Pop The Question – Proposal Submission
RodFather Proudctions’ Wynton Yates, Creator & Executive Production, of the show “Pop The Question” opens submissions for the show and goes through a few guidelines. If you are thinking of getting married and want to make a big expression on your significant other but do not have any creative proposal ideas than RodFather Productions would like give you the chance to receive the help from experts of the show “Pop The Question”. Wynton Yates goes through a list guidelines that you should in order to have a chance to be feature on a new reality series “Pop the Question”.
I(Dion Amar) shot this promo on September 7th for Wynton along with another corporate video and that day was the day of the gnats. Like most of my projects this was a learning experience because not only did my color grading techniques improved but i believe that i am getting better at motion graphics; also producing content. I had a lot fun working on this project because the shooting was simple the editing was straight forward and all i had to do is make a talking head look good. Collaboration played a big part in the outcome of this project, though i did not physically collab with anyone, I just did not relying on my own efforts to make something come out good; i purchased sounds and stock footage and usually i try to shoot my own things to keep cost down.
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Week Two begins of our “2 Weeks 10 Films” Challenge and we only have 4 films with 5 days to go. I am optimistic about having all ten films shot and ready for the release one week from now. The bumped that I faced was that I felt that I was putting myself in front of the camera way too much and wanted to put a better looking face and also talent that could focus on giving a good performance. I want to mention that I have filming these shorts by myself which was difficult for me to manage being and front of the camera, performing, going back and reviewing the footage to see of my framing was right and if the performance was to my likely; since I do not have an external monitor to assist me setting up. My plan now is to switch up what I am shooting instead how I am shooting.
Even with this challenge benefiting me to become a better filmmaker and story teller it also is pushing me to go out collaboration with filmmakers, actors, and generally good people to know when it comes to me reaching my goals. So this week my goal is collaboration and getting other people involved with my projects; Pyramids were not build by one. Back To Work!!
We are on Day 4 of the “2 Week 10 Films” Challenge and we are actually on track we have knocked out 3 Films and today we take on another that I have no idea what it will be about. I honestly thought that I would have up gave up on Tuesday but I stuck it out thanks to the awesome people around me that motivated me and now I feel as if I am 100% committed to cranking out 10 films by Sept. 12th and then releasing them On September 15th.
A few things to have in mind when joining in on this challenge is that these films do not necessarily have to long short films they can be about 1 to 2 mins. long and also do not have to narrative films they can conceptual projects check out these examples.
Also Last Night after wrapping up “The Doorway I” Film I was trying to figure out a way to make green screen work easier and mobile. Usually I would break down my backdrop setup, pack it up, fold the 20 foot green screen, arrive at location, set it all up then an hour or two hours later break it all down…. Not again!! If I need white or black backdrop or if I need a serious controlled environment for green screen work I would bring clients to my studio. Anyway I came up with this is:
It is not the greatest setup or even perfect at the moment but it will; I did test it out I notice some issues with lighting but if I am outside I have the greatest light source available aka the sun. It is perfect for run and shoot type of things
Dion Amar here i have been completely oblivious to the fact that i have not been on posting to the website AT ALL. I cant really give real reason why i have not been posting to the website but it all started after the “Between Worlds” Project was put back into the development stage; i am guessing it was a little bit of discouragement there but any No Excuses Only Progress. I am setting goals and taking them on guns blazing I have a dream to reach bitch!
I have actually been filming these pass few months, i have been doing a lot of collaboration work, putting a lot film projects in the development stage and currently i am in DAY 1 of my,
which is basically challenging myself to go out and just film; and film damn near anything. Monday through Friday i will be filming something and then editing it that same day. It could be a short film, Skit, or a Video Compilation. The Goal of this is for me to become a better filmmaker and produce better content by forcing myself to just do it.
A lot of times i find myself procrastinating or over thinking something and it either it gets dropped or just gets put back into development stages. Unlikely the “Between Worlds” incident which everything was in line to happen we went into production Day 1 completed but Day 2 didn’t happen and i take sole responsibility for and i learned my lesson. “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” – Napoleon Hill
Not Working is not working towards your dream and i have take complete control of destiny and not rely on others and also defeat the inner me that is trying to consume me. By any means i think this challenge will not allow to produce a crap full of content, but also on a daily basis force to have something done by a certain time
Any filmmakers that would like to join in this daring challenge please join lets motivate each other conquer a common goal. It would be awesome if this could turn out to a film festival type of thing or something like the “48 hour film project
” That would cool!
Back to the point of this post, i will be back posting daily, posting things that in tickles my fancy, inspirations, updates, and also jobs posting for when i need assistants on projects in the South East. Right off the top of my head i know i am currently in the development phase of a documentary produced by Red Cardinal Films, also I am the director and co-writer of an experimental documentary called “The Approach” and of course I am still writing the Nighthawk Theater Episodes which once that is all done casting will be coming of soon; I want to get talent in ASAP so they can have some creative input on this. Other projects are also being tossed around but hopefully they will work out. Anyway….
I really want to thank everyone that has supported me with this short film project of mine. With the unfortunate events that occurred Saturday I had to postpone the production indefinitely; after months of day to day preparation for this to go in production I had to call it off with a broken heart. Reasons for this are my full responsibility.
I came up with a backup plan on how I can still qualify for the international film competition but it requires a high level of strategic planning and prayer. I was going to drop the project all together but the support of family, friends, & everyone involved with this project has encouraged me to still do it; So I Will.
I really want to thank executive producer Senquoia Mayo for funding this project. My day one Camera Operators Robert Earl McDaniel II & Xay Beard for their great talents along with Sound Recordist Chris McCarthy, Thank you to VTR/2nd AC Julienne Saint-fleur Mayo & Producer Terrence Hotshot Wilson; also Thank You for to Gregory Wariner for his spur of moment contributions, my cast Tia Frye for providing her acting skills on Friday night and Thank You for Lead Actress Ashley Black for you her support for the continuation of the project and of this willing to come back for the role.
I, on the other hand, will not be acting next time I will be searching for an actor willing to take on the role of Scott which is a suicidal and weak individual. I do plan on expanding the story so it will no longer be a 4:30min short.
Once again, thank you to my wife, my mom, friends & family and whoever took the time out to reach out to me and showing interest in this project.