Wednesday, 1 February 2023

A Huge Thankyou

A great big huge thank you to DJ for his donation of $500 towards getting the U12 Boys Diving Feature film project. It's going to help out 100% to keep it moving forwTd and helping the actors build their resume' and on set acting experience they need to find work in the industry. 

Monday, 30 January 2023

Now what?

The cast Screening is done so now it's time to move onto the next project. I'm on page 40 of Ghost of Thunder Lake.  I have no actors interested in working on this film yet. My guess I will be finding all new actors for the project. 
All the actors of Greg's Treasure Map are interested in U12 Boys Diving and Zombie Zone. I'm not quite ready to write the U12 film yet but I'm getting close. 
The zombie zone 82 film I have the script outline ready to go but it's always hard to give the caritures a voice. I need to hang around with a bunch of kids to refind how they talk and interact.

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Mac mini?

Looking at $3,000 or so for a M2 Mac Mini with 32 GB Ram,  1TB storage and using proxy files for editing 4k that should work fine. Then it's just some kind of 4k monitor. Ugh 

For summer 2023

For summer 2023 I should really buy some fast hardrives for editing 4k video. Here is a link recommended buy a YouTuber. There are faster drives but they are huge money and I require 3 drives one for each feature film project. If any one is interested in helping out three of these drive are on my wishlist.  My shipping address in on my website should anyone be compelled to donate a drive or two. Thank you for your support.   https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B079HGSFY5?keywords=lacie+5tb+rugged+usb-c+portable+hard+drive&sprefix=lacie+5tb,aps,85&th=1&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&language=en_US&sr=8-3&linkCode=gg2&linkId=89b7a1efce46c3f21d8ec4103ea3d8b9&tag=lifeprogre097-20

Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Digital cinema package

Just got an email that the Digital cinema package file I made works fine on the theaters projector. She says it looks really good.  That's one huge stress off my shoulders. 
Script writing and casting is the next huge task at hand.

Producer Creadit

I have producer credits for sale. For $5000 you can get a producer credit on any of the 2023 film projects. Please contact if you are interested. 

Monday, 23 January 2023

Audio Fix

One thing we need to help make films is a wireless plug on transmitter for our boom pole. 
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1385619-REG/sennheiser_skp_100_g4_a_skp_100_g4_plug_on.html

And receiver.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1385604-REG/sennheiser_ek_100_g4_a_ek_100_g4_wireless.html

Or the best idea is a kit like this so the two parts work to get her for sure. Same price as the two parts. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1385591-REG/sennheiser_ew_100_eng_g4_a1_ew_100_eng_g4.html

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Cast screening

I dropped the files off at the cinema today for the cast screening of Greg's Treasure Map. It's a private screening. Hopefully the projectionist test works or I will be quickly building a new file. 

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

4K video editing

With the new camera I'm now working on a replacement computer that can edit 4k video. I'm thinking to go with DaVinci Resolve as it's free. I have my old freind Goerge working on putting an old video gaming computer together that can run the software. Hopefully it doesn't cost much as it's all used parts but he may also just give it to me for free. 20 years ago I donated a brand new $1200 computer to his kids so they could play videos games. 

Saturday, 14 January 2023

Stuff for this summer

There is going to be a bunch of biking scenes in this summer's films. One idea I have is to build a bike with a side car so I can film off it. I use to use a pick up truck way back in the day but it was sold a long time ago.  I will have to draw up some plans and see what I can build with no money invested. I will look around for old bikes that are free to use for parts. 
In other news the briski brothers may be in all three films this summer. They had so much fun filming Greg's Treasure Map they want to make more. 

Thursday, 12 January 2023

Say what?

I'm going in too many directions now days and it's causing savear brain fog. Hopefully it will clear up soon, it's making it hard to write film scripts. I think once the cast screening in finished I will be able to move forward. One more producer meeting this week then it's just two more next week then I can take a week off and clear the old knoggen. 

Tuesday, 10 January 2023

What's cooking?

I'm currently writing the script for Ghost of Thunder Lake and setting up the casting calls for it. Filming starts late July 2023.
I'm currently planning the script for the U12 Boys diving film. Also replanning it for a much smaller budget than originally planned. Back in Jan 2020 I had 15 boys in diving lessons and this time around only 4 with two more joining in May. They started lessons this week. 
Pool rental fees are up by 50% over two years ago. I haven't found out if they reopened pool rental to the average Joe like me. Fingers crossed I can book the pool rental for July as planned.  I do have a back up plan if they don't.

Monday, 9 January 2023

Submiting to Tiff

Drew really wants me to submit Greg's Treasure Map to TIFF so my plan is to do so. We are going to have a cast screening on Jan 28 and I will find out what the guys think. To submit or not to submit. If it's going to TIFF I would upload to YouTube until October 2023. If it's not going to TIFF I may up load it sooner. 
In other news YouTube has decided that they are over paying me for ads on my videos. I use to make $1 per 1,000 views.  I now get $0.47 per 1,000.  It will now take 3 years to make 100 $ to get a check. 
I love making films, I have been since I was 5 and I will continue to do so. Hopefully I can find some paid work to cover the cost. If not I will make what ever film I can with no cash. It's not like I haven't done that before. "I make films not money."

Saturday, 7 January 2023

Film Scripts

I'm just working on film script outlines before jumping in and writing them. I'm not a big fan of re writes as it always messes up the films flow.

Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Thank you for your support.

Going to try a new donation system. If you would like to help get the films made and support the actors to get the practical acting exspiriance they require to find work in the industry, please email me. 

U12 Film Script

Michael and I spent 8 hours yesterday planning the U12 Boys diving s riot with all its financial limits. So how to make the film without school and hide interiors. How to cram as many scenes as we can into a 3 hour pool rental.  It's a good thing it's going to be summer as we will be filming outdoors. The goodness is the story is still intact I just have to come up with more creative ways to tell it.

Monday, 2 January 2023

2023

I would like to thank James for his fan email this morning. It's always good to hear people like the films we make. He planted a seed of a new film project idea for 2024 or 25

  Priority one for 2023 is get the U12 feature film project in the can. The actors can't wait to get back in the water.  They have 6 months of lessons and then we film.

Michael is going to move up into executive producer do to my financial short falls.  He would also like to make the large cast film Zombie Zone 82'. If I can swing it I'm going to make Ghost of Thunder Lake.  There is a possible fourth film in the works. It's the all girls cast film. Sydney's sister is writing the script.

If you would like to support a film project please contact me by email or post. 

Friday, 30 December 2022

Writing scripts

I started writing the U12 film script tonight. I'm going to take my time with this one. I'm hoping for something that will win a few film festivals. 
I have plans to write four scripts before the end of April. The hard part will be holding it all in my brain until I finish filming each film.  It's going to be an exciting year for film production and so many new actors will be so excited to be working on a project. Making their dreams come true. 

Friday, 23 December 2022

Snow Storm

Well there is a snow storm here today. I'm starting to plan out this summers film scripts. Working on the DVD and Blue ray of Greg's Map. Just found out that Shopify is like payPal and not like ebay. Their website makes so much more sence now. I won't be using Shopify for downlaods of the film. I will have to take another look at Amazon or something. The long term plan is to take the films off youtube and only sell download copies. The films have to make money as the last 40 years they only lost money. That is not sustainable.

Thursday, 22 December 2022

Please Follow

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