I joined up with Paul French (pictured to the left) and Rob Paul to form “Team Kung Fu Gaggle Squad” and entered the 48 hour film challenge organized by Ed Video in Guelph. And guess what?
We won first place!
Even have the trophy to prove it. See?
Part of the prize was a broadcast option from Movieola. I’m not sure what all it entails, so I won’t be posting “A Keychain of Events” until I get the details. But once I have them I’ll be posting the movie here and/or the broadcast time. Stay tuned!
I helped out with a music video for a band called End Program. It was pretty wild. The crowd was nuts. One of my jobs was to protect the camera operator for stray bodies flying out of the mosh pit. My feet got nicely trampled. One of the exciting things about the shoot was that it was shot on the Red camera. (And a GL-1, which these images are from). We quickly learned a very important lesson about the Red cam. If you want to know what it is, check out the Production Report here.
Progress is being made on Ricky Episode 3. As always you can check out the latest updates in the Production Report. In fact I just added some info on how to remove green “fringing” from you chroma keys. Check it out.
– I will be assisting with a co-worker’s project soon. It’s a heavy metal total rock out music video! It’s not an official 416-Film project, but I’ll be reporting on it anyway. The big thing is that it’s going to be shot on the Red camera. If you don’t know what that is, check it outhere.
Okay. I promise this is the last time I’ll talk about Pulp Muppets. It’s broken one million hits on YouTube alone. If only all of our films were this popular! If this is the first you’ve heard of Pulp Muppets, then get with the rest of the world and check it outHERE. And if you’re wondering how it was made, check out the making of HERE. So that’s it! Pulp Muppets will always be here, but this is the last time I’ll mention it. …Unless something else really cool happens with it.
Here’s what it looks like outside as of the 16th of this month. I guess winter is here.
– What do you do when you have the urge to make movies, but hate shooting in the cold? You make sure you’ve shot all your exterior scenes the month before, like I did with Ricky Ep.3, so you can shoot the rest of your movie indoors. Now you see the method to my madness.
– The first interior scene I shot for Ricky Ep. 3 involved my new green screen. Check out my failed attempt to use it HERE.
– Pulp Muppets has exceeded half a million views on YouTube alone. I don’t know how many views it’s generated on other sites, but I suspect it may be greater than the total number of atoms in the universe!
– There are a couple of new projects in development, but they haven’t solidified enough to post them in the Projects section. But keep checking.
August is a little slow for news, so I though I’d dig into the vaults and dig up a movie I made almost 10 years ago, “To John Woo… Thanks for the Ammo!” It’s the first effects heavy movie I made. All the muzzle flashes, smoke and bullet hits were added in post. It’s fun gun violence for the entire family. Check it out!
– For some reason, The Mighty Blowfish has been the least viewed movie at 416film. But in the last couple of weeks it has grown in popularity and has become our MOST viewed movie. Well, next to Pulp Muppets, of course.