Here are the results of a small compositing test I did. Nothing big. I WAS going to do something much, much more complicated but it did not work out (I’m not as talented a roto artist as I thought >_> ). This I knocked out in ~4 hours or so.
David “May is compositing Month” Fulde
A small Project Monday today. a runthrough of my post processing for INTENSITY. I had a few questions about it so: Here we are! I hope you like it!
(Note: The photo used is not one that was used in the actual project but, rather, one of the ones that was not good enough. I just did not want to mess with the ‘master’ so to speak)
David “Now a whovian” Fulde
Dexterity 3.0 It’s here! It’s finally here!
Dexterity 3.0, the newest, and probably last, in the “Dexterity” series. This is by far the best of the bunch thanks to Matt Inkpen’s cinematography and direction. Oh, I didn’t mention that this is the first Project Monday to not be directed by me? Oh yeah. That’s a thing. Without further Ado…
Click through and watch in HD!
Now, this is the first time I’ve ever bought music for a short as well, which was totally worth it I think! Be sure to let me know your thoughts down below
David “Next week won’t be this awesome” Fulde
So, this week I WAS going to make a walkthrough of my “INTENSE”photo set but then I re-discovered glitch art
One or two of these are actually very personal. The first image more so than anything else (A poem I wrote awhile back is embedded in the image, along with playing with the code)
the second image has the first draft of a script copy/pasted into it a few times. As you can see, some of these turned out better than others. It was fun and I can see myself using techniques similar to these in the future. It is great fun!
no photo-editing programs were used to make any of these
Check out this weeks Project Monday without music/VO. Just pure sound design! https://vimeo.com/62826178
No original audio was used :)
Greetings! So, this week I an releasing what is the most ambitious project monday ever. how so, you ask?
First: It is 1 minute long. Not the longest, but it’s up there
Second: It has 10 VFX shots
That’s ~9 more than any other single video I believe
Third: It has sound design
I have never played with sound design before this week. It was fun but I was definately out of my element.
Fourth: It has a story
This is the first, non-documentary, project Monday that has an actual story. Somthing exciting for me.
Without further ado, here it is! :)
first off, it is what it is. It was created in 3 days and it was my first time trying to replace a phone screen and I did a bunch wrong while shooting.
I had the idea on Friday and had to release it today so the FX are rushed. There is a lot I would do differently given more time, and I might (Probably won’t ) go back to it on a later date. I like the idea of the story, kind of ripping off Watch Dogs though, ha ha.
If given more time I would have shot a bit more, as well as (obviously) fixed the VFX. Right now they are more ‘heavy proof of concept’ rather than finished product. I’m not UNhappy with this short; but I’m not jumping up and down over it either.
VERY special thanks to James Raymond for designing the UI of everything, as well as Chuck McLearn for starring and voicing :)
David ‘I’ll show the sound design stuff on Wed’ Fulde
Greetings all! I thought that, this week, I’d post a normal blogpost which I have not done for a very long time. “But why David?” you may be wondering, or maybe, ”What’s your excuse this time?” maybe even “How’d you get so fly?” (Probably not the latter, though.) I can answer all of these (Except the last one) with two words!
Feature Script (and, in answer to the last question: Natural blond hair)
In 8 days I went from “Fade In” to “Fade out” on my first ever feature script. Is it terrible? Yes! But it’s the first draft of my first script of this length. but this post is not about how terrible it is; this post is about what I learned writing in such an atypical way to my usual process.
Here is how my usual process goes.
This is known as the IODeNeDeNeDeNeBeGeBLeP technique.
Then, if I’m lucky, 2 years later I’ll have a 5 page script (Or, if I’m really lucky, 1 year). Trying to write a feature script was a lot different. I knew that I could not tackle it the same way I had been tackling shorts before. Now, I do not regard myself as a writer, So take everything that I say with a grain of salt.
The idea started when I was in the mood to write, but had no inspiration. I dug out some of my old notebooks, and began leafing through them. I found an old Idea I had discarded and decided to pursue it. the prospect of writing out an outline was not a great one. I wanted to just get straight to writing story so I did something I’ve never tried before. I wrote the protagonists diary, as it would read over the course of the film. At this point, I did not know if the film would be a feature, a short, or somthing inbetween. I just wrote until the story reached a natural conclusion. I did something that I’ve never been able to do before during this process. something that I’ve always had trouble with; Ignoring what I’ve written and not allowing myself to be filtered.
It became quite clear early on that this story was destined to be a feature. And it became quite obvious to me that I could not just jump back in the pages I’ve written and redo things like I’m used to. I just had to power through until the Protagonist’s diary was done. this was a big step for me as, without fail, I am hyper-critical of my own work and will burn out before page 2 or 3 with rewrites.
When the protagonist’s diary was done, I took a few days away from it and then digitized it; rewrote everything I had written in the notebook and put it into a google docs folder (One document for each day in the diary). This is when I could tighten things up, and make it more cohesive. I left this alone for a few days: Only touching on bits of the story that had to do with the setting, and not necessarily the plot (what state the world is in and why. the fun stuff!)
When it came time to actually sit down in front of Final Draft and start writing is when it really hit me that my old method would not work. I would be dilly dallying and the script would never get past page ten. So I broke every instinct I had, thanks to the practice I had writing the protagonists diary/outlining the story and just powered through.
Eight days later, I wrote the words Fade Out and the script was done. Now, there are logical inaccuracies, how I imagined a character when I started the script had changed by the end of the script, how different characters knew each other changed etc. etc. etc. but, for the first time, I got past my insecurities and just plowed through until the script was done. Now, once I take a break for a few days to help my brain take a bit of a break and separate ’writing’ from ‘rewriting’, I can go back and fix all fo these mixups, and fix any break in the story etc.
People always say: “Just write, don’t revise. Just write until it’s done.”, and that is a very difficult thing for me to do, tackling a feature has really helped me get past that sort of block in my mind that tells me to not proceed, and to fix what I have already written.
Will anything come of the feature? Probably not. It’s my first time tackling something this long, but is still an accomplishment badge I can attach to my cub-scout sash of life.
David “Next week will be a real Project Monday” Fulde
Greetings all! so, a few days back I went out into the cold with a friend of mine and shot some eagles! Uh- with a camera.
The Feast is probably one of my favourites of the set. There is just so much going on, yet it doesn’t feel busy.
Flurry is another one of my favourites; As it looks so much like a composite image: But it isn’t.
David “Birds are cool” Fulde
Greetings all! So, I have been hella busy this week, and thought that I would let you know about a small project I’m doing this year. Next week will be a ‘real’ project monday
The goal of the project is to see 200 films that I should have seen long ago. Oscar winners, classics etc. Some of the movies on the list include
Yankee Doodle Dandy
All movies I should have seen long, long ago. This is both to help me grow in my film knowledge, see the classics and the greats, as well as give me things to do on those boring nights.
Next week I’ll have somthing
David “No, Really” Fulde