Friday, August 19, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Also, I'm starting to assemble the special effects team. It's going to be intense.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, November 19, 2009
That's very true. In fact, it wasn't. All you've got to go on is a cool trailer.
So, Fall 2009?
It's probably not going to be what you expect, but it's probably going to be very cool.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
It will be showing in Weld Hall Auditorium at 6:30 tonight at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
It's a pretty intense mockup, and it's got a lot of cool ideas in it. I won't be releasing this version online, except to select parties who will be working with me on the final version of the film.
Over the past few days I've been grinding out pieces of a temp track, a crazy cool color correction pass, and the final mockup edit with lots of help from some really cool people.
The more work I put into this version of the film, the more excited I am about the real version I'll be filming this summer.
Much thanks to everyone involved - You'll see it soon!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Will Crystal Resonance be real?
Check it out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Feu3bHz41-4
I'll be working with my editor on the rough edit this week, and am pretty excited about the direction of this project...
Friday, March 27, 2009
(no pictures )
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Here's a project promotional video - the first actual project video online.
You can't do anything that doesn't change the world. Why not change it in a positive way?
Really, if you watch a 1 hour movie, you're 1 hour closer to the time you die. It's costing you your life. Do you really want to give up your life just to be entertained?
Of course, because if you don't take a breaks and enjoy stuff, you'll burn out. Thus, doing enjoyable things are something you've gotta do. So, why not entertain yourself with something that's really inspiring? Something that gets you excited about God?
If you watch lots films that actually show you how to get rich or free run, you'll probably get rich or free run.
If you were to watch lots of amazing film that show you how to actually be a cool Christian, you'll probably become a better Christian.
If you watch lots of movies that show you how cool it is to be evil, you'll probably become more evil... Hopefully not, but it's really hard not to be influenced by films.
So, lets make films that influence Christians to rise up and live for God!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
It's Paul again.
The film is coming along nicely.
It's just about time for the BETA shoot of the film...
If every other industry does product testing to ensure consumer satisfaction, why doesn't the movie industry? Well, they kinda do, so I may as well try it out on my project. So, sometime between the magical dates of March 13th and 23th will be the PreFilm shoot. Then we'll cut 'n' edit the film, slap on a temp track some simple color grading, and have a product y'all can actually watch, comment on, and enjoy. If it's good, we'll go into production, and finish up later this summer (Shoot May Edit June Release July). If it's not, we'll make changes as necessary, and go for it.
So, if you want to hang out for a day doing the Video run of the film, or the 5 days we'll be
filming it, let me know.
We probably won't spend much time on lighting, sound or perfecting each of the fancy camera moves, but we'll get every frame of our storyboards, and everything we need for a 'test movie'
We've also decided on the title.
But we won't tell you.
So, check out BricklightStudios.com and learn more!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
"Yeah. It was a good movie."
"A movie where loyalty and bravery and perseverance are portrayed. Where somebody stood strong to protect someone else. Where good prevailed against evil. It had a good storyline, funny lines, and interesting characters. It was shot well, edited well, and had a cool soundtrack. Yeah, there was some stuff I don't approve of, but overall it was a good movie."
This above statement describes any movie. The virtues loyalty, bravery, and perseverance are used as commonly by evil as good. So, really, these movies have virtually nothing positive about them. Except entertainment. (that's another topic)
So, really we've got a title of “Hero” on this post, so let's find out what that's about.
The hero of this film was a guy who trusted that he could save someone he cared about, despite a huge amount evil beings against him. He makes split second decisions, he uses lots of skills he's got, coercion, smart talk, quick thinking and he takes many lives of evil people to finish his mission.
So, that's the hero we see. The guy who gets his way through worldly power. He's a strong and wise worldly guy. That being symbolic doesn't change it.
When was the last time you saw a movie with a Christian character that strong, but strong in faith? Somebody who actually modeled beliefs that God could solve their problems.
I haven't seen one movie yet where God couldn't have solved the problems of the hero.
I've seen a lot of movies where Christians are portrayed as being weak and powerless. They somehow scrape together a solution, and eventually achieve a happy ending - or die, because that's happy too right?
These sort of films aren't showing us who we should be. If they were redone as typical movies, It'd be like a heist movie where the guys go to jail, get out 60 years later, and have a happy reunion by stealing napkins from a restaurant. Who cares? Anyone can do that.
It's as hypocritical to have a Christian who is closer to God than you are as having a normal guy who's got better impossibly good skills portrayed in a film you're making.
So, how about we film makers find out what an impossibly great Christian would look like today, and how to make a really realistic and exciting film around that?
Rather than just sitting and staring a movie for 2 hours, we could actually be inspired and instructed to live a power filled Christian life.
Also, I saw a film promoting how cool it is to be a National Guard Warrior.
Why don't Christians have films like this promoting how cool it is to be a Christian Warrior?
Monday, February 16, 2009
Here's a test video shot on an HVX-200a we'll be using to shoot the film. It's got the 35mm SG Pro Rev 3 adapter, and a wide open lens.
Meanwhile, I'm putting together final details (and thousands of words) on the project, so everything will be ready to go.
A strange staircase.
I'm trying out a blue look.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
attack of the cool nerf gun toting stand ins!
a forest, a pad of paper, and an award winning actor