Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Drude creates entertainment magic with the likes of the Count, the Ducati, and Stony. Donny Paradise throws down the fun with this twin brother Shaun Paradise, Jupiter James, and Lucky Charm. So why the heck not bring these two forces of page planning nature together to form an unholy alliance of EPK web site greatness? It’s what they both do after all(see Donny’s conference room below). The web site’s lil ‘ol link is on the upper right.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
The core group involved have multiple skill sets and can cover most aspects of production. The team owns most of the gear needed for principle photography, and has everything needed for post. Many have worked together on past productions, with a good feel for each other. This will not be a traditional film set. Above and below the lines will be blurred. The crew will work hard, with one common goal, to make a great movie.
The script is high concept, but easy to shoot with very little money, and the lack of budget works well with the fast paced, run and gun visual tone of the film. The story is also contained, with a small cast, no stunts, no complex special effects, no extras, and easily controllable locations.
One of the biggest challenges will be ‘getting the film in the can’, or rather the video onto a P2 and SDHC card, and doing so with minimal resources and little or no money for the cast and crew. Things will be kept simple, and there will be minimum lighting set ups or detailed shot lists. Five to fifteen pages will be shot per day, and we have a very talented group of actors who can pull it off. This will be a project of passion, dedication, and love for all those involved.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Of Blue Velvet, Dennis Hopper said he had to play Frank Booth because he was Frank Booth. Is this how the Child Of The Universe feels about Boltron?
(This is a good Lynch interview and he discusses his newfound interest in digital video.)
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I decided to accompany #1 on a secret mission to the small and virtually unknown country of Tralfamadore, a poverty-stricken locale with a crumbling infrastructure. (Side note: we also took alone the bridesmaids from the Boston wedding, who relocated to Tralfamadore to try to recover from heartbreak suffered as a result of Bliss Cannon's abandoning them and running off with the --err--"former" bride).
While #1 was off in the mountains, on various super-secret humanitarian aid missions, the ex-bridesmaids and I commissioned the building of the country's first hotel where I promptly held a press conference for our movie, NIGHT OF THE ALIEN (pictured here). The event went remarkably well with 99.999% of the country's population exhibiting extreme support and excitement for the movie. On the way back to Los Angeles, aboard an unmarked jet, I spoke to #1 about trying to get Tralfamadore electricity, popcorn and a movie theatre prior to our film's release. I'll keep you posted.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
WELL! Bliss Cannon is at it again. I traveled to an undisclosed location--we'll just say it's a bustling metropolis on the East Coast--to officiate a wedding only to discover Bliss Cannon was also in the same city, claiming it's his birth city. He followed me to the wedding where he so awed all the ladies that the two smitten bridesmaids (pictured here) actually ran off with him BEFORE the wedding even began. In fact, there was quite a brawl later when the groom found the bride-to-be doodling "Mrs. Bliss Cannon" all over some extra wedding programs. Note to all of the ladies out there: do NOT take Bliss Cannon to a wedding if you want the bride-to-be to actually get married.
To make a movie in Hollyrock you need -
1. A Producer/Production Company, but you can't attract one without MONEY or a star.
2. A star, but you cant attract one without MONEY.
3. Some MONEY, but you cant raise any without a star.
Hmm...guess Hollyhood's out. Who needs them! We'll go it alone!!!
We have the script. We have the Auteur. We have some peeps to help produce. We have some great actors (my self not included). We have a camera. We can edit. We may even have a bad ass DP and Art Director...who need MONEY to live and feed newborn babies.
Back to $$$...Darn. I guess we need some MULA after all.
All in favor of the Auteur selling himself for sex or science say I...
Monday, October 5, 2009
I think we will all agree that most movies suck today. They are paint by numbers. By committee. Heartless and dull. This is because the suits run hollywood and they have completely stripped the art from film. We are in the darkest period of film making ever, where art has become a dirty word. The seventies were perhaps the renaissance and this is the post-renaissance, where prints are being made from art which once was. (remakes and sequels anyone???) To make matters worse, the HUMANOIDS are still filling the seats, coming out in droves to see giant flying 3D shit dance around before their eyes. It's not their fault. They have been programmed to think want this shit. Anything that challenges them is met with disdain. "That movie was slow!" They think they want Fast and Furious Popcorn Flavored with Fluffernutter...
...and the artist has become the ALIEN.
The tied has begun to turn, however, as the artist spirit is working hard to change this, inventing the technology to make and distribute its own films without the committee. It is evolution. Science. Destiny... Who needs Panavision anymore? Who needs a Telecine, or an Avid for that matter? Who needs the suits to market or distribute the film? From out of the darkness, a wave of light is growing and it's about to engulf. We have entered a new era my friends. This is the dawning of the age of the IN-TRA-NET...
...and the ALIENS SHALL RULE THE EARTH AGAIN!!!!!!!
And now, back down to earth...
...the suits are working hard to gobble up the web. They own it, they control it, but they cant control what the people are watching yet, more specifically, the young people. This is the younger generations cultural revolution, and fortunately, we are still young enough to be a part of it (most of us anyway). The hour has come my friends. The time is ours. THE ALIENS HAVE THE SUITS ON THEIR HEELS! Our funky-fresh, fast and furiously funny ALIEN movie shall rule!!!!!!!
...damn...I need some more coffee.
Important side note - This movie is going to kick ass!!! We all love the script! We all love the ideas in it! We all love VV, our fearless bespectacled leader! We all love busting our asses for months/years on a project that may never see the light of day! We all love being broke! WE ARE THE ALIENS! Some of you have done this twice before together already! I was involved once! LET'S DO THIS!!!!!!!!!
Another important side note - I love this blog! It induces the same feeling our ALIEN must have out in the desert - lost, alone and ALIENATED.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Below is some raw footage shot with the HMC150 and the HVX200, both brought to you by Panasonic. The 150 was pushed in a bit in FCP to get similar angles. The 150 is more contrasty, the 200 more soft. Not so sure about cutting between cameras with in a scene, but think it’ll be okay scene by scene.