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The 2007 Endangered Film Festival Jan. 14th, 2007 @ 02:46 pm
melusina
I think Alan & I will have a few movies in this one. Come on down and support local filmmakers!

(Stolen from Late Bloomer Productions.)

Late Bloomer Productions brings to you another day of local filmmaking, rarely seen short films, beverages a plenty, and good eats!

Thursday, February 1st from 4 pm to 11 pm at The Hollywood Theatre located at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
$5 all-inclusive pass to help save the sanctity of local filmmaking!

Featuring Films By: Jessica Barclesse, Phil Busse, Jeffrey Dillon, Travis Ezell, Kumar Krishnamsetty, Tim Planagan, Katie Rasmussen, Jim Strayer and Many More Local Filmmakers!!

Apr. 27th, 2006 @ 08:47 am
melusina
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Nov. 10th, 2005 @ 08:49 am
melusina
So, remember when we made movies? :D

What should we do next? I'm thinking something this December. I have access to all sorts of equipment!

News at Bravadoent.com Sep. 15th, 2005 @ 11:02 am
demaria
I just checked out the Latest News at Bravadoent.com, and I'm blown away by all the work bravado has been up to this past year. I also watched some of the newest movies (from 2004 and 2005) available. Wow!

I'm looking forward to hearing more about (and watching) An Interview With My Grandfather. I recently lost my own grandfather and I've been seeking out some of the connections described in the synopsis. I hope you keep us updated on how this project is coming along.

(I hope it was okay to post this here--I was just really excited when I read about all these recent and upcoming projects.)
Current Mood: excitedexcited

ZZZzzz... Jun. 6th, 2005 @ 02:01 am
bravado
Remember when I said I was busy? That was nothing, apparently. Heh.

Where did I last leave off? Oh yes, the Bent job. Went back the second day, worked all day, finished everything they asked and then some. They were happy and loopy tired. I got a check a couple weeks later in the mail. Probably end of story, I figured.

Last week, the new project manager called me in, on the recommendation of the team I worked with on the first spot. More maxi pad fun. Lower pay, but the promise that I'll be retained for the next three commercials. And if those go well... they may make it worth my while to quit the store. Whee! So far so good on that front. I learned a ton about some new chroma-key plugs, how to key things that were not originally intended to be removed, and various other warping tricks. Good and bad - now I know a bunch of new time-consuming stuff with which I can go back to Jedi with and re-attempt some things...

Work perks are nice as well. Lots of free food. On my first day back... FREE WINE!!! Woo! Gotta celebrate day 1 of post-production apparently.

Jenn drew her own version of my first day back

So, good stuff. Lots more happening on that front, but I'll spare folks the smaller details. The first commercial might be broadcasting already. Let me know if you see it. I still haven't gotten a copy. Apparently I'm an animator. Not sure how that happened. All that time working on pointless Star Wars effects paid off, I guess.

On the down side, with two jobs now, I'm working a lot of 12-14 hour days, 6 or 7 days a week. But the rent is paid and I had a bit left over for important things like Home Movies Season 2 and the new PSB cd if I can find it...

Oh, and the other two jobs. Working on that site for Waldow still (slowly. poorly.). And now, Kurt needs an editor for Super Atomic TV. $. Haven't seen the show yet. But of course I'll help him out. The show is on TV now. Watch it.

Oh, still helping Chris on stuff too... gotta finish filming Days like this. And colortime his super8 stuff for the DVD. And cinelook Noise. And continue to edit the behind the Noise documentary. And help out a bit more on the website.

Oh, and the Jedi movie. Um. Got another scene or two of sabers. Still miles to go. School is closed on the weekends now, so work time is even rarer.

Oh, the next term of school starts a week from today. Hm.

Oh, and there are new movies in the works. Jonason is writing the first one, and Chris the second (Which may be my final project for the certificate program). Hopefully back to making movies in late summer.

Oh... dear.


Then again, it sure beats being broke, unemployed, equipmentless, and having nothing to do, like a couple years back.
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Star Wars Fans Hopsitalized After Lightsaber Accident


Wow. At least I never asked anyone to do that for a movie. Heh.

More in a day or two...
» Busy times...
Lots to do, lots done...

Done with school for this semester. Done with that film, too. It went over really well. Despite that month of 'slacking' at the beginning, I still ended up finishing first. Heh. Folks dug the movie. Did a protools session, got the music finished. Everything should be telecine'd and sync'd the next time I stop in. There's supposed to be a screening in July, I think. I'll put the movie online after that. Actually pretty happy with it...

Shot another scene for Chris' movie. This time we had a hostess-tray carmount (the kind you hang from the door off the side of the car), and drove around downtown with that. I missed out on the next shoot, with a camera trailer dragging the car along the same route. A pic and such will be up on the site soon.

Some short-notice news... a couple of short documentaries that KShawn edited will be playing at the Hollywood Theater tonight. Part of Kwamba's Dignity Village homelessness project symposium thing. Hopefully be going...

Um, I think Kurt's shot a few episodes of the show. Haven't hear from him for a while. He decided to turn his basement into a set. Carrie helped build it. I'll be in the area, so I should stop by and see it sometime. There's also been word of a big guest star coming on the show this summer.... Hope it happens.

Also picked up another couple jobs. All that free time, you know. Building a site for Waldow. And, I heard from my old AfterEffects teacher / co-effects guy on Noise. He got offered a job he didn't have time for, so he passed it off to me. Went in yesterday. It was for Chel White at Bent Image Lab of all things. Neat. So, I spent eight hours trying to animate a dancing bag of maxi pads. Heh. Actually, they shot a stop-motion bag, without the pads in it. My job was to take a still of said pads, put it in the window in the bag, and animate it so it matches. Complicated. But, still. National TV exposure. Whee. I had planned to spend the entire day working in after effects anyway. Nice bonus to get paid more in a day than I do in a week at the store. Chel asked me to come back today to help out some more. Looking forward to it. I should sleep. Have to work all morning at the store, and at least through the afternoon at Bent. After the laundry's done.

Oh yeah, that Jedi movie. Actually found time to work on that too. Finished another couple scenes' worth of lightsabers. Somehow I don't think I'll be making the May 19 deadline. Ha. Gotta start passing off some of the effects work to other people...

Anyway. yes, sleep.
» Revelations
Was going to post an update on this, but for now:

http://www.panicstruckpro.com/revelations/revelations_movie.html

A $20,000 Star Wars fanfilm. During Camp Rewind 2003 I shot a small scene with Marc Linn for the movie... So, Gerald Kellerman's in the movie towards the end.

The site's been kinda bogged down since the movie was put online, but it downloads quickly on BitTorrent. So, um, yeah, check it out. The effects are good...
» Finally... the Kurt's house story
The site's been updated, by the way. Check it out if you haven't....

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As for projects...

Super Atomic TV is gearing up to start shooting episodes. Comcast moved the premiere date from June 18 to May 14. Yikes. So, Kurt, Adam the Lucador, Carrie and some other folks turned his basement into a permanent set for the show. We start shooting on Wednesday.

Also, we shot two commercials which should be broadcasting soon on many different channels. And a special 'guest star' has been contacted and agreed to come on, but that's months away and still up in the air. Contracts have been drawn up (being paroused by lawyers, apparently), but nothing's been signed and no one's been paid. So. Still not excited yet. Heh.


Filming Days Like This for Chris has been fun. Or tedious. Or both. We spent a weekend on the 10th floor of the bankcorp building with 75ft of dolly track, a couple of blank-firing berettas, and a whole bunch of squibs. Complex stuff. I missed out on the crane & dolly stuff the next weekend, though. Been nice working on stuff with Jonason again (he's a PA), and it looks like he might write something for me to shoot...


School stuff is going well. Directing Actors is over. We spent two weeks with everyone getting to shoot a couple of one-shot scenes with 'real actors'. For some reason, I was the only one who decided to have the camera move during the shots... And supposedly the actors responded / performed well to my direction. So that was neat. And despite missing a few weeks of flatbed film editing class and getting way behind on the assignments, I managed to catch up to everyone in the last couple weeks. I still don't like the footage we were given, but I found a way to work with it in a hopefully-entertaining way. Cutting film is fun to a point. Infinitely more difficult (IE, you chage something in your picture track, it throws all the rest of your shots off-sync), but still, a good skill to have.


Jedi... has been going slowly. Effects are being worked on here and there. Will hopefully spend all day Sunday on this and the film... more then.
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(Taken from my livejournal)

We went to see The Ring 2 today, in hopes of catching a glimpse of bravado. And we did. It's really quick, but I spotted him. It's near the beginning, Rachael and Aiden are driving down a street (I believe on the way to their new home) and in the background (up the road) are two people walking. Alan is on the right, wearing a black shirt. On the right is someone in a red shirt. They're also walking by Alan's car. The movie was... not that great. It had some seriously bad green screen and cgi. From the way she parts water, I think Samara is related to Moses. Oh well, it was still fun. I recognized several local actors in the background in various scenes.
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