Good evening, everyone! It’s been several weeks since my last post and, although “Frankenfriend” was rejected by several film festivals during this timeframe, I’m excited to announce… Read more “Film Festival News Update!”
Last September, when I set out to make my own Frankenstein short film for a film festival contest I was entering, I had just under a month to… Read more “The Making of a Mad Scientist Laboratory”
Hello, everyone! A couple of weeks ago I submitted “Frankenfriend” to a whole slew of film festivals across the U.S., Canada, and Europe via the Film Freeway… Read more ““Frankenfriend” – Now on IMDB!”
Around this time back in 2012, when I started submitting my student short film “Living With Lycanthropy” (which I’d written and produced a month earlier with the… Read more “Film Festival Submission Update!”
This is the 30-second teaser I created a couple of weeks ago for my latest short film “Frankenfriend,” which also won 2nd place at the Boomtown Film and Music Festival’s 2016 “Small and Creepy” film contest. I had a lot of fun throwing it together and hope it captures the essence of the classic B monster movies that inspired it!
Finally, after almost five months since entering my second short film “Frankenfriend” in a contest, I was able to download Final Cut Pro X on my Macbook Pro and cut a trailer in preparation for submission of this project to multiple film festivals. This was my first attempt at creating one and I wanted it to appear like a commercial geared towards ten- and eleven-year-old kids with bullying problems . . . after all, I was bullied quite often at that age and could have used my own Frankenfriend kit!
Just about the time I was preparing to do final editing on “Frankenfriend,” including some color tinting and audio tweaking, I decided to first create a poster with a tagline I felt would help set the tone of my short film. I initially used a program called Collagelt 3 Pro, which I downloaded from Apple’s App Store, in order to create a mosaic comprised of four screenshots I captured from the Final Cut Pro X master file. Then I used Keynote to import the mosaic, create the background, and add in the text. Not too shabby after a few hours’ work! I may have to put this on a t-shirt at some future juncture . . . we shall see.