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How far have you made it?

Posted: Sun, 8th Apr 2007, 9:25pm

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Hey guys, this topic is to find out about your movie making career. I was recently wondering if any fxhomers have ever made it far in movie making. So post here any great or not so great accomplishments you have had in your movie making career.
Posted: Sun, 8th Apr 2007, 9:30pm

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i havn't made it far but ive just finished my first script for a film and ive got an actor in it alredy in it who takes acting classes all this happend today.
Posted: Sun, 8th Apr 2007, 9:35pm

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I have had one paying job which I used the profits to buy all my audio gear and Vision Lab and I got a Stop light about me. But I think the most impotent thing is that I have gotten better.
Posted: Sun, 8th Apr 2007, 9:49pm

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Yeah you are great with... claymation is what its called? Anyway, as for me, I havent made it anywhere yet. I have defidently been getting better, and I just purchased effectslab a year ago. Hopefully I'll get better with 3ds max to enhance my movies, and get my visionlab within a year.
Posted: Sun, 8th Apr 2007, 10:09pm

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hi
i just got started useing fxhome software its so cool
lots of test clips, get this i just moved to bend oregon
and have all this software, green screen and makeup fxs
and no crew or friends so far
its so lonely here if
I could just hook up with anyone
in films or fxs or anything that would be so cool
its not fun doing fxs if your just by your self sad
oh well i can all ways
make a horror mask or cast a hand prop
all kinds of ideas
Posted: Sun, 8th Apr 2007, 10:20pm

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I have not gotten very far yet. wink

But, My current project is a big step for me. I have a tripod, a larger budget then normal, a few more actors then usual, props, costumes, and a script. I usually have a script, just not one that has a lot of detail. I am also getting Vegas for my editing.

In the future I also plan to get a better camera (Maybe a GL2) and maybe a better computer.
Posted: Sun, 8th Apr 2007, 10:48pm

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Wow, I have no budget, my budget is 0. Maybe thats why I havent made it very far confused Oh well, I wonder if anyone even knows of any fxhomer, no longer active here, that made it pretty far?
Posted: Sun, 8th Apr 2007, 10:55pm

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Me? well I'm in the making... I have a few small videos over the internet, thats about it. I am working on my big project *CURRENTLY UNTITLED*, which (I hope) will get me out there. I'm also planning on having a video event service up and going by 2009.
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 1:12am

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I've had 20+ videography jobs doing local plays and stuff, and around 10 or 12 promo/music/corporate video jobs for companies and people.

I've also done short films for people, but that's a generally small category.

Film-technique-wise, I've learned a great deal more about truely good cinematography over the past year, and have had the opportunity to shoot some stuff for Bravo and NBC. Really cool stuff!

I've improved alot since 2004, I think. Greatly so, actually.
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 1:50am

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ben3308 wrote:

I've had 20+ videography jobs doing local plays and stuff, and around 10 or 12 promo/music/corporate video jobs for companies and people.

I've also done short films for people, but that's a generally small category.

Film-technique-wise, I've learned a great deal more about truely good cinematography over the past year, and have had the opportunity to shoot some stuff for Bravo and NBC. Really cool stuff!

I've improved alot since 2004, I think. Greatly so, actually.
How did you get to shoot some stuff for Bravo and NBC?
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 2:28am

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He told em' he was Colin Minihan. They barely believed him, because he wasn't "As Emo as they expected"...
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 2:30am

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Yeah, I can't believe you didn't know that Anne.
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 2:44am

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Lol hold up... this isn't true is it? You guys are just joking right?
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 2:47am

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I've done a couple of shorts so far. I have had some newer ideas for movies, but school and work are the major distractions in my life at the moment so I can't get anything written when dealing with both of them. Luckily I graduate next month, so I'll be able to have enough time to concentrate then.
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 3:03am

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I know exactly what you mean. School is the main thing preventing me from a computer full of movies. I just wish I could have half week= school, half=weekend, instead of 2 day weekend sad Oh well, at least I have tomorrow off.
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 3:06am

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The Proffesor wrote:

Lol hold up... this isn't true is it? You guys are just joking right?
Yes.
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 3:31am

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Anne wrote:

[How did you get to shoot some stuff for Bravo and NBC?
It was for a student PSA thing. They let a lot of students help in it, but I got strings pulled to let me cinematograph/shoot/direct it all. Also, afterwards, I got contacts with two NBC producers and three Bravo editors. One editor I'm talking with now wants me to help him out with some stuff in NY. Should turn out pretty awesome.

I've also become friends with an Emmy-winning producer out of Dallas here (from him seeing Cover's Story, no less!) who has helped me greatly in my filmmaking progress. He's actually allocated me a spot at a NY internship for NBC. I have to make my own PSA, but I've been told by the people who run the show it's a sure thing. It's in July and I can't wait!
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 8:13am

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Nothing amazing, but some small cool stuff

I'm absolutely in charge of my video class (like when my teachers is gone I'm the substitute)

A drunk driving video i made has become part of a national campaign for "Drive Smart"

I have won "Best video" in Two local film Festivals, And I'm about to enter my new movie into a state wide Festival.
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 11:59am

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I've done mostly local and regional corporate docs, but have done some national stuff: I made a documentary for the Formula Ford 2000 race team that profiled their new drivers in the Zetec Division of LeMans racing. I also worked on two national info-mercials, shooting fishing footage and interviews with fishing professionals for both the Triple Strike luer and the Rhino Indestructable Rod. I've done some corporate docs for a national company that does fairway fumigation for golf courses, and some interview DVD's for international race teams, including the JMB USA race team (Ferrari) and for American LeMans series driver Bryan Willman, driving for Team Bucknam Racing and sponsored by Dark Dog energy drink. I've also been the B Camera operator and post production supervisor for an Italian cooking show that was broadcast in Atlantic City, NJ and in Philadelphia and Delaware. I've also produced, wrote, shot and edited local and regional television commercials.

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Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 12:20pm

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Im working for MTV & VH1 Productions now, working on set production (not building sets.. Im a production assistant.. So I assist the producers if they or any talent need anything). Its really easy and a lot of fun because Ive met a ton of celebs already. Last thing I did was work on this shoot for Shrek 3 and I met Mike Myers, Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Julie Andrews, Cheri Oteri and Amy Poehler.. and all of them were real cool.. Mike was hilarious.

Its still kind of surreal how it happened. I just filled in for a friend one day who couldnt work and they have kept me around ever since. Its even more surreal to just be hanging out with these people ha.

O and Fingerman (our 1st completed feature) is being well recieved by audiences which is equally as cool to me (if not cooler).
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 1:10pm

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Hmmm... I haven't gotten far at all. I hope that changes soon, though.

Just started on my first feature film: Anthology of Blood. Hopefully it will sell and I will join the ranks of B-Movie maestros wink

we'll just have to see.

Its hard around here though... there are no filmmaking type jobs... and I can't really afford to go to school.

Who knows what the future holds, though?
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 1:56pm

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I'm feeling you. Where I live, there are no shops for film equipment, no jobs, no anything. At most I can go to my high school full of 4000 people and be on the film makers club thing, where I'd help with each days anouncements on the tv's, and make small films for the Panther Beat. But I really don't want to beause it's like half an hour a day, 3 days a week, and those guys dont know the first thing about film making, so they wouildn't listen to me, beause they want to take the easy route. Well good luck with your new film.
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 3:44pm

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Interesting topic, PillowBruise!

Well.

Hmm.

Well I'm turned 13 a month ago.

I don't have a crew, nor do I want one, for I am too occupied with school and friends.

I make some small home movies (and sometimes videos projects for school), but nothing more.

For 4 years now, I've been wanting to become a movie director, and an author.

I've already writen a book - planned 6 - and hope to get them published someday. In French, probably, except if the publishers continue to be so incredibally poor and... OK, I'm not going to finish that sentence.

When I graduate from high school, I think I'll go to university to start learning more about directing.

Anyways, that's my movie carriere so far. wink If you can call it a carriere, anyways.
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 6:20pm

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Not much actually, made a few shorts in the run of 4 years. First going to finish school, going to do cameraman classes and try to get in the filmacademy of Holland. After that, I'll see what's gonna happen smile
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 8:21pm

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Sounds like some of us are really getting out there! Ben, that sounds like a cool venture with NBC. Goodluck with that.

My film "trap" the re-make of FCRabbath's "trap", has won a couple awards here at a local film festival, including "best picture". I've just entered it into a state-wide festival and wont know the results until early May.

I've received a contract from a local tv station here which has agreed to air some of my work. Pretty exciting.

Other than that, I'm begining production on my first "big deal" short film. Should be released sometime late spring.
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 8:49pm

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I've released shorts in the prestigious video forum Youtube which I hear is difficult to get videos released in so I guess I'm hot stuff.

Outside of the fluffy fantasy world I live in, video making is a hobby that I love and that keeps me sane as I make my way through the world of school. None of my shorts are cinematic masterpieces by a long shot and usually just go for a quick laugh. Click on my website link to take a look if you care.
Posted: Mon, 9th Apr 2007, 8:54pm

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lol your random video is actually pretty funny. nice work. i can see your bored.
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Ive been selected to be an intern in my high schools tv program which seeing as it will take up 4 of my 8 periods I will basically get payed to go to school next year.
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 12:00am

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Currently studying film at university, it's taking up most of my time.

But my greatest achievement was many a year ago...
I made a short documentry for a Royal Society competition here in New Zealand and won. The prize was magnificent, a two week all expenses payed trip to the UK, we got to meet people like Sir Martin Rees and Stephen Hawking. Very inspiring!

A different doco I made for another competition, just if anyone is interested...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhgf6jDYnOM

I envy epeterson, being payed for high school, defiantly the way to go!
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My friends and I are working on our first 'big' movie (that we expect to be about half an hour long) so I can't show you anything official but here are a few shorts we made.

The Wrong Guy This one's got quite a few plot holes but has good cinimatography and is worth watching.

Day of the HoboThis one has bad video quality due to file compression but is hilarious.

King Patrick This one is the most recent and well-rounded of them all. And it's quite funny too. smile

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Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 1:18am

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One day I'd like to make a film where I wasn't the producer, director, cinematographer, animator, set designer, puppet builder, editor, casting director, sound designer, story boarder, and special effects guy all at once.
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 8:43pm

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Wow. Do you have any help what so ever?
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 10:02pm

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Yep, I don't write, make music, or voice act.
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 9:48pm

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I've made a couple of shorts, a music video that was shown at a Student Film Festival (Exposures in Manchester), and some web ads for a computer company. I also did some camera work for a local TV station (Channel M) whilst on work experience there.
From that I was taken on freelance to be the lighting co-ordinator for their flagship music programme ("The Great Northern Music Show").
Hopefully I'll get a camera job on there while I'm financing some professional shorts and (eventually) features.
I've also done a bit of acting for a couple of professional and student shorts.
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I'm only a sophomore in high school, and I just started making money off video production this year, I'm lucky this has happened at all, but I was asked to edit a highlight video for the schools basketball team, and now I've got contracts with every team till I graduate. 50$ to tape each game and 200$ bonus for the final highlight, I also get reimbursement for the tapes and media that I buy. It pays well but its really intense. I generally make around 700$ per season, and I only have one team left to do this year, but I'm completely loaded up next year. 6 Teams at around 700$ each all next year, Its incredibly difficult to manage with school, but somehow I've done it, and It brings in around 4,500 a year. There's weeks where I have to tape a game every day, because of overlapping seasons. People have been so satisfied and amazed with the quality of the videos, Its been really overwhelming. A woman came up to me at the end of the team banquet for the first video I made and asked me If I would like a internship at ESPN as an editor....which is conveniently RIGHT down the street from me.....so yea, thats how far I've gotten. I was lucky to get the job for the video in the first place, its a tradition to have a student do it, But they almost outsourced it, I was very lucky to get recommended. I wasn't really into video production for the sports angle of it, but I've got a job already so its all cool with me. biggrin

I've also produced videos for my town showcasing the school system, and special programs created for the town. I've also taped numerous Board of education meetings, or town budget meetings for community access, REALLY boring stuff but it brings 25$ and hour which is not too bad.

I started working with video to become a film maker but it looks like I'm heading in the opposite direction.
Adam
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That's awesome WhiteShark. I imagine that even though you want to be a film maker, that exposure will be really great for your career aspirations. As for me, I haven't really done anything at all. I just like to make movies with my friends. I'd like to become either a cinematographer or do Folly work (recording sounds). But hopefully I'll be able to say more in the future. I'm only a freshman in high school right now.
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Bravo Whiteshark. Looks like I need to start charging more...

I too have made my way around the high school sports circuit. Last year, as a sophomore, I made highlight videos for the basketball, soccer, hockey, and volleyball teams. I made a good amount of money and really earned the recognition of being a fiilmmaker in my high school. As a Junior, I have continued doing sport's videos, but have also branched out. I've made several commercials for local businesses, made music videos, and documented a politician for his campaign. My biggest project was for Eastern Bank where I made a tribute video for the retiring CEO. It was shown in front of over 500 people.

It's a simple start, but it beats bagging groceries.
Posted: Fri, 13th Apr 2007, 1:23pm

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Me and my friends completed our first two short movies in November 2006 by the grace of God and I am now writing a script for a feature length film. So that's how far I've gotten! wink

I you'd like to see the trailers of our short films you can find them here! wink
http://www.martialartsstudios.frih.net/MArts%20Download.html
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Really interesting topic! The stories here highlight how important it is to grasp every opportunity that comes your way. People tend to call it 'luck' but, more often, it's about knowing which opportunities to chase after.

Some exciting developments here - I didn't know Ben, CX3, Curtin and Whiteshark were doing so well for themselves. Congrats guys! As for some of the younger members: stick at it, keep working and keep your enthusiasm and you'll find doors start to open.

As for me...after studying film at university I wound up working at FXhome. In a rather unexpected twist of my career, I've ended up creating stuff that helps other people make films, rather than making films myself!

Despite that, however, I've had some great opportunities to work alongside other talented people such as Sollthar and Ashman as well as the Axis of Evil theatre guys (who did Get Lost). Most recently I edited the Nightcast-Zurich video diary, which was great fun and reminded me just how much I love filmmaking in general - time to get back in the game, methinks.
Posted: Sat, 14th Apr 2007, 6:31pm

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That's pretty cool. Some of you have made some amazing accomplishments, small they may be. With my $200 jvc camera, 0 dollar budget, and 2 or 3 actors at a time, its kind of hard. But we certainly manage, because it's what we just love to do. Hopefully, since I'm purchasing both pro versions soon, I'll be able to take a step forward in movie editing with my compositelab, because now I'll finally be able to be in other places, than just at home(greenscreen).
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I've done mostly the same things Ben mentioned, plus I started the video broadcast class at my highschool last year (which was pretty big, since beforehand we had ZERO video stuff) and it's been built up to a class with a regularly-airing show. I'm the DOP and Director alongside Mc Turtleneck, and another team member from Cover's Story is the Producer.

In other news, I was invited to attend a program at SMU film school in Dallas for free, which is cool, and am (hopefully) meeting with Robert Rodriguez over the summer to talk film and get some advice for my filmmaking future. It's been a great year for us, filmmaking wise. Coming up we've got the 24-Hour Video Race again, and this time we're gonna document it on video.

Tarn, I guess I always thought of you as a mentor or developer, and never much of the filmmaker type. Strange where fate takes you, isn't it? Either way, I loved Get Lost and couldn't bear to think of FXHome without you, bud.
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hi im josh ivebeen working on a film called coptime for a year and ive learned loads of stuff had some down falls and some good times but this all give u experience and u learn from it and get better coptime should bge done in july 2007!!!!!!
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Not sure if this classed as making it, but I've been hired to direct an advert for Cinema's for a well known bike company.
It's a change from where I'd thought I'd be going and I'm a little worried and scared.
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The biggest thing that I ever accomplished was being payed $100 for making a documentary for my school's mountain bike team. Then I made another $130 for selling DVD's of the video to the team's bikers. But Currently I have been working my ass off to get my neccessary video gear. I just got a new iMac which I love, but I still need to get 3CCD camcorder and Final Cut Pro. I will hopefully have those before this summer and I will be able to start two movies that I have been planning out for almost a year now.
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ive ordered a few new softwere which i should be getting in a couple days these are visionlab studio, adobe premiere elements and adobe photoshop elements. withthese i can finaly get my filmmaking underway. after ive gotten fairly good with the softwere im gonna advertise my services to the pulic and hopfully get fair bit of money from the jobs which i'll put towards my filmmaking collage fund. im also gonna be making vidoes which i will put on here and on as many other websites as i can to get my name out there. and maybe after a few years i might try and start up a website.
Posted: Tue, 17th Apr 2007, 12:57pm

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I haven't made it really far yet.I've already shot several shorts and they won some awards.My last film "New Generation" won a competition organised by MTV and they even interviewed me for one of their telecasts.I always try to improve my skills and FXhome helps me a lot with its brilliat software and friendly community.
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I'm about to finish my first draft of my big script, Reign of Destiny.

All my own work. The only things I won't be doing entirely will be some of the camera, microphone and lighting, as I'm an actor. Everything else will be all me.

As for how far I've made it, not far past shorts and such.
Posted: Tue, 17th Apr 2007, 5:08pm

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I guess I've 'made it' in that I'm working near full-time on my first feature film, and have many investors and 90% in the can. I'm also consulting for other low-budget projects on the business and set-up side.

Life can get a bit hand-to-mouth sometimes, but there are always ways through, and it beats staring at office walls every day - this way I stare at my own office walls wink
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Cool topic, nice read.

I'm not really a frequent poster around here but I lurk a lot, so I may as well toot my own horn, especially considering I never would have thought I'd be in the film/tv/animation industry a few years ago

Written 3 scripts, shot 5 shorts on 16mm, 2 documentaries on DV, 3 studio shorts on beta (lol), sound recording on two shorts, animated three shorts (just finished one), did compositing and editing for a 50,000-100,000 viewer podcast, did capture technician stuff for another big podcast, and just finished a freelance editing gig.

A small pile of stuff relative to others but I think its a decent start, especially considering going to school full-time. I'll probably be doing more podcast editing this summer if nothing else presents itself.
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I've yet to make it anywhere.

But I'm working on my BFA in film.

I'm hoping to get a DVX this summer

Ill be finishing (finally) an hour long project I've got going

And I'm getting better all the time!


Someday I hope to work on major productions-or own my own company.
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b4uask30male wrote:

Not sure if this classed as making it, but I've been hired to direct an advert for Cinema's for a well known bike company.
It's a change from where I'd thought I'd be going and I'm a little worried and scared.
That sounds pretty cool Ian, can you tell me anymore about the project? Which production company asked you? Are you a freelance director now?

biggrin Would be good to hear as I'm hoping to freelance oneday!
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I've made at least ten short movies for my church, but I just got done with a film for a talent show called "The Log" which is about a studnet newspaper that is try to be the best in the world of high school newspaper. it's almost like the show called office. But I'm working one three scripts that my friends and I are trying to get done by June. Thats how far I've gotten, which isn't that far. Yet with stage performces. but that's a whole another story.
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The reason i rarely post here i because i tried dividing my free-time between my 3 hobbies (CG, Game-making and Film-making). Generally, however, i end up in a cycle where i'll have a spate of Game-making, then move to 3D, then over to film.

While i've become pretty good at CG, i've yet to make money out of it (to be honest, i haven't tried). I got carried away with Game-making and won a competition or two, then released an add-on pack that become rather lucrutive. And now, i'm back on film-making...

Back in 2006, i won an award for the national political journalism competition (for "Best Production") and went to an awards ceremony held on the Thames-side of the Houses of Parliament. This was followed by a trip to No 10 Downing Street to meet Cherie Booth for afternoon tea.

I've been hired a few times for filmming stuff around my school and have entered one of my projects into my art GCSE coursework (it's a 3D animation...but i still count it as film-making). I've also scripted several films for myself and done a couple for other people.

At the moment, i'm working on another script as a little (but steadily increasing) project for the summer called "Revenge Vendetta" that will first "large" project i use FXhome software for.

AE
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I'm still hoping to break through- i don't have an impressive film reel yet- but i'm in the pre- production stages of my first feature film' The IInd' (I'll post a progress blog with more info as soon as i get some pictures)
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I'm sort of like scribble07: trying to break through. wall I have a so much amazing stuff planned that sometimes I forget that I havn't made anything great yet. smile

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I just got a job working on "American Inventor 2" that will start airing on ABC in the Fall. As a production assistant, no less. Glorified inventor wrangler. Sigh...but it does pay 120 bucks each day for 4 days, so I'm gonna do it, because I'm between projects. Maybe I'll make some valuable network contacts. I'll post how it went next week.
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I've done Quite a few interesting freelance jobs....But after reading the film-related classified's in L.A....It ALMOST makes me want to move there...
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You can tag along with Ben and I and bring someone else and we can all freeload off of your success and have some wiseass agent that talks like Ben named Ari represent us and it'll be fun. Whaddaya say?

Oh, wait. wink
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I've made movies. And I'll continue to do so. So I "made it". smile

"Making it" depends on what "it" is obviously. If it's living your dream, then I'm already living my dream. I'm able to realize my own films. If "making it" means being far on the road to "the most famous/rich/best filmmaker ever" then I'm nowhere, but can safely say that this isn't part of my dream. If "making it" means earning my living with filmmaking, then I currently "made it", but I suspect not for very long. smile
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Me? Well Im in a theatre company called "UpFront" erm ive made a short film once. Im entering a 15-25 minute film in the Sefton Short Film Festival (S2F2) and im hoping to win a place in the top 5 if im lucky maybe 1st place (yeah Right). Im going pretty far with one film called School Wars we got permission to film at Cardinal Newman College and ive already nearly finished the first script. I really need a good tripod at the moment ive only got a compact one but ive got a bigger one with no attachment so ill probably build one for it. Ive built some props for it and there alright but i desperatley need CompositeLabPro to do my Films.

Hope You Supprot Me In S2F2
thanks
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Okay, here's the deal: Working as a PA on a network series is pretty cool, even though it's a glorified gopher job. I had a ball! The three days I was working was a whirlwind of unloading semi's of set pieces (I felt like a roadie), wrangling inventors, and working as an AC (Assistant Camera) on an ENG crew attached to the production. There was alot of lifting, hauling, and otherwise applying alot of muscle to get the job done. My proudest moment was helping the camera operator of one ENG crew. Even though I carried around the sticks and the accessories bag and lens box, I got to help her change lenses (the ENG crews were using Sony BetaSP cams), and even suggested a camera angle that she ultimately used in shooting an invention while the inventors were in the registration line. Even though I initially thought that this job was beneath me, I had a really good time. It was hard work, but I learned alot and would not hesitate to do it again. I recommend being a PA to anyone who's looking to see what the television industry is all about.
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I haven't "made" it that far, as of yet. But I'm out there learning at film school, making/working on short films, making connections, the documentary I DP'd on came out excellent, and I'm just out living the dream right now.


I want to be a cinematographer someday... but if I end up marrying my gf, I may never get a real chance to make it out in the industry. We'll have to see.
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Just finished directing my first real music video in Hollywood, starring Academy Award Nominated Eric Roberts among others. It's for the band gODHEAD, signed under Universal and Cement Shoes Records. They're currently on tour but I'm FTPing them the updated cut every night, as I'm also editing it. Once I'm done it's supposed to get play on MTV2, a few other channels and get submitted for awards and such. I hope to do more of them after this, and might be doing some commercials soon as well. Also I finished the feature film I directed last year - Fingerman: Dr. London and the Triangle Force - starring Cx3 - and premiered it with awesome reception from the audience. Looking forward to showing that in more festivals this year and next, hopefully getting distribution. Other than that - just owning my own company is pretty cool too. Just got an article written about some of these things here.

EDIT:
Here's a picture from the shoot. I utilized Adonai (Dan Johnson) from Divinity to be Eric Roberts' bodyguard/driver. The picture is of Dan and the car.