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Well, I'm writing. As usual. This time I'm a bit more
excited about it than ever before. I am also working on a CDROM,
which will cost you about $7 if you want one. You want one, so just e-mail
me now and I'll send you one.
Edgar is also writing. We're not really working on anything besides just writing now. I know... we're boring.
My, my my... Dan and Edgar working together again? That's right, you read it correctly, the Tres Cojones are back in business. Edgar's next film, set for production in Chicago early next year, will have me in the forefront, working directly with my Chi-Town homeboy. I really don't know what Ed's film is about at this point, other then he wants to close out his GVSU career working with the one he started with. (Me, dumbass.)
As for myself, I am writing Only As Far Away As The Next Breath. Yes, the title is a bit long-winded, but I'm keeping it that way. The film has three portions, which will be intertwined in a Citizen Kane-esqe storytelling extravaganza. Breath will start shooting in February on MiniDV format. At the moment, it's looking to be about 45 minutes long. I am exporting it to color 16mm film after editing. Some think this is a bad idea, but digital video is becoming a prime choice for independent filmmaking and I'm looking to get my feet wet.
Breath will star my roomate and co-writer, Edgar Boettcher IV, Pamela Buha, Nicki Pattuew, Jeremy Horning and Myself. Others will have smaller roles, such as Jana Serrell, Dave and Rebecca Valko as well as some other TGIFool's in bit parts. Breath follows the adventures of Edgar and I through relationships with the two girls, as well as the me dealing with the fact that the girl I love spent many a horizontal time in a dark room with Jeremy before I met her. Flashback scenes will be animated, you can read about that below. Breath will hit Sundance and Cannes in early 2001.
My new film will have lots on animation in it, but barely any by me. Well, I will probably have to do some in-betweening, but the main character design, etc will be done by Jason Roth. Jason is my Director of Animation for Only As Far Away As The Next Breath. I love Jason's work and am very excited to have him satirize me in one of my own works. Every time there is a flashback sequence and the characters are talking about something, the viewer will see what they are talking about in an animated form. Enter Jason. Jason will draw hilarious renderings of Edgar and myself and our adventures in yesteryear. Through Transformers and other grade school memories with Jeremy (also a key figure in the film.) Animation will be completed roughly during the fall of 2000, so by then, I'll let you know what's up!
Well it's coming up on February. I'm working at Digital Video Services and trying to write some scripts for my finals. Pretty, exciting, huh?
We are presented with 5 different stories
of life events.
Here's what I have so far for Donovan's Travels - Plot for Donvan (MS Word Format)
Untitled Animation about Armenian Genocide
I will be turning this into an animated story, maybe similar to this. (Both are in MSWord format)
I just finished my first claymation.
It costed me 15 dollars. It was actually a lot of fun playing around, messy
but fun. Vickie in the resource room helped me out, we just played with the
clay making figure and then I shot 470 frames under the camera with the video
lunchbox. It totalled near 15 seconds, not including my cheesy credits that
I just put under the camera by hand. It wa actually a big joke to do the credits
that way since no one will really see it except my friends, right?
Click below to see my piss poor first project for Animation 1. We all took 4x6 notecards, drew a picture, traced it, then someone else got one of our cards. The assignment was to turn your picture into someone elses. Eventually, i'll get the loop where everyone goes into someone else. Mine would be in the middle somewhere. But here's mine by itself.
if you have Shockwave.
(Click HERE to get Shockwave)
Ed is amist filming his 16mm 1 project.
They got rained out but they rigged up something to protect the 650 watt lights,
so it all worked out good. He's writing the memoirs to be included on the brand
spanking new Ed Bio Page. Which I think
just looks fab!
The Phillip Glass showing was pretty cool. Chris, myself and Prof. Philbin ran the projector in the auditorium while some crazy 3 peice orchestra played wild Philip Glass music. It wasn't meant to go along with the films but it sure looked like it did! People seemed impressed when leaving the theatre.
It was amazing to see a film I made THAT HUGE ON THE SCREEN. Film is WAY cooler then video.
Well I just got pictures back. They were from Two Chez, as well as other things. I don't have them all with me right now (I'm in Kalamazoo) but you'll get to see SOMETHING!
Not really doing a lot of filmmaking lately.
Ed is busy working on the summer film. One day I'm going to show up during the
shooting and take pics of Ed. He puts the film in the camera! Very important
I am trying to learn Director 6.0. Then when I go home I'm going to teach it to Chrissy. This will give me a head start in class this fall and it will just give her a head start.
Our Fall Of The House Of Usher film was chosen to be included in the Phillip Glass Presentation of Usher. One other film from fellow students in 16mm Prod. 1 were also chosen.
I believe it will be late August when it is shown downtown Grand Rapids. It will most likely be in the form of stills shown on the walls.
YAY! Usher isn't really a Tres Cojones production but Ed did write it and I worked on it. I guess it falls under Four Too Oh Productions, okay? But we'll pretend that Four Too Oh is just a little part of Tres Cojones, there we go, glad to clear things up!
April 22, 1998
back from whence you came
Sunday, December 1, 2002 3:50 PM
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