What projects are you working on 2021 + ?

Shooting a scene this Friday for a short film me and some friends are working on. No cost budget, and experimental in style. Based around a poem I wrote mid 2020 about impulses and our desire to overcome our own inner demons.

Also got to write a script for another short film and rewrite a short into a feature.
That short film sounds cool, will this be a film coming to your YouTube channel? Also I’m excited for the other 2 projects, best of luck keep us updated!
 
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My buddy and I are are doing film challenges. For our first shorts, I challenged him to only use his drone as the camera. He had me only use candles for lighting.
I'm also busy trying to repurpose a narrative feature I shot into a documentary. Aside from that, I'm really working on growing my YouTube channel and committed to doing one video a week. My channel used to be a weird amalgamation of stuff that interested me: my feature films, short films, some survival trips etc.... Now it's a channel dedicated to filmmaking :) I have a lot of Fusion tutorials on there.

I'm currently making a few hundred a month on YouTube and my main goal this year is to be able to quit my fulltime job and just make films and film related trainings. I've set smaller goals that will lead up to it, the first being to make enough that I can take Fridays off from my day job. I'm on target to do that by May.
 
 
My buddy and I are are doing film challenges. For our first shorts, I challenged him to only use his drone as the camera. He had me only use candles for lighting.
I'm also busy trying to repurpose a narrative feature I shot into a documentary. Aside from that, I'm really working on growing my YouTube channel and committed to doing one video a week. My channel used to be a weird amalgamation of stuff that interested me: my feature films, short films, some survival trips etc.... Now it's a channel dedicated to filmmaking :) I have a lot of Fusion tutorials on there.

I'm currently making a few hundred a month on YouTube and my main goal this year is to be able to quit my fulltime job and just make films and film related trainings. I've set smaller goals that will lead up to it, the first being to make enough that I can take Fridays off from my day job. I'm on target to do that by May.
That sounds like a cool challenge! Really awesome to limit yourself at times and see how far your creativity goes! That’s a great release pattern best of luck with your YouTube channel. Would you mind sharing a link so I can check it out and subscribe? I hope u succeed with it so u can go full time youtube eventually 👌
 
That sounds like a cool challenge! Really awesome to limit yourself at times and see how far your creativity goes! That’s a great release pattern best of luck with your YouTube channel. Would you mind sharing a link so I can check it out and subscribe? I hope u succeed with it so u can go full time youtube eventually 👌
Sure, my channel is www.youtube.com/eldirectorvision

Here's my latest short - not from the challenge, but visiting my wife's family over Christmas, I had the urge to shoot a little action film. Problem was I didn't have any of my guns or my camera. So I shot it on my iPhone and we used finger guns instead-
 
"Finger Guns" was fun. Great variation on the traditional snowball fight. Loved the escalation of the weapons used and the "happy family in a commercial" ending. Short and to the point, perfect for the micro-attention span YouTube culture.

If it was "professionally" redone with some real prepro, etc. and you made it just a bit shorter it would be a solid contender at one of the One Minute film festivals. I would love to do the sound design of you remake it.

And, of course, Uncle Bob has to stick his nose in - we don't see it's a finger gun until after the first shots and she sees who is shooting at her. I could give some more suggestions as well; can't help being a meddler. :D

It could even be a once a month series - greatly over exaggerating similar situations. Two shopping carts lightly bumping in a super market becomes an all-out road rage confrontation. Changing a diaper is a massive toxic waste clean-up. A family with small children going to the beach for the afternoon becomes D-Day invasion preparations (having done this with an 11 year old and a one year old I can really relate to this one). Working at your desk to find a minor discrepancy in an accounting report becomes an Intelligence/Spy thriller (felt that way myself, once or twice). It would be great if the mom/grandma closed every one with the "happy family in a commercial" endings - like a series of commercials format with a spokesperson, even the same tag-line.


Good Stuff!
 
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"Finger Guns" was fun. Great variation on the traditional snowball fight. Loved the escalation of the weapons used and the "happy family in a commercial" ending. Short and to the point, perfect for the micro-attention span YouTube culture.

If it was "professionally" redone with some real prepro, etc. and you made it just a bit shorter it would be a solid contender at one of the One Minute film festivals. I would love to do the sound design of you remake it.

And, of course, Uncle Bob has to stick his nose in - we don't see it's a finger gun until after the first shots and she sees who is shooting at her. I could give some more suggestions as well; can't help being a meddler. :D

It could even be a once a month series - greatly over exaggerating similar situations. Two shopping carts lightly bumping in a super market becomes an all-out road rage confrontation. Changing a diaper is a massive toxic waste clean-up. A family with small children going to the beach for the afternoon becomes D-Day invasion preparations (having done this with an 11 year old and a one year old I can really relate to this one). Working at your desk to find a minor discrepancy in an accounting report becomes an Intelligence/Spy thriller (felt that way myself, once or twice). It would be great if the mom/grandma closed every one with the "happy family in a commercial" endings - like a series of commercials format with a spokesperson, even the same tag-line.


Good Stuff!
Alcove, thanks for checking it out and for the suggestions! Once I had the rough cut done, I was thinking the same thing regarding a one minute short. I might just have to that and would love to see what you do for sound design on it :D Love all the ideas regarding different scenarios, especially the diaper one. We don't have kids yet, but I have friends that do, so I can definitely relate lol
 
Well, if you decide to do one more or a bunch of them my door is open (insert squeaky door sound effect). You know where to find me!

Perhaps we could get a few others here on IndieTalk involved - composers, VFX artists, and the like. It might be a way for some of us to work off some of that lock-down restlessness. Nothing like quality material to stir your creative juices!
 

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Lol. I've spent months trying to formulate a perfect answer to that question. Every time someone asks, I start writing the answer and 4-5 hours in I just fall asleep.

I'll try again though. Brevity is the soul of wit, here we go. Save point is whatever you want it to be. It does start out as a story of a man who comes home from an average day at work, sits down in front of the tv and discovers the world is about to end. He soon discovers however that this day is instead the beginning, of a world beyond anything he ever knew existed. It's an interactive fiction product that tackles the most difficult and sought after goal in CYOA history. the idea of true freedom. I loved those books growing up in grade school, but they all had a similar failing. Due to constraints of the medium, you could make choices, but they all ended up leading to a similar outcome.

One day I came across a single book that didn't follow those default rules, it was called "The Cereal Box Adventures"

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Unlike all the other choose your own adventure books, this book did not give you the choice of going to the north side of pirate island or the northeast side of pirate island. It just spiraled out into whatever.

You woke up in the morning and made a bowl of cereal, and while you were eating breakfast, you read the many advertisements on the back of the cereal box. Depending on which of these you focused on, your day began to take a series of unusual turns. You could read the book one time, and get drafted into the army and end up fighting in a war. You could read it another time and end up on a mission to outer space. It really let your choices matter, though no one story was very long.

So as briefly as I can put it, that's what Save Point is about. The idea of choice driven fiction that doesn't limit itself. It spreads out and replicates like a virus, with no central direction.

If I had to explain why I think this is a good idea, that would take another 10,000 words. It sounds impossible, and it was, but some things have changed and I don't think it is anymore.

Hopefully no one is more confused than when I started, lol.
 

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Lol. I've spent months trying to formulate a perfect answer to that question. Every time someone asks, I start writing the answer and 4-5 hours in I just fall asleep.

I'll try again though. Brevity is the soul of wit, here we go. Save point is whatever you want it to be. It does start out as a story of a man who comes home from an average day at work, sits down in front of the tv and discovers the world is about to end. He soon discovers however that this day is instead the beginning, of a world beyond anything he ever knew existed. It's an interactive fiction product that tackles the most difficult and sought after goal in CYOA history. the idea of true freedom. I loved those books growing up in grade school, but they all had a similar failing. Due to constraints of the medium, you could make choices, but they all ended up leading to a similar outcome.

One day I came across a single book that didn't follow those default rules, it was called "The Cereal Box Adventures"

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Unlike all the other choose your own adventure books, this book did not give you the choice of going to the north side of pirate island or the northeast side of pirate island. It just spiraled out into whatever.

You woke up in the morning and made a bowl of cereal, and while you were eating breakfast, you read the many advertisements on the back of the cereal box. Depending on which of these you focused on, your day began to take a series of unusual turns. You could read the book one time, and get drafted into the army and end up fighting in a war. You could read it another time and end up on a mission to outer space. It really let your choices matter, though no one story was very long.

So as briefly as I can put it, that's what Save Point is about. The idea of choice driven fiction that doesn't limit itself. It spreads out and replicates like a virus, with no central direction.

If I had to explain why I think this is a good idea, that would take another 10,000 words. It sounds impossible, and it was, but some things have changed and I don't think it is anymore.

Hopefully no one is more confused than when I started, lol.
sounds really unique and cool
 
Hi Asher, this is a great initiative!

I'm working on the re-edit of a film I shot like 10 years ago but never got to finish. It's a lot of work, but I'd definitely love to have it done before 2021 ends.

I was obessed with a game called "No More Heroes" and the movie "Scott Pilgrim vs The World" back then, and I created a story that mixed both visually. A movie about a videogame with a comic style. Yeap.

I don't want to waste your time with the 10 years ago version, so I'll just show you the first scene from the actual montage in case you're curious! It's supposed to look like a videogame and not a movie, so you'll see some buttons popping out around. It's a pre-beta version, there's even no dialogue recorded yet (the original audio sucks), so a lot of changes need to be made yet!

I was trying to upload the video here but it will keep failing, so here's a YouTube private link - Disclaimer!

 
I'm building a large scale animation project, designed to be a collaborative affair between a large number of directors, animators, sound design professionals, artists, etc. It's called Save Point.

Hey man, maybe you could mention you made a post about it! I always like to provide links and stuff for curious people like myself! 😜
 
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