Well, as you can see from looking over my recent posts… they’re not so recent.
Every year… like everyone else, I make new year’s resolutions. Mine tend to be something creative that I can do for the whole year. Examples would be the years I did 365 or the year I wrote and directed a film… yadda. Sometimes it’s more than one resolution with the rationale that the cream will rise to the top and the resolution with the most potential will win out.
That said, I had 3 this year.
1 – I would begin blogging about my creative endeavors and posting lessons, tutorials, behind the scenes etc. I find that a lot of my audience tends to enjoy this sort of thing and it answers a lot of questions about my work.
2 – I wanted to make a record on the iPhone. In the early years, music had been such a strong part of my life and I’m always looking for some sort of outlet for it and some way to make it interesting.
3 – I wanted to get back into film. In 2004 I began work on what would become my film “Songs About Your Girlfriend”. It was a labor of love and after finishing the film in 2005, I was completely drained and as proud as I was of the work, I wasn’t sure I could do that again. With the advent of the HDSLR, my interest is now piqued and I’m excited about the medium again.
So here I am 8 months in to the year and I’m here to tell you that I’ve been really busy working on at least 2 and 3, but number 1… not so much. I’d like to change that. I have some reviews and articles in the works that relate to my current projects and I’m looking forward to catching up and writing about all of the things I’ve been doing and what I’ve learned along the way.
I’ll leave you with this for today… a short film that I did in February for a contest called “Beyond the Still”. More about this later.
Chapter 2 of the Canon/Vimeo Film Contest
Check out Vincent Laforet’s Chapter 1 here:
A terrorist suspect has leaked information that leads two government agents to believe that someone or something is arriving at their airport.
Shot with the Canon 5DmkII and a Canon 7D.
Written and Directed by Stephen Poff
Music (used with permission):
“The Open Road” as performed by The Jack Quartet ( www.jackquartet.com )
Doctor – Stephen Poff
Businessman – Trent Birdsong
Agent 1 – Heath Dutton
Agent 2 – Nick St. Julien
Man With Gun – Sayed Alamy Jr.
Lady in Terminal – Amanda Deaton
Special Thanks To:
Meg for helping with props
Travis for operating the boom and creating the glowing green vial
All the extras who came out just to walk past the camera tens of times… it really made a difference!