agghhhhhhhh, I just finished visiting the blogs of all my commenters. That took forever.
Sorry for the belated post, I decided to do my homework first today.
The camera arrived today! One more thing checked off the list! For those who don't know, I got this camera. From what I've tested out, it's pretty nice, but I have my complaints. One of which is the 60fps feature (60fps is double the normal frame-rate, meaning it's a slight slow mo). The problem is that instead of recording the sound in slow-mo too, it plays back as alternating 1 second of sound at normal speec, and then 1 second of no sound at all. What is the point of that? They should have just removed sound recording from the 60fps feature, period!
I'll test it out more tomorrow. Since I finished my homework earlier for once, hopefully I'll be able to get some sleep so I can test out the camera/search for filming locations before school starts.
Oh, and last night, I came up with the best way to promote my film when it's done. When I make the trailer, I'm gonna post it on facebook and tag all of my friends in the video. Because of how facebook works, it won't just show up on their walls, but the walls of all of their friends too. I could probably get the word out to the entire school this way. It'll probably show up on practically every student's wall, and if they see multiple of our mutual friends tagged, they'll be more inclined to look at the video. I'm betting that nearly every student who checks their facebook regularly will see it, so that's a fraction of the school right there.
But it's all hopeful thinking that is killing me. I gotta actually make the movie first.
And speaking of hopeful thinking, I've got a poster in the works. It's pretty professional looking. I'll post it in a couple days. Some scenes will be shot this weekend... scenes that I have everything for.
One Man Movie (OMM) is a short, 6-8 minute action flick that is being made entirely by myself. I'm doing the writing, directing, acting, editing, music, graphics, and promotional stuff with no help from anyone else. And no, I did not build the camera from scratch, write the software, create the fonts, effects packs, nor the characters clothing. Those are all props and tools. What's a man without his tools? Despite the the short length of the film, it will be
weeks (months?) from now before it is completed due to the technical craziness required in order to have multiple characters played by the same person coexist and interact on the same screen. It shouldn't be a problem though. Just time consuming.
This blog will follow my day-to-day experiences on developing and releasing the film, mainly because I need SOMEONE to rant to so I don't leak it to real life people.
I started the project in early September, when I wrote the story and created the musical score. From then until late September, I fleshed out the story, collected props, and finally bought a slightly better camera. Filming began in late September.