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The Super Rocket (again)

October 21st, 2019 by

So The Super Rocket is a film I made with the Blanchet boys and is my first foray into short-film-making. Overall it turned out pretty well but has a lot of technical errors that my inexperienced filmmaker brain did not catch (One example is the lighting in one scene does not look natural). But it’s the best I can expect for a first film and overall I’m pretty happy with it.

For those of you who don’t know, The Super Rocket is about two boys who set out to build a “super” rocket which means they are building a high-power model rocket (watch the movie to find out what that means). But when one brother forgets about the other trouble ensues.

The script took me ages to write mostly because I was so inexperienced but that’s part of the learning process. The Super Rocket was not actually the first script I ever wrote. The first script I ever wrote was called “Panspermia On The Starways” and was about a scientist who was investigating a bogus story of life that was found on another planet. That script was a disaster but taught me a lot about screenwriting. Namely, that you really have to have a good idea to get started.

This film was shot on the original Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera which is probably the camera I will shoot my next film on (Though I would like to rent a better camera such as the BMPCC6K). The reason I chose the BMPCC is it’s superior “dynamic range” and “RAW” capabilities. The music was composed by me and I edited the film myself including the not-so-great sound. If you’re interested in watching the film you can see it below (don’t forget to leave a comment)!

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