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Forum: Animation 12-24-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,728
Posted By FrankLad
Good stuff! My kids are into stop-motion...

Good stuff! My kids are into stop-motion animation, and this made me smile. So much fun to be had in the process of making these little animated pieces. You guys did great!
Forum: Animation 12-24-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,981
Posted By FrankLad
SUPER late, but thank you guys so much! I...

SUPER late, but thank you guys so much! I apparently didn't select to get notifications for replies. (Just happened to think to check back.)

Really dig the enthusiasm for the piece! Thanks again!
Forum: Festivals 01-25-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,978
Posted By FrankLad
CrackerFunk shared some good advice above. ...

CrackerFunk shared some good advice above.

I've been doing the festival thing a few years now, and I'm to a point where I've quit checking. I used to watch the "notify-by" dates like crazy, but...
Forum: Animation 01-20-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,981
Posted By FrankLad
Thanks for watching, Nyati! Really glad you...

Thanks for watching, Nyati!

Really glad you enjoyed it! :)
Forum: Animation 01-14-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,981
Posted By FrankLad
These Are Compliments (CG Stopmotion + Camera-Matching)

Here's a short (1:15) animated film I recently completed using trueSpace 7.6 (outdated animation software), SynthEyes, After Effects, Edius, paper and pencil. Backplates were shot on a Blackmagic...
Forum: Narrative 12-18-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By FrankLad
Been a little while, but I wanted to chime back...

Been a little while, but I wanted to chime back in and say Max Peril is now available on Amazon streaming. (Free on Prime.). Would appreciate you checking it out. :)
...
Forum: Narrative 11-10-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,082
Posted By FrankLad
Thanks so much for that! I really appreciate you...

Thanks so much for that! I really appreciate you checking it out!
Forum: Narrative 11-10-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,082
Posted By FrankLad
"Aluminum" - Telekinesis short

Hey guys! Been a while, so I thought I'd share a short film.

This one's a mockumentary about a guy with telekinetic abilities... but he's limited to aluminum. ;)
It's a little on the weird side,...
Forum: Narrative 05-08-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By FrankLad
Hey Mitch! I did some local and some social...

Hey Mitch!

I did some local and some social media advertisement (which was mainly _local_ social media - heh. ie. Local folks on Facebook.)

With Hickory Never Bleeds, I was well aware of the...
Forum: Narrative 04-27-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By FrankLad
Thanks, NickClapper! Good to hear from you too! ...

Thanks, NickClapper! Good to hear from you too!
I self-distributed Hickory, which went really well. At least I was able to make back the manufacturing costs plus some on the first night with a DVD...
Forum: Narrative 04-26-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By FrankLad
Thanks, Richy! We're premiering it locally...

Thanks, Richy!

We're premiering it locally first. The college in town has completed a really nice, large performing arts center and we're pretty excited about showing it there.

Rough cut was...
Forum: Narrative 04-24-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By FrankLad
I thought the shots looked nice. Exposure was...

I thought the shots looked nice. Exposure was good. (I usually look for blown-out whites, but this was pretty well balanced.)

Are you referring the the Twixtor-ish artifacts as "time shifting?" ...
Forum: Narrative 04-24-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By FrankLad
Max Peril - A movie about making a movie

Hey guys!

For anyone interested in off-kilter southern comedy mockumentary films, here's the trailer to a feature I completed recently:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk1sLCitlCw

As with my...
Forum: On The Set 04-24-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,145
Posted By FrankLad
A lot of good advice has already been given. ...

A lot of good advice has already been given.

I recently upgraded from a Marantz PMD-660 to a Marantz PMD-671 (24-bit.) Both were modified by Doug Oadie. I got over 10 years of use out of the...
Forum: Cameras 12-27-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,744
Posted By FrankLad
Single-Focus Anamorphic Trick

Hey guys! Thought I'd share a DIY approach for anamorphic shooters who can use a workaround/alternative to double-focusing. (If you've ever used an anamorphic setup, you know how cumbersome it is...
Forum: Welcome! 10-29-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By FrankLad
Hey, man! :D You're in the right place; lots...

Hey, man! :D You're in the right place; lots of knowledgeable folks here.
Forum: Hollywood 05-06-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,326
Posted By FrankLad
Hey guys! Wanted to let y'all know Hickory Never...

Hey guys! Wanted to let y'all know Hickory Never Bleeds is now available online at Vimeo On Demand.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/hickoryneverbleeds

HD, 1-week "rental", $1.99.

Thanks a lot to...
Forum: Hollywood 04-22-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,326
Posted By FrankLad
Thanks so much, Steve! We'll be dropping by the...

Thanks so much, Steve! We'll be dropping by the post office shortly. :)
Forum: Festivals 04-10-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By FrankLad
Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival

Have any of you screened at the Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival (Chicago)?

It popped up on my radar and I'm considering submitting, but wanted to get some feedback first.

Thanks, guys!
Forum: Filmmaking Misc. 04-10-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,241
Posted By FrankLad
Channel for my comedy mockumentary film, Hickory...

Channel for my comedy mockumentary film, Hickory Never Bleeds:
http://www.youtube.com/user/HickoryNeverBleeds/videos?view=0

Personal channel with a few music vids and such:...
Forum: Hollywood 03-18-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,326
Posted By FrankLad
Flicker: Can't tell you just how much I enjoyed...

Flicker: Can't tell you just how much I enjoyed reading that review, sir! Very, very cool! I'm really glad you and your wife enjoyed the film! Thank you again! :D

Wheat: Thank you for the...
Forum: Hollywood 03-14-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,326
Posted By FrankLad
Thanks, man! It shipped out at lunch today. ;) ...

Thanks, man! It shipped out at lunch today. ;)

I hope you enjoy it! :D
Forum: Hollywood 03-13-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,326
Posted By FrankLad
I realized I never did a follow-up post once the...

I realized I never did a follow-up post once the DVDs went live on Amazon! (Hope it's ok to include this link here.)


Hickory Never Bleeds - Available on DVD at Amazon.com...
Forum: Other 03-09-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By FrankLad
I find that adding bright practicals is a huge...

I find that adding bright practicals is a huge part of it. Car headlights, a strong flashlight, etc. When we see that a practical light is being used by the character, it helps sell the idea that...
Forum: Hollywood 02-12-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,326
Posted By FrankLad
Thanks, guys! I have really appreciated your...

Thanks, guys! I have really appreciated your support/encouragement along the way.


I do indeed have t-shirts (though not exactly as you describe - those sound great!) Here's what they look...
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