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  1. Chris Tempel

    Leap

    Wednesday, June 29, 2022 I finished all my VFX for "Fins" and really enjoyed the ACES workflow for that aspect. From a color grading standpoint though, ACES makes the controls a lot more sensitive. I need to research some Blackmagic control panels and see what people are saying about them and...
  2. Chris Tempel

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    Sunday, June 26, 2022 Cool update- I'm learning ACES! Over a year ago, a buddy and I challenged each other to make a short film. His challenge to me was, “Jaws, but in a Montana lake”. I wrote a script called “Fins", my wife built a creature tail, and we shot it in April of 2021. It turned...
  3. Chris Tempel

    vfx testing testing

    What software are you using?
  4. Chris Tempel

    Leap

    Finally got the opening prologue finished! Had some last minute issues with z-fighting on the render, but it's finally done! In the film, we'll replace my voice with whoever I cast in that part, but this will help keep me excited as I finish the script.
  5. Chris Tempel

    "If the Americans had not won at Gettysburg."

    Cool concept!
  6. Chris Tempel

    movies Prey | Official Trailer | Hulu

    I was surprised to see it was Hulu only too! It looks like it could be theatrical. But this also explains why Hulu suddenly had all the Predator films and recommended them to me lol
  7. Chris Tempel

    Leap

    That has nothing to do with my flick
  8. Chris Tempel

    Leap

    Mocked up a new poster this morning. The parkour figure is me from 2008 and the background is two images I shot with my iPhone last year. This won't be the final design by any means, but it's something to keep me excited for the time being. One of the core concepts that's survived since the...
  9. Chris Tempel

    business My Client's Video is Going Viral....

    Thanks for the responses, guys. This client did put me in touch with another that was a decent sized gig and had my flying to Chicago, so that is something to consider. I think for now I will try to ride this out until the one year mark. While never explicitly stated or agreed to, I do want...
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    business My Client's Video is Going Viral....

    I should add, we've never signed a contract or agreement. I do the work, then send him an invoice. He's a financial advisor and well aware of inflation and such, so it should be easy, but right now, he's the one paycheck I can count on week after week.
  11. Chris Tempel

    business My Client's Video is Going Viral....

    I started my business 6 months ago. Like many video guys new to working for themselves, I struggled with pricing. I've been doing weekly videos for this client since the end of December, shooting his Vlog, editing and uploading. Afraid of not landing the client, I slightly lowballed him. As...
  12. Chris Tempel

    Myriad Distractions (the escape zone to write)

    I like to go someplace like a park or lake. That way my laptop has no internet.
  13. Chris Tempel

    Leap

    Tuesday, May 31, 2022 Music. I am not a musician, but I can hear an eight count. I know a few guitar chords and I can pluck out a tune or two on the piano, but that's it. I can't sing. I can't read sheet music. Yet somehow I take an active role in the music for my films. It started in my...
  14. Chris Tempel

    Leap

    Sorry to hear the show never went anywhere. I had a similar experience where I worked on a science show for kids that was Christian based. We completed a 9 episode first season and then the project got canned and never saw distribution.
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  16. Chris Tempel

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    Thursday, May 26, 2022 Things are still moving forward. The script is progressing and I might have my first cast member. I reconnected with an actor from that last Leap movie recently on Instagram. His name is Walt and he played one of the bad guys back then. I only worked with him for two...
  17. Chris Tempel

    watch I made a Trailer for a upcoming short I'm doing, can you guess what is going to happen?

    I see you have the ability to do some VFX. I'd suggest treating the blue pistols as VFX shots. There's a great book called "The DV Rebel's Guide". There's a chapter where the author filmed his buddy running around San Francisco with a green plastic pistol. He brought the shots into After...
  18. Chris Tempel

    Couldn't have put it better myself

    Giving this a watch now
  19. Chris Tempel

    Leap

    53 pages. It's been emotionally draining as I wrote a huge argument, death scene, and a funeral. Crazy how it affects you in real life.
  20. Chris Tempel

    Leap

    Small update for today. There's a massive earthquake scene at the end of the first act and I've been thinking a lot about how I want to pull this off. Just for fun this morning, I put my cinema camera on a tripod and locked down all the axis to the point where they just barely moved. I set...
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