About a month and a half ago I promised my readers that I would be updating them on everything I’m doing for the process of my first feature film. That film was to be called Undertome, based off the game my best friend and I designed over six years ago. That has since been tabled. The main reason is because it’s too ambitious at this point and I wouldn’t want to attempt to make that film without the necessary overhead and frankly, experience.Read More »
I’m writing this as I sit in my car listening to the Cavs game. I’m supposed to be meeting somebody at the local comedy club but they’re running late and the fact it was Wednesday just slapped me in the face.
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One of the first pieces of advice I was given when I began writing scripts was to first write an outline. I ignored that bullshit… and immediately regretted it. Since then I’ve written at least a skeleton outline of what happens in Act I, II, and III of all of my projects so I know the direction I want to go. From there it’s figuring out what my characters want and how they get it which brings them to the next plot point in the story.Read More »
Back in oh…2012ish my best friend and I developed a card game called Undertome. We loved games and thought we could make a go of it. Three years and lots of local success later, the game was…in limbo, and pretty much remains there except you can purchase it for the LOW LOW price of $47.93 at The Game Crafter, but that’s only because we had no way of making copies of the game ourselves to pitch to game publishers and to enjoy with friends. The $47.93 price is the cost to make the game but apparently we make $.05 per sale, so needless to say, we’re swimming in money.Read More »
So I’m sitting at work on my lunch, forcing myself to write and actually get this blog going (it probably won’t), while at the same time fighting off a relentless allergy attack. I’m miserable and when I get into these moods I start to think “what’s the point”? The point – I tell myself – is to keep going. Keep working, keep making films, keep creating. The Fright Film Competition is this Sunday, you’ve found somebody interested in producing HEX, the annual Night of All Nights is fast approaching, there’s so much to do.Read More »
July saw the premiere of my latest short film “Mother’s Day”, I joined a 48hour Film Project team and produced what I thought was a fairly decent offering given the fact that (as far as I know) everybody in the team was new to the project except me. Adam Philip was the director and teaches at the Columbus Media School from where he assembled his team and I hope they learned many lessons about what it’s like being on a film set. He introduced me to my next project which is the Cincinnati Fright Film Competition.Read More »
I haven’t blogged since May and it’s because I can’t bring myself to talk about nothing. It’s not that I’m not doing anything because the exact opposite is true. I have so much on my plate but none of it is visually ready to be talked about. Filmmaking is a visual medium and looking at pictures is way more interesting than looking at walls of text (at least for me) so unless I have something to show, I normally keep quiet or tweet about a random craving for iced tea that I had.Read More »