Maryland Fanfilm back on track...an update (and a shameless beg for help)

Discussion in 'Maryland' started by HowardFilms, Jul 3, 2006.

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  1. HowardFilms Jedi Master

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    Hey all! Once again, our fanfilm is back on track.

    This time we have a full production studio to shoot in, with all the bells and whistles. We have a greenscreen, a Mix Booth, an editing room, and cameras way above the fanfilm standard all committed to our project. We also have a willing crew to man the equipment. Our scripts are complete, some casting has been done, and the special effects work has already begun (about the first three minutes of the movie is already completed!)

    Now, there are some things we need help with. The big one is costumes. We have Spatcave (of Star Wars: Revelations fame) to help with the hardest to get costumes, like the Nemoidians, and the CorSEC uniforms. We do however, need work on the Jedi Robes for three characters, so if you have materials and/or can help make those costumes please shoot me an email at HowardFilms@yahoo.com or post here.

    We also are still casting! We are looking for one adult female, and one teen female to fill two major roles! Please contact me if you are interested or know of someone! We also still have minor roles for three adult males and another minor role that could be either gender, and plenty of CorSEC officer roles (male or female adult) to assign.

    The faster we assign the roles, the sooner we can move into production. I would like to at least have the first of the three films, and a good bit of the second, shot by the end of summer. If all of you can help, we can show the fanfilm community that the Maryland FanForce can make a film as good as any!
  2. WANNA-BE-JEDI-KNIGHT Jedi Master

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    I would like to audition for the adult female role. What do I need to do?
  3. HowardFilms Jedi Master

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    Well, first off, you should know that filming will be at the community Media Center in Westminster. If you can't make it there easily, this isn't going to work.

    If you want to make it easy on me, I can send you a copy of the script, and you can film yourself acting out a small part, then email it to me.

    If that isn't possible, we can talk about an actual audition. Please let me know.
  4. WANNA-BE-JEDI-KNIGHT Jedi Master

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    I could make it to Westminster but I would need to know when. What is this film about?
  5. HowardFilms Jedi Master

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    My site has a synopsis and I think the first two scripts (copy and paste those into Word though, they are a bit unreadable on the site.

    Site is in the sig!
  6. WANNA-BE-JEDI-KNIGHT Jedi Master

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    I have read through the first script and I wonder how you can film this. I guess there will be lots of CG. I am still interested in auditioning. Just let me know when and I suppose the audition will be a cold reading of the script?
  7. HowardFilms Jedi Master

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    Yeah, it really depends on how many other people I can find. Unless I can find SOME interest in the other parts, we could be delayed significantly.

    Yes, most of the film will be cgi backgrounds, almost all (except for cave scenes) will be shot in front of agreenscreen. It's just the way fanfilms are done nowadays...
  8. WANNA-BE-JEDI-KNIGHT Jedi Master

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    I will PM you my email address and you can let me know when you would like to conduct the audition. It isn't possible for me to tape myself acting a part. I have access to a sewing machine but wish I knew how to use it otherwise I could make the Jedi robes.
  9. HowardFilms Jedi Master

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    Excellent. I just hope some other MDFF members will participate.
  10. Jon_Goodfellow Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd be all too happy to help with the technical side of things. I'm not much of an actor, but I've been a stage-tech for years now. :)



    Go n-ithe an cat thú, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat.
  11. HowardFilms Jedi Master

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    Well, as of right now, we have a crew together (I can only use people certified to use the stuff at the CC Community Media Center, sorry)
  12. Jon_Goodfellow Jedi Grand Master

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    Can I be in charge of wardrobe changes for the actresses then? ;)

    jk :p

    Really though. I'd like to help in anyway I can. :)\



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  13. HowardFilms Jedi Master

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    I'll see what I can do, but our biggest needs right now are in costuming and casting
  14. SithMan1138 Jedi Knight

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    I've been gone for a long time, but are their any spots still available for casting? I can make it to Westminster but I need to know when. I'd like to help if I can.
  15. Jon_Goodfellow Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey, Sithman. In what part of MD do you live? :)



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  16. HowardFilms Jedi Master

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    There are still roles left for casting. For speaking roles we have the Sith/Dark Jedi Ghost in the Caves, and the Captain of CorSec. For nonspeaking roles we have CorSec officers.
  17. SithMan1138 Jedi Knight

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    I actually just posted a threwad about that. In Middletown-Frederick County
  18. Grumpy_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Hey, I'm really close to the Westminster area. I'm in Hampstead actually. So if you need help with anything, let me know. I don't think I can act... but I'm willing to do whatever.
  19. HowardFilms Jedi Master

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    Cool, if I think of anything, I'll let ya know.

    Also know you don't really need acting ability to be in the production. We do, after all, have extra roles to be filled, like CorSec officers and such, with no lines, and no spotlight on you, hehe.
  20. Grumpy_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Well I'd be up for that too but I'm not really officer material. =) Bald with a beard doesn't quite fit the image I have in mind.
  21. HowardFilms Jedi Master

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    haha, who is to say what CorSec officers look like?
  22. HowardFilms Jedi Master

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    Meanwhile, one of our special effects artists has completed the opening sequence of the movie. It will be tweaked as newer fighter models become available, but is mostly as it will be. I attatched my HowardFilms FOX logo to the beginning, which makes up the first 3 minutes of the movie!

    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&n=2&videoID=921479204

    Not to mention the fact if you look to the left you can see a picture of me, and who I hope our Princess Mara will be. Enjoy!
  23. Grumpy_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Very nice start.. although you need to add another "." to the end of the scroll. They all, expcet for Jedi, have 4...don't they? Heh..

  24. HowardFilms Jedi Master

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    hmmm, I'l look into that, never noticed
  25. WANNA-BE-JEDI-KNIGHT Jedi Master

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    I agree with Grumpy_Jedi, good start. What is it exactly you need to keep this going? I know you mentioned costumes and extras parts but do you have a film schedule? I'd be willing to audition or help out but would need to know when and where and how and all that. I'd like to see this finished.
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