Status Update By Harrison M Palmer Train Tragedy Update. Following up on the MIDNIGHT RIDER incident: There was not a full ‘tech scout’ prior to the “dream sequence” being shot on the train trestle. It was a pre pro/prep/camera test day & NOT a ‘production…
I am amazed the change to myself that has happened in the last two weeks.
Not long ago, I was having such trouble sleeping I could not rest my eyes until the sun had fully passed the horizon, and they would stay closed until well after that ball of gas was on the way back down.
Now I have started falling asleep at regular hours and waking up early. The idea of working best at night is a myth. I am happier, more active, get FAR more done in the same amount of time awake. It is such an interesting feeling to know that you have read an entire book before 1600, a time in which you often were waking up not two weeks ago.
It is amazing what waking up early and doing some simple warm-up exercises (stretches, squats) has done for my state of being. I’m more creative, driven, and most importantly: Happy.
I swear… Avid is like an abusive girlfriend. Some days she is all “Oh, I live you” and acts exactly how you expect with a pleasant challenge. Other days she is manipulative, nothing is going the way it usually does, and then JUST as your about to quit… Flips the switch again. Ugh.
Long story shirt I have been incredibly, stupidly, busy. This is a good thing. It really is. I have recently been doing some roto work that has been some of the most artistically rewarding if my career thus far. 11 shots in 6 days wasn’t ideal, but it was a great challenge. Now to recharge, and start working in the next one!
Science fiction can, and should, be about reimagining social possibilities, not just blowing shit up in space; however, if you can reimagine social possibilities while blowing shit up in space, I am all for that.
Yesterday, I went in to help a friend with a project, I don’t want to say too much but I’ll just say that it was something he had someone else do and I was re-doing.
He left me to get started and went out to get a cigarette. I quickly finished the shot and went put to meet up with him and chat about other work he wanted to get done.
The look on his face was one of worry, since he assumed something was wrong and though I may not be able to get the work completed. His expression soon became priceless when I told him I was actually finished.
In late 2012 myself, my good friend/producer Chuck some other colleagues and a few actors all got together and over two shooting days we shot a short film titled IMPACT. I don’t want to divulge too much information about it yet, but I can safely say I am proud of it!
You may be wondering why a 5 minute short film has taken over a year to complete? Well, that is simple. We had/have no money, nor a deadline. We are taking our time with this to make it the best it can be. Audio has been the real hangup, something so important we needed to find just the right person for the job. It took us awhile and we finally found someone who we feel will be a good fit for the project.
This past week I went into the colour suite and did some work on the short, trying to dial in the look of the film. Now, these are just a first pass and not indicative of the final look of the film; but I feel they are a good example of the feel of the short we will be going for.
Hello all! So, Project Monday, as an experiment, is finished.
However, I don’t think I’m done with this tumblr I feel that this is best served as a blog, a way to explain my thoughts on things, update everyone on new projects and the like. In the new year, I will begin posting every monday again, HOWEVER: It will rarely have video content.
I don’t know exactly what this will become, if anything. but I’m excited to find out with you!
So, this week I grabbed most of what I have created and put on this blog over the past two years and compiled it into a short retrospective. It was interesting to go through my old photos and really explore how I have greown and changed.
I won’t speak too much here. But the embed is below. share it with your friends if you like!
Greetings all! So, I recently got an email from Tumblr informing me that Project Monday has been around for two years. That is almost ten percent of my entire time on this earth has been devoted to this blog. Wow.
Sure I missed weeks, and in some cases months, but I have grown so, so much over the course of this blog. I held it very tight to my chest, it has helped me blossom as a filmmaker and really helped me try out concepts and techniques I otherwise would not have had a chance at experiencing, at least not at this point in my career. And, as I look back, I can feel myself growing stagnant. The spark behind Project Monday, that drive to create just… isn’t there any more. The philosophies and techniques I learned while doing this has been, to be truly honest, life changing, but I feel that it is time to have a shift in focus.
With this in mind I feel that trying to make something every week, almost entirely on my own (though, recently, often with help of a good friend or two), just is not helping me grow as much as it once was. Is this the end of Project Monday? Not quite. Just a… Shift of priorities.
From now on, Project Monday will no longer be weekly. It will not be anything, really. I am going to try for bi-weekly. this will give me much more time to plan, shoot and edit the pieces. Bring the projects from “I’m proud of this for being made in X days” like CONNECTED to “I am proud of this.”
So… If all goes to plan… I will see you all here in two weeks.
Alright! So, in the vein of trying to take this blog more seriously, I bit off more than I could chew. Oops?
So, this was the result of having a small idea and executing it, which is what I really want this blog to be about.
I’m fairly happy with it, some roto things I’m not happy with, and stuff like that but whatever; next week’sProject Monday will most likely be this same film, but with colour correction and sound design (ciuld not get to them. This week was busy aside from making this film)
Hey all! So, I WAS going to do some cinematography tests but, instead, I decided to release some photo’s from a live show, the album release part of a local band called this Ship. Enjoy! You can see more of these photo’s here: http://500px.com/DavidFulde
Greetings all! today I have a special post! As some of you know, I’ve been working on two larger projects, both of which are nearing the end of post production.
One of these is called IMPACT; which is following the trials of three friends after a post-societal event
The second of these projects is called STATIC, the synopsis of which is "When wayward son William has his first turn with the family time machine, he discovers a strange and dazzling future. As he encounters an obstacle to his mission, he begins to worry if he will make it home, or be lost forever."
And today, we have a special Project Monday, which is the release of the trailer!
We shot this back in October, it was written by both myself and my good friend Jenna Graham; who also came up with the story and produced it!
It stars Bill Ogilvie and Khalela Perrault, who both came in at the 11th hour and kicked some serious ass!
Shot by the wonderful Jeff Knox, with special help on set by
Ryan McKinnon, Adam Gravelle, Sam Coleman, Adam Bonner, and Maria Psaila.
thank you SO much to everyone involved! I’m excited for everyone to see this!
Greetings! this week, to ease myself into Project Monday after that short hiatus, I made something simple. I decided to work a little on my 3D tracking skills, this week, and shoot something simple, my roommate hugh catching and then throwing a frisbee, then some computer magic and….
David “Next week, might have something special” fulde