Tuesday, January 7, 2014

STILL ALIVE!!!



HOLY CRAP! 2013 was a heck of a year. Especially the last half. The REDD blog's last post was July 25th.


After that the updates just stopped. For that I greatly apologize. We kept up with a few updates here and there on Facebook, and I'd post an update on Twitter or Instagram here and there. But I failed to do full updates on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. I apologize for that and won't let it happen again.
Truth is since July life got turned upside down for me. I won't give you the full on sob story, just know there was alot of drama in my personal life, and alot of reality hit many of my crew for that last half of 2013. It happens especially when undertaking such an epic endeavor. We've continued to work post production for REDD and we've gotten alot done all the way til now, but we had to fight to really get to work on this thing.
Now things are back on track and we're able to concentrate alot more on finishing this. AND WE'RE SO CLOSE!!!
Right now we're still tweaking things in post and we're deep into sound editing and ADR. Still a bunch of FX shots that need to be worked on, but an end is actually in sight. I'm aiming for April to finally get this shown to our Kickstarter and IndieGoGo peeps and then the rest of the world later that Summer.
Here now are a few different updates I've posted on my Instagram over the past few months. I promise we'll be doing more frequent updates all over the place. On the blog, on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, as well as on reddmovie.com which we're actually working on a complete overhaul of that site to prepare for the release of the movie.
A sample of some of the color corrected footage.http://instagram.com/p/c3LrGKvdJM/
Editing the Vampire Scene http://instagram.com/p/gJA82gPdHs/
One of my fav shots from REDD. http://instagram.com/p/hxBRQ8vdMe/
Video of some Sound FX work. http://instagram.com/p/h9pFN2vdC8/
Pic of an ADR session from late December. http://instagram.com/p/icgKbKPdBH/ 
Thank you so much to all of you who've kept up with us and shown your support. We greatly appreciate you and can't wait to finally finish this for you.



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Proportional Response

I've been showing clips to several different people. Doing a bit of beta testing. A few chosen people have even seen the completed movie. The consensus is the same. "It's really good."

And that's why we're still working on it. Mainly because I'm perfecting the score, doing some minor re-shoots, and perfecting the FX. But also because "really good" isn't good enough for me.

I'm aiming for amazing.  If I aim high, then even if I miss, at least we'll land somewhere above "really good."

So one of the things I haven't been able to do is get alot of the final fight scenes to be really big. I needed alot of actors to play Grimm Soldiers in the final battle scenes. But I've been unsuccessful in coordinating everyone's schedules to get the amount of people I need.

So since I can't get an army of actors in, why not make it an army of Robots.  And all I'd need to do is build just one and multiply it in post.

I started with left over coffee containers, empty juice bottles, and some mini pads I bought for cheap at Goodwill.


Yes, that's a Planters Peanuts Bottle.

Put it all together with hot glue and cheap wood screws. Added a few details from plastic lids and caps.

Did a first coat of  black spray paint.

Then a coat of metallic silver. Letting it dry for 24 hours between coats helps keep it from chipping.

A final coat of off white on the body. It looks a bit orange thanks to the sun going down.

A final coat of black for the chest plate and shoulders.

After I'm done in post we'll have an army of flying robots.

This only cost about $7.


Before you know it this movie will be completely finished.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

We're Making A Frickin Movie. A Movie I Tell Ya!

The roller coaster ride continues. Hasn't stopped once since the last update. Been busy finishing up shots and editing scenes.  Here's proof.

Ain't nothing like a good old fashioned opening title sequence. Like most of our FX this is all being done on the amazing Hitfilm 2 Ultimate.




I'm working on the rest of the score, doing color correction, and of course collecting all those pick up shots. Here are a few pics from our last few shoots.

 







Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Vampire Beth (PICS)

Knocking out the last few scenes. Today we finally got Amanda Elizabeth in Make Up and knocked out her stint as a Vampire. We also knocked out a little photo shoot of her while she was all vamped out.















Thursday, February 21, 2013

Updating The Site

You may notice that there has been a change to the site. We'll be utilizing blogger as our website as we were having problems with our previous site on DevHub and we've never had a problem with blogger. There may be some incomplete links and pages, but we will be getting all that under control very soon.

In the meantime, editing for REDD is going well, it's taking a while, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.  We'll keep you guys updated with a more detailed post soon. In the meantime, please tell everyone you know that REDD is coming.  Also, we still have time left in our latest fundraiser. Please help us spread the word about it and repost and retweet this link http://igg.me/p/318668

Thank you all for the support.  Can't wait to get this movie out for you.

Patrick




Friday, February 8, 2013

Hits and Misses

I've been editing video since before high school. I love it. I love manipulating images to tell a story. It's therapeutic for me. Like solving a puzzle or laying out cards in a game of solitaire, it puts me in a zone. Except here I get to express myself. Some people write in a diary, others talk to a counselor. Making movies, editing footage, that's where my therapy comes from, that's how I deal.

After my brother died I certainly had alot to deal with. And after the past couple of years filled with more downs than ups, I certainly had much to express. This was a tough one to work on. Took me about a year just because this was an emotional subject. But I felt like I needed to finish this one.

This is about the process of how I make movies, and about what drives me to finish this one.