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Old 02-25-2014, 10:11 PM   #1
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I'm going to do it!

Life is for the living.
I am going to make a great short film!

The script is 3 pages, and it will take me about a year and a half to shoot.
It's a super hero action comedy

I've also got a separate, one-day crime-thriller set to film on march 9th.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:14 PM   #2
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Dooooooooooo eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

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Old 02-25-2014, 10:15 PM   #3
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Sweet! I can't wait to see them.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:25 PM   #4
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Any tips on the sfx? I have the heroine throwing a couch and crushing a group of people. I'm thinking best bet is to make it out of wireframe.
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Any tips on the sfx? I have the heroine throwing a couch and crushing a group of people. I'm thinking best bet is to make it out of wireframe.
I would find a BIG block of packing foam, or multiple pieces glued and carved into a couch shape with fabric stitched appropriately...Just keep in mind that due to its lightness, it may take a bit of tweaking, perhaps some led weights or something in the corners to get it flying through the air correctly at the right speed.

It will be more durable then wire framing and far easier to shape into a convincing couch.


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Old 02-25-2014, 10:33 PM   #6
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i would check out http://www.videocopilot.net/ great sfx site
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:29 PM   #7
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Life is for the living.
I am going to make a great short film!

The script is 3 pages, and it will take me about a year and a half to shoot.
It's a super hero action comedy
Do you mind me asking why it will take so long for a 3 page script?
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:33 PM   #9
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Why not talk to MikeB.

http://www.indietalk.com/showthread....ght=make+props

He's in New Jersey - not too far from Maryland. He may have some helpful suggestions if he's not able to give actual assistance.
Great idea. I just sent him a message

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best of luck
Thanks for the suggestions.

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Do you mind me asking why it will take so long for a 3 page script?
Because I am going to show people something they've never seen before.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:12 AM   #10
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Because I am going to show people something they've never seen before.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe... Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. Sfoster's great short super hero action comedy film. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain...

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Old 06-16-2015, 07:32 PM   #12
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Do you mind me asking why it will take so long for a 3 page script?
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It's only 3 pages and its going to take you about a year and a half?! ����
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Because I am going to show people something they've never seen before.
• I started writing my short June of 2013
• Principal Photography wrapped in October of 2014 (5 consecutive weekends)
• Started editing immediately after and still going to this very minute of 2015

I can't begin to list the filler inbetween all of this from slowly purchasing costumes/props, testing practical FX, rehearsing/blocking, posters, websites, writing the shooting script, purchasing/paying off my camera, renting lenses, writing/recording music and creating the trailer (a whole ball of wax unto itself I discovered) to seemingly endless sleepless weekends color correcting/grading, editing, reviewing on a half dozen devices and editing again. I think a full-time day gig and family and friends are in this mix somewhere as well, but not sure anymore to be honest.

I'm easily 10,000 hours in on something with a TRT hovering right around 13 minutes.

There isn't anything else I'd rather be doing, and when I do anything else (even so much as glance at the couch in the TV room) I feel guilt-ridden and lazy. I'm completely self-destructive and clearly batshit crazy.

But man oh man when people ask me why I am still working on a film I conceptualized 2 years ago my answer is always loaded in the chamber.

"Oh I'm sorry. Perhaps you misunderstood. You see I'm making a good movie."


p.s.

After carefully reading this entire, often surreal, string, I realized that if you end up springing a certain post on us, let's say right around oh 04/01/16 or so, I'll be the first to exclaim "I knew it!" but rest assured I will quickly follow it up with a "Nicely done sir" and a solid slow clap.

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Old 02-25-2014, 11:07 PM   #13
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Why not talk to MikeB.

http://www.indietalk.com/showthread....ght=make+props

He's in New Jersey - not too far from Maryland. He may have some helpful suggestions if he's not able to give actual assistance.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:31 PM   #14
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Do you mind me asking why it will take so long for a 3 page script?
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:14 AM   #15
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^ great quote.

I'm not sure it will translate to a feature, but it's very ambitious and hopefully it doesn't fail.
I know this is an unusual thing to put so much effort into such a short film.

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