First off let me say, this class has certainly pushed me to get all my “Ducks in a Row” as my father would say and has told me many times before. Which means, Procrastination is not my friend.
I have registered for the Final Project course but have yet to be approved by Michael Smith. Hopefully, after this little “Speel”, I’ll get permission:
1. My Final Project Proposal is to shoot, star in and edit a short film called “Down & Outta here“. It’s the Story of a talented person but gets sucked into drug addiction. After a long rehabilitation stint, he returns home to his wife but finds that she has been cheating on him while he was away. Despite his teachings while away, he slowly, and very comically is sucked back into his old ways of doing things. With help from his friends and family, he manages to pull himself out of the gutter and overcome his demons. It’s a real cheer for him type of story. We as the audience will feel his pain.
I have written a script for the short already but it has to be tweeked a little bit for the screenplay but nevertheless, the story is solid.
I have one camera of my own and am certain I may borrow another when necessary from the CT lab. Sound will be handled via zoom recorders and external mics on the DSLR’s. I can always tweek my sounds with Pro Tools.I have perfect locations for each scene already in mind and those special scenes like a bar, the people have been notified and I may use it when ready. I used to work at one of the locations and I have unimpeded access. All of my actors haven’t been put into place yet, but I’ve gotten plenty of offers and before I commit to any of them, I’ll need permission to enroll in the course, then Production will begin. I have a total of 7 roles in the movie.
My time for shooting the entire film would take me 2 to 3 months and editing another 2. In case of setbacks, I can allow only one other month for the entire project to be finished.
I do not have an internship planned yet, but I’ve recieved an offer for one next semester and really don’t want to accept it because I’m really dead-set on doing my final Project in the Spring. Also, I’d much rather do an summer internship, hopefully “paid”.
My Portfolio is looking really good and I have linked my resume to my Bio page. Daniel said I should add more to my resume, but as of yet, I’ve yet to do that being as busy as I am. But, what I have will surfice because all of my production is on the site. Why read about it when you can see it first hand.