"THE TALKING FLY" nonfiction filmmaker Steve Olpin

This blog started as a photo-a-day blog in 2006, today October 2009 it will become an official WHAT-NOT blog and/or random thoughts from a NonFiction Filmmaker blog.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


My daughter and I went to see Medeau play a special acoustic show last night it was lovely. It reminded me of how amazing life is and how cool it is to be involved in the arts, whether it is music, dance, visual art or any other form of expression. Amazing photo by Justin Hackworth.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Holi Festival of Colors 2014

I got a job shooting this for the Krishna's. It is an amazing event and so much fun. Peace

Thursday, March 27, 2014

City of Angels Ballet - Turning Point (clip)

City of Angels Ballet - Turning Point (clip) from Solpin Films on Vimeo.

A clip from the last episode I directed for the documentary series "Turning Point." Mario was great to work with and the dancers were fun to work with too.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

a 30 second spot...

Scott Haws KSL Business Specialist 30 second spot from Solpin Films on Vimeo.

Here is a 30 second spot I did a few years ago. I love this barebones doc style, no lights, 2 Canon 5d's and the subject looking down the barrel of my camera, the main camera.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Movie Still Photographer

I got a job on a movie as a Still photogrpher, I am a full time documentary filmmaker so this is a nice diversion and fun challenge. This is a photo of Stelios Xanthos, we were clowning around in-between takes.

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Talking Fly: 2014 update

A little update about my YouTube channel The Talking Fly.