Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hugging the Rock Complete! What now?

Today, around 9:30 PM about 2.25 hours away from the deadline time (11:59 PM) I submitted my entry for the Hugging the Rock trailer contest! It's not great, pretty blurry and I really am not thrilled about the voiceovers but despite all the put downs I just said, I am happy with the finished product. Actually, I'm just thankful I got to turn it in, because it would have sucked major if I had spent all that time during FINALS SEASON only to be turned down. So by January 15, 2010 they are supposed to notify the winner. Of course I hope to win (it's a $1000 scholarship and works posted on their book website) but I am honestly content with having another thing to put in my scarce "Audivila Films" folder.

I decided I really want to create a "face" for Audivila Films soon. You know how pixar has their little jumping lamp, another company has a kid jumping in a lake, some other filmmaker has a fast thunderstorm thing (sheesh I don't even know the names, hah some film fan I am) or how Marvel films always start with those ... comicly things. Anyway. A logo. I was thinking this picture?

The entire picture of course. I know it's been seen somewhere before but I know I want that weird eerie mystic thing going on and I'm liking the color green. I wish I could animate it or make the eye blink but right now that's simply beyond my knowledge. It's a heavily photoshopped picture :P There is no way I can make it move. For now. And that's all. But yes I'm thinking if there is to be a logo for Audivila Films, its first one would be something like that.

Uhh so as for the next film project? No idea yet. I have Christmas/Winter break coming up and I have a lot of non-film art projects planned to complete but maybe I should finally just write my own script and actually have actors. No more snippets, trailers, halves of faces or contest entries. What do you think?

I think it's about time I learn how to write a screenplay. I have no idea how, but it shouldn't be super hard...hard part is getting it good on camera.

Speaking of cameras here and there I snoop and look at good editing programs and good cameras to start saving up on. I mean, sometimes my camera surprises me and takes a good shot but half the time I'm struggling with blurriness and lighting. Eventually I'm going to need a bigger camera if I get serious about this. I just want my first camera to be one I stay with for a LONG time and researched a lot. I'm thinking canon or panasonic. I don't know. As for programs, all I can find is FCP or Final Cut Pro. I heard 7.0 is no better than 2.0? Errrrm. Not sure. Need more research. What else is there? I need to understand coloring programs, because the reason i love editing is changing lighting. SO FUN. What other programs are out there? I guess I should stay Mac compatible though ...

Speaking of Macs, over break I can get my laptop fixed YAY. Because the USB does not work which has a been a PAIN for two reasons:
1. Can't update iPod so I've been stuck with old songs.
2. Can't directly upload pictures from card. Had to use Dropbox and a friend's laptop to get my own files!

But luckily my USB still recognizes the printer cable. Otherwise I'd academically be screwed.

So anyway, the gist of it is

1. Finished trailer entry YAY!!
2. Planning on doing some kind of film writing or thing over winter break?
3. Starting to research editing programs and HD cameras
4. Can't wait to get laptop USB drive fixed
5. Thinking of a face or logo for Audivila Films


Over break I should jazz up this Blogger too, huh?

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