Final Project/ Final Post

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This semester has been very busy. I decided to do a fiction film called Forensic Connection for my final project. At first I imagined myself attempting to create a short film. However, my mind tends to go above and beyond at times. I was not only able to complete the short film, but I was able to develop a small production company with 2 of my close friends called Clearbox Pictures. This is my first feature/short film I have ever worked on and completed. It was a long process, but at the end of the day I’m very satisfied with the results. I was able to develop a website, create unique content for the film such as a movie poster, character photos etc, which can be seen on www.clearboxpictures.com. The film is about an hour long 58mins to be exact. There are 4 main characters in this film and in total the cast consisted of 9 talented individuals. The film has several sets which we were lucky to find without any costs.

The tools that I used in order to complete this project were 2 cameras, a Canon T3i and a Canon Vixia h2. I used my own shotgun mic and was able to borrow one of the shotgun mics from the school as well as several lenses. The filming process began in the summer back in August. There were 16 scenes written, and we were able to film just about every Sunday. We were able to finish the film in time and be able to reshoot scenes if necessary. My contributions to the film were, acting, writing, directing and filming. It seems like a lot to deal with, but this is a passion of mine, so it never felt stressful to manage these tasks.

Overall, what I learned from this project is I had no idea that I would be capable of writing, directing, and acting all at the same time. It wasn’t easy, but this experience has opened my eyes and showed me that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. I also have to give many thanks to my team. They put in a lot of effort and time into this project which, made things much easier. I also had the privilege to work with a fantastic cast of actors, true professionals at heart. Like I mentioned above, this is truly a passion of mine that I am turning into a career. So this may be my first film, but it definitely won’t be my last, and just like wine, I’ll only get better as time progresses.

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Final Project Update 4/10/14- Nick G

I haven’t blogged my progress in while, but that due to the fact that I’ve been working extremely hard towards completing my final project. I have been able to finish filming, I put the scenes together and was able to notice which scenes need to be re-shot. I was able to get a website up to promote my film (clearboxpictures.com). Up on the website I have a teaser trailer for my film and other exclusive footage pertaining to the film. I only have to re-shoot two scenes and I already have it scheduled for the next two weeks. I’m looking forward to completing this project and everything seems to be going along as scheduled.

Final Project Update- Facebook Forensics (Short Film)

So far I have about 85% of the scenes filmed and put togther in post. There are about 3 short scenes, and 1 major scene left to film. I’ve managed to cut a 30 second teaser trailer, designed an official Movie poster, and I am currently working on the official website. My mindset is to release all three of these items by this Sunday. In the mean time, I’m just waiting for the weather to be a little more cooperative so that I may finish filming the remainder of the scenes.

Final Project: Short Film

For my final project I am creating a short fiction film called “Facebook Forensics”. I’ve already written a script for the film, and finished shooting most of the scenes. I have about 4-5 scenes left to film. However, for those remaining scenes I need the weather to clear up a bit. In the mean time, I’ve been working on post production. All of the scenes that I have shot, are all put together, and color corrected. So while I wait to finish filming, I’m starting to work on the sound portion of the film. Making sure the voices sound good, and everything flows properly when the actors are both speaking or not.

The film wasn’t influenced by anything in particular. It came from an idea one of my productions partners thought of. Once he told me the idea I just went with it and started to brain storm and come up with a plot.

Below is a sneak peak of scene 1. Be sure to follow my Instagram: ClearBoxPictures, Tumblr: ClearBoxPictures for the latest news, behind the scenes photos, to keep up to date with the progress.