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48 Hour 2012 - update part 2

Damn... Doesn't look so good. I am now 6 hours behind schedule due to technical difficulties.

1) Software crashes, yes still having issues with my editing software

2) no audio on my audio computer (took an hour to fix), but I eventually created a decent scanners sound effect

3) the first "stabilization" attempt AE stabilization (for the effects shot) took an hour to analyze, and it was crap. Did not do what I needed.

4) second stabilization attempt using Mocha.…


Added by Charles Bryan on April 1, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

48 Hour 2012 - update part 1

Just finished shooting and am now capturing the footage and audio into the computer. This project isn't exactly what I had in mind. I FORGOT ABOUT THE GENRES! AUUUGH! The genres. Well I picked, via a hat, Animal Psychic as a genre. So, it's gonna be something of a comedy since I don't know any animals that are psychic. :)

I went short and sweet. I wanted to make sure it gets finished without elevating my blodd pressure and driving 90 MPH to deliver the DVD to the Artisan in…


Added by Charles Bryan on March 31, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Lucifer and the Magus... trailer

Just uploaded a trailer for Lucifer and the Magus. Check it out...

Added by Charles Bryan on March 28, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Mission Impossible: assignment= solo 48 hour project

Yes. I will be attempting the seemingly impossible. Write, direct, act, cinematography, edit, visual effects all by me. This is an experiment. I want to see if I can accomplish a 48 hour movie without the Chaos. :) 

However, I might meet some talent willing to succumb to my will. :)

Added by Charles Bryan on March 27, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Need a make up artist for this weekend......please!

Greetings to all who read this. I am in need of a make up artist for the 48 Hour

film challenge. My team is awesome and great to work with. If interested please email me

at the following address: Thank you very much!


Be well,



Added by Vincent Dee Miles on March 27, 2012 at 5:11am — No Comments

My 1st but not last blog on CFF

So all you film makers and to all you film makers in training. These are the words I bestow on to you that have been passed down to me from others. Keep it up, don't give up on what you think your dream is, if your dream is to be a cable monkey, then be the best damn cable monkey there is, if your dream is to be a great director/writer/actor then be the best damn director/writer/actor you can be. Just because may think your talent is not valid or you are not yet at your peak, do not worry…


Added by Josh Mihal on March 21, 2012 at 12:18am — No Comments

Magus Movie Update part 6: Now Officially "Lucifer and the Magus" at the SFF

Okay. Now how to get everyone to the festival to watch the movie? Hmmm....

First off... spam Facebook. :) Okay. I will send only one post. Every hour. No, really. Just the one post. Then I'll sign up for multiple accounts under different names and post again. Just kidding. Deviously clever but too much work.

Perhaps, invite as many producers as I can via IMDBpro, telling them this is a must see. From Steven Spielberg's account.

Maybe, and this one is legal, get a guest…


Added by Charles Bryan on March 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Magus Movie Update, part 5

Okay. I submitted the movie. I was hoping the "received" indication would  have shown up on Withoutabox by now. I am not sure how that all works.

Those that participated in this movie are extremely anxious to see it. I am not sure if I want them to see it before the premiere. Kind of a "don't want to jinx it" thing.

Directors are known to be superstitious. Or at least superstitious things happen around them. Like Terry Giliam's experiences. Are these mishaps perhaps the…


Added by Charles Bryan on February 1, 2012 at 11:32pm — 2 Comments

Magus Movie Update, part 4

The movie is in an envelope awaiting postage... destination: Sacramento International Film Festival!!

Added by Charles Bryan on January 29, 2012 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Oscar Winner trains Perpetual Padawan, Cine Visionaries

Hello friends,

This is Martin Anaya, Director of the California Film Foundation. I have a special message for anyone who considers his or herself a film maker, director, producer  or cinematographer.

This Saturday night we are launching an amazing film making program we call CINE VISIONARIES. We're doing this with a training workshop by none other than Academy Award winning director KIETH MERRILL (The Last Cowboy).…


Added by Martin Anaya on January 27, 2012 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

New EVENTS for 2012

The Napa Valley event was in 2011, now there are new ones that I hope you'll attend -- 


Added by Bibbs -- OLD SITE-NEW URL BELOW on January 19, 2012 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Magus Movie Update, part 3

Well, mixing the audio, adding sound effects/foley. Sounding good with the sound track music (which just arrived).

However, I am having an issue with color matching. All the effects shots (rendered from After Effects) are "dark" compared to the original footage. I have tried several settings adjustments, rendered to Bluray, and saw NO difference. Everything is dark. I am suspecting the Bluray HD range of colors. On a DVD, I don't think it would be an issue. Everything looks…


Added by Charles Bryan on January 17, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Magus Movie Update

Whew! I took last week off in the attempt to finish all the VFX on my movie short. With all the multi-tasking and lacking social life, I was almost 100% finished. One effect still needs development and a few need some fixing and re-render. I was sooo close. :)


I am trying to have the project complete by a certain date. I have had to compromise on  some of the VFX. There was a certain look I was going for, but with the time contraint, I do not have the time.…


Added by Charles Bryan on January 4, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments


I am inspired by this invitatiion and I would LOVE to attend .. to  contribute and be a part of this Visionary invitation .. as an actress, filmmaker and poet this invite makes my heart 'skip a beat.'

My heart and soul are with you ..unfortunately the rest of me is in NEW JERSEY.


                                                     Sandy Rochelle

Added by SANDY ROCHELLE on January 3, 2012 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment

DSLR Video Production Gear

The majority of dSLR shooters require a light gear load as we usually do not have the luxury of a full crew to help carry our stuff. We also might move to several locations in a single day, and more equipment means slower set ups and breakdowns which can make a tight video production schedule even tighter. There are, however, a few things that I recommend even one-man-band shooters to carry around due to…


Added by Blake Barnett on November 11, 2011 at 3:53pm — 1 Comment

Collaborate with filmmakers...


Hello everyone, I'm pretty much new here and would be glad to know everyone here.

Hopefully collaborate with them for my next feature project.

Check my page whenever you have time...thanks.


Added by Edna Albano on November 4, 2011 at 12:48pm — 2 Comments

Local labs and pricing needed

Looking for local labs and pricing for DVDs with watermark and time codes.

Added by Pat O'Connor on October 20, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Crew members needed

I will be shooting a teaser in a few weeks to raise money for a feature to be shot in feb 2012. I am in need of the following:


Director of Photography (with own equipment)

Gaffer (with at least basic 3 point lighting equipment)

Special FX artist - There isn't much in terms of blood going on. We do have a person who will be working with us doing this but it would be nice to have 2 people. 

Production Assistant.


This will be a one day shoot…


Added by Chester Finney on October 1, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments


Silent  Journey is airing to a 5 star rating in the UK

Added by SANDY ROCHELLE on September 10, 2011 at 6:59am — 1 Comment

Film makers wanted for open casting call

In conjunction with the opening of the new Mosaic Acting Studio in Lodi, we'd like to have an open casting call on Saturday, September 10.  Media Casting Group will be there, and we'd like to have a few independent film makers join us to accept headshots and resumes for their upcoming projects.  You'll be able to get some exposure, and perhaps even hold some auditions if you'd like to.  If you're interested, contact Charlie Holliday at


Added by Charlie Holliday on August 26, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

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