Filmmaking

It’s 2019. We back.

Okay, it’s the new year and I’m back. Here’s really what’s going to be.

As much as I stream, that’s not really my main game obviously. I make movies and stuff. shorts, features, whatever I can really do. I do.

That said, they plans for 2019 are heavily based on that.

I plan to have a short film (at least) once a month. I’ll be cronicleing that process through streams as I process everything. Cast stuff, whatever.
Then I’ll post the results here and on Youtube. Depends on how much reach I can get with either platform.

Far as streaming goes. It’s going down every night at 9pm when I get home from work.

Mental Health Monday:
I know Mondays are really tough. So we’re going to play some chill games like Hearthstone and just talk about what made is feels stuff that day.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. I’m gonna be playing something. Dunno what. You guys give me some ideas. I’ll try and get some sort of rotation going.

Thursday Nights: Is the Thursday Show. It’s a day when I bring on a guest and we talk about a particular topic. Lelani already wants to talk about some shit with me so that’s nice (she’s a great lady)
But it’s not your average little podcast. The first half is spend talking about stuff. The second half we put on some games like Jackbox and get that dark humor flowing.
This will happen as soon as I get to someplace where I have an actual desk again. Shouldn’t be long.

Friday Mornings will be Office Hour.
I’ll just popup and show you what writing and/or film related stuff has been going down and maybe ask for some ideas about where I should go next.

So yeah, there we go. That’s where we’re at.
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But as for where I’m at.
I’m currently at a home for homeless veterans. Me standing up for my fellow employees landed me where I didn’t want to be. That’s how it goes sometimes. Would I do it differently. No, because where I was working was pretty stupid and terrible. But that’s a story I can tell another time if you want to hear it. Got pretty screwed to say the least. But I’m finally getting some veterans benefits that have been owed to me for a decade.

Yes, a decade.

Basically, I’m starting from scratch. Gotta get all my equipment back. Everything. But I guess it’s for the best. But , as I work at Dyson (I work the order backend and don’t get paid enough), at least for the next couple of months, I’m going to try and make this a full time thing. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll have a new place in a couple of weeks hopefully. I can set up the studio so I don’t have to have this poverty setup at half power.

How can you help. You can like and share the hell out of the page. You can give me ideas of things to write about. Those are the most important.

Then we got the amazon list for the office
(It’s mostly for me so I remember what the hell I have to buy) https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1J4D0L4KXP1VR…, but hopefully I can be at full strength soon. I just need a desk, my back screams out for it.

But hey, thanks for reading. Let’s go do fun stuff. Let’s play some games. Let’s make some movies.

Hey, our 48 Hour Film Festival Short is Up. You should be cool as hell and go watch it and stuff.

There can’t be enough cool movies to watch. But hey, here’s one.We did it for the 48 Hour Film Festival Chicago and it’s… something. We’re always trying to get something new going, keep it fresh.

 

But enjoy it’s cheesy glory.

 

I honestly didn’t know where this whole thing was going. Just kinda winged it.

And now, A Project you might really like.

Very quickly before we get back to business.

Our own Beka from C-Block has a new film coming out. Something About Henry. Not to be confused with Regarding Henry or Hardcore Henry (which was awesome by the way.)

They need the help of the film watching public. Yes, that’s us.

Wow this site has changed since about 6 months ago, I need to take a look around it myself. So many buttons.

Anyway.

The project itself can explain it a lot better than I can. Hopefully the embed will actually work today too. But this is a capable pack of individuals from what I’ve seen. And of course things can change but it’s always for the better.

They need 8k. Let’s get em to 8k or something. Twitter, don’t you fail me today. Maybe 9000, hopefully 9000 because I have memes for that .

 

Hopefully we can see it whenever it’s all done and out.

Edit: Embed doesn’t want to play nice with WordPress. But you still got that link.

In fact. Let me link you again.

Casting Time! Furries? Yes sir!

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Yayyyyy, back in Chicago and doing things finally for real again.  Happy days.

But we’re also doing something a little different, as always. I give you our next film…

Legal Paws.

You get it? Puns!

Anyway, the story focuses on two lawyers and their divorce arbitration hearing for a couple of furries. It’s a comedy with little to no heart. So come prepared to laugh a lot.

 

What’s needed is simple.

We need 2 furries (not myself of course, I’m keeping myself off camera where I belong.) Even if the suit is partial, we can work with it.

Just send an e-mail to wolfenfilms@gmail.com and I’ll hook you up with a script and all that jazz.

OR, you can hit up with facebook page, or even my twitter if you so desire. I’m always around.

And it’s a payed thing of course. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

Peace out ya’ll.

 

 

Truly Hardcore

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There’s a time in your life when you just watch a movie and just spend the next few days talking about it. This time, it was Hardcore Henry. There’s really not a ton I can say about it but… I think I can say a few things.

First of all, I went to an early screening with Hank. We were the 2nd people in line and waited about 4 hours. Because we were going to get those seats nice and far back because we weren’t trusting a first person movie right off the bat with our stomachs (saw Captain Phillips in the front row. Never fucking again.) After sitting down and getting some nachos. We were ready to rock.

Hardcore Henry is a first person action movie. It puts you in the shoes of the hero has he throws, shoots, and freeruns all over the place.

 

I’m basically going to stop describing it here, because you can watch the trailer right above and figure everything out from there.

 

The most important thing is this… I didn’t get any motion sickness whatsoever. Maybe it’s because I’ve played FPSes for so long. But there isn’t any more camera shake than the Bourne films so if  you can survive that, you’ll be okay.

 

It’s Hour Thirty runtime seems just right. It gets Henry’s story in and out quickly. But the real star of the movie is Sharlto Copley who wears many hats during this movie (again, trying not to spoil the fun for you.)

 

Basically, what I’m getting at is this… go see it in theaters. It’s best with friends. I was lucky enough to see it in a crowded theater. You’ll whoop and holler throughout the whole thing. It’s fun like that. Shoutout to director Ilya Naishuller for giving me hope that there are original action movies out there. What’s next? A sequel? That could really be fun.

Anyway, go see it before it’s out of theaters.

 

Expect a video when it’s out on Blu Ray where I point out all the references.

C-Block: Let’s Talk About The format

Been getting a ton of questions about distribution. How’s it going to work, do you have it lined up… and so forth.

It’s actually quite simple. The web series format is a new breed, but it’s a breed that everyone has access to… if that makes any damn sense at all. I can make everyone as long or short as I need it, and everything I have is mine and is controlled (mostly) by me. Which means you won’t have to go to the middle of nowhere just to see it.

The alternative would be to take it to festival after festival, where barely no one will see it. Sure, by doing so it gets you all kinds of personal accolades, but it doesn’t really do you much good in the long run when people actually want to see your stuff. And since this is crowdfunded, I want to people to see the work being made as soon as I can get it to them. Not a year or so afterwards when I’m done jacking myself off at film festivals you’ve never heard of. i’d be good for me, not for anyone else, especially you, the viewers who have been patient enough as it is.

I’m in the business of fun and entertainment. I just want you guys to have fun to, and as much as possible. Thus, we’re making a web series and getting quality content to you as quickly as humanly possible. The audience is what matters and I know what you want, even if you don’t know it yet.

Now I have to rest because I’m skating tomorrow. Lucky me.

Be sure to donate, so I can make this monster of a series.

I’ll see you all next time.

Here’s the link for you guys. Share it up..

http://igg.me/at/cblock/x/11154

Hey, roller derby! Series and stuff! Yay!

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You see, I made a funny.

It’s movie time again. But we’re doing something a little different this time around. Like I said before I’m moving away for those full blown features because they’re a pain in the ass that I really don’t want to deal with right now. As you can see from past events, you can’t really blame me at this moment. We’re moving over towards shorts and web series. And this is what I hope to actually be our first web series.

It still doesn’t have an actual title (I’m hoping someone will help me out with that) but it’s basically about the darker side of the sports we play (I’ll argue all day, derby is a sport.)

But then again, some of you already know my flair. We have these stories about death and inner/other destruction. Insane twists and normally logical situations, and always in the most ridiculous way. But unlike other times, this one has some far more serious undertones and a group of fresh faces (well mostly, I’m picking one of mine for Chicago because the part was written for her, you all know who I’m talking about.) And doing this as a web series will give me the flexibility as a writer to actually improve things as I go along. Features generally don’t have that luxury without things going haywire.

Also, this movie will feature the skaters themselves and I wouldn’t want to slap a 5 month long shoot on them. Those can be draining if you’re not completely used to them. And it’s hard to tell how anyone will do on camera. It might take some people a little time to adjust, and that’s normal. Personally, I’m bad on camera. That’s why I’m behind it.

I really want to keep this movie within derby mostly because there are some physically able human beings, and we need physically able people, that’s for damn sure.

I already have the first episode written and I have an arc for at least 7 more. Running production between Goshen, South Bend and Chicago. Maybe in between. It all depends on what type of support I get for this script and this production. Because the blessing of the skaters is going to be key in making this work. This is unlike anything I’ve seen roll out of sport. It’s a prime opportunity to make something completely original and that’s the stuff that excites me. And of course all the fresh faces and personalities and I’ll get to deal with. And I welcome everybody, the crazier the better.

It’s going to be an interesting time watching this one grow. Any comments or questions can go into the comments section that no one ever uses on WordPress. Or you can hit up the good ol’ facebook page. I’ll be around updating that more often. And last you can hit up Stream Monster Productions and talk to that guy over there. He knows a lot about the production as well. Until then, don’t do drugs and brush your teeth.