Just finished some homework for school, and figured I would post it up on my blog.
For my over-exposed shot I did not use a neutral density filter, and for the properly exposed shot I did use it. The settings for my over-exposed shot are:
Color Temp: 3100k
Color Temp: 3600k
(Neutral Density Filter 0.6)
I didn’t mind this shot, but I wanted a different look then what I got. I turned off the fill light. I didn’t change the camera settings, and the results gave me a closed loop lighting “Rembrandt” final image.
I received some new gear yesterday that I got of Amazon, and got it for a great price. The Kamerar Matte Box, and Follow Focus.
The Matte box I got for $129 and the Follow Focus was $99. Both are well made, and the materials are Aluminum & ABS Plastic.
I recently wrote a short film called “Attention,” and have slowly been bringing it to life.
I wanted to write something that would be cheap to shoot, and awesome to watch. Attention is a film about a teen that is bullied at school, and to make matters worse he comes home to the same abuse from his alcoholic father.
I wanted to write something different, and didn’t want it to be a film that is controversial; therefore, I didn’t write a story about a kid going on a rampage shooting people, and wrote it for people who want to see something different, and who enjoy thrillers/horror films rather then something that we see tragically happen in are own backyards. In spite of that, I did want to create something that is an issue in are society, and bring it to life. Though my story may be unrealistic, and un-heard of I wanted to show the consequences of bullying in a way that make you feel what a bullied kid may be feeling. Bullying is a subject that goes through my mind daily, and boils my blood to see how some kids are treated. Makes me wish I could go back in time when I was in school, and help the ones who were bullied instead.
Back to the process of this short film I have created a shot log for the script, and I am currently drawing up storyboards. My drawing skills are horrible by the way, but I think it will be good enough to capture my vision, and to keep from a lot of standing around trying to figure out the next scene. I have made a list for my budget, but that is still in the process of being finished right now. The toughest thing I think I will come across is finding a location, which would be a classroom, but hopefully it wont be as hard as I think.
For now that’s about it, and I plan on updating everyone soon on further details as I make progress.
NOT ACTUAL SCENES FROM THE FILM….
I created this teaser to help with raising money to make my short film happen..
visit my crowd funding page: http://www.indiegogo.com/fatalprojections
It has been a while since my last update on the feature film I am writing, as I have been busy with work and school. I have not written any of the script in a week, but yesterday, and today I have been working on it. It is still going good, and I have completed about 26 pages so far. I really like it so far, but I know it will need a lot of work.
The idea I had for the screenplay was to try, and get it made, but think now I think I should take it slow, and concentrate on the story right now, and then once it is complete I will get the script copyrights. After that, I will try and get some eye’s on it. Hopefully, I can get some agency interested in reading it, and go from there.
I kind of have an idea for a short film I want to write, but that really is not my main priority right now. I really have to much work I have to get done with school, and my own projects. Not enough time to get things done.
Well, Happy Saturday people, and please check out my crowd funding page at http://www.indiegogo.com/fatalprojections and help me get this short film made. It has been taking to long to make this short film, and was hopping to get it done before winter, and the end of the world, but it’s not looking promising.
I wanted to take a few photo up my poker chips, and cards for the feature film I am writing.
I did a lot more research today then I did writing. I am at 11 pages now, but I wanted to look into distribution companies, and prices. I did not really find a whole lot of info, but then again I am not to sure what I am looking for either.
I was trying to figure out the process for Indie Filmmakers to get the films into theatres; also, I am trying to contact a few screenwriters to discuss my screenplay. For the most part, I have been doing a lot of outlines, trying to figure what will work, and what will not. I don’t want to rush it, and I am trying to keep a great flow going throught to story; also, I am trying to keep it interesting.
My mind set for my process in writing is to keep every scene exciting, always having an attention grabber. I am thinking about writing more tonight, but I am getting tired, so I may just wait till a new day.
Still excited, and still ready to do more. Hope all is well with everyone, and hope your dreams are as big as mine.