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Old 03-26-2012, 02:01 AM   #1
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My little intro. . .

Hi there,

I will start with my name."There are some who call me . . . Tim?"

Okay, enough of that. All can call me Tim.

First, I will state why I am here. I am here to network, learn as much as possible from those who are both critics and well-experienced, and suck the knowledge out of you. Ever since I can remember, I have had the largest imagination for some of the most grandeur adventures. This makes dreaming fun. Well, enough of dreaming; I am ready to take on the world of art and film. I have very little-to-none experience in actually completing a filming project. However, I have a strong background in music and writing. Although, I have never published anything, I could, Internet publishing houses make it so easy now. So, I am here to turn my imagination into profit, ultimately.

Current background:
I receive my first bachelor's degree in the fall. It's a B.S. in CIS with an emphasis in Network Security. Then, I am receiving my 2nd Bachelor's degree by the end of spring with a B.B.A. in Entrepreneurship with the hopes of succeeding into a full-fledged filming company. Then, onto my MBA in Corporate Enterprise, or Executive Management; I haven't decided yet.

As of now, I am starting a small animation production company in which I am attempting to learn Blender. Selling a project and/or a business to an investor is the easy part. I have met with several investors already, and they really want to fund my company. There is one small problem. The three business plans I had to write for college are so diverse; I have to start over with an Itemized list longer than the lyrics of a Meatloaf song. And, to top that, I have to present more than just an ROI. I have to present a series of short films and a portfolio. So far, I can squeeze about three million from each investor. But, I am not prepared, especially with graduation around the corner.

Intermission


I am here to learn as much as I can about the whole business portion of filming as well as getting my hands in the thick of it. I want to know it all. However, the largest part I want to know is lighting. I heard that above camera positioning, lighting is the most important aspect to any production.

My loves:
Brandy - Wife
Isabel - Daughter
Ryan - Son
Tim - Me (Wait, what? He loves himself?) Yea, I do love myself. Life starts with you, and your confidence is judged by how you measure yourself.


My interests are:
Sushi
Music - composing
Filming
Animation, 2D, 3D
Dota
Halo
Portal - FPS Strategy game
Chess
Research - This is pretty general, but, I love to research.
Computers - Anything related.
FreeCell - C'mon, admit it; once you play, you're hooked.

You made it to the end of this introduction!

Well, see ya!

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So far, I can squeeze about three million from each investor.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:09 AM   #3
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Hi there,

I will start with my name."There are some who call me . . . Tim?"
Is that a Mighty Boosh reference?
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Is that a Mighty Boosh reference?
Probably more to do with
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The three business plans I had to write for college are so diverse; I have to start over with an Itemized list longer than the lyrics of a Meatloaf song.
Ain't it the truth. A business plan for a production company can be crazy.

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And, to top that, I have to present more than just an ROI. I have to present a series of short films and a portfolio.
Have you considered bringing on people who already have these things?
Rather than you, personally, starting from scratch, you could find people
who are talented and experienced with a body of short films and great,
creative portfolios.

Welcome, Tim. Good to have you here.
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Hi there,
Thanks for the welcome.
Yes, that silly reference was from the infamous Monty Python.

@Directorik, and anyone else interested,

First and foremost, it is difficult to find both experienced help and those willing to work for free. I have performed in community plays that were generated by actors that performed 100% for free. But, the director was able to keep the all ticket proceeds minus the stage-fees.

While I will use future talent to help me with my productions, I could never ask anyone to work for me for free, especially if they are located outside of my residing state. Again, while I do respect those who give opinions, I do not want to be the money behind the film at the start. This is where I want to end up. While I am still young, I want to use my energy and physically be on location, directing and producing.

However, like my wife stated earlier this afternoon, I may need to just focus on the screenplay and directing, and while starting out, depending on outside film crews to move the productions along. However, if I did, I cannot afford to pay them until I get paid. And, here's the catch "22," I have to use my directing and writing power to sell a production for further financing to investors who need something more than substantial proof that I actually produce. I am not looking to produce one movie and move onto the next project. I am starting a studio. So, these 'other' filmmakers must be able to A) reside at my permanent location, and B) treat this as an everyday job with funky filming hours. I have always been afraid of not becoming what I wanted because someone was to steal my ideas. I will keep you in mind for future projects, as you would not give friendly advice without hoping a returning request. We are a human, that's how we are. I am here for the same reason you are; we are united by talent and imagination, but, have very little means to achieve it. Yet, we will not give up.

@Crazy Zensteve,
When I am ready to get my work critiqued, I will ask you to bring the Simon Cowell out and do it to it. Until then, I will keep you in mind as well. I checked out your Twitter page yesterday, and although the genre of films you were/are involved in is not my style, I think I have a few projects that may interest you in the future.
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Oooh of course! Good old Monty Python. I was thinking of

:p Welcome, none the less.
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Whoever told you lighting is more important than sound can go light himself.

Everything is important to a film - so learn all of it.

Including






sound.
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