Posts Tagged ‘Film’

Quick Flick Challenge 2009 Elements

Friday, February 27th, 2009

We just entered into our annual 48 hour film contest, the Quick Flick Challenge, starting 7pm this Friday evening. We were provided with a randomly chosen inspiration package which must be used in our five minute film:

  • Location: Back alley
  • Object: Fisherman’s friend box with random contents (see photo below)
  • Character: Handyman
  • Line: It’s a dog’s breakfast.

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Among other things, we will be judged on how well we incorporate our elements into our film. If you think you have an amazing idea based off this inspiration package, contact me or post it as a comment!

Check out some other current projects we have on the go.

Celluloid Social Club

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

 

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A bunch of us went down to the Celluloid Social Club last night to watch some films. It was a packed house, and the evening went pretty late. Here’s a quick list of the films that were shown:

  • – Trailer for Nurse. Fighter. Boy
  • – Trailer for Talent Time
  • – Stationary Activity (stop motion film)
  • – Intervelometer (stop motion film)
  • – Gold! Gold! Gold! (12 min, drama)sarah
  • – The Airline Pilot (3 min, comedy)
  • – My Inventions
  • – Robogreed
  • – Promo clip for Rendez-vous de cinema quebecois et francophone
  • – Sarah In The Dark (10 min, dark comedy by Jennifer Halley from Battlestar Galactica)

 

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The First Weekend Club is presenting an advanced screening of Nurse. Fighter. Boy next week which im contemplating attending.  Also those two stop motion films were created in a 48 hour stop motion film contest called Trick 17, which I’m extremely excited to enter this next fall!

What’s neat about going down to this venue is that after each film shown, there are usually directors, producers, actors, or whatever from the film that get up and answer a quick audience Q&A session.  I’ll be sure to try and come out again next month.

A Year in Review

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Two thousand and eight has been a growing experience for me, and I just wanted to take a couple minutes to note down some milestones. In January, I registered paulromein.ca and launched this website. It has been in a work in progress for just twelve months now, and I’ve enjoyed coding every line of it. That might be a shocker because it feels like my website has been around forever, but it might also come as a surprise to recall that it was only last January that I bought my first digital camera! Nearing the end of the month, Sean and I completed the “Do it yourself Stop Motion Animation Station” for the Science World in Edmonton.

In the spring, my company took in a few extra editors in-house to manage with the workload, and also went on the road with skilled teams to deliver our specialized one-hour-video and photo dance coverage.

I bought myself a 1998 Subaru Forester in red, just prior to the summer, and have made good use of it on a regular basis! Summer was a nice break from everything, and it was great to sit back and enjoy it with friends. We had two major barbeques, sandwiched with numerous smaller ones. At the end of the summer, I celebrated my first one-year milestone in a relationship.

In the fall, I made two trips to visit Nate and Christine over in Alberta. Shortly after, we created our first award winning film, Shoulda Boughta Viper. It was also around autumn, that the Lego Millenium Falcon Stop Motion broke two million views.

This winter has been amazing snowboarding up on cypress, and it’s been a wonderful Christmas, visiting with family and friends. In my business, Tim and I have been working to brand the company and develop strategies and focuses to build a platform which we can use to bring the business to new heights. However, not every milestone can be centered on forward growth, and as the seasons change throughout the year, Brittany and I regret to announce that we are no longer together.

The Day Must Go On

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Yes yes, an amazing view… but I’ll get to that in a sec.

I finally upgraded my wordpress version about two days ago… only to find out yesterday through an email from Mark with lovely little subject line reading “Looks like you updated just in time…” and I handly little link to a new version that was release today!  Gah – they only update every several months, and it figures that my luck drops it on today!  Oh well, better today than a week from now… but it could have been a day earlier!!  … At least the upgrading process is fresh in my mind.

I did up some hot dogs on the barbeque for lunch for Spencer, Corinne, and Christine who dropped by for lunch.  The rest of my afternoon was simply working.  Although there was another email from Mark over in Europe asking how to connect to the net through an ADSL.  After a quick phone call over to Craig to confirm my suspicions, Mark had solid two-geek trans-continental certified advice in a matter of minutes.  … Turns out that he instead just found some nearby free wifi signal.

The evening rolled about and it was such a beautiful day that I decided to give Christine a ring because I knew she wasn’t doing anything.  It didn’t take any convincing to get her to head up Minnekhada with me a few minutes later.  It was a fun little hike, and it took us under an hour to reach the high-knoll.

Here’s a little animation on the how fast we got up there:

You can check out a bunch more photos from our hike in my web albums.

After I got back from the hike, Shenna came on by with her brother’s computer and I replaced the fan on top of the heat sink that sits on the CPU.  The old one was turning really slowly and must be super old.

Even later on, I went over and picked up Brittany and we headed down to Tim Hortons.  Got out of the car, but quickly hopped back in when we thought of just heading to the pub!  It was a good time, and we managed to order some food a mere minutes before the kitchen closed!

After I dropped Brit off at home, I drove home-wards but stopped in at Tim Hortons to visit with Mike Waddell!  Since it was around 1am, I didn’t want to stay long but I ended up standing and having an awesome talk with him for an entire hour.  It was really awesome, and in the end he got me really fired up about film and convinced me to head home and do something film-like.  I ended up editing the footage I shot a couple weeks ago of a sunrise out on the dike:

When I finished around 3:30am, I drove back down to show him the end result!  Kudos goes to Mike who provided me with a coffee (with a very flavourful mint shot) to take to the editing room with me!  I finally got to sleep just after 4am.

After The Car Crashed

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

We got a phone call from ICBC this morning confirming that it will be a write-off because it’d be at least $4500 just to fix the rear door assembly.

Today’s morning and afternoon were spent digging into the Century House project, mostly gathering the 27.5 hours of video we’ve recorded for it, as well as locating the 16mm film from the 1950’s, and scanning photos from ancient photo albums.  We’ve drawn up some sketches on a white board of how we’re going to make it flow, but we’re mostly using a whole whack of side documents for the meat. It begins….

In the evening, I re-opened the edit from last night which I was up until 3:30am Cantaloupeediting.  I’ve titled the film “After The Car Crashed”.  Spencer scored it this afternoon, and I touched up the audio track and foleyed the intro tire screeches and I created the car crash medley.  Lastly, I got Mark Condon, Brian, and Petrin outside in the backyard to hit a cantaloupe with a baseball bat in mid-air while I recorded it and plopped that in as the sound for the hit later on in the film.  It was quite weird to be holding the mic, and not be able to move as you get splattered with cantaloupe.  I wasn’t really expecting such an explosion in my face.

I present to you all, After The Car Crashed.