Ok sorry for the massive lack of updates. I’ve had month after month of crazy amounts of work and then just haven’t had the energy to sit down and write something interesting.
It doesn’t help that I couldn’t actually think of many interesting things to talk about seeing as we haven’t been able to make any films for a while.
I was thinking about maybe talking about animation techniques or VFX techniques but didn’t want to stray too much from the actual core part of making films. If you feel this might be of some interest then I’m more than happy to oblige?
I have decided one thing over the last few months and that is to scrap the part of 22 days later where by we have to use a costume, phrase and prop from our viewers. It’s not that I didn’t like some of the ideas that we pulled out the hat. After all without them we wouldn’t of had the insane films we’ve made so far. But to be honest we just weren’t getting enough ideas coming in and at the moment I’ve got quite a few short films I’d really just like to make without random input.
Maybe one day I’ll add that part back in but for now I’m going with just making a film in 22 days. If I get an influx of complaints then I will consider bringing that part back.
Although it has been pretty much work, work; work these past few months – by the way I can’t believe it’s been over 2 months since my last post; we did manage to shoot a short film.
The idea was to enter a short horror in a competition called: Short Cuts to Hell. Unfortunately we left it far to late – the night before, and so had to make up the story, film it and edit it in around eight hours.
It actually came out ok, the only problem was that one of the rules of the competition was that the film couldn’t be more than three minutes. Our film no matter how we tried to cut it came in at around four minutes. So we decided to call it quits.
I have decided to that it would be a shame to just leave it and so over the next few weeks I’ll finish it off and see what we get.
Here is a still. It’s worth noting that because there was only two of us we didn’t bother with any lighting and just used what we had in the room…which is why it looks a little bland.
In till next time – hopefully not two months.