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Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by AdamBertocci, Aug 24, 2011.

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  1. AdamBertocci Manager

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    Maybe it wasn't Daredevil. I think it was Iron Fist. (Obsidian Sith not included)


    AND NOW, ADVERTISING

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    But before I mashed up "Two Gentlemen", I stayed up for "Twelfth Night".
    Yes folks, some years back I camped out in Central Park for entirely too many hours for Shakespeare in the Park tickets. I met a lot of really neat people, including pretty much my favorite person on the planet, Anne Hathaway.
    I wrote an essay, 5000 words or so, about my experience, and I recently took an opportunity to expand and revise it to stick in the Kindle Store, to help plug my print book.

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  2. Boter Jedi Master

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    I remember that essay, was definitely a fun read.

    Oh look, Vapes, it's a still from that movie that's never getting released. Neat.
  3. AdamBertocci Manager

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    Hey peoples! Self-promotion time!

    So my award-winning short romance "Ronan and Alyssa are about to break up." has a chance to be on PBS here in New York. But it needs your votes to make that happen!

    Can we scare up enough votes by Wednesday night to win? I think we can!

    http://www.thirteen.org/sites/reel13/category/vote/

    Watch the film and if you think it deserves a vote, go ahead and vote, yes sir yes sir! Thanks!



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  4. Penitio Force Ghost

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    One of the best fan films I've ever seen. And I've far too many fan films to be consider health.

    edit: Youtube link - allows you skip ahead if you wish and has better quality then the official site. (last part slightly strange)
  5. ElectroFilms Jedi Knight

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    Lord this place is dead...
  6. Teague Jedi Master

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  7. -Phi- Force Ghost

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    Teague Chrystie: Forum Vampire
  8. Psilaef_Zeias Jedi Knight

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    [image=http://i43.tinypic.com/5nvdde.jpg]
  9. Psilaef_Zeias Jedi Knight

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  10. Teague Jedi Master

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    And that was how Zeias became my favorite person ever. And look, we even did an episode about A.I.!

    What, I don't shamelessly pimp things.
  11. AdamBertocci Manager

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    Oh God, this thread moves so slowly now that all my damn self-promotion runs together.

    Folks, I wrote a horror story. It's my first short story to receive any major plugging, and it's my first time tackling the horror genre. Of course, since I'm a mod, you're all familiar with my dark and nasty side [face_devil]

    It's a Kindle exclusive (for now), and it's FREE through this Friday night, so get to downloadin' before the price springs back to $1.99. And if you dig it, leave a review!

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    When a tragic accident claims the life of a small-town cheerleader, a stunned community mourns a beautiful girl taken all too soon. Caught on the fringes is Wade Shaunson, a clean-cut kid still sorting through the rubble of a lost relationship with the dearly departed.

    Wade is haunted by visions of his brief affair with Kiki Malone. He looks back to the moment their eyes met, then ahead to the future they never built together; he even sees into her mind at the moment she died. But in every thought looms the specter of the night he broke her heart, and a sickening secret that would shatter his reputation.

    On the night of his sleepy town's biggest football throwdown of the fall, Wade confronts his guilt, his sins and so much more. There is blood, and a harrowing chill, and an eldritch force in the woods. Yet every shock and brutality pales next to what lurks in the soul of an American teenager.

    Award-winning writer and filmmaker Adam Bertocci has been praised by Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, The New Republic, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Back Stage, Broadway World, E!, Maxim, IGN, Film Threat and more. Now, in this rare short story, he tries his hand at the horror genre?with terrifying results.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0073LDE5W/adambertocci-20



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  12. Psilaef_Zeias Jedi Knight

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    Cool! =D= Didya do the illustration too?
  13. AdamBertocci Manager

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    I did. To be honest, half the reason I embarked on this particular adventure was to do covers. They're fun to make. [face_blush]

    I am doing everything myself?the covers, the formatting, the marketing. I have put two short pieces on the Kindle so far, and I am learning a lot as I go. But it is great fun.



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  14. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    :oops:

    I need to check in more around these parts. I need a browser window just for this, DIF, NP2k, etc.

    Btw, kindle is the place to be - I'm looking at a regular publishing routine up there with various bits of content. Anyone else done much with that platform?
  15. VaporTrail Force Ghost

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  16. Psilaef_Zeias Jedi Knight

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    Wow! :eek: More primetime exposure for our little community on a full hour of 48Hrs/Mystery on CBS tonight. Once again featuring fanfilmmaker and forum member Mark Twitchell, the Canadian hoser/wannabe "Dexter" poser. And still more to come in an indy film production of the case. Twitchell will be serving a 25 years to life sentence.
  17. AdamBertocci Manager

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    Man, I'd forgotten all about that guy. You should have seen the discussion we had in Mod Squad over whether or not that guy deserved a ban. :p



    I will now embarrass myself by self-promoting, again, on this page. I really wish you guys had gotten into a mean-spirited argument that took up a few pages so it doesn't look so bad. However, I have a [face_love] romantic comedy [face_love] to share with all you readers, and it's FREE for your Kindle through Friday!

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    There's plenty of romance in Margot's world. From her desk at a small publishing house, she creates the covers adorning an endless parade of paperback novels, with shirtless men holding glamorous women everywhere she looks.

    But love is not always dramatic, nor is it exclusive to candlelit castles and tide-swept beaches. Or so Margot finds out, one February night in New York, in a short (and sweet) story for the romantic in all of us.

    Award-winning writer and filmmaker Adam Bertocci has been praised by Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, The New Republic, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Back Stage, Broadway World, E!, Maxim, IGN, Film Threat and more. Now his fancy turns to love, in a kindhearted comic fable celebrating life's possibilities and the human need for connection.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00784U83U/adambertocci-20

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    ^ Once again, it's FREE through Friday! If you like it, leave a review or pass the link on to a friend! [face_love]



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  18. Boter Jedi Master

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    Arguments, eh? Alright: WHAT RELIGION IS BEST

    oh god now im banned what have i done

    (please nobody reply to this...)
  19. Psilaef_Zeias Jedi Knight

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    Heh, now Adam is posing in his own cover pics. :p
  20. Krintar Jedi Master

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    The faith of the First Men.
    (Seriously though, let's not post too much... see how many of Adam's self-plugs we can get on one page.)
  21. Evil-Henchman Force Ghost

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    So... The movie "Chronicle" appears to have the same basic plot as the Star Wars fan film "To Know a Jedi"... any plagiarism involved on the part of the makers of the movie Chronicle? Please discuss.
  22. Boter Jedi Master

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    I'd say no... I haven't sen Chronicle, but the idea of someone getting powers then being corrupted by them isn't entirely original. Does it have the main character have a falling out with his friends, go off on a retreat and get better aquainted with his powers, then come back and kill them all?
  23. Evil-Henchman Force Ghost

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    Just about but not quite.

    Let's just say that it's similar enough to wonder if the person who "came up with the idea" of the movie Chronicle, actually got the idea for it from seeing "To Know a Jedi" and then changed it up to not only avoid infringing on any Lucasfilm copyrights but to make it somewhat more plausible, and be different enough from "To Know a Jedi" to not be an outright copy of it.

    Sorry for the run-on sentence.
  24. Psilaef_Zeias Jedi Knight

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  25. Ephisus Force Ghost

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    Just saw Chronicle. Came to see if anyone was around comparing it to "To Know a Jedi".

    Sure enough. I don't think allegations of plagiarism are really in order, but I'd love to ask the director if he saw TKAJ.
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