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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.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday 8/27 - Editing Stuff

No filming today, because of school. As mentioned in my previous post, I had a major stomachache this evening, delaying some little bits of progress.

I'm continuing to edit the scene I shot yesterday, which takes place in a car. I've been cropping out and/or "chroma-keying" (essentially blue screening) most of the windows in different angles, because it looks incredibly bright, and the car isn't moving in a number of these shots but I need it to appear so. Hopefully tomorrow morning, before school, I will drive around and get some good footage of scenery by filming out my windows.

 Bah, garbage!

Much better! The yellow will be replaced with new, better quality footage when I get some. In certain shots, I had to tweak the cropping of the windows on every frame, because the characters would move around and their heads would overlap the windows. Also notice the colors have been tweaked to look more film-like. The sunglasses reflection might be a dead giveaway that the car isn't moving, but eh, I don't think I'm gonna touch that.

peace.

27 comments:

  1. interesting. Can't wait for the real deal.

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  2. All the little techniques and tricks to make movies work on a low budget are fascinating to learn about...where did you pick them up?

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  3. Well, it's goof to hear you're feeling better. I love the picture editing!

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  4. cool, I'm sure this will work out fine!
    but don't forget to give all your followers what they want!
    A good movie!

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  5. mighty cool shades... you could replace the yellow with the stars going by the window from star trek...

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  6. Its looking good. Make the sunglass reflection null. Would MOST people really notice?

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  7. nice post i like it very much, supp

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  8. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!

    oh and, next time stick some blue/green/whatever paper/cloth on the windows, thats what i did. Worked!

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  9. You hardly notice the reflection in the glasses.

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  10. wow man, good luck with the film! This is kind of inspiring me to stop being a lazy ass and do something cool like this myself

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  11. Hmmm I wonder what it's going to turn out to be...
    nice blog you have here bro
    supporting and following~

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  12. Cool man! I've done some chroma keying with Vegas and it was very time consuming for me anyway. It always looks awesome though!

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  13. Sick shades bro. Check out what I have though.
    http://cptawesome91.blogspot.com/

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