“Okay, start rolling… And ACTION!”
After calling action, I hold the chocolate syrup bottle I surreptitiously took from the school cafeteria over my head and squeeze with all my strength. The crew holds their breath as they watch the liquid work its way through the skinny plastic tube and up the sleeve of Peter, my main actor. The syrup emerges from the end of the tube, taped to the underside of a straight razor, and forms a perfect line as Peter drags it across his cheek. We watch as a small droplet worms its way to Peter’s chin and drops, falling to the floor. Perfect.
“Cut! Let’s take a look at playback.”
This whole thing started as one of those silly ideas concocted by college roommates that usually don’t go anywhere: “What if we made a movie together?” For some reason, this wasn’t like those other ideas: it stuck with me and moved from a concept to something far more achievable: a black-and-white silent film based on an H.P. Lovecraft story called "The Music of Erich Zann," complete with a live musical accompaniment playing an original score.
Since then, I’ve focused on both developing my professional filmmaking skills and creating my own original projects. Whether working as a Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) for international film and video productions or writing, directing, and editing my own short films, I eat, sleep, and breathe movie making. And now, I’m excited to meet other like-minded people and collaborate on any and all projects, whether they’re personal or large-scale productions.
Drop me a line if you’d like to meet up and discuss some future projects!
18 March 2016
So this is the trailer for the short film that I made in college, an adaptation of Lovecraft's "The Music of Erich Zann." We filmed it with minimal crew, learning techniques as we went, then presented the movie with a live musical score (you can hear a sample of that... continue reading (0, 0 images)
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