Saturday, May 19, 2018
Once again, it has been sometime since I’ve updated on here. Yes, I’m still looking for funding to shoot Leap 3. No, I haven’t given up hope.
About six months ago, I started writing a movie script based on my experiences skydiving and how that has helped me deal with the aftermath of the fire three years ago. I have a clear direction and goal in mind for that movie, but I need at least 200 jumps before I can start flying with a camera, so that slows things down a little. Two months ago, my friend and producing partner, Chris Trechter, suggested I write a movie about my time being homeless. I’m now almost thirty pages in and things are coming together nice. The funny thing is that I had actually written a short film two years ago about this very subject. Trying to make it into a feature has been a bit of a challenge, but I think I’ve found a tone and style that works for the film.
Trex is wanting to film all the behind the scenes of the making of the film to make a cool documentary, which is an interest of his. The nice thing about this subject matter is that it doesn’t require anywhere near as much money as Leap 3 does.
Around two years ago, I switched over to Fade In as my screenwriting software of choice. It has been used on Hollywood films like the new Star Wars, but the best part is that it is cross platform (Win, Mac, Linux). These days, Celtx is crap and doesn’t hole a flame to Fade In or Final Draft. And that is coming from someone who has uses Celtx extensively on at least half of his feature film scripts. (I’m up to 8 complete scripts).
Two weeks ago I was able to get a GPU for my new computer (HP ZR800) (Nvidia 1060), it’s been amazing, allowing me to edit and grade 4K RAW footage with no lag whatsoever. So that’s cool.
I’ve also been making a small name for myself with making tutorials for the open source compositing program, Natron. I made a channel, Indie Rebel, that is being recognized as a good source of information regarding VFX in Natron (which is free).
Back to Leap 3, in recent months, I’ve kind of come full circle and have the same mindset I did when I shot the first leap movie. Maybe that’s a good sign.
Other than all that, I have a new puppy, he’s about four months old now and I love him to death.