Sunday, November 25, 2012

Epilogue of Sorts

Since "Debris" is now finished, and packaged up, and sent off to festivals from whence it can never return, I started thinking about Main Character. He's based loosely on my dad, but I never really gave him a name. I've gotten to know one part of his story so well, but I'd honestly never given thought to who he is outside of that particular journey. Maybe because the film is done, and maybe because I don't really have a project to fill the void yet, I find myself thinking about it more and more.

I figure after he arrives home, he decides to spend some more time with his family. He's always been a bit of a chef at heart, and one Saturday morning, he shows his youngest daughter how to make biscuits.

Maybe she'll be the next character I explore? Or his neighbor? Or a stranger he nods to in the grocery store?

Whatever road I explore next, I hope you'll come along with me as I follow it.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

After Affected

I've hit a wall lately, which stinks because I need to get Debris cut together and finished before June. At least, I'd like to get it cut together and finished before June, but for whatever reason whenever I try to work on the film, something comes up. OH, I NEED TO WORK OUT. OH, I NEED TO FINISH MY TAXES. OH, I NEED TO PLAN A WEDDING. OH, I SHOULD WATCH THIS ANIME.

There's also the fact that I'm relatively new to After Effects, and while I can cut together a basic verion of the film, I want better than just "basic." I want to make sure it shines. There are apparently all manner of effects and tricks you can do with AEfx, but right now I can't even figure out how the hell to fade out on a scene. Ugh.

So - if you're reading this, you know After Effects, and perhaps you wouldn't mind sharing some skills, hit a lady up!, or go to and tell me all about your vectors and your framing quotients and your alpha channels. I need to know! I must know! Time is ticking, and June is closing in...