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Arthur Vincie

Writer, Director, Line Producer
Chaotic Sequence Inc.

Writer, director, and line producer. Writer/director of "Found In Time" (sci-fi feature) - winner of 6 festival awards, official selection at 24, and available now on Amazon. Line producer/UPM of 13 features and numerous other projects. Currently developing "Bitter Child" (supernatural thriller feature) and "The Spectral City" (horror/war tv series).

Subjects: Film and Video

Biography

Arthur has over 10 years of film and television production experience as a line producer, producer, and director. He recently wrote and directed the sci-fi feature "Found In Time," which was just picked up for distribution by Green Apple Entertainment.  It won the Best Feature award at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, the Best Sci-Fi Feature awards at Shriekfest, ShockerFest, Phoenix Comic-Con and Intendence, and was an official selection at 24 festivals, including the Boston Sci-Fi, Nevermore, International Horror & Sci-Fi, Imagine Fantastic (Netherlands), Louisville International, and GenCon.

Focal Press just published his non-fiction book on preproduction, "Preparing For Takeoff: Preproduction for the Independent Filmmaker."  He's written filmmaking articles for several online and print publications, including "MovieMaker," "Indie Slate," ProVideo Coalition, and Mixform.

He's currently developing an indie supernatural thriller, "Bitter Child," and a supernatural/war tv series, "The Spectral City."

"Caleb's Door," his first feature, is available on DVD and VOD.  Arthur's shorts "The Prayer Tree," "Matter," "Mornir/Mornen" and "Secret Language" have screened at various festivals and art venues, in New York, Texas, LA, and in Europe.

Arthur is the founder of Chaotic Sequence Inc., which focuses on production, consultation, and film education.  To date the company has production managed several shorts, seminars, and other projects, as well as "Found In Time."

Arthur has also line produced or production managed several features, including "Helena From The Wedding;" "Goodbye Baby;" "Windows;" "Rock the Paint;" "The Toe Tactic;" "Racing Daylight," starring David Strathairn and Melissa Leo; "Company K;" and "The Reawakening."  These films have screened at the Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW, Tribeca, Nantucket, Rome, Woodstock, and other film festivals, and have gone on to theatrical, DVD and cable distribution.  Arthur has also line produced second-unit shoots, industrials, music videos, and shorts.

Arthur has also worked in just about every department, for ABC, NBC, BBC America, MSNBC, the Knitting Factory, Nickelodeon, and various independent production companies.

Arthur has guest lectured at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, CUNY/Hunter College, University of Advancing Technology, Brooklyn College, and Fairleigh Dickinson University.  He currently teaches film production management at Montclair State University.  He holds a B.F.A. in Film/Television Production from NYU.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Writing, directing, producing.  Have also worked in other positions throughout a 20+ year career (post supervisor, payroll accountant, 1st AD, production sound mixer, boom op, electrician, editor).  General familiarity with the film and tv industry.

Personal Interests

    Writing, reading, sci-fi, gaming, fantasy, programming, coding, travel, science (particularly nuclear and cell biology), history

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Preparing For Takeoff - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Found In Time

Ongoing Blogs


Published: Mar 11, 2015 by Found In Time
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

An ongoing series of articles on production, post, film-going, technology, careers, and more!

ProVideo Coalition

Surviving Your First Film Market


Published: Jan 15, 2015 by ProVideo Coalition
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

How to survive - and thrive - film markets, based on my recent experience at the American Film Market.

MovieMaker

A Better Budget: A Beginner's Guide to Planning An Indie Budget


Published: Sep 24, 2014 by MovieMaker
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Doing a film budget is hard work, and absolutely necessary. It may seem completely impossible, but it's doable. Take a deep breath, and follow these steps.

ProVideo Coalition

Seven Reasons To Stop Working On That Script


Published: Aug 27, 2014 by ProVideo Coalition
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

You should believe in your project. If you don't, who will? But some projects just don't happen, for many reasons. Sometimes, it's time to move on, and focus on doing more work. Here are some telltale signs that it's time to put that script away for a while.

ProVideo Coalition

Thinking About Extras


Published: Jul 08, 2014 by ProVideo Coalition
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Don't forget your background actors when you're breaking down and budgeting your film! Here's a quick guide as to what to think about, what some of the associated costs are, and what the low budget tricks are.

ProVideo Coalition

Thinking About Crew Prep


Published: Mar 23, 2014 by ProVideo Coalition
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Your crew needs prep and wrap time. But how much? Which departments need more time? How do you do this on a low budget? This article will step you through the world of crew prep.

University of Advancing Technology

World Building on a Budget: Techniques for Indie Sci-Fi Filmmakers


Published: Nov 21, 2013 by University of Advancing Technology
Authors: Arthur Vincie - shot by UAT Staff
Subjects: Film and Video

An hour-long presentation that Arthur Vincie gave to the UAT Tech Form 2013, on how to "build worlds" on a tight budget.

MixForm

Costume And Wardrobe


Published: Apr 28, 2012 by MixForm
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Two of the departments that get screwed over the most in indie film-land are wardrobe and costume design. But it doesn't have to be that way!

MixForm.com

Six Cheap Ways To Add Production Value


Published: Mar 12, 2012 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

No money? No problem! Here's a few ways to make your film appear bigger than it is.

MixForm.com

Budgeting For Casting


Published: Mar 12, 2012 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Casting is one of the most important processes in making an independent film. But how do you budget for it?

MixForm.com

Scheduling Sex (Scene)


Published: Feb 28, 2012 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Sex (and other sensitive) scenes are difficult to shoot, and even more difficult to schedule. Here are some guidelines on how to do both effectively.

MixForm.com

Budgeting Favors


Published: Feb 14, 2012 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

How to deal with favors in your film budget.

MixForm.com

Loss And Damage


Published: Feb 11, 2012 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

No one wants to lose or break things, but it happens on film sets. Here's a way to proactively budget for it and deal with it.

MixForm.com

Climbing Out of the Scheduling Hole


Published: Feb 08, 2012 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

What to do when your carefully planned shooting schedule goes to hell.

MixForm.com

Give The Art Department Some Love


Published: Jan 18, 2012 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

The art department works longer and harder than most, but are often given short shrift on indie films. Here's a primer on how to treat them right.

MixForm.com

Grip, Electric, Camera 101


Published: Jan 11, 2012 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

A quick primer on what the grip, electric and camera departments do, what the overlap is, and how to budget for them.

MixForm.com

Apple Doesn't Line Indie Filmmakers


Published: Jan 04, 2012 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Let's count the ways in which Apple doesn't treat creative people that well.

MixForm.com

Transportation - Your Biggest Headache


Published: Dec 28, 2011 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

An exploration of the costs and logistics of film transportation.

MixForm.com

Big Don'ts With Film Financing


Published: Dec 21, 2011 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie

Film financing is hard. Don't make it harder on yourself.

MixForm.com

Delivering Your Film (Part i & ii)


Published: Dec 07, 2011 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

The complex process and components of film delivery - how you get your film to your distributor(s).

MixForm.com

Things No One Tells You in the Film Business


Published: Nov 30, 2011 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur VIncie
Subjects: Film and Video

Here are a few things that you should know as you start your film career, things that aren't discussed very much. I wish I'd known them when I was starting out.

MixForm.com

Covering That Scene - A Fresh Take


Published: Nov 26, 2011 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

The traditional way of shooting a scene (get a master, close-ups, two-shots, three-shots if necessary, and cutaways) is a fine way to make a movie, but it's not the only one, and for low-budget filmmakers, it may not even be the best choice.

MixForm.com

Shooting In Bad Weather


Published: Nov 11, 2011 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Exteriors have many advantages over interiors. But they have one significant disadvantage - you're at the mercy of the elements. Here's how to deal with that.

MixForm.com

Scouting For Fun On Location


Published: Nov 09, 2011 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Location scouting, from the producer's perspective.

MixForm.com

Shooting Effects On The Cheap


Published: Nov 02, 2011 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Independent filmmakers are wary of effects, not without reason. They can be time-consuming and expensive, require some expertise, and can distract you from telling your story. But they can also help you tell your story and raise your production value.

MixForm.com

Loving Your Location Manager


Published: Oct 12, 2011 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

What location managers do and how to treat them right.

MixForm.com

Working With Your Colorist


Published: Oct 05, 2011 by MixForm.com
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

First-time filmmakers: don't neglect the art and science of color correction - or your colorist.

Videos

Found In Time Behind The Scenes

Published: Mar 11, 2011

A multipart series interviewing the folks behind "Found In Time"

The Prayer Tree

Published: Oct 12, 2010

An experimental short film combining stills, video and paintings.

Found In Time - Trailer

Published: Oct 12, 2012

The trailer for my film "Found In Time"

Off Center Interview With Arthur Vincie

Published: Feb 21, 2015

"Off Center," A New Web Series, Interviews Arthur Vincie

Tech Forum Presents: Arthur Vincie

Published: Nov 21, 2013

"World Building On A Budget: Techniques For Indie Sci-Fi Filmmakers." Hosted by the University of Advancing Technology's Tech Forum 2013