Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mad City Chickens Returning to the Bay Area!

Tomorrow, October 31st, Mad City Chickens returns to the Bay Area! Public Screening in Albany, California sponsored by Transition Albany - 1:30 pm chickens outside. 2:00 pm movie starts inside. Location: Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Ave.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Back By Popular Demand: Oshkosh to Screen "Chickens" This Afternoon!

~October 26th Oshkosh, WI - Public Screening presented by Oshkosh Backyard Chickens and UW-Oshkosh Student Environmental Action Coalition.

3:00 pm Reeve Union Theater, 748 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

DC Shorts Fest Tips

Robert was part of the Angry Filmmaker Workshop which continued today in Madison with guest speaker Jon Gann. Jon is the director of the DC Shorts Film Festival, and he shared secrets and strategies for getting your movie into festivals and beyond.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Kelley Baker Filmmaking Workshop

Kelley Baker, the Angry Filmmaker, is back in Madison for another workshop hosted by the Wisconsin Film School. Joining him is Jon Gann, the founder of the DC Shorts Film Festival. Students are getting the basics of how to create a short film--everything from story development to production equipment and techniques. Robert is teaching the camera and lighting aspects of production.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mad City Chickens Screens Tomorrow Night in Oshkosh

~October 22nd Oshkosh, WI - Public Screening presented by Oshkosh Backyard Chickens and UW-Oshkosh Student Environmental Action Coalition - 7:00pm Reeve Union Theater, 748 Algoma Blvd.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tonight: Michael Moore and the Bioneers Screen Mad City Chickens!

~October 16th Traverse City, Michigan - Great Lakes Bioneers Conference. Public Screening presented by Michael Moore and the Great Lakes Bioneers - 7:30pm State Theatre, 233 E Front Street.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Scouting Continues for Last Look

For the fun of it, we've been scouting locations for Last Look, a potential story idea for a short film. We're searching for a spot at the edge of a woods with an inner forest trail. Here are a few pics and vids of what we found earlier this morning within the University of Wisconsin's Arboretum. This location has potential because the gravel parking lot will allow easy access and room to set up a camera dolly.

Trail head with sign. If we choose this location, we'll actually need a signpost in the shot (with our own signage), so this one could work out well.

After our little girl character gets frightened, the camera moves into forest. Hand-held test shot of where a dolly move might be set up.

Inner forest trail shots.

Scouting for Last Look

Fellow filmmaker Michael Haven has been tossing around some ideas with Robert for a potential short narrative. One concept is a ghost story they outlined and are calling Last Look. Yesterday they scouted two different outdoor locations in search of the right setting.

Below is hand-held scout video of a small remote chapel built in the late 1800s that might pass for a caretaker's graveyard hut needed in the story.