My Latest “White Jade” Web Series Update… We Completed Our First Film Shoot! Really Excited
“White Jade” Update 15 – Film Shoot One Complete!
FILM SHOOT ONE
I am Stoked to have Completed Our First Film Shoot
Special Thanks To Joshua Moon, Who Plays ‘Mr. Doi’ (Mafia Villain)
Who Gave An Excellent Effort, and Strong Performance
And Kaitlin Q. Calkins (Associate Producer/Lead Actress In Our Web Series) Who Not Only Helped Me With Set Design, But Acted As Assistant Director For This Particular Shoot
The Two Of Us Were Basically A Two Person Crew On This One
Above Is A Before And After Of Mr. Doi’s Futuristic Conference Call Phone… Kait And I Spent Like 2+ Hours Trying To Figure Something Out…
FILM SHOOT TWO (THE RED LIGHT ROOM SCENES) FIRST IN PERSON REHEARSAL
We Also Had Our First In Person Rehearsal For ‘Film Shoot Two’, ‘The Red Light Room’ Scenes
In This Case It Was Kait (Nayoko), Joe (Detective Ben Wayne) And I, As…
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Film Shoot Two For My “White Jade” Web Series Incoming!
Film Shoot Two (Shoot One Will Be In October) Is Officially ‘Potentially’ Set For Next Wednesday, September 21st
Why Before Film Shoot One?
Because Out Actor In Film Shoot Two Is Leaving Town For A Couple Months As Of September 25th… So We Needed To Make A Move…
The Contraption You See Above Is A Makeshift ‘Futuristic’ Conference Phone, Which We Will Use In Shoot Two
My Latest “White Jade” Web Series Update
WHITE JADE UPDATE 14 – PROGRESS
Things are going really well.
Our project has been given as an Assignment to 8 to 15 Costume Design Students to come up with Costume Concept Drawings within 3 Weeks
This is very exciting
Though what we actually end up doing with Costumes will rely primarily on what kind of Budget we can acquire via our Crowd Funder, these Students will not only come up with Concepts, they will also help us determine the Budgets related to their Designs, so we will have an idea of How Much we need to ask for in regards to Costumes in our Crowd Funder Campaign
In addition to reaching out to a School in regards to Costume Designer, I also reached out to a Film Makeup School, and ended up Posting an Ad in hopes to find a Makeup Artist for our…
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Thirty Nine years ago, I saw the First “Star Wars” Film, and my life was changed… Three years after that, “The Empire Strikes Back”…
It was those two movies that set within me that I wanted to be a Filmmaker.
In my 20’s, I wanted to begin pursuing Film Making, but life took me in another direction… For around 10 years, I was in Corporate America.
Making decent money, but suffering, and shutting down on the inside
In 1999, at the age of 30, I stepped away from Corporate America, and the decent paying job, bought my first Video Camera, and lived off my 401k (Something you’re never supposed to do, lol), while I began working on Experimental Film Projects… And came to the realization I was also a Writer of Film
Two and a half years later, I shot a 5 Minute Short Film, in an hour and a half, and submitted it to the ‘New York International Independent Film And Video Festival’, and got it in… Eight months later, I was sitting in a small theater in New York, watching my Film
My life had changed… I was a Filmmaker
Two months later, I was admitted to the hospital with medical issues basically caused due to the fact that I had difficulty finding work after 9/11, and lost Medical Insurance for over a year, which caused me not to be able to afford the medicines I needed for an otherwise manageable condition.
After spending 10 days in the hospital, I blasted out of state, and tried to continue my pursuit of Film Making, but ended up going through some trauma related to the Medical Issues, and suffered a Severe Panic Attack
Sadly, my physical ailment was healing, but from that day forward, I suffered with serious Anxiety issues
And so I shifted my focus from Film Making, to Screenplay Writing for the next one to two years
During that time I completed a Written for Film Screenplay that I had written a First Draft for in 2002, called “White Jade”
Tried to get an Agent to read it, so that they could Represent it (And me), and shop it around… To no avail…
After sending out several Quarry letters, with no response, I sat my Dreams aside…
I was 36-37
For the following 5 years, I played a lot of ‘World of Warcraft’, lol
I did some Admin. Work from home, and got a couple jobs out of the house, but in the end the Anxiety Issues (Which ended up being more of a PTSD thing) made it difficult for me to hold onto work outside of my house
In 2011, created this Blog, and began Writing Everyday…
Poetry, Blog Series (Stories), Novellas, and even a Fantasy Novel…
All right here.
In 2012 I Self Published my First Book, which was a Book of Poetry
Later that Year I Self Published my First Novella…
In 2013 I took a break from Writing, but in 2015 Self Published my Second Novella in the Series, which I had Written in 2012
And at the end of 2015, I picked up my “White Jade” Screenplay and decided I didn’t want it to go to waste… And so I created a rough “White Jade” Trailer, with a not great Video Camera, with not good sound… But it inspired me
And so in April of this year, I began PreProduction of the “White Jade” Web Series…
And though I am a bit overwhelmed with Production Details, especially after starting our current August 1st, through October 31st Push, I am essentially living my Dream of being a Filmmaker
My next challenge… To be ok with that… As it is fairly easy to avoid your Passions, and live a Simple Life… Torturous, but easier
And sometimes, believe it or not, it’s easier to be less happy, with less emotionally at stake…
But I recommend you consider the alternative…
Chase your Dreams
Stoked about this
COSTUME DESIGN… STUDENT SIEGE!!
Proud to say that our Project is being given to 8 to 15 Costume Design Students today to come up with Costume Concepts for our “White Jade” Web Series
We won’t know what our Budget will be in regards to Costumes until after we do our Crowd Funder, but it’s still really exciting!
My Latest “White Jade” Web Series PreProduction Update
“White Jade” Update 13 – Eyeing The First Shoots
It is September 3rd, and we are 34 Days into our August 1st to October 31st PreProduction/Production Push
Here’s What’s New
I’m currently in the process of trying to land a Costumes Designer, and A Makeup Artist
I’ve been in touch with a College with a Costumes Designer Program, and have been going back and forth with the Head of that Program
He’s very interested in the Project, and has presented it to his Students
8 were interested
I asked him for a Phone Meeting, as there are particulars which I need to discuss about this project
That Call is set for next Tuesday, which is when he’s back in his Office
I’ve also been in touch with a Film Makeup School, and have posted an Ad with them in hopes of luring in an…
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