LouieLouie.net seeks old movies!

Production on the LOUIE LOUIE documentary continues at a steady pace. It takes a long time to transfer all the footage I’ve shot over the years… in all types of video formats. When I first started production on what would became the intitial starting point for this documentary, I shot footage of Richard Berry, Jack […]

A Harry Nilsson documentary!

This has NOTHING to do with LOUIE LOUIE, but I figured anyone that appreciates good music documentaries will appreciate this information.

Thanks to the good folks at Spectropop, I just found out a new documentary on singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. This film will be called “Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?)”


RIP: Gary Rhine, filmmaker, activist, friend

Just a few days ago, I wrote about the upcoming demise of the original Rhino Records retail outlet. Now, I’m very saddened to report the death of another great Rhino- our friend Gary Rhine.

Gary was a filmmaker that specialized in documentaries about the indigenous people of America. The American Indians were a topic […]

Fair Use Rights for Documentaries

There’s a fine article today in the San Jose Mercury, licensed from the Los Angeles Times, about the issue of “fair use” rights with documentary productions. One of the biggest hurdles facing a documentary film maker is the matter of clearing usage of certain film clips. When Robert Greenwald produced his documentary “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s […]

The Challenges of Music in a Low Budget Documentary

When am I going to finish that darned LOUIE LOUIE documentary?

That’s a question I get asked all the time. I wish I could provide a concise answer. It’s a complicated situation, to say the least. Clearances are a major part of the hurdle. I just found a great article about other filmmakers that […]