Month: December 2010

DDR Movie Update! The checkpoint is in sight!

I’d say the script is more than halfway done as I power through what I hope will be the final draft. You all won’t be disappointed.

Also, a nice PAYPAL BUTTON has been added the movie page.

Here’s the lowdown for the next few days.

Saturday: Script Posted when I get back in from partying. And by partying I mean being at Galloping Ghost Arcade all night.

Sunday: Rest and Recover. Prepare something awesome.

Monday: Begin in depth character discussion.

Tuesday: Reveal next project.

Why the hell am I making a DDR Movie?

Woo! Badge!

I’ve been asked this question about twenty times too many.

I’ll tell you why I’m making a DDR Movie…

It’s simple. It’s been done before, but not like this. As a former DDR Community person, I’ve seen the best and worst this game has to offer. In both the game itself and those that play it. Using this knowledge, I can create a fictional narrative based upon the experiences and drama I’ve seen in real life as well as the internets.

Who better to ask about DDR when making a movie than the public?

Also, this movie is publicly funded, so it wouldn’t be right to shut the audience out of the thing as a producer, you get some actual say on what’s going on if you do so choose. This is a new way of funding movies, and I’m sure it will work out. Just look at gaming on the Humble Indie Bundle. It’s there for free if you want it. But you can choose to pay an amount as well. Same concept when crowdsourcing a film. However, again, you will have some creative control. You can post on the facebook page… or just find me. My contact info is on the site.

All and all, my goal is to blur the line between the viewer and the creator. We should be able to work together to achieve cinematic bliss… and it shouldn’t require millions of dollars. Just a bunch of good hearts and an assload of determination… mixed with a little know how and a dash of luck.  Every dollar counts. Could be your dollar that buys the blood that flies out of a dude’s head when he gets shot in the face (not a spoiler).

I’ve worked on stuff with no budget before… but that was just RPG Maker 2000 animation… that for some reason people liked. Let’s see how my first “Big Budget” production goes. We’re shooting at the end of March and in Early April when the snow is gone in Chicago.

If you know anyone who does music, knows how to edit, knows how to turn on a damn camera, or better… know how to ACT. They’re free to join me. I raise enough money, I might even be able to pay some people with more than just good food, gratitude, beer and hugs.

Though it’s Chicago and we have no shortage of good food and beer.

Like I said in the last post, the final script should be rolling out by the end of the week. Go to the facebook page and check it out. Now I actually have to go write… tootles.

Spread the word. This is the future of indie filmmaking.

EDIT:

If you’d like to read the admittedly bad old draft this film is based on, you can get it here.

New script coming on Friday, so stay tuned.

 

ANOTHER UPDATE

DDR Movie Update… Script incoming

It’s been a while now… but it’s almost time for the next draft of the script to drop. You’ll see the story’s gotten a massive overhaul.

It will be done in time for the ball to drop. Of course it’ll have more tweaks in the upcoming  month. But this will be the solid platform the story will be on. Set in stone.

To start off the new year, I’ll slowly introduce all of the characters to you. It’s gonna be fun. See you on Friday. Holler!

People Okay With Murdering Julian Assange?

I swear he looks like the villain from Die Hard.

It’s an insane thing to say right? No one should be okay about murdering another human being.

Yet it’s been said. A lot. Don’t believe my furry ass? People don’t believe YOU when you say it?

 

Well, in this same spirit of What the Fuck has Obama Done So Far (Great site by the way.) is a new site created by my good friend, ZengamingDojo’s Mike Bell and his friend Alfred MacDonald.

http://www.peopleokwithmurderingassange.com/

Bookmark it, live it. Love it.

 

I for one am not a fan of the guy. He’s a little creepy. Maybe it’s just the haircut… or maybe he should cut down on the weed a little bit. But he’s doing some pretty cool stuff. If he was leaking things like CURRENT battle plans and shit. Yeah, I’d have a serious problem with that. However, it’s all a bunch of old stuff exposing curruption and what not. That’s good.

Basically the U.S. is just butthurt because Wikileaks got a hold of their diary and reading it to all his friends.

And he’s not treasonous… because he’s not even American. So Sara Palin can kinda fuck off with that.

Anyway, check the site out. Like it on Facebook. Spread the word.

 

Oh, and check out the rest of my site too lol.

 

Support an awesome Indie Developer

I love Indie games… they’re not always as awesome as “World of Goo” or “Braid”… but there are a lot of great companys doing great things for those of us who are broke asses and can’t afford shit.

Enter Radiangames. They make some pretty damn awesome games for like… a buck. Dead serious. A buck.

Check this article out and be enlightened. I gotta go play Crossfire 2 now.

http://indienerds.com/wordpress/?p=1554

Merry Christmas and junk.

It’s that day. Eat some food and spend it with loved ones. That’s what this day is for.

If you’re like me and have no family, troll friends on facebook like I do.

 

It’s a sad time. You know what would make it better for me and give you a nice, warm and toasty feeling inside? If you were to donate a couple of bucks to the movie. It’d certainly make my day and you’ll be contributing to a piece of film history.

http://www.indiegogo.com/Dance-Dance-Revolution-The-Warriors-Path?c=home

Any amount. Even a dollar.

 

Today is going to be a good day I think. Time to watch a movie or two after I work on the script some more.