Sawdust and Sand: The Art of Douglas Miller, Director Jason Blalock

Jason Blalock 

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Since 1970, ubiquitous local artist Douglas Miller has shot a roll of film per day– that’s 350,000 spontaneous snapshots on the streets of Laguna Beach. At times moving and at others hilarious, this documentary examines the 44-year relationship between photographer and hometown. Director Jason Blalock has a long film resume as a freelance director, producer, cinematographer, and editor on a variety of news, documentary, and commercial projects. He earned a certificate in Film. In 2007, he completed the documentary filmmaking program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where he studied under legendary cinematographer Jon Else. He also holds a Masters in Latin American Studies from UC Berkeley. Blalock talks about his own Laguna Beach history, working with a local icon and bringing the sun-soaked joy of Doug Miller’s art to the world.

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