Posts Tagged ‘dream’

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Next step

September 9, 2008

We all have our journey, and I praise God for his grace and provision in my life.

Very soon is the next step for me.  Be ready for your leap of impossibilities, because if you wait and persevered long enough, the rush of the river may spill out and you will be amazed at what unfolds in your path.

But please, know this: God is love, and he will make a way.  He works out all things for good, and, if you hold on and seek him, you will find him.  It is promised.

God bless and best wishes down the road, friends!

-b

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Presently

August 3, 2008

Right now I have been biding my time, working on Blender, etc.    But I need to buckle down and solve the problem of using .tod, and get writing scripts for our films.  It is sad that we have not gotten farther than this yet.  But who am I?  I know that if we are to suceed in doing this, I must lead you.

So, forgive my delay.  We will see if I will be able to solve the software issues, and get some good results.  I successfully converted a HD SP .tod file to 720×480 .avi, but I want to be able to use the full HD someday, so this will not solve my problems always, unless I can change the settings (which I most likely can, but I haven’t done it yet.) But when I try to edit it in Premiere Pro 1.0 the video freezes at a certain point, and is stuck till the last frame.

Anyhow, I have yet to finish MIG, solve .tod, prepare more Blender stuff, and something else as well.

May God bless you in the coming days, and, may you now, at this moment, discover your purpose.

Don’t forget.

-b

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New Film Ideas

July 11, 2008

This evening a new idea came on how to extend the short film “Is This Love?” (not yet filmed.)  With this extended beginning sequence you will get a better awareness on the beliefs of the two main characters and (hopefully) get some background story on both of them, as well as setting up the film better for the climax.

Besides that it there are some other ideas floating around, not so much ideas as concepts.  The difference (in this situation) being that ideas would imply actually having some sort of film plot or overall concept, whereas film concepts would be “Oh, wouldn’t it be cool to make a sci-fi film!” or “Hey, we have to film here“.

So, anyhow, whether they be ideas or concepts, or some of both, they are circulating around some.  For instance, recently I have seen that others are/have done sci-fi (science fiction) films, and it would be really neat to do a good sci-fi film, totally unique and more realistic than “Star Wars” or “Star Trek”.  Also, I have brainstormed with a friend a little about doing film about brother inventors.  Filming in old rural towns is a wonderful location solution, and such buildings as the Whipple Company Store & Museum (www.whipplecompanystore.com) would provide an interesting backdrop for a story (or at least to be included in the film at some point.)

After looking at some success stories featuring the Adobe products I can get pumped up and scared at the same time.  “Wow, look, you can make your film dreams come true right at home on your own desktop computer”, and “Oh, yikes.  You are mentioning things I have no idea of how to meet” and “They have a whole post-production crew”.  So you are confronted both with the beauty and mystery of the challenge – the hope and the fear.

I am looking very keenly on a certain model for the HD camcorder.  I know which one I will most likely buy, and I may make the purchase very soon.  News on that later.

Looking at the Adobe CS3 Production Premium (http://www.adobe.com/education/products/creativesuite/production/,) which would be a great solution but would mean a lot more saving up again.  ;D  Oh well, that’s OK.  A different option is the Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Edition 8 (http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/products/product.asp?pid=447) which I am wary of, considering I have no personal experience with that software and would be much more comfortable saving up for a product that I know will meet a great many of my needs (than one I might wish to upgrade from in five days – but I can’t effectively say, since I am not a Vegas user.)

As you can see, things are happening even when they don’t look like they are.  🙂  All I can ask of you now is your prayers and I humbly beseech your support.

I know you will not always be able to act in a film, be there on filming days, or understand why I am so insanely driven to complete a film, but I ask you to bear with me and be as dedicated as you can.  Without you I don’t have a film.  I need you.  I could make solo documentaries, interview people, or even do one-man films – but not a full cast and crew short film.

We will see what happens.  Likely it will be a few of us who stick together and make it all happen, but I do appreciate it whenever any of you can help.

Thanks!

Regards,

-b