Monday, November 9, 2015
A Fraternity of Filmmakers and Monster Makers!
I'm looking for other independent filmmakers in the area. Specifically a Co-Writer or two, Art Department; Production Artists/Painters/Sculptors/Molders/Casters/Set Builders/Prop Makers/Costumers and a Film Crew and Film Editor in New Jersey and the Pennsylvania area on the east coast. Anyone?
Preferably local from Milford, Holland, Frenchtown, Kingwood, Flemington, or Lambertville and that has a love for movies and monsters. Get in touch and let's get this started!
While attending UCLA film school, Animatronic and Special Effects Makeup Character Creator Alec Gillis worked at Roger Corman’s New World studios where he met many young filmmakers who would later become industry leaders. After leaving school he worked for special effects makeup artists Tom Savini, Greg Cannom, and Stan Winston. After a few years supervising character effects at Stan Winston Studio, Alec formed his own company, Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. in 1988.
I have an idea to bring people together as a filmmaking collective to meet and collaborate on many projects together. The name of this idea is The Creeping Camera.
I started a filmmakers and monster makers club blog called The Creeping Camera which anyone interested is welcome to join and interact online. I would like to assemble a collective of filmmakers and monster makers right here in Milford, New Jersey somewhere to collaborate on projects together, however their isn't an actual place yet that we can meet at so if anyone has an idea where we can meet, discuss ideas even late at night without worrying about having to leave that would be great. We'll do stuff like create Special effects, makeup effects, Halloween masks, film props, film sets, concept clay sculpture maquettes, models and miniatures for film/TV/commercials, monster/creature suits, stop-motion animation, puppets, puppeteering, bluescreen motion control photography, cinematography, screenwriting, directing, acting and more. As a matter of fact, I have a project I'm writing at the moment and need some help on. I'd like someone or a few to help write the script. Anybody interested? I'll let you know more about the film if you contact me or when we meet.
How do we do this? There are a number of ways, Meetup.com is good but who wants to spend extra money right? We can just meet by reaching out locally for free. Film colleges and university campuses such as NYFA are another great way of collaborating and also filmmaking forums online or even Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, WordPress, and Blogspot are nice to get social and reach out. But I have something better in mind. I'd like to form a club or place much like a fraternity of Filmmakers and Monster Makers! We can meet to talk about the stuff we love, which is Filmmaking and making makeup effects, sets, costumes, puppets, props, and more!
Now here's the thing… If I was posting for a cast/crew, which at the moment I am not, I would tell people exactly what they were in for. For instance, payment, which at first there will be little or none at all at first. I am posting to find people that are local and interested in forming a collective then possibly a production company and special effects studio. As I said before, if you have a little time or all the time in the world at the moment and would love to write, design and create things then get in touch. And having your own RED digital cinema camera or even the ARRI ALEXA or Sony F65 for production would help. Plus can anybody work with Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro to cut, and knows a little about special effects and visual effects or is at least passionate about. And we might need someone with a 4k drone? The rig should carry a RED or ARRI ALEXA Mini digital cinema camera. We'll need it for shots that require simulated helicopter fly overs. If you can't then don't worry about it, just bring yourselves for now then we'll figure something out later.
And for those of you that are interested in making films, I am developing a Gothic Fiction feature film now and would love some help breathing life into it! So far I have over twenty pages but need to bring it up to at least ninety two, anyone up for it?
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