it was distracting.