Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Directorial Debut

While hanging out with my boy Doc over the weekend, I felt the sudden urge to do some filming. Yep, you heard right...some filming.

So I asked him to grab his camcorder, some cans and told him to rock a little sumthin' sumthin' on his wall.  Nothing huge or elaborate...just something small, quick, simple and just for kicks. 

With camcorder in hand, I began to mess around by capturing some footage of him painting from all kinds of angles.  I would cue him in, yell "Action!"... and be like "Do this"..."Do that"..."Now try this"..."Now try that"... "No wait! Don't do that...." and at times he'd be like, "What about if I do this? or that?" (all excited) and I was like...straight up "uhhhhh...how about?...NA!".  At times, I don't think I would even let him finish his suggestions.  And between you and I, even if some sounded pretty good, I was like "NOPE!!!" I thought to myself, "if I was gonna debut as a director, it was gonna be all or nothing"...anyways....Back to the scene....

As he was finishing up what he had painted...I captured the last minutes of my footage and yelled "annnnnnd...CUT! - That's a wrap!"  - it actually felt pretty good to say that.

But now came the real challenge.  Placing it all on video format, editing it and adding a score to it.  Never have done any editing whatsoever at any capacity.  I dove straight into iMovie.  Yes people, I have a Mac...don't hate now! and began to mess with it.

The score came about by accident which pretty much sparked the idea for the editing.  And after 4 or 5 hours of sitting in front of the computer and messing with iMovie I came up with a running time of only 2 minutes. Anyways, peep it out...


Let me know your feedback and make sure you peep the credits out too.


**There are plenty of behind the scene shots that will, perhaps, be posted. And also be on the look out for an alternate ending too....**


FADE TO BLACK....

4 comments:

Protected Clothing Brand said...

Nice brotha!! Love it. You "Make" an awesome director!.... and also a dictator...but in a good way! Good job bro!

alexkukai said...

miss that LA sun. gonna miss it more when this east coast chill heads this direction. waiting for the movie. start filming in ny. u kno?!

Fuct Clothing said...

Good luck in your directorial job...

Ramo said...

Galo...that was awesome bro!
Not bad for your first time. Can't wait to see more!

Ramodee