Kickstarter is a place for artists to advertise their projects and raise funds to create said projects. I just posted my upcoming short film based on Norse myths, expected to be completed by April 2012. But being such a large-scale fantasy film (especially for a student), we need to raise a decent budget to make this film possible. Any help would be immensely appreciated! No amount is too small! And if you can’t spare any donation, spreading the word would also be extremely helpful!
^That was my attempt to persuade you with epic puppy cuteness.
As I make a prospectus for my film, I’ve finally been faced with writing a resume. I dunno why, but it freaks me out a little bit. I emailed my high school (blerrghh) to get a copy of my transcript so I could put my GPA in the Education section (that’s what I’ve seen on other resumes) and they didn’t calculate it for me. >:| My high school didn’t grade on the normal letter or percentage system, we had a stupid 1-7 scale grading system so calculating my GPA on my own will be a bitch. Dammit.
My professor emailed me and was like, “I think we need to start looking for realistic thesis ideas.” …He hasn’t even seen the first draft yet. They’re just against it because it’s, well, a 30 minute epic, which is something film students just don’t do. They won’t be happy unless I make a 15 minute film about a) a whiney depressed bitch, b) a druggie, c) some surrealist, abstract, mindfuck shit, or d) some sappy romance. Yeah well those aren’t the kind of films I want to make, this Norse film is. And if Jason and the Heathen community support and believe in the film, that’s all the corroboration I need.
Please stop trying to shit on my thesis film purely because it is not a cookie cutter lame ass student film about suicide or drugs. I am going to make my Norse epic no matter what you say. So, in the immortal words of Superboy, get on board or get the fuck out of my way.
Such an amazing actor! He came to my horror class today after we watched THE THING (which was excellent, by the way). My mom happened to come to the class, and she discovered they went to the same high school. Since she runs the alumni association, afterwards she asked him if he’d like to get involved, and not only did he say yes, he gave her (well, me, since I gave him my phone to type it in) his personal email and phone number! Of course I’d never give it out to a single soul (seriously, don’t even ask), but I was impressed with how humble and comfortable he was with handing out such personal info. He also had a lot of great, insightful things to say about acting, and as an aspiring director, I found it extremely helpful.
So yeah. That was my Thursday. Along with more script-tweaking meetings.
AAINZLIDNLNOE;UXOUXOWEDJJDL.JNXDLXR/Q I THOUGHT THIS DAY WOULD NEVER COME. Even though I only wrote about 11 pages all night, I’m somehow done with my first draft of my thesis screenplay. And it only ended up being 30 and a half pages! My limit is 30, so with a little trimming I should be in good shape.
This just goes to show sometimes you freakout for no reason. A couple weeks ago I was freaking out because I had like nothing, then a couple days ago I was freaking out because I had too much and thought I was gonna go way over the 30 page limit, and now I’m finally done and only half a page over the limit.
Granted, I still have a loooooong way to go. This is an incredibly rough first draft, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes through 10+ more drafts before I have a final one. And even when I have a final script I still have to get my advisor to get on board and pray that the thesis committee approves it and lets me actually do it. And if/when that happens, then I actually have to make the film before April 2012.
Well, I hope guess anything’s possible! Just gonna add some script notes for those I’m sending it off to and then I’m officially done for tonight.
YES I WANT TO READ IT!!! And yeah, I think keeping the dialogue for last is best. :3
YAAAAAAY! Only at your convenience though. It’s probably gonna be between 30-35 pages and I don’t want it to intrude on your work. So lemme know when you have some free time~! I need all the critique from writers I can get!
Heh, do you dare wanna read it when it’s done? I’m warning you, the dialogue is so horribly cheesy it will make you die inside. But hey, it’s a first draft. :P I’m waiting to fix the dialogue last, after the structure and flow of the script is solid first. Is that a good plan, or should I be working on the dialogue sooner?
I just realized Charlene Victor, my grandmother on my father’s side, was quite an extraordinary woman. She was a successful broadway actress, one of the first white women to ever appear on The Apollo, and, among many other things, is the founder of BAC - the Brooklyn Arts Council.
I’ve always been sad that I never knew any of my grandparents (that’s the price you pay when they all smoked like chimneys and your mom had you in her 40s), but I’ve always been especially sad that I never got to meet Charlene in particular. Which is odd, because she’s my dad’s mother and my dad and I, in short, do not get along at all. Maybe it’s because I’m constantly told I look and act like her. For those of you who know me in person, you be the judge - here she is in 1954, when she was 34-years-old:
I guess because it’s me I can’t tell, but I’m told over and over again that I look exactly like her (maybe I’d actually have to wear makeup to be able to tell) and I share her eccentricity. Turns out we have a lot in common - not only did she found BAC, she also kicked it off with a film festival, and as you know I’m currently in film school studying to be a director. Charlene was friends with all kinds of famous film stars, most notably Orson Welles! I’m even told she and Rosemary Harris (who you might recognize as Peter Parker’s aunt in SPIDERMAN) were very close friends and she was one of the most distraught at her funeral.
It sucks I never got to meet her. We’d probably have been very close. :(
I’m sitting here waiting for an appointment (that will probs take forever) with my computer, hence this is like the perfect opportunity to continue writing my way-fucking-behind thesis script.
Buuuuuuuut I’m stalling like crazy ‘cause I just can’t get into writing mode. Like I’m stalling right now posting this. Urrrrgghhh. The urge to go on netflix and watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer is so strong, but if I don’t finish this fucker soon I have no possible hope of completing the film by April 20th, 2012. Must…resist…Buffy/Spike amazingness…