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New Year, New Movies. What's Everyone Working On?

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Well, with a new year there are inevitably a lot of moviemaking aspirations always around this place, so.....What's everyone up to? Any big plans, any movie ideas or productions? For me, this year is probably more pre-scheduled than any other.

January
'The School'- A short series in the style of the US hit 'The Office' centered around a highschool setting. We goofed around with this idea a couple days afterschool last year and came up with this, so I'm looking to continue it with a new cast. Filming days have already been set.

'Stanhope Music Video'- A music video for a band I know. Looks to be shot in downtown on top of a building, should be fun and grand.

February, March
'Madison Street Boys'- Those that recognize the name should know what this one's about. Production will be wrapping and post should be finished by March. After that, who knows. We'll definitely, provided we completely finish, have a premiere party. Look out for this, as more info should be coming next month.

May
'The 24 Hour Video Race'. Always a favorite of ours.

'The 48 Hour Film Project, Austin'. Never done one of these in another city, especially one 3 hours away. But we've had success in every other video race we've done, and this one's just another new adventure.

June
'Scapegoat'- A dark-comedy, sharp-edged movie I've been writing off and on for a while now about a short-order cook who gets tangled into a Russian mafia sting. I know, I'm like a 14-year-old lightsaber movie with that premise. smile

July
'The 48 Hour Film Project, Dallas'. Tons of fun, looking forward too, immensely.

August-????
Who knows, I'll be in college!

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Posted: Wed, 2nd Jan 2008, 10:31pm

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sounds cool. i clicked the link but it said something like malformed url video id.

for me:

im getting sony vegas and a hv20

shooting a script made by someone here on fxhome.

shooting a couple films ive been writting the scripts for.

throught the year write a script for a short heroes fan series were doing.

and try to get some more scripts from others that we can film
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jan 2008, 10:55pm

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Ahh big dreams for a new year. (Oh well, it will last longer than the "quit smoking" and "go to the gym regularly" bit.)

"Bob the Zombie" - short film mockumentary (to be completed soon)

"1000 Yards to Freedom" - war based film on stateside US military occupation and its effect on a separated family (?)

"The Alimony Gang" (working title) dark comedy about three guys and their attempts to beat the court's unfair decisions (summerish?)

Well, one out of three ain't bad! smile
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For me:

January
My short narrative that I am making specifically for my college portfolio.

February
Music video for my friend's band, I'm going to put a lot into this. They just wrapped up recording and the studio has to mix it and stuff (don't know much about the sound part).
Hear back from FSU

March
Hear back from UCF Film Dept.

May
Commit to a university...

June
48 Hour Film Project (Day after graduation, I might not be fit to do this after that...)
Graduation: MacBook Pro for college, and if I go to UCF or FSU--a new camera. If I end up at NYU, I won't be able to afford a new one or won't need my own camera as much and my Twisted Studios GL1 will suffice. wink But I'm considering one of the higher end prosumer HD cameras. Haven't looked at it much, but somewhere around the price range of the HVX200.

The Whole Year, to be released in the future
A large-scale adventure film. Sadly the last project I'll do with my friends in high school. It will be fun though.

Fall
College and college projects etc. etc. etc. biggrin

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Posted: Wed, 2nd Jan 2008, 11:00pm

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Well I'm a musician, but I make some movies as a hobby of mine. I guess composing music for films counts here, right? razz

January-March
-Score for "Madison Street Boys"! twisted

June
-Music video.

2008:
-Rock album smile

That's all from me that I know for sure.
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The non-malformed link to the spec. version of "The School" can be found here.

As for me, I'll be working on a school story horror movie that's sort of a scripted culmination of 2005's "Found", a concept Fill sent me (back when he was still 'swg33k), and a school/alone-in-the-house-based idea I've ha for a while.

I shot roughly five shots for this idea, and it took me nearly 2 hours. Lots of takes, lots of angles, lots of coordination with equipment/my GL2. It should be pretty good.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jan 2008, 11:26pm

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I'm expecting a year even busier than 2007...

Jan: I'll hear back about progress on the "war on terrorism" action feature I've co-written. The production company are passionate it's going to get made, and things are moving nicely (I can't mention names right now but some global distributors are in talks, and the guy who wants the lead role normally pulls a $14m fee).
I also have a feature and music video to finish editing, and an advert to DoP.

February: Directing a short - "Community Service".

March: Start DoP on a feature about an artists commune.

After that things get a bit mashed:
I have a couple of feature scripts in the pipeline, I'm expecting a paid commission to write another feature script and a comic series, and there'll be other bits and bobs floating around.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jan 2008, 11:47pm

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Hmmm bit of a bitty year for me but some of the following should hopefully happen in some or other order...

Films-
Thereminx/sonocide very art driven short about the fetishisation of sound. London UK 6 minutes.

Desolate
$3M thriller set in African bush London UK / Cape town SA 100 mins 2k HD shooting on Viper camera.

Name TBC
low budget road movie crossing the US - USA 90 mins XDCAM? Will be looking for local (paid) help for this one

Finish post on my first feature I pray

Other stuff-
IPTV content for UK web distributor contracts pending!! 4-6mins x lots I hope!

Current pitches...
Centralising HD satellite OB services for a UK minor cinema chain (for their directors Q&A events to live telecast them to other chain branches)

to co-PM a stadium multi act gig in Geneva (2009)

to co-pm a slightly bigger and higher profile stadium gig in UAE (also 2009)

some other bits and bobs...If all of the above actually happen I'm in so much trouble as I've definitely over committed for 2008 :-$ Wish me luck!!!

oops just remembered another $2M feature set in Wales!!! If they all come up I'll be outsourcing work like crazy - any production coordinators out there looking for a job?! wink

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Posted: Wed, 2nd Jan 2008, 11:52pm

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haha that school film was funny
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jan 2008, 11:56pm

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Well if all goes well then 2008 will see my first actual movie. I aiming high and feel I have the equipment and ability to achieve what I'm aiming towards on a shoestring.

It's going to be an action movie with a story I've been working on for like 6 months that I soon hope to have complete and on paper shortly. I'll be doing the whole shabang - creating storyboards etc before filming as from experience I think things will move along much nicer and consume less time!

Me and my brother in law spent a night creating a short action movie - around 10 mins long - basically testing out camera angling, tension building and then shoot-outs. The movie was never finished as about halfway through editing my computer passed away and I lost everything to do with it. I did send a friend a clip of the shoot-out though which I'm hoping he still has that I can use for reference as it came out great for my liking, and that was using good ol' alamdv2.

Hopefully the people I'd like to act will be willing to star but until I have the storyline and some imagery complete I'm going to wait before approaching them fully, although I'm pretty confident they'll be happy to help out being camera hogs and all.

I might get some info on here for some feedback early on in the project and where it's going as it's always nice to see people actually looking forward to projects on here, and it'll be a nice boost to keep things moving!

On a totally different note, I'd love to see another action contest on these forums again and if noone takes the job of arranging one again then I might take the lead and open one up later in the year, but I'll see how things go with a baby due in February and all (roll on the sleepless nights!).

Good luck everyone with your projects this year.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jan 2008, 12:08am

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Three main targets for my personal involvement in film this year: I will continue my contract work here and there in features and have now relocated closer to Pinewood and Shepperton for when that work comes in.


1) Complete feature script and look for investment and funding, perhaps shoot a scene or two from the script titled 'Deprived'. A

2) Complete a high-budgeted 'Project One' sequel.

3) Work with people or users from FXhome on some sort of project.
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I plan to finish the movie I started and make bunch of shorts.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jan 2008, 12:55am

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I'm working on a Star Wars fanfilm called "Knights of Glory"... in case you haven't noticed from my banner. razz

I really don't expect to be in actual production for this project until later in the year, so, I imagine it'll be released sometime early in 2009.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jan 2008, 2:14am

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Everything that I want to do is in order of when I'll be doing it.

1) I've got a action sports video that I've been wanting to make with my friends for almost two years now (I just couldn't do it due to both computer and camera issues). But now I think that I will be able to actually make it this year since I've got all of my equipment.

2) I want to remake one of my first films I ever made. It already has a pretty good premise laid out, it just needs some slight modifications.

3) My friend and I have been wanting to make a ridiculous rap music video, so I might do that.

4) Then I've got a couple of ideas floating around for a feature I want to make over the summer.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jan 2008, 2:18am

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We haven't really planed out anything at all but we know we won't be filming anything until the weather warms up, we freeze to death any time we attempt to shoot anything in the snow.
We might possibly refilm Avenged at some point because it originally was intended to be much longer and the story would've had more depth but we ended making it for a film festival where it couldn't be more than 3 minutes. But we might not refilm it if we come up with an idea we'd rather use.
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Quit filmmaking.


that's about it...
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This year is pretty much all about setting up my VFX company, ColdSide Digital, and strating work on some projects.

Sonny
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jan 2008, 5:40am

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Bryce007 wrote:

Quit filmmaking.


that's about it...
Ba-WJAHAHA1???!?
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jan 2008, 6:01am

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Bryce007 wrote:

Quit filmmaking.


that's about it...
I hope I didn't read that correctly! I think that you are an amazing filmmaker.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jan 2008, 7:24am

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I have a few projects lined up this year.

January-March
Working on a 3min poetry drama piece called Poppies.

April
Documentary on the coyote rally taking place in Europe. Expect a Top Gear meets Long Way Round style.

September
The Acquitted, a short film about capital punishment.

October
The Great Shave, a black comedy short about phobias.

I'm also finalising my feature script which I'm due to shoot 2009. I may also be working with the BBC helping out on a documentary for wildlife on one. That and working on a feature film to gain some extra experience.

Roll on!
Posted: Fri, 4th Jan 2008, 9:59am

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Wow, everyone seems to have some pretty good stuff lined up for the coming year! I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone makes (and I hope that Bryce was joking!).

For me, well, the plan is to carry on working! One of the great things about working in TV is that the job is so varied, and you get to work on a huge range of different shows. Sadly, that's also one of the worst things; because you're employed on a show-to-show basis, especially on the lower rungs of production (unless you're really lucky), you can't really guarantee that you'll have a job next month, let alone that you'll be working on something you like! 2007 treated me well, though, and I got to work on some amazing programmes on really interesting topics.

And this week should be pretty exciting too - the second series of "Kill It, Cook It, Eat It", one of the big shows I worked on last year, will be broadcast every night on BBC Three (at around 10:30 pm, if you want to watch!) from Monday until Friday. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it goes down with TV critics smile

Also this week and next, as part of Channel 4's 'Big Food Fight' series, another two shows I worked on will be shown - Jamie's Fowl Dinners is on at 9pm on Friday the 11th, and Eat To Save Your Life will be on Wednesday the 16th, at 10pm.

As for the rest of the year, I just hope it's as fun and varied as 2007!

I hope 2008 works out well for everyone at FXhome!

Cheers,
Arktic.
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Things are pretty slow here in Central Florida. I'm currently finishing principal photography on a project for Florida Atlantic University (a docu-drama about the vanishing cultures of Florida cowboys and ranchlands), and have another video lined up for the Avon Park, Florida Historical Society. I'm also doing some two minute streaming clips for the Lake Placid, Florida Mural Society about new murals going up in 2008. In between, I'm still checking Craigslist for new jobs, putting together some websites, etc.
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At SketchWork we have a really intense 2008 planned including 3 features for which I will keep everyone informed and post regular video blogs from set to our website.

Have a great productive 2008 guys n gals.

Justin
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Due to the nature of my college work, i can really only plan as far ahead as Easter. After that i'll probably have lots of exams.
January:
Storyboard/Plan "4:02", a Horror Short, the trailer of which will be used for my A Level Media Studies practical coursework. Work on character bios for Silverdragon7's 'The Worst of Times'.

February:
Shoot & begin editing "4:02".

March:
Finish editing "4:02" trailer, submit a week before Easter. Finish remaining work on "4:02" over Easter.

April:
Release "4:02", begins scripting sci-fi film OR 'Summertime Killer' sequel.

Summer '08:
Film Studies Practical Coursework.


AE
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JANUARY:
Keep on filming DONKEY stunt movie

Febuary:
Enter Changing the World Film Contest (Keep on filming DONKEY stunt movie)

March: Finish up Donkey, put it on a DVD, etc, and then start on the one film that I'm really looking foreward to; TWELVE SOLDIER

From then on, I really don't know.
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Avenging Eagle wrote:

After that i'll probably have lots of exams.
bugger. that reminded me i got my tests too. i actually forgot all about them evil
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Whew. I hope to be GETTING my camera this year, let alone filming something!

January: GETTING my HV20 and equipment (Including tripod, dolly, decent microphone), using it in as many film-related ways as I can think of for tests, training some crew for use with the equipment.

February: Choreographing a short action film in which I try to properly use camera angles used in high-budget, successful movies, and also to learn how to get the correct film look (I use that term LOOSELY) with my town's odd natural lighting and ground color. Then Choreographing a short action film that's effects intensive, as practice to get effects looking as realistic or as 'professionally made' as possible, with effects like earth-shatters, fire that looks like it's actually there and that actually looks hot, decent, thick lightning, etc.

Starting school, 11th Grade (for you yanks)... Great fun...

March: Kinda loose. Getting back into school, possibly editing the films mentioned above. Hopefully starting to script a half decent movie plot...

April: Continuation/Full Completion of the above-mentioned script, storyboards, location scouting and successful talent scouting.

From there on, it alternates: Filming, school, filming, school, etc.
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i'm turning a play me n my friend wrote into a movie this summer smile
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2008 is definately not going to be much of a filmmaking year for me. Sucks, but I don't have much equipement at the moment, so I don't have much of a choice!

HOWEVER, here are some of my current projects, some of which I've been working on for the past 3 years:

A movie SCRIPT (which won't become an actual film for quite a while, probably). It's in French. If I ever decide to actually make it and put it in the FXhome website, I'll have a translated version. Or maybe just subtitled, if I'm feeling lazy and I'm really sick of working on it. (Still untitled, one of my ideas was 'Colours of Wolf', or 'Couleurs du loup', but I don't find it that good. I'll jsut wait til it hits me, then!)

A novel. (This is the thing that I've been working on for the past 3 years.) Also in French, saddly. I hope I get it published! It would be the 1st of a series of 5. I think the biggest reason I hope it gets published is so I have an excuse to wright the other ones, because some of my stories (for the the 2nd and 5th novels, precisly) quite interest me, and should be really fun to write. Cause I love to write, and spend an aweful lot of time, in my room, on my laptop, writing - it's quite unhealthy, really. (Part of the novel is named. I'm just trying to decide how I should do my collection - like the Pirates, where I've got a title and a subtitle? Like Harry Potter, where I have a '"Harry Potter" and--'? I'm really thinking hard about it... And, since I can't think of anything good for the 'à la Pirates' idea, I think there's a lot of chances I do a 'à la Harry Potter' title... Hum.)

A under-5-minute film for a festival. This isn't much of a project - very minor - but I'm going to do all of the special effects (loads of 3D and even more compositing, so it should be fun). The theme for this year's films is 'publicity', so we've got to do 5 1-min publicities about the same thing... It should be fun, cause we've got a good product idea, and good ideas for what the publicities whould be precisly.

And yeah, there's also this thing called school, but I'm not really interested in that.

Plainly

PS- Sorry for the long post, even though I know how saying sorry for it just makes it longer. Sorry about that!