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About RealBlake

Blake is a Filmmaker, Writer, and Sports Media professional from Austin, TX. He studied Film Production and Advertising at UT Austin. When not supporting NBA Entertainment on live sports productions, he likes to train Krav Maga, travel, and collaborate with other creatives on visual storytelling in the film/TV medium.

Short Stories: Summer before High School – Part 2: The Lake House

Clint and I were both signed up for the spring little league. Sure enough, we had been put on the same team so we started hanging out. Ray was one of the guys I’d met through Clint and we all got to be pretty tight.
The summer before high school, I was invited to go out to the lake house. One day, while Ray and I were kicking around out in the back yard… Continue reading

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Short Stories: Summer before High School – Part 1: The Fireworks Show

I was still one year away from hiring age, so had to resort to mowing yards if I wanted to earn more money than my allowance gave; that or go back to lumber-jacking on the farm, which was one of the hardest, hottest, exhausting, sweaty and risky…. Continue reading

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Map To The Past

If you take a flight into DFW International airport, you’ll take I20 headed east from the Big D and within two hours you’ll come to Hwy 110 where you’ll take a right and follow the signs until you come into E Front Street in Downtown Tyler. Take another right Continue reading

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Stereotypes in the Media

One day my Asian friend (In Asia, western media has low exposure) approached me and asked what the “others” we’re talking about when they made comment about my accent. I said, “what do you mean? I do have an accent”. She was taken aback by this. With surprise she said…. Continue reading

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Quotes Challenge D.W. Griffith – Day 3: It’s about the Images

When I submitted my script to a college instructor one year, she told me that I couldn’t move forward with the production because it was too “talky”. It’s a strong criticism that I was forced to deal with by figuring out a way to make it more…. Continue reading

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Quotes Challenge D.W. Griffith – Day 2

“I pick out young people and teach them in less time than it would take to alter the methods of people from the boards, and I get people that look the parts they have to fill”.
– D.W. Griffith. Here’s an statement from an American legend that describes one way that screen acting differs from…. Continue reading

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Quote Challenge D.W. Griffith – Day 1

…after producers refused his proposition to film a story that he wrote based on the history of the American civil war era. He was hired to be an actor instead, and after Griffith had played in so many films that he knew how they got made, a producer needed someone to direct and and he took the reigns. After 7 or 8 years of bucking the system… Continue reading

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Best Holiday Memory Ever

When I was a kid, my family would often take a day trip for the 4th of July. One of the best trips around was a 2 hour ride west to “The Big D” to take in a ball game. This is one of my favorite memories because in those days, everything seemed perfect. My sisters and I had plenty of friends, the pressures of life in America were relatively low for kids in a middle class family, and we were too young to realize that the family car wasn’t cool (It would be a couple more years… Continue reading

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Reality Is a Perfect Universe

When it all starts to go south, it’s like being in a space ship when your first engine runs out of fuel, your last one just explodes leaving you stranded and you find that a hungry black hole just popped up out of no where just to suck you in. When all this happens… Continue reading

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“On The Day”

…The last major project broke me, more than once. After wrestling with it for a few years during a time when the world seemed to be abandoning film for digital (but digital was not in the budget for independent producers), I knew that I needed to shelve the film and come back to it when the climate was right…..With only a concept; no treatment; no script; no earthly idea how this thing would pan out, I searched for an assistant to help shoot a local Austin Event and got one taker.
9:00 AM – “on the day”
– I was planning to meet Trisha at…. Continue reading

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