Monday, January 4, 2010

New Decade Ahead.Lets Make It A Good One For Local Movies!

Hi all.
Let me start by wishing every one a happy new year.
The blog has been a little quiet over the holiday period.This has been due to a combination of both relaxing
and paradoxically ,working hard.Still a bit to do on current production for a client , but it is a nice job filming dogs.

I noticed that the 48hours website's countdown clock says that there are 56 days until registration opens!
Wow,seems like only a couple of months since we were feverishly racing to meet the deadline for that last year.
Well it's still a ways off but perhaps we should begin thinking of rounding up some teams for this years contest.It would be very cool if Wanaka could really make some noise in the regionals this year.There certainly appears to be plenty of skill and talent in the 'hood and wouldn't to take a bus full of Wanaka teams to the finals?

Other thing to get a move on if you are thinking of entering is the Your Big Break Comp .Deadline for your 3 min screenplay entry is a little under two weeks away.Have a look at the entries already posted on the site and ask yourself,"Can I do better?" - if the answer is "Probably", then you should have a go - nothing to loose right?

The 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) begins in a couple of days and it's always exciting to see what kind of gadgets are on there way.There is sure to be some geeky stuff for film makers announced over the week.

Jim Jannard of RED will be hosting a RED Day on Feb. 13th for all Redusers at a location in Los Angeles (TBD).

"This will be an all-day event where we will show EPIC and Scarlet prototypes, RED ONEs with Mysterium-X sensors, new accessories... and post solutions, including some new wrinkles. We will show 4K footage on a Sony 4K projector and will also show RED footage film prints. There will be several guests showing accessories for RED and post solutions."

Anyone, like myself, who has been watching out for a release of the new Red cameras (I'm looking at a Scarlet fixed lens) We will hopefully learn soon when we can actually get our hands on one.

Also , anyone who wants a film making assignment for the next wee while , why not make a short with a Valentines Day theme ,(it could be a rom-com or a love story or  it could be a Saint Valentines Day Massacre ! )- if we get a few films, we can have another screening night!

Also we have the awards season coming up too.The Academy Awards are March 10th I believe.

Well that's me for now.
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