Saturday, 4 February 2012

Lights, Camera, Action!

Hello fellow bloggers! Firstly, I know some of my friends have long been awaiting this post, as I haven't updated my blog for a while! So this post is dedicated to know who you are!

Ok, well there have been many things, happenings and shenanigans that have been going on since my last post way back in early January. I have done everything I stated I would do in the last post, and more! So here it is peeps!

Firstly, in early January and even before the premiere of War Horse, my Dad's friend who is hoping to become a professional actress recommended a 1-day Saturday film school to me, which taught the basics of filmmaking and directing. I was quick to respond to this opportunity and grasped it with both hands; I went on the Saturday Film School, by the Raindance Film Festival. This course was purely theoretical with no practical element involved, but was still very interesting and much the eye opener to the film industry! Two famous phrases which I thought were purely mythical, before I even thought about the idea of becoming a film director, are very much true! In the film industry, "it's not what you know, it's who you know" and "time is money!" are indeed very, very, true. So much so that I even think to myself on occasion, when it comes to the first phrase, that my whole future career is potentially entirely dependent on luck! That said, it is necessary to know the fundamental basics of how to make a film, to be a film director. This is why I am furthering my knowledge on the subject of filmmaking by going on short courses. Film school is also a favourable option after university, expensive though it is. Anyway, back to the Saturday Film School; the day started off early and ran through until the evening, covering a wide range of topics, from screenplay writing, through to making a movie, directing and finally "breaking into the film industry". As I have mentioned in previous posts, the likely options would be to either go to film school or to dive straight in at the deep end by applying for runner jobs, the first rung on the ladder of the crazy industry that is, the film industry. Tinsel Town. La la land. You get my point. Finally, at the end of the day I had time to chat to the main tutor of the course which happened to be the somewhat wacky founder of the Raindance Film Festival, Elliot Grove. Famous for his teachings within the industry, Elliot Grove has produced and directed a few films but his main career involves teaching filmmaking to anyone that's insane enough to give it a shot, excuse the pun. That reminds me of someone...I haven't got a clue who would be crazy enough to try to break into the most competitive industry in the world! To those people who are agreeing with that last comment, don't. Live your life, go for it, take a chance...why not!!! So overall, the Raindance Saturday Film School gave me an incredible insight into the world of the film industry and I am very thankful to Vicky (my Dad's friend) for recommending it to me!

Onto the next event, which has to be one of the most awesome things I have even done when it comes to being a film geek. To put it simply, I have been to the premiere of War Horse. I have met the legendary Steven Spielberg! An honour, a privilege, and the culmination of waiting hours in the cold at Leicester Square. The day started very, very early, around 6am. I went along to the premiere with my Dad, who offered to film while I was taking pictures and hoping to get autographs. Needless to say, as a result of a collaborative effort, we got everything. My Dad's not so bothered about attending premieres, which is why he offered to help out and film, instead of fully engaging with what was going on at the event. I'll quickly add in that I normally go into detail about each premiere I go to, but for this one, I can summarise it more than the others. So after waiting for hours at the front of the barriers and watching the premiere being set up and the red carpet rolled out, the stars and guests, along with a real horse on the red carpet, who was the star of the film, started to arrive. I was only there for one person, however. One person who, without whom, Hollywood wouldn't be what it is today! Arguably the creator of the Hollywood summer blockbuster, the most famous movie director in the history of cinema itself, the one and only Steven Spielberg! When the time came, I couldn't believe that he was actually right next to me! I know that does sound a little corny, but in the world of Hollywood, I guess I can say he's my idol. So it seems reasonable to feel like jelly when your idol is standing in front of you. So he walked past me and I captured a few decent photos of him. I also held out a small book for him to sign, which he did. Along with these items, I was also holding a small piece of paper with my contact details on, in the hope that he may take it, which could ultimately lead to something great. You're probably thinking, yeah, like that'll happen. Well that's correct, he didn't take the small piece of paper and on reflection, he didn't seem like he would've done anything like that for anyone. I did but try, which comes back to one of my philosophies in life...just go for it! I had nothing to lose by handing out this small piece of paper but ultimately knew that it would be highly unlikely he would accept my kind offer of my excellent filmmaking services...Overall however, I have my whole life to go for it.

So with that sweet flyby of Steven Spielberg, a few other members of the cast and crew walked by, including Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock in the hit TV series. Finally, after security had cleared the red carpet, there were two more people who you might have heard of that walked by, without stopping. Might I mention that this was a royal premiere and thus, Prince William and Kate Middleton graced the red carpet with their presence. I didn't intentionally come to see them, but it was very much a bonus! I managed to get a very nice shot of them as they walked by us along the red carpet and straight into the Odeon cinema. And with that, the premiere was done, a success. If I only had one regret, that would be to have not been able to get a photograph of me with Steven Spielberg. At the next opportunity I get to see him, I'll jump into action! Excuse the pun.

So onto the next event. Still during the Christmas holidays, I managed to get a few more interviews for my dissertation. I had the opportunity to go to Shepperton Studios to meet only the best; not one but two Bafta award winning film directors, to be able to interview them for my dissertation and to also ask for any help and advice they had in becoming a film director. I got much more than what I bargained for!! Not only did I get an interview, they recommended various film schools, courses and even books I could buy to get my film school knowledge on the way. They even very kindly offered to see some of the future films I make, once I've made them and added them to my YouTube channel. I had the privilege of meeting Neil Armstrong. Whoaa! you say. Or you might not. You might now be thinking why I've suddenly jumped from film to space. Well, I am a space geek but I'm not someone who randomly goes off on a tangent, no sexist joke intended. I didn't meet the Neil Armstrong, but Neil Armstrong and David Skyner, of Strong Sky Media, based at Shepperton Studios. So there you go. They were both extremely helpful with both my dissertation and also furthering my knowledge of how to break into the film industry and so for that, I thank them immensely.

Finally, onto the most recent event which further develops my knowledge of the film industry, helping me to inch ever closer to my dream. I have, along with the Raindance Saturday Film School, been on a two-day film school course, this time mainly practical in nature. As I stated in my previous post, I have never made a film before. Well, as I'm writing this I can now say that I have made my first ever film! Surely a significant point and chapter in my journey to become a film director! I have been on the Met Film School's "Two Day Intensive Filmmaking" course, which was very, very awesome, to say the least! The Met Film School is based at Ealing Studios so the first ever film I have made has been filmed and produced at a real working film studio! Awesome stuff! On the first day, we were put into two groups (there were only about 15 of us on the whole course all together), and were given a script from a part of a scene of a feature film, to remake and to film again, in our own way. Much like what I'm also going to be doing back home with my Dad's friends, Stuart and Vicky. So we were given a part of a script from "Thelma & Louise", a film shot in 1991, directed by Ridley Scott. With the script already made for us to use as our armour, we planned each shot, created a storyboard and a shot list of what we needed to make the scene. We then, after a brief introduction to thousands of pounds of video and audio equipment, headed out to shoot the scene. During the shoot, we took it in turns to experience the various different roles involved with the production of a film; director, cinematographer (A.K.A. Director of Photography), sound, 1st A.D. (1st Assistant Director) and finally continuity, who's responsible for the continuity of all props and actors on set, during shooting. Immediately, I learned something new for the first time, that the job of the cinematographer was very appealing to me! Basically, this guy is responsible for the camera; essentially the cameraman. However, he always has to do as the director wants and can't frame any shots of his own, although this sometimes does happen; both cinematographer and director work together to get the best out of their professional expertise. Overall, I learned that directing is for me, although many directors start off doing other jobs in the filmmaking process and work their way up to director. This is also an appealing option for me, which would involve me starting at the bottom as a runner, who is also known as the Third Assistant Director! After shooting, we then headed back inside to an editing suit, where all the original footage was already inserted into the industry standard editing program, Final Cut Pro. I then worked with another group member on the course, who happened to be a writer for the Armstrong and Miller Show! Very awesome! Needless to say I managed to exchange contact details, in the hope that he may be able to write something for me in the future! So we then proceeded to edit the footage together to produce something quite professional looking. Not bad for my first time doing everything professionally! I've edited several things before, so Final Cut Pro was relatively easy to grasp and to understand. Overall, the first day was great!

We arrived back in the morning on Sunday, ready to make a full on film. Although a short film, it still would require time and effort in all stages of production, from pre-production right through to post-production and the making of the DVD! Just a small note to add in here; the more I write this particular blog, the more I find myself using all the correct film industry terminology, which is simply quite amazing. I'm slowly developing myself into the world of movie making! So the second day started relatively similar to the day before. However, we weren't going to be thrown in at the deep end and have to write out own script, that would take time and we only had a day. Time is money! I knew I would use that line somewhere! So we got the script to a short film, which apparently is the first ever short film made at the Met Film School at Ealing Studios and has been made into a film on numerous occasions, by a whole range of students at the film school. We were simply the latest in line of past student filmmakers, turning the script into a film. The film is called "A New Life with Maurice 13". I won't say anymore about it, in case I am able to upload it to my YouTube channel for you all to see. So we planned each shot, created a storyboard, got the equipment, gathered together the professional actors and headed out to shoot. We actually shot on location in a park just off from the studio. We also shot one scene inside. The script was divided into 4 scenes, of which our group shot and edited the first 2 and the second group shot and edited the last 2 scenes, to which we would collaborate and bind together both sets of scenes to make up the short film. So we all had a go at directing, cinematography, sound and 1st A.D, along with continuity. You may or may not be thinking, what about the lights?! Well, daylight was our new best friend so we didn't need artificial lighting, both outside and also indoors, apart from a reflector which we needed indoors to reflect natural light coming from windows onto the actors' faces. The shoot lasted a couple of hours, after which we had lunch then got straight into editing. Now a little more familiar with the Final Cut Pro interface, I, along with one other group member, got to work on editing scene 1. It was therefore our job to include a title sequence, along with the beginnings of the story, introducing the characters and so forth. So after around 1 hour of editing, we had all finished and went to a classroom to await the final product, being bound together by an industry professional. Speaking of which, our course leader was also a film director himself, who had directed a few feature films and has also worked on a few episodes of "The Bill". To add to that statement, film and television go hand in hand. People who work in television can easily come across to working on films, and vice versa. That's an interesting thought. So after a whole day of practical filmmaking, the day ended with a premiere screening of the finished film, to the ones who worked on it. Might I say that it is very professional and has a very good, interesting and funny story. It's a comedy, that's all I'll say. So with a very awesome two days of very intense practical filmmaking, along with a whole host of new contacts and knowledge, I left and headed back to Canterbury, with the knowledge in me that I now have to be able to say I think I can now make a film and know the fundamentals of filmmaking. Sweet! So if anyone has any ideas for films they would like made, let me know!!

So that's it folks! I hope you've enjoyed reading my long awaited, detailed post about developments which have taken place in the last month or so, and I'll leave you with the knowledge that I'm now working on producing my own film right here in Canterbury with a few good friends, which, once made, I'll upload to YouTube, as a proper part of my show reel. I'll leave you with these two simple but powerful words.

Dream big.

God Bless.


Friday, 6 January 2012

2012 - The Start of my Life...well career at least!

Hello fellow bloggers! Firstly let me just start by saying that I hope everyone's had a fantastic Christmas and Happy New Year 2012! Now 2012 will be a very special and important year for me, as it is in this year that my career will be fully launched, as for me, it'll be one small step for man, one giant leap into Hollywood!

Firstly, I will be finishing my degree and my time at university. I will also produce small videos, show reels and even short films while still at university. I also hope to be working with my Dad's friends who are hoping to become professional actors and who are hoping to make it big.

Along with this and in the very first part of this year, in early January, I will be attending the premiere of "War Horse", with the aim of meeting a person who I can only describe as a living legend. What a better way to start the year than by meeting simply the most famous movie director in the history of cinema itself! The one and only Steven Spielberg! Everyone's heard of him and most probably are able to name at least 3 of his films; namely Jaws, Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park, which I would think would be the first films which come to mind when the name Spielberg is mentioned.

Along with that and still in January, I will also be going on a 2-day intensive film school course to, for the first time in my life, get a full hands-on experience of filmmaking, including the chance to direct professional actors as part of the production of a short film. This will take place at Ealing Studios. And as I have already said earlier, I am aiming to become a film director and as yet, I haven't even made a proper film before! Well in this year, I will be taking the first steps into the industry as I will be making my first film ever, and what a better way to start off making my first proper film than at a proper film studio, with professional actors, a talented crew and awesome equipment, such as Final Cut Pro, the industry standard editing software. I am thoroughly looking forward to this!

Along with this, I have also mentioned earlier that I have also never been to Hollywood! Well, in this year I will experience the magic of Hollywood for the first time in my life, as I venture to Los Angeles, California, on holiday this summer. A taster, no doubt, of what is to come!

This is all very inspiring and exciting stuff! I often think to myself, why on earth am I choosing to do this? Why on earth am I going for the most competitive and challenging job on the planet? And then I think, quite simply, why not? Take a chance, risk it, be daring, because with perseverance, commitment, dedication and a little bit of luck, in the words of Gareth Edwards, the first movie director I ever met, "It'll happen!" Those were his words of advice to me and I keep reminding myself of them day to day. So as you welcome in 2012, just stop and take a moment to think that you have the power and opportunity to do whatever you can possibly dream of doing. You just have to set your heart and mind to accomplishing it. This is my philosophy in life. I shall leave you with that.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

UK Premiere of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Hello fellow bloggers! This is my first post from back home; I am home for the Christmas holidays. Like the post I wrote a while back, about my experience of the premiere of Johnny English Reborn, here is a post documenting my experience of arguably the best premiere I have been to so far! I now realise more than ever that this is what I want to do...becoming a film director is arguably one of the best jobs on the entire planet! Notice how I'm restricting it to the surface of the Earth, as in my opinion, an astronaut is the best possible's quite simply out of this world! Ha ha ha. Well anyway, back to the best premiere I have been to so far.

The UK Premiere of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" or "Mission: Impossible 4" as it is also known, took place at the BFI Imax Cinema in London on 13th December 2011. Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg, along with other actors and celebrities, are currently touring Europe, taking the film and premiering it in several European countries; the UK is just one of many. The day started out not so normal, with a 5:30am start. I was planning on meeting a friend from university at Waterloo, to go together to the premiere. Ready with my video camera, still camera, autograph book and phone (in the hope that Mr. Cruise would talk to my mum, which he has been known to do!), I set out for a half an hour walk to the station. It was still dark, being practically the middle of the night, so I can only describe it as a very eerie, deserted walk to the station, with only a couple of low flying pigeons to dodge. I arrived at the station at around 7:00am, with the aim of catching the 7:10am train to London Waterloo. However, national rail decided that this was the day when they would mess up any travel plans the UK public had, specifically on the day when the earlier you were, the more likely chance you'd have of being next to the red carpet. Thus, the 7:10am train was appropriately cancelled. And to rub it in even more, the train after that was cancelled. So after about 1hr 15mins of annoying announcements, along with not being able to get on the third train due to a high density of humans, I finally got the 8:25am train to Waterloo, which arrived at 8:50am. I met up with my friend and walked across the road to the BFI IMAX Cinema. To my surprise, we were still early enough to be one of the first one's there! We secured our spot right against the barriers which, at this time in the morning, ceased to exist; we were then ready for the 9 hour wait for the premiere to start and the stars to arrive! As I said in my post about the previous Johnny English premiere, call me a geek. But in the end, it was very much worthwhile, as I got the opportunity to meet one of the most famous Hollywood superstars on the planet!

So we spent a good portion of the day watching the event being set up. We watched the red carpet being rolled out, the barriers put up, the posters put up and the appropriately placed BMW cars with the registration "M:I GP" being driven into the area. Pretty cool stuff! One thing which occurred to me while watching everything being set up was that I bet the stars don't fully appreciate the time and effort involved with the setting up of a premiere; the whole cinema has to be transformed into a dazzling spectacle of lights, stages, and carpets. They practically have to create a miniature tinsel town right in the heart of London! Excuse the pun, with it being Christmas time and all. Overall, it was very interesting to see everything being set up. With persistence and a little bit of luck, I will hopefully have my own premiere in London or Los Angeles in the future. I have a dream, that one day this nation will rise up , and let me into Hollywood.

So I'll skip forward to around 5:30pm; the stars were due to arrive at 6pm. As we were right in the front and quite a lively bunch, the press started to gather and to my enjoyment, we were interviewed by several presenters and camera crews! First was an American woman for Sky News Movies who asked us what we think of Tom Cruise! I simply replied, "Awesome! An amazing actor!" Second was a live interview, but I don't know who it was for. And finally, a film channel wanted a reaction shot from the crowd, so we did 3 takes of putting our arms in the air and screaming like there was no tomorrow. We were all very excited that a true Hollywood legend was about to grace us with his presence.

Then came the time when the man himself arrived, followed a little while later by Simon Pegg. Cool music was playing, the guy with the microphone announced he had arrived; things were starting to liven up. I saw Tom round the corner of the cinema; the IMAX is a round cinema, so he had to make his way around a circle. Tom adhered to his normal protocol (excuse the pun), of taking his time with his fans, making sure he met everyone! At this point I phoned my mum and kept her on the phone until he came to us, in the hope that he would speak to her! However, at the time he did come to us, I had to do something no man has ever done before. Multitask. It may have been too much for me to try to do, but I tried to get his autograph, have a picture taken with him, film him and get him to talk to my mum! I was successful with 3 out of the 4 things. I wasn't able to get him to speak to my mum on the phone. That gives me another opportunity to go to the next premiere which he's in so that I can try once more! Overall however, it was fantastic to meet and talk to him and I would like to say that Tom Cruise is truly a gentleman and should set an example of how celebrities should interact and engage with their fans. I managed to get a photograph with him, which I will keep as the best souvenir of the evening, along with his autograph.

About 15mins later, along came Mr. Simon Pegg. Also a very nice guy, I talked to him for a few minutes and also managed to get a photo with him along with his autograph. The two of them together are a very funny duo, as Simon had a thing going on with Tom, where he was trying to teach Tom how speak with an English accent. It's hilarious! I'm sure there are a few videos on YouTube that show them together.

So after they both passed and moved onto to the rest of the crowd, a few other celebrities came past, out of which, I only recognised one. The hamster himself, Richard Hammond was there. However, I now know from personal experience that he's a bit of a [insert rude swear word here] type of guy, practically ignoring us as he passed. But as soon as the cameras were on him, of course he was signing things for the crowd on the opposite side of us! In my opinion, Tom Cruise should teach him a lesson...on how to be human.

So that was it for the evening! A fantastic time with Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg at the premiere of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. But that's not all, folks! Just as we were leaving, one of the officials can over to us with spare tickets to the premiere itself! Apparently the film was moving from this cinema over to the BFI Southbank Centre. She told us if we ran fast enough, we would get in to see the film. However, we should have checked the ticket itself before running like headless monkeys to the BFI Southbank Centre, as the ticket stated we needed to arrive at 6pm and be seated by 7pm. We were given the tickets at 7:20pm. It was potentially a fantastic opportunity, but overall was false hope. So there we go. At least I have a ticket to the premiere to keep as a souvenir!

Well that's pretty much it for my experience of the premiere, but there was one last thing. After leaving the BFI Southbank Centre, having been turned away by security who told us the film had already started, my friend and I wondered onto a film set, right in the centre of London! They were in the middle of shooting on location for a brand new feature film, the title of which I've forgot but will surely remember when it comes out, as I'll remember the name when I see it! So I got talking to the director and a few of the camera crew, along with the grip guy. That was pretty fantastic, albeit short! I'll definitely go see the film when it's out in summer 2012, along with of course Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, when it's out on Boxing Day!

So that really is it for now folks! If I don't blog until after Christmas (I should write a few posts before Christmas, as I am hoping to go to a few film studios for my dissertation), then have a very Merry Christmas! I'll leave you with a few photos of the premiere, along with this: If you want to succeed in life...there is one simple thing to there!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

My First Production for Fraser Films!

Hello fellow bloggers! Here is an update to say that I have filmed and produced my first video for my new YouTube channel and soon to be professional film production company, Fraser Films! I have filmed, for my university's Christian Union, their production of "The Nativity" and have uploaded it as the premiere video for my channel! The video is called "The Nativity by the Pond" and was filmed on 2nd December 2011. So far, it has gained over 250 views and will hopefully gain many more! I would like to take this opportunity to say that it was great to work with my CU to produce this short film. I would also like to state that although not intended to be part of my showreel or a fully planned out short film, this production was purely intended to be a memento of the evening, to give others the opportunity to see the Nativity, who weren't able to attend. I will hopefully be making many more productions for the CU during the short but precious time I have left, here at university. I will finish university in May pursue and to chase my dream.

I would also like to say here that I have also successfully produced another short film, between now and the last post below. I have made a short film documenting my experience of the last space shuttle launch, "STS-135 Atlantis: The Grand Finale". Like the above production, this is also intended to purely be a memento for me and my family of the day when we witnessed history in the making. However, I could also consider it something which could be seen as a short film. That's for the audience to decide! I am debating whether to upload it to FraserFilms135, as I have used three songs to which I do not own the copyright. If I am to upload it, I would have to clearly state that I do not own the copyright to the songs used in this short film. However, ignorance of the law is no excuse and I fully understand that. I also understand that on a day-to-day basis, people all over the world upload music videos of songs they do not own. So to sum up, you might see this video on might not. I hope to get permission from the copyright owners to upload it, so that I can show more people my shuttle launch production, other than just family and friends!

So I'll leave you with this...anything is possible...when you believe. Subtly quoting SeaWorld Orlando? Or something far greater? (again another SeaWorld quote!) I'll leave you to figure out the rest. God speed. Whoops, just given away the answer!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Launch of the Mars Science Laboratory - Curiosity!

Hello fellow bloggers! Now I don't normally post anything else on my blog, other than film stuff. But I found today so awesome that I felt I just had to write about it!

As you may or may not know, I am a NASA geek! I've been to Florida twice and have been to NASA's Kennedy Space Center more times than I can recall. I've also had the honour of experiencing, first hand, the last ever launch of the space shuttle, STS-135 in July 2011. Today has been a very eventful day in Florida, as the Mars Science Laboratory, a.k.a. the Mars Curiosity Rover, launched today from Cape Canaveral, atop an Atlas V rocket, bound for the red planet! I watched it on NASA TV today and continued watching after the launch until the end of the coverage, along with a few extra news conferences and programmes about Mars and it's future new inhabitant, Curiosity. After today, I feel even more interested in space science, planetary science and science in general and have even considered going along the path of doing something scientific in life, instead of a job in the arts, as a film director. However, I still think I'll go into the film industry, as its a possibility for me to potentially involve my interest in space and in science, by making a film about NASA for example! It's been done before (Apollo 13, Transformers: Dark of the Moon) to name but a few. So there is that cool possibility to combine science and the arts!

Well that's pretty much all I wanted to say for this post! All that's left to do to climax this awesome day is to listen to David Bowie - Is there Life on Mars, go outside and admire the red planet, assuming a clear sky of course and finally say...

GOOD LUCK CURIOSITY!!! I hope there ain't any cats on Mars...

Thursday, 24 November 2011

My Brand New YouTube Channel

Hello fellow bloggers! This is an update to say that I have created a brand new YouTube channel!!!

Simple called, "Fraser Films", I have specifically designed it to showcase my short films and showreels on. I feel that I can potentially go very far with it! I have been thinking for a while now, since deciding to become a film director, that one good thing to do would be to create an independant film production company, with a group of friends, all of whom are like minded individuals who are hoping to also break into the film industry. I have also had this name in mind for a while. Short, sweet and to the point (excuse the pun...I'll be making "short" films...yep...ha ha). Anyway, this is just a quick post to say that I have created my all new YouTube channel. I haven't uploaded any videos to it yet, but that will soon change, from early December, as I have been given the opportunity to film my University's Christian Union nativity play. This will most likely be the first video premiered on my new channel!

So that's all for now folks! I will keep updating my blog when I'm home during Christmas, as I hope to be visiting a wide range of film studios in the UK, mainly to gather data for my dissertation. I'll also take the opportunity while I'm at these studios to have a look around and maybe get to talk to a few people in the business! Namely, directors, producers, even actors! So that's it for now!

I'll leave you with life and live it to the fullest! Also love the one's around you, your family, your friends...and during this festive season, remember this...your family are the most important thing in the world, the best gift you've been given. Far better than the latest iPhone 4S, PS3 game or film. All I want for Christmas is my awesome family and friends around me. I hope you do too.

(Instead of ambitious, inspirational advice, which I normally give, I personally believe, above all else, family and the people around you are your number one priority in life. Your career goals, aspirations and dreams come second. There we go people!) God bless.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

My First Big Idea

Hello fellow bloggers!

I write today after having created an idea which I think has the potential to be a great success! However, this film will be very hard to make with the equipment I have at my disposal at this moment in time. It will therefore be an idea I will keep throughout the development of my career as a film director and will be made when I will hopefully become successful enough to be able to direct a multi-million dollar feature film. I have high hopes for this film; it is an original idea that hasn't been done before, combining popular genres of action, adventure and comedy, all mingled into what, in my opinion, I believe to be a recipe for success. I may be getting way too ahead of myself, as I am just starting out. However, it's good to think big!

For now, I won't release any details of the film until much later, just in case anyone out there decides to go with this idea and make it into a film before I get the chance to! I have a pitch, a plot outline and 2000 words of notes about the film, which I won't disclose on here or anywhere on the internet. All I will say however, is that it relates to my interests and travel experiences, combined into one story. The only other thing I will say about it is the genre, which I mentioned above as being a combination of action, adventure and comedy. For now, I'll leave you to guess the rest!

So with that short post, I'll leave you with these awesome words of advice...

Dream big, because you never know where life will take you!