Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Demons" by Karl Wenham IndieGoGo Funding Campaign

This was actually posted awhile ago, but I was going to update it and saw I'd posted nothing else since, so I'm just adding to it here instead. Not really too much more info on it, I posted some of the photos and videos for now, I'm hoping to do a lot more to get some interest in it.

$2000 is a pretty high goal, I just thought I'd set it as that, I'm willing to take any small amount really. And if you can't afford to make a donation, then you can easily help out by reposting the link everywhere you can think of.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mada the Vampire and other stuff

A short video, shot by Kim Johnston, of the last photo shoot I did with Julia Laforest as Mada the Vampire.

Finally got around to putting this online, even though it was edited about a week or more ago. Anyway, things have been slightly busy, fairly annoying and some other stuff I can't really remember at the moment.

The editing on Grayson & Gortch is coming along well. Just one scene left, half a scene really. So far it's pushing 20 minutes and this last scene is probably the longest of the movie, so it should be a decent length. It'll definitely not be a boring movie, even if it doesn't make total scene because it's moving so fast.

Still waiting to hear about the grant I applied for for the "Demons" by Karl Wenham project - that's been a bit of a source of annoyance.I'd love to rant about it, but I'm too annoyed by how long it's taking to bother. Regardless of the outcome whenever I do finally hear about the grant, I'm going to start up a campaign on IndieGoGo and see if something comes of that. Should have that up and running in a few days if not sooner.

Otherwise not much going on. I've got no supplied so I haven't been working on anything aside from one new prosthetic. It's looking pretty funky though. Can't wait to be able to make the mould and do a shoot with it, should be cool.

And that's it, probably won't be posting anything until the photo shoot next week.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Grayson & Gortch Trailer now online.

Came out not too bad, although my announcer voice kinda sucked today and since I was in a hurry to just get it done I just decided to put up with it.

Too much to do and not enough time (or money mostly).

Things tend to bottleneck rather often on me. And that always seems to coincide most proportionally to how poor I am. In any case, I have a whole pile of projects I'm trying (or wanting) to work on, but I'm unable due to lack of funds - kind of annoying.

Right now I'm trying to get the trailer to Grayson & Gortch done, almost done - it's been taking forever as it turned out to be a pretty tricky trailer to edit. I think I finally got it all working, if all goes well I could be online within the day.

Otherwise I'm just trying to get things organized with the online shop. I've got a couple props I'd love to put online for sale, but because I currently can't mass produce them for various reasons, or ship them because of lack of proper packaging, I have to just leave it for the moment.

I've got a short video from the Vampire photo shoot I've been wanting to get to, but due to other projects (not mine but I did make a small amount of money off them) that popped up. I'm hoping once the Grayson & Gortch trailer is taken care of I can get to that.

As well I'm trying to get a new script written, it's almost 2 weeks past my self imposed due date. I'm trying to track down a location for another photo shoot and that's been just dead in the water for some time now.

I need to make some progress with Social Lives of the Undead soon too.

There's 2, perhaps 3, web series type projects I have in developement. One is ready to go just waiting on suppliers. One is just a thought in my head that will take very little work to get off the ground. And the 3rd is the one I want to do the most of all, but I've got a tonne of work ahead of me before I can attempt that.

Also, I've been trying to find a local UltraCal 30 supplier - I'm hoping that's done today. I guess we'll see.

And I've been patiently waiting to hear about a grant I applied for that might actually solve about 80% of all these problems. As well as making a 2nd attempt at a program that will allow me to get the business up and running more smoothly.

I think that's it.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Vampire photo shoot

I did a photo shoot with Julie Laforest today, done up as a vampire at a local lounge, 42nd Street, and while I'm pretty happy with most of the images I don't think my head was quite into it today because when I look the pictures I can't help think I could've done so much more with that location and whatnot. Then again, things were very limited because of the lighting up there. I brought in some lighting, but it wasn't entirely enough - as a result, keeping things in focus was a little tricky and some of the pictures weren't as sharp as I'd hoped. Ah well, they still look good, just means I should really look at investing in some good lenses.

I think the makeup turned out great, the fangs, as cheap as they were looked great and even the fake blood I made up for Julie to actually drink - yes, this was totally drinkable and pretty damned realistic looking blood. Overall I'm pretty happy with the images and as usual Julie was willing to put up with the makeup and did a great job.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Editing Grayson & Gortch

I'm finally getting around to editing this thing. So far here's how it's looking:

8 1/2 scenes out of 12 are edited

Current running time is 13 minutes - approximately 5-7 minutes of unedited scenes

60 FX shots (not too bad, most are muzzle flashes and bullet hits)

I've got everything organized, all the FX shots listed out and now it's just a matter of time. I've got a couple other projects taking up my time this weekend, so chances are I won't get much more done until Monday or Tuesday at this rate. I'm really hoping to get a chance to make a trailer for this thing really soon, just not sure where to even start at this point. I think I'll need some Lethal Weapon sounding music to start with and go from there.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Demon Ear Prosthetics - finally online.

I finally got these bad boys (or girls, ears don't have a specific sex that I'm aware of) online. I thought I'd actually try to insert the stuff from the online shop into the blog and see what happens.

If it's not appearing properly, let me know. Otherwise, if you've got a hankering for some Demon Ear prosthetics, you know where to get some. There will definitely be more coming online in the next few months. You can never have enough demon ears.

Demon Ears
Generic Demon Ears (Type A)

$20.00 CAD

More Info

Or you can go to the actual website to buy them - either way, you should buy them.
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