Well, I don’t know if it’s tornado season just yet, but I’ve been hepped via The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West‘s page on Facebook that their sizzle reel just hit the LA Webfest, ahem, ‘trailer park’. There’s tons of goodies to check out, so make sure you visit them here.
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I was hepped to this article via The Adventures of Superseven‘s official page on Facebook: Jerry Kokich‘s How To Make A Web Series that he wrote for Filmmakingstuff.com. In it he gives some great advice when it comes to indie filmmaking using his own experience producing the Superseven web-series. And I think he brings up some great points in his article, but the main one is that many hopefuls waste their time (and money!) on the tech side when it’s the creative one that really matters. And that’s something I’ve been trying to tell people for years. You think you need a zillion dollar’s worth of equipment in order to make that masterpiece? No, all you need is a good, compelling story (or just a plain entertaining one!) and people will watch it even if you shot it on your darn iPhone.
In the end tech means very little. Sure, it can add a nice polish to an already good product, but – as the old musician’s proverb go – you can’t polish a turd pal. And that’s one of my main problems with today’s film industry. I’m gonna use Alien 4 as an example: I’ve done lighting on small local indie projects (and I’ve learned my fair share of available tricks when it comes to film editing) and from a strict technical point that movie is just perfect. Each scene is an individual masterpiece and is nothing short of breathtaking when it comes to scenery, lighting, camera filtering and editing. Still, I find it duller than watching the lawn grow. In November. The story is a hack-job at best, the characters pure cardboard and the dialogue is so excrutiatingly bad I can almost enjoy it on a pure ironic level. I have no idea how much it made at the box office, but I seriously doubt it had the same impact as Alien or the follow-up Aliens. Compare that to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (yep, Angry Old Fart is gonna bring up Tobe Hooper‘s classic once again!) or John Carpenter‘s Halloween that were shot on a beat-up old 16 mm camera (although I think Carpenter went with 35) with an inexperienced crew of enthusiasts, starring noob actors and for laughable budgets somewhere around $300,000.
That’s all you need. Enthusiasm and a great story. Don’t get stuck on the tech hooplah because chances are you’re gonna find yourself paralyzed by it. The average viewer is willing to accept a lot if he or she is truly entertained by your product. And to people that insist on the tech-talk (and FYI there’s a lot of that when it comes to music as well) I’ve got the same question I’ve had for years: So what typewriter did John Steinbeck use?
Anyway, it’s a great article. Read it here.
Yay! Monday again and by now you should know what that means: A sparkling fresh new episode of The Adventures of Superseven! And this one is (in my humble opinion) their best one yet! Hilarious dialogue, some great puns (as always), excellent Adam West-esque delivery by leading man Jerry Kokich, a kick-ass fighting sequence and overall just great! A winner!
A big congratulations to the cast and crew of The Adventures of Superseven who won the Audience Choice of the Year category by the Annual Indie Intertube Awards yesterday! This is so cool and I’m happy for the guys getting some recognition for their time and effort.
Well, another week and another episode of The Adventures of Superseven on YouTube! In a way I must be one of the few people on the planet that actually longs for Mondays, ha ha ha. This time it was extra thrilling to watch on account of the song Space Pussyfoot making its on-screen debut as it was exclusively written for the episode! I never done that before, but director Scott Griffith gave me a rough outline of the episode so I went right on it trying to create something to enhance the imagery. I think it works nicely and after having such a blast doing it I am seriously considering trying to get out there and make more music for various productions.
Anyway, as always it’s pretty funny in a tongue-in-cheek kinda way with nice deliveries from crew and cast. Check it out!
Well, director/screenwriter Robert Griffith just gave me a heads up on Facebook that the coming episode of The Adventures of Superseven entitled Op: Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill will use The Norliss Tapes Surfing with Androids for its closing credits. Great news and again I’m doing a little office-chair mambo to celebrate. The first part (apparently it’s a two-parter) is scheduled to air on August 11th, so keep your eyes peeled for an update on his official YouTube channel here. You’ll find the track on our third EP Bad Robot EP available on Bandcamp and here’s lil’ taste:
Well, I’m giddy as a school boy watching the credits roll for the new episode of The Adventures of Superseven entitled Operation: Live to Die Another Day and hearing The Norliss Tapes! I remember finishing up Bad Robot (alt. version) back in May and immediately thinking “this would be great for end credits!” and a couple of months later it’s become a reality! This is so cool! I am actually doing a little office-chair twist with a big grin on my face. This is great! More to come soon and I’ll share it here ASAP.