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We've released a trailer for Automaton.
Far in the future automatons populate a city which covers the entire globe. Out of loneliness and a desire for human contact, Gary hacks his housekeeper to be "better" company at home. She is programmed with one objective: to make Gary happy. But when Gary's happiness begins revolving around Margaret, a woman on a quest…Continue
Added by David Quakenbush on June 22, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments
I wrote this in a thread at Facebook, and wanted to copy it here for safekeeping.
Added by David Quakenbush on April 17, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments
CASTING CALL for Shattered Sky. Two roles are un-filled:
Molly, a world-weary truck-stop waitress, 40s or 50s. We're not looking for a beauty queen, but please rsvp for an audition only if you're comfortable with "bikini coverage" -- you're taken hostage and someone needs your uniform.
Father Tim, a preacher. Late 30s. Jolly, bearded, soft hearted. This character has tricky transitions -- should be a joy for a solid character actor.
Unpaid, shooting one weekend…
Added by David Quakenbush on October 3, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments
We need a few additional handsome males to play replicant-like androids in Automaton.
We'll provide food. And Glory. And consideration for larger roles in future projects...
Learn more about Automaton here
We're shooting July 23-27 during the day, but these characters won't be required on set all days.
Contact me if interested.
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Added by David Quakenbush on June 24, 2011 at 8:17am — No Comments
So we've entered the fundraising phase for Automaton.
We chose IndieGOGO over Kickstarter, and are working Facebook and other online venues.
What do you think of these:
So, there was another conversation on this site lamenting the lack of financing in Denver and I thought it would be fun to do a little math. I'm a DIY-er at heart, so I thought I would see what it would take to just break even on one film.
Here are some parameters for the thought experiment:
Let's assume I can find a 200 seat theater, and they'll let me screen there as much as I want for free.
Let's also assume that 1 out of every 5 of my projects is good.…Continue
I recently put together an animation course at work where they discussed the concept of "plussing" -- doing things to a character, or a frame, or a gesture, or a performance to really focus and emphasize what's there.
How can I use this concept in my own work? I've been mulling this over a lot lately, and it snapped into focus for me when I bumped into these two clips.
Same script. Different..... everything.
I want to make something substantial and sustainable happen in Denver. Meaning independently created stories being seen by local audiences. What other things have been tried? What's worked, and what's failed?
I'm trying to wrap my head around the supply/demand part of the puzzle at the indie level around here. I'd love any insight this audience may have. Mind if I philosophize for a minute as I try to simplify and frame the challenge?
Please read and…
After a recent project I realized that I could create almost any image I could imagine.
The old challenge was how to organize the technical aspects, to understand the light, how to capture cleaner dialogue, to cast well and dress the set well and to provide just enough direction to keep things believable and on track. While still important, these were no longer my central concern.
The new challenge is to simply imagine better things. This is a lot harder…