Surviving Cinema

Eric Stanze is an award-winning director, writer, editor, producer, and 2nd unit director who primarily works on independent feature films. Stanze began interning on local commercials and music videos at the age of 16, and he entered the industry professionally when he was 18. More info, trailers, and news at

04/24/2009 - 9:05am
RATLINE main unit wrapped back at the end of the year.  Since then, as post-production gained momentum, we've been doing one day a month of pickup shots and special effects inserts.  Our last shoot of fx inserts MORE
04/17/2009 - 2:00pm
I've been spending more and more time in the edit room, toiling in the first stages of RATLINE post-production.  At this time, it is less about editing the movie and more about setting up and streamlining the MORE
04/08/2009 - 2:30pm
A few days ago, I had a very productive meeting with Gus Stevenson, the top dog in charge of RATLINE's music score.  I am excited about the progress Gus is making in this early phase of producing the score.Gus MORE
03/25/2009 - 11:43pm
This past weekend, we grabbed a few pick-up shots for Ratline.  These pick-up days are always enjoyable, because instead of haulin' ass trying to shoot entire sequences, we're only doing single shots.  These MORE
03/20/2009 - 3:00am
Hello, all.  A whole lot is happening here at Wicked Pixel Cinema right now.  I'll rattle off a few updates for ya.Mike Haberfelner at just did an epic interview with me.  I am quite happy to be MORE
03/11/2009 - 11:30am
For the past couple of weeks, Jim Wayer, Trevor Williams, and I have been overhauling Wicked Pixel Cinema's Avid editing suite.  I am lucky to have Jim's and Trevor's support because they are a couple of very MORE
03/04/2009 - 1:00pm
One of the most interesting parts of shooting RATLINE was working with Ryan Bax, Amanda Pemberton, Paul Lancia, and Jessie Seitz, who played a group of real scumbag characters.Ryan Bax plays "Howard" the head- MORE
02/25/2009 - 8:30am
The making of a movie is the culmination of chaotically disparate resources, material, and human effort.  Getting control of this chaos and turning it into a good motion picture is perhaps the second most complex MORE