Thursday, February 11, 2010

Imma Be a Producer

I know, two posts in a day. Crazy. Well, despite how incredibly busy this semester has been and despite the fact that I feel like I am forever behind in classes and personal projects, I've made some big decisions that deal with my future. I am currently working on three films, taking 16 credits, and working 20-hour weeks. I also have two projects that I started awhile ago for people that I have yet to finish. Hopefully this weekend will be productive.

Come the end of the semester I will be producing a zombie movie in three dimensions. I am scared out of my mind, but I feel that I would be good at producing. This project has been in the works for some time now and will be going full force right at the heels of our recent 3D sci-fi comedy which should be done by the end of March. Tomorrow a large portion of the film will be screened at the Sci-Fi conference that is taking place a BYU right now called Life, the Universe, and Everything. However, the models are under construction and so the film is not yet complete.

It will be interesting to see the reaction to the film.Many people scoffed at the idea of a few students figuring out how to shoot a 3D movie and build a custom 3D rig... well, we did it- and it looks amazing. The Zombie movie will be our first project on this scale outside of BYU. We need to find investors and create a business plan, budget, LLC, and the list goes on. Here's the catch, it all needs to be done by the end of September. Yeah, we live on the edge.It is my last summer before I graduate and I was really hesitant to commit to this project because I really need to make this summer count. But I had some experiences that basically told me that I needed to do this project. That means reject any internship opportunities I may have and forget about even working full-time. This movie will be my life this summer and I may not see one penny from it. It still scares the crap out of me, but for someone like me who doesn't really stay in-tuned enough to receive a whole lot of spiritual guidance, the guidance I received about this was a big deal and I won't argue with it. Bring on the Zombies.

A couple phone pics of some of the sets we built for the 3D Sci-Fi:

These sets were built by almost zero time, zero money, and zero people who had little or no experience. Cardboard ceilings, warped wood walls, painter's plastic light fixtures. Oh yeah, this is low budget. Accomplishing this made me believe that we could actually make movies. Now imagine it all in 3D. Oh yeah.


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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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