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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)!

Neo-Classical Piece Inspired by Vivaldi

May 10th, 2019 by

So I was trying to come up with a piece for my recent film, The Super Rocket and was inspired by Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and wrote this song:

I’m pretty sure this song uses only my own material in the first part and something note for note what Vivaldi wrote as the second part (8 + 8 measures). I listened to all of “Four Seasons” to see if I could spot what had inspired me so I don’t think the first half is copied subconsciously (which is something that happens). Tell me if you think you can spot it.

Also, I’ve categorized this piece as “Neo Classical” but that’s just a word of my own making and may not be the best descriptor.

By the way, if you haven’t seen The Super Rocket (produced by my Family, some friends, and I) you can watch it below. And feel free to share with as many people as possible! Also, you can leave a comment on YouTube to tell me what you think!

I’m currently working on a new project which is a about a programmer who wants to become a computer hacker. Hopefully this one turns out. You can pray that God would give me wisdom in writing this screenplay and that it would turn into something that would please Him.

The Super Rocket

December 2nd, 2018 by

So I was thinking of things to blog and realized I hadn’t done a post on The Super Rocket for a while. So, here we go: We’ve wrapped shooting on The Super Rocket. If you don’t know what The Super Rocket is, it’s a film I’ve been making with my family and a couple friends. The basic thrust of the story is that two brothers build rockets together and have a falling out over a “Super Rocket”. This is a project I’ve been working on for awhile and I’m pretty proud of how it’s turned out. That being said there were some bloopers, but the actors (Matthew and Daniel Blanchet) we’re great actors and I couldn’t have asked for better.

I’m currently working on writing music for the film and I find this is a little daunting I don’t really have another way of getting music as my budget pretty much only covers my phone bill and website fees. Still, I’ve written music before and I feel I can do a good job. I also found a good course on Udemy for “music composition” and feel I am in good hands. So I don’t know when I’ll have the finished film but I expect it to be done some time early next year when I will upload it to Youtube. I may even have a showing for it at the church but I have not arranged that yet. Just an idea.

Here are some still from the film (Yes these are the best ones)!

Also, I have a film in the works for my next project, so check back here for updates soon!