After some thorough researching, I found that Frameforge3D is my style of pre-production. The application is quite amazing where I can build my set as close to the set I’m working on and make it as accurate as how I intend my set to feel. In addition, I’m able to plan out all my shots and follow everything of what I created in my pre-production. This will save me time, money, and ensure that my project comes off as smooth as possible.
I plan to treat my next short film like a feature film. As I work on my feature film, I want to keep my creativity flowing and by doing that, I want to create a short film.
So if anyone is looking into storyboarding software done right, I think this application is the thing for you.
Ok ok, so I took the bait and tried out FCP X. Let me tell you, it’s a great editing tool. The people who are complaining about this application are people who hates change. I read reviews of people complaining about doing simple things such as transitions. I’m like why? It’s the same thing as FCP7. They were complaining about dissolving to black or to white. And another one is a forum just on extracting video or audio only from the viewer when it’s a simple “All, Video only, Audio only” option. People who are complaining are not giving it a chance.
I do agree it is not ready for broadcast or live. I do agree it’s missing a lot of things that professionals may use starting with “external” plugins. Well, it’s announced that it will come in the future. It is also announced they’ll be adding EDL, XML, and etc. I’m also hoping they would add better color grading features such as Color from the FCP Studio. But right now, if you’re doing indie work with simple straight cutting/editing and some simple grading, this is an extremely fast tool. The trimming functionality is extremely good. It feels like Protools. A lot of it feels like pro tools and pro tools is the #1 editing application for professionals still today.
It’s almost there and I think this release was just a beta to see what audiences want. Yes, they could have released it as a beta, but they didn’t. Anyways, those who are scared by the reviews, don’t be. If you’re not into the intense editing stuff, this application is for you. It takes you away from the technical stuff and it does help you very much on telling the story which is the point of any cutting application.
I haven’t directed my own short film since Spirit of Hoboken as I’ve been working on my own feature and producing other films. But recently, I don’t know what dawned on me, but I had great idea for a film. I wanted a film that didn’t need to use so many locations, but yet, have a pace that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I was able to combine 2 things I love most which is baseball and thrillers.
The script is completed and now it’s being reviewed by my partners to tighten up a few things. I’ll be documenting the process from now on out from location scouting, casting, collaborations with others, and etc.
It’s hard enough to get a script done, rather to get a good “concept” done. Now that you have a script all completed, what’s next? Pre-production to make the film? Say you got the money to make the film. What will you do after that? Are you going to sell it? Submit to film festivals and hope they play it? And then once they play it? What’s next?
My point is that just like life, you need to plan your projects. Buying expensive equipment without knowing what you’re going to do with it besides the understanding that you are going to “try” to make a movie is not logical thinking at all. It just means you dream to become one without the hard work involved. Many filmmakers are like that, more so just overall entertainers, and at the end of the day lose out on time and money.
Having a successful project is a simple concept. Make the film, sell the film, make lots of money, and win awards. How to get to that point is the challenge!
I’ve been in entertainment for over 10 years and I’ve met very very successful people. They all have similar stories of how they made their dreams come true. They worked hard and were extremely strategic with their plans. They all say to me and this is what I’ve always known since I was a kid….”if you have something valuable that others want, then you will have a successful project.”
Interpret it however you like, but if you as a person holds no value in a particular profession, nobody will want to hire you. So with film, if you don’t have a valuable product, nobody will want to buy it. So plan carefully and ensure that your projects hold value and you know how to sell it once it’s completed.
Since I collaborate with these wonderful folks, I took the liberty to ask if they were interested in blogging their film experience and news on Kvibe. They agreed to blog on Kvibe to bring more content and interesting news from other perspectives of the film industry.
So to quickly introduce them, Vito LaBruno, who wrote & directed “Business Is Dead” is an up and coming director looking to get his first comedy feature done.
Chris Wilcox is an up and coming talented Director of Photography who owns all his gear and looking to bring a new look to the film industry.
When they start blogging, I suggest on reading because I’m sure it is going to be very interesting!!!
I’m still working on updating more content for this website. I have more Behind The Scenes footage to edit, my personal reel, and I’m waiting to release “Business Is Dead” on the site and to the entire world. I have 3 feature films I’m working on, 2 scripts are a work in progress, and a script that I am currently reading by Vito LaBruno. In addition, I’m writing a short film script for my personal project because I want to keep my mind sharp in storytelling. It’s a simple, yet very compelling story to make. I also have a short film that I’m going to be producing for my friend Salvatore Sutera. He’s a talented Director and I only want to help him achieve goals because this guy is going to go places. Lastly, I have a bunch of different side non-film related projects that actually bring income into the company. Unfortunately, it cuts into the time on the things so my hands are really tied up.
Overall, everything is moving nicely. I couldn’t ask anything better for 2011. In 2010, it was a development stage to start building capital for 2011. Now that I’m building capital for 2011, 2012 has to be streamlining the services that Kvibe offers in films from Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Writing, and a slew of other services.