Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Short

The Green Ruby Pumpkin from miguel ortega on Vimeo.

Happy Halloween! Come join our party today 5-8 TV Studio!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Free Event - Inside The Cutting Room with Bobbie O'Steen

Hey guys, here's a chance to join renowned author, Bobbie O’Steen (“Cut to the Chase”, “The Invisible Cut”) for an in-depth discussion with master film editor, Tim Squyres, who will screen footage and talk about his work on such films as, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, “Syriana”, “Rachel Getting Married”, and “Life of Pi”.

Click below for free tickets!

Free Event - Inside The Cutting Room with Bobbie O'Steen

Director Talk - Halloween Party and Registration!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Video Contest!

Science, it's a Girl Thing! is holding a video contest for their website which encourages young women to choose science in their future careers. All that's needed to enter is a 1 minute (or less) video designed to create awareness for the initiative and to encourage young women to consider scientific career paths. The prize is 1500 euros.

Click here for complete contest rules!

Another Short to Feature

Here's a little inspiration for the weekend: independent filmmaker Stephan Zloetescu has signed a deal with Warner Brothers to turn his short film, True Skin (below), into a feature film. Zloetescu will be directing the feature.

Monday, October 15, 2012

David Fincher's Kickstarter Campaign

If you thought Kickstarters & Indiegogo fundraising campaigns were only for students, guess again. David Fincher, Eric Powell and Blur Studios created a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their new comic book-turned-animated movie, The Goon. Because Hollywood isn't too keen on putting money on original ideas these days, it appears they need some help funding a feature-length story reel based on Powell's script in order to persuade Hollywood to create this film. The campaign states, "Because this movie isn't a sequel or filled with dancing animals we'll need more to bust open the gates." Check out their Kickstarter campaign here.

So far the campaign seems pretty successful. Hopefully they achieve their goal!

When raising funds for thesis, make sure to start a Kickstarter or Indiegogo. They're free and may help you out significantly!

Looper Pre-Visualization

Like the pitch video for a Halloween remake that was posted a few weeks ago, here goes another pitch video - this time for Looper, before it became the film that plays in theaters now. It's interesting to see the process of a successful film being made, especially in its earliest stages. Check it out below.

When preparing to shoot your thesis film, it's important to visualize the look and tone of your film. Borrow visual aides from other films, drawings, photos, and anything that might help serve as a blueprint for both you and your crew during pre-production.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fountainhead Project

Here is an example of promotion for your portfolio. Earlier last quarter, I wrote and directed a short scene in our sound stage. I did what all of you guys do for Directing the Actor - took a scene from a book / movie, rehearsed with my actors, then recorded the scene in our set. This video is what I showed at Alpha Channel this past September. This version is not quite finished, however I wanted to share this with you to demonstrate what you can accomplish with the resources you have. The crew were all alumni from the program. The equipment and location were done on campus. Click on the link below to see the film, if you missed Alpha Channel. Enjoy! - Eve

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Michael Myers takes Driving Lessons

* WARNING - This video has graphic blood and gore, however it's hilarious. If you are squeamish, skip this one. Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

DFM Halloween Party!

Bring your best film/TV costume and your party shoes to the DFM Halloween Party on October 26th (5 - 8pm)!


The party will be held on the 2nd Floor (Cage, TV studio, and various hallways). Get your free ticket at the Cage. You MUST be dressed as a film/ TV character in order to attend. Music and refreshments will be provided! We will also be raffling off various prizes - don't miss out!