Friday, November 20, 2009

Forging On...

Just had to say - I'm kinda happy but kinda wary at the same time. If you'd remember my post back in June, "History Re-imagined", you'd remember that I was all excited about a real life location/myth in which to ground my initial attempt at a feature length movie. Some main action sequences and events I had brainstormed beforehand seemed to fit perfectly within this structure.

Then I caught wind of the '2012' movie soon to be released. I personally had never heard of the whole 2012 issue and further yet, didn't know a movie about it was being released around the corner. I was really disappointed because my setting also touches on the 2012 mythos and I was thinking that creating it now would be a moot point - surely the 'big boys' would do it better.

But I'm hearing bits and pieces of a ho-hum response to it and that's leaning me to rethink my decision. From what I'm hearing, my vision is going in a totally different direction than theirs, with less focus on the destruction of the world bit. I haven't seen the movie yet and I don't intend to in the near future 'cause I don't want an unintentioned influence on how I develop my own film.

So I'm thinking I'm going to make it anyway - besides, I'd already purchased some props and developed some characters unique to this project so it'd be a shame for them to go to waste. Anyhoo, I had put the project on hiatus when I was still in the brainstorming phase so there's still a ton to flesh out. Don't be expecting it out anytime soon. This baby's gonna take a while.

'Til next time!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's Been Rather Quiet...

Yeah, I know - silence for months! Yeah, this course I'm taking has completely consumed my life. I go to work, I come home and work on my assignments, I go to class, I come home and work on my assignments, I go to work.... you get the gist. I think my friends even forget what I look like, lol!

But nonetheless, I'm still iCloning - everyday in fact! It's just that it's all for the assignments and there are deadlines and due dates and really not enough time in the day to meet them all but I still try.

But in three weeks, this round will be over and I can get back to the moviemaking for fun! Yay! First order of business - only because I have yet ANOTHER deadline - I decided to cave and try my hand at one of the Star Wars Uncut scenes. I blame Biggs and Dulci. :D I had to grab my scene early cause the choices were running low but I can't even think of starting it until maybe a week before it's due (you only have 30 days). So I'll have to try and whip that one out quick!

Secondly, I'm going to be working on my "Well Done" short - finally. It'll be nice to actually release something again - it's been far too long. Still not 100% sure how I'm filming it but I just hope to try something new and learn something along the way that I can take with me into the next project.

Other than that, I've been dipping my toes into the voiceacting world and having a blast. I was fortunate to snag a role in Killian's Odyssey series - "Episode 6: Secrets and Shadows" that was released recently - excellent episode! I've accepted a few other roles as well in films yet to be released. It's really cool helping to bring someone else's vision to life so yes - definitely something I intend to keep up.

And coming up this Sunday, I'm honoured to be participating in the "Women in Machinima" panel at the MachinExpo 2009 in Second Life along with Dulci, Sisch, Ingrid Moon, Tari Akpokiete, Kerria Seabrooke, Chantal Harvey, and Kate Fosk. Beyond the panel, it's a day of sharing and appreciating accomplishments in Machinima, that spans various platforms, with your machinima peers. You may not choose to attend the whole thing but it's worth it to pop in and take a look around. Watch a screening or two. It should be fun and I hope to see you there!

Well, that's all the update I have time for! 'Til next time! :)