Sunday, May 13, 2012

delicious, delicious progress

Well, it's been quite a productive time for Half a Boy; HaB headquarters (which is, either the apartment Alex & I share, or, whichever coffee shop we happen to be patronizing on that particular instance) has been absolutely abuzz with creative particles flying through the ether like mad. We've developed a sort of symbiosis in which one of us will start an idea, then the others will finish it, and we all just keep building on it and throwing things in, making it more brilliant/perfect/absurd/whatever. It's really incredible to think that we simply put ourselves together just a few short weeks ago, and already our pioneer project is in its late planning stages. Oh yes, there will be ASSGLASS, and it's going to be splendid. Divine, even.

At our past few meetings, we've made the following progress for our first film as a team:  set up our shot list, set a tentative shoot time (we're thinking late June), started thinking about equipment and locations, determined our budget (about $350-$500), posted a casting call for our two characters, and filmed a promotional interview for the film, which you'll get to see soon. Speaking of which, the interview was shot as the main component for our Kickstarter page for this project, which will also be done soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that if you love to adopt grassroots filmmakers and help transfer their vision to a screen near you.

We'd like to take a moment to thank the reader, whomever you may be, for taking the time and interest in us, and we promise to deliver awesome content that will keep you around for more. There's not much to look at right now, but this, as with most spray-tans and celebrity marriages, is only temporary. The blog is set to become more and more active as we hold more meetings and create more content.  We've already got some videos in the works from our group excursion to a couple of Austin's art galleries, so stay on the lookout for those, too.

You'll be hearing more and more from us as we get busier; as we learn more about ourselves and further shape our abilities, and we're ecstatic to share the process with everyone. One of our main reasons for having the blog is in hopes to inspire others or perhaps even discover new collaborators, and we have high hopes that the blog will fulfill this purpose. Not only are we out to keep the flow of creative, compelling, and cerebral cinema alive, we're also out to prove that great filmmaking doesn't have to be so concrete; that it certainly doesn't have to be high-budget to be worthwhile, and that it can be done our way, with common sense, DIY tactics, and of course, lots of TLC.

Later, 'gators,

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