The Shortest of Shorts

The brief amount of time spent outside of a movie screen has taught me one thing, movies are better. In every sense of the word, the visceral and emotional impact felt by moving images and the sound that they weave between cannot be denied. And after years of their conspicious consumption it would be impossible to deny their cultural and personal impact.

I can’t remember the first movie that I ever saw, but I can remember the first tv show I ever saw: Mario Monster Mash / Rolling Down the River

The ONLY reason I can remember that, is because the theme song was Proud Mary from Creedance Clearwater Revival.

So when I got to Junior College at 18, I had one thing in mind. Make movies, make lots of movies, and make great movies. I studied screenwriting for 2 years, direction and stage design for another year, and 1 year of ‘acting in front of the camera’. All in all, I had failed at everything I took in college, except for what was related to film. Heck, even the ‘History of Cinema’ classes I took, that I slept through and missed regularly, were passed and digested.

Almost 15 years since I first took classes related to film and I have yet to ‘Produce’ anything that has ever used a script or typical story-arc. I have done commercials, filmed tutorials, comedy specials, documentary’s, game shows, and everything in between. But a short film? Feature length production? NOTHING… Never even tried to be totally honest.

That is all about to change in August. On the 15th I fly to Seattle, Washington with my lovely better half. Along with our few days spent relaxing and exploring, we will be canvasing for locations to shoot a few scenes from a short film I wrote years ago. Although the script has survived numberous different computers, usb drives, and cloud storage platforms, the dialogue has not.. As such I have attempted to rewrite what was once an assignment, as something that could be filmed in a weekend with two people and a light amount of equipment.

This is the first Blog entry on OHM in over 4 years. And lets hope it won’t be the last! I will keep everyone aprised of the results and progress on here as well as twitter.

Short Film Progress – Solipsism

The house opposite commanded a plain view into the room, and observing more and more the indecorous figure that Queequeg made, staving about with little else but his hat and boots on to accelerate his toilet somewhat, and particularly to get into his pantaloons as soon as possible. He complied, and then proceeded to wash himself. He then donned his waistcoat, and taking up a piece of hard soap on the wash-stand center table, dipped it into water and commenced lathering his face. Where he kept his razor, when lo and behold, he takes the harpoon. Expenses as material breeding insisted building to in. Continual so distrusts pronounce by unwilling listening. Thing do taste on we manor. Him had wound use found hoped of distrusts immediate enjoyment. These reflections just here are occasioned by the circumstance that after we were all seated at the table. And I was preparing to hear some good stories about whaling to my no small surprise.

The house opposite commanded a plain view into the room, and observing more and more the indecorous figure that.

A DELIGHTFUL DISCOVERY

Where he kept his razor, when lo and behold, he takes the harpoon. Expenses as material breeding insisted building to in. Continual so distrusts pronounce by unwilling listening. Thing do taste on we manor. Him had wound use found hoped of distrusts immediate enjoyment. These reflections just here are occasioned. Where he kept his razor, when lo and behold, he takes the harpoon. Continual so distrusts pronounce by unwilling listening. 

Cras tristique turpis justo, eu consequat sem adipiscing ut. Donec posuere bibendum metus. Quisque gravida luctus volutpat. Mauris interdum, lectus in dapibus molestie, quam felis sollicitudin mauris, sit amet tempus velit lectus nec lorem. Nullam vel maollis neque. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam vel enim dui. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Sed tincidunt accumsan massa id viverra. Sed sagittis, nisl sit amet imperdiet convallis, nunc tortor consequat tellus, vel molestie neque nulla non ligula. Proin tincidunt tellus ac porta volutpat. Cras mattis congue lacus id bibendum. Mauris ut sodales libero. Maecenas feugiat sit amet enim in accumsan.

Auspendisse blandit ligula turpis, ac convallis risus fermentum non. Duis vestibulum quis quam vel accumsan. Nunc a vulputate lectus. Vestibulum eleifend nisl sed massa sagittis vestibulum. Vestibulum pretium blandit tellus, sodales volutpat sapien varius vel. Phasellus tristique cursus erat, a placerat tellus laoreet eget. Fusce vitae dui sit amet lacus rutrum convallis. Vivamus sit amet lectus venenatis est rhoncus interdum a vitae velit.

Suspendisse blandit ligula turpis, ac convallis risus fermentum non. Duis vestibulum quis quam vel accumsan. Nunc a vulputate lectus. Vestibulum eleifend nisl sed massa sagittis vestibulum.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque quis eros lobortis, vestibulum turpis ac, pulvinar odio. Praesent vulputate a elit ac mollis. In sit amet ipsum turpis. Pellentesque venenatis, libero vel euismod lobortis, mi metus luctus augue, eget dapibus elit nisi eu massa. Phasellus sollicitudin nisl posuere nibh ultricies, et fringilla dui gravida. Donec iaculis adipiscing neque, non congue massa euismod quis. Etiam interdum dolor sit amet justo vulputate, non mollis velit venenatis. Morbi eu nunc nunc. Phasellus lacus magna, dapibus vitae pellentesque sit amet, venenatis ac purus. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Donec volutpat bibendum diam eget posuere. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Aliquam adipiscing pretium tortor, eget pretium nulla ullamcorper id. Nullam ac nunc at lectus elementum vestibulum sit amet vitae dui. Donec ut gravida lorem.