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Purple Tramble also known as "Purple Reels The Go Getter" is an Independent Filmmaker an alumni of Howard University where she studied Communications - [TV/Film Production]. Tramble is passionate about working with small businesses, bands, artists etc. by giving them a tool to market themselves through video promotion. She is also passionate about the progression of the modern filmmaker by providing them with new ideas to keep them ahead of the game. Tramble is an Activist and Advocate of Educating and Empowering the next generation by providing them with positive images that destroy racial stereotypes and sexist or demeaning behavior in regards to young women. Her mission is to provide hope to the hopeless, a voice to the voiceless, and support others on a mission to bring peace, spread love, and make a positive change. "Protect and effect the minds of the youth and save a nation." ~ Purple Reels ~

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Purple Reels - Shutter Island - Review

"The law of 4 who is 67?"

"Is it a set up.... created for him.... a rat in a maze....?"

"You're smarter than u look that's probably not a good thing!"

The brain controls fear & everything... Recreate a man with no memories and no pain... and what do you got?

"It will make you watch what you say, question your own words... and everything you do... making smart seem like a crime... analyzing anything seem like an act against humanity.... value your brain and the way you think... I was mesmerized and scared yet intrigued... it will make you believe... the twists and turns play tricks on the mind as it reels you in... make sure you're prepared before you step on Shutter Island."

~ Purple Reels ~

Shutter Island reminded me of the old school flicks back in the day like Dick Tracy and some of the foreign films I've seen through the years. The only way that I could tell that it was based on a book was the way that the shots reeled you in, in the beginning was the same way you were reeled out. If you pay attention in the beginning you will notice that the music plays a major role in this. It builds up as the shots progress and bring you in closer to the island. The suspense is crazy in the beginning so much so that you know you're in for something out of the ordinary. I also liked how the color scheme switched back from black and white to color. Once you get to the island it seems peaceful and all of the patients are in the garden just as shown in the previews. Yet something about it is not right.

The story progresses in a very suspenseful way that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is not only the music score that creates this atmosphere yet the story in itself. You will be pulling for the main character so much so that you will hope that his story is true. When you have great actors like Dicaprio it really makes for a truly mesmerizing experience for the audience. The story was told backwards in a way but gives the audience clues throughout the movie that something is up here. You will begin to question your own instincts like is it just me? Am I the one going crazy here? Some of the issues in the movie coincide with some issues we are dealing with in the world today such as privacy. Keep your eyes open for you will begin to notice the little things once you begin to pay attention to what your eyes and senses are naturally drawn to. Do not resist the questions you have in your mind, there is a reason for that.

If you think about the mind of a writer, director, and even the director of photography they all have one goal in mind. They are... well should I say we are trying to reel the audience into our story. So there are different tactics and tricks... well more so techniques over tricks that naturally draw the audience's attention. There is a set amount of time that you can hold an audience's attention before they start to get anxious however if it is a good story they'll be hooked and more than likely want to stay and find out what happens next. So like Hitchcock who is the master of suspense Scorsese illustrates this story in such a way that you become the main character. You feel his pain, you go back into his past, you experience his nightmares and you end up feeling trapped on Shutter Island! Come one, come all but just come and experience what I felt .... you will not be disappointed!

Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Edited by: Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E
Director of Photography: Robert Richardson, A.C.E.
Produced by: Mike Medavoy, Arnold A. Messe, Bradley J. Fischer, Martin Scorsese
Co Producers: Joseph Reidy, Emma Tillinger, Amy Herman
based on novel by Dennis Lehane
Screenplay by: Laeta Kalogridi

As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE!

"Purple Reels The Go Getter"

Cornbread Earl and Me [1975] Ep 4

This is a scene from the classic film "Cornbread Earl and Me" I saw this film for the first time as a kid. My parents always brought home classics for us to watch and learn from. This particular film portrays a young black male who is destined to succeed. He's a basketball player on his way to college... This scene cuts between an ongoing conversation between the kids, cornbread, and the owner of the store while the police are looking for a criminal who happens to be black and wearing a similar outfit as Cornbread. What adds to this scene is the rain.... what does it make you feel? I encourage you to watch the film in its entirety when you get the chance.

Purple Reels

Spike Lee Interview - Reelblack TV

Malcolm Lee - Words of Wisdom

OUR FAMILY WEDDING, America Ferrera discusses culture, perfect timing and her new film

Dennis Dortch - A Good Day To Be Black And Sexy (Interview)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blood Done Sign My Name Vlog


As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE!

"Purple Reels The Go Getter"

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Shutter Island - Ben Kingsley - Interview

As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE!

"Purple Reels The Go Getter"

3 Days til Shutter Island & Blood Done Sign My Name [02.19.10]

 Very excited about the premiere of Shutter Island Directed by
 and  Blood Done Sign My Name Directed by
Jeb Stuart

In theaters 02.19.10

Below is the synopsis for both films .... I will be posting my review soon after their premiere this Friday... 
Feel free to share this post with friends. I have noticed that Blood Done Sign My Name hasn't had very much promotion so I really want to make sure I at least get the word out to those who share my world. It is a controversial film based on a true story but what I like the most about it is that it strikes me as a classic that will give the world something to think about. It is not just about African Americans but the film does come to us at a perfect time because February is Black History Month and this movie highlights another untold story.  I encourage families to go share this story together. Shutter Island is another "Scorsese masterpiece" which I'm sure will be worth your $10.50. There are only certain types of films that I even bother mentioning and I feel like this might be another classic in its own right as well. These are only predictions but we will soon see what's REEL! Check back soon to see the reviews...  

[Synopsis by: Jeremy Wheeler, All Movie Guide]

 Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio team up as a pair of U.S. Marshals who travel to a secluded island off the coast of Massachusetts to search for an escaped mental patient, uncovering a web of deception along the way as they battle the forces of nature and a prison riot in this Martin Scorsese-helmed period picture. Laeta Kalogridis adapts Dennis Lehane's novel of the same name, with Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures splitting production and distribution duties. Ben Kingsley co-stars as the head of the institution where the patient resided, while Michelle Williams portrays Leonardo DiCaprio's deceased wife, whose memory haunts him during the investigation. Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, and Jackie Earle Haley round out the supporting cast. -

[Synopsis by: Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide]

Author Timothy Tyson's acclaimed novel is adapted for the screen in this sweeping civil rights drama from director Jeb Stuart. Set in Oxford, NC, in the 1970s, Blood Done Sign My Name tells the tale of Civil Rights leader Dr. Ben Chavis (Nate Parker), who played a pivotal role in desegregating North Carolina's public school system, and who would go on to become the youngest-ever executive director and CEO of the NAACP. The film centers on the racial tensions that flared after a white father and son were charged with murdering a black man, and were subsequently acquitted of the crime despite the fact that it took place in full view of the public. -

As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE!

"Purple Reels The Go Getter"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Purpose of Creativity in Video Production [Judging where your creativity is necessary]

In the business of video production everything is based on the uniqueness of the client. You've heard the saying "the customer is always right" well just like in customer service, in video production the "client" is always right. However, when it comes to the technical aspect you as a Videographer are the professional and they are paying you for your knowledge and expertise. So it is in your best judgment to give your educated opinion on such matters.

Organization & Pre-Production

When going into a project the first thing that you want to do is schedule a production meeting to get down on paper what everybody's vision is. You want to ask them what it is they see as far as the final product is concerned. Then you process all of that information and convey in vivid detail your take on what it is they want you to produce. After all of that is settled you deal with the pricing aspect etc. The next part is crucial, you want to negotiate the contract. Never do any ounce of work until the contract is taken care of and everything is agreed upon by both parties.

Time Management & The Client

During production it is wise to have the client involved if you think you need some clarification on some factors that could potentially affect the project. In the editing process this becomes very important because there is a lot of time involved. You have to take into account capturing the footage, cutting it up, putting in all of the effects, titles, sound, and then the big monster ... compression! All of these things play a major role in the time it takes to complete a project. However if you let your client in at some point during your editing process you will save a lot of time.

Know Your Client

There are also different types of clients that you will come in contact with in this business. There are the small businesses and corporate clients - this includes marketers, motivational speakers, and mom and pop stores - whom for the purpose of this explanation we will deem as our "conservative" clients. Then there's the musicians, live bands, live shows, vocalists etc. who tend to be more relaxed when it comes to allowing you to utilize your creativity. We'll deem these type of clients as "modern." Now if you're new to this and you don't recognize the difference between producing a project for a "conservative" client and a "modern" client then I guarantee you will run into some problems. The fact is there will either be a problem with too much of this or not enough of that when it comes to "Conservative" Clients. The more "modern" client will for the most part be concerned with quality but since they already work in an environment where they have to utilize their creativity they're going to want a product that reflects just that. So the best advice I can give is that you just study and get to know your client. Then you will be able to gage whether or not to put all of your creativity into the project or back off and just do the bare minimum with the best quality.


These are all tips and things that I've learned in my experience while working with different clients lately. It is a very good idea to keep a log of your clients and create a list of what went good and what could have been done better. That way in the future you can look back when you come to similar situations and be able to come to a better conclusion. I do hope that this helps some of my Videographers out there. It is a tough business but when you think about it what does that say about us? You got it! We are tough and better for our effort and all that we invest into our business.

As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE!

"Purple Reels The Go Getter"