Modelled after a 1950's drive-in movie theatre, the Sci-Fi Dine-In is a themed restaurant located within Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida. Complete with miniature cars with built in tables and a large screen playing B-movie trailers and concession ads, the Sci-Fi Dine-In is the perfect spot for a rest and a step back in time.
Feb 25, 2023
Feb 20, 2023
Yesterday I posed a question to my audience about whether they'd show up to a premiere for my new documentary "Your Cinema Needs You" if we held it in the historic Monarch Theatre. As the theatre is at the centre of the documentary, naturally the expectation was that the responses would be favourable, but I was blown away by the support and engagement that this question elicited on Facebook and Instagram.
As we're still awaiting news on the outcome of the Monarch Theatre's purchase and reopening, further encouraged by my feature in the Calgary Herald this month, there are still quite a few details to iron out as this documentary officially wraps up and 'finds its ending'. All that said, I'm excited to finally see all the pieces coming together for the eventual release of this movie. It's been a long, drawn out process and I can't wait for everyone to finally see it.
Here we're some of the top responses on the post:
Feb 19, 2023
Feb 12, 2023
Built in 1901, Angels Flight is an iconic attraction, funicular, and "the world's shortest incorporated railway" in the Bunker Hill district of downtown Los Angeles, California.
Opened and closed a handful of times throughout its lifespan, the current Angels Flight was relocated roughly a half block from its original location in the mid-1990s after several decades in storage. Today, Angels Flight continues to be well used by locals and visitors alike, and remains a visual staple in pop culture features shot around Los Angeles.
Feb 9, 2023
A full page write-up appeared in today's Calgary Herald about the story surrounding my upcoming documentary on the Monarch Theatre in Medicine Hat titled "Your Cinema Needs You".
My thanks to Eric Volmers and the Calgary Herald for this generous feature, particularly as the documentary still has a few final hurdles to overcome towards completion. Everything is still pretty hush hush surrounding what might happen at the Monarch, but there's potential I may still get the ending I've been holding out for before this documentary truly wraps.
Link to the Monarch Theatre documentary story in the Calgary Herald here.
Feb 2, 2023
This month post-production has entered its final stages as we move into completing the fine cut of the documentary. This is where we trim, tighten, refine, and generally stitch together all of the final details of the finished film. It's been a process, but it's looking good.
Since the trailer for the Monarch Theatre documentary was released in late December it feels like everything has been moving non-stop. January was full of some early promo work and media interviews about "Your Cinema Needs You", as well as some newly revised schedules about what may be happening at the Monarch Theatre in the near future. I don't want to make any predictions, but this is the first time in months where I feel like I'm finally on top of things.
On the travel photography side, lots has been on hold, however there are some new shoots on the horizon this spring. In the meantime, the @editingluke Instagram has been nailing down some high-profile features in 2023 so far from Oahu, Detroit, New York, Calgary, and Banff. On the hometown front, there are also a few new prints that have already sold and are waiting to go up in a new location. A reveal should be coming very soon.
So, that's a brief overview. My apologies that social posts will continue to be limited until the documentary is completed, but there's lots on the go again. As the documentary continues to take shape and we get closer to locking down a release date, be sure to follow along at @editingluke for exclusive updates and behind the scenes content.