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April 2012 Blog Posts (12)

SFF 2012 good for the Filmmaker's Soul

I attended the Sacramento Film Festival over the last weekend of the event. I got to meet and listen to people in the movie industry and those who practice transmedia. Very educational for those wanting to make a living at making movies. 

The "Surreal" segment of the festival had many great movies. Even the Sac-Animation segment had a few enjoyable and humorous moments.

I personally learned a lot from the experience. I recommend going to next year's festival…

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Added by Charles Bryan on April 30, 2012 at 1:20am — No Comments

Lucifer and the Magus, The Anti-Climax or Apples and Oranges

My movie Lucifer and the Magus should have won some kind of award, however it was in a category that did not win any awards at all. The movie was hidden in the Sac-Animation segment, but there was never an award for best animation. What's up with that? Not even best "fantasy"? Best visual effects? Nothing? I mean heck, the music by itself should have gotten an award.

I am appreciative of the fact that it was in the festival. But I was expecting a bit more "exposure". An audience…

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Added by Charles Bryan on April 29, 2012 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Talent & Crew Resource Directory

We recently developed  software for us to manage all of our video production resources. I don't know about you guys but is was hard for us to manage crew and other resources in other Cities & States. Therefore we created software where you can manage crew by City, talent/crew type and preference. We used to keep spreadsheets of all our contacts, but it was hard for us to know who we preferred and why we preferred them. With our new system it…

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Added by Blake Barnett on April 26, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Sacramento International Film Festival in Full Swing

The Sacramento International Film Festival opened to a packed house Saturday at the Crocker Art Museum with “A California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown,” directed by Sascha Rice.



The Sacramento International Film Festival, in its current form since 2003, has three purposes: serve as a skills incubator for the local film community, bring international films to Northern Californians and provide a forum for conversation…

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Added by Rich Beckermeyer on April 26, 2012 at 12:33am — No Comments

Sacramento Science News Examiner

I have been writing news articles for various community newspapers, the Elk Grove Citizen, the Two Rivers Tribune, and others over the years, and many years ago, I wrote for the big time Baltimore Sun as a freelancer.

Since 2009, I have been the Sacramento Science News and Sacramento Health News "Examiner" on Examiner.com.

I love writing and I…

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Added by W. Mark Dendy on April 24, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sleep blogging????

Okay not really asleep yet, but really really close. I take meds to help me sleep, over the counter stuff, and it knocks me out.

So here is a quick up date on what is going on in my world of film.

Awaiting location(s) permission on "blind & HEAVY" to finish what we need to this Sunday, it's been dragged on a bit too long for it's length. I enjoy being on set with everyone but will enjoy cutting it together and seeing the finished production and the smiles on…

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Added by Josh Mihal on April 17, 2012 at 5:23am — No Comments

Premiere of Lucifer and the Magus - A short by Charles Bryan

You are invited by Mind's Clay Productions, Mad.By.Design Studio and ZARLOE for the premiere of Lucifer and the Magus.

A short film about a guardian of humanity confronting the infamous being of light, Lucifer, in an attempt to free humankind. Is Lucifer innocent, as It claims, the patsy for evil deeds of the World Elite, or is this merely one of Lucifer's deceptions?



APR 28th, 3PM at the Artisan in…

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Added by Charles Bryan on April 11, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Yet another blog post on CFF

Hello Film makers, I hope all your filming is going well. As I am in editing mode for "blind & HEAVY" my 40 minute short romance film about a punch drunk ex-boxer and a blind college student. There is some drama, comedy, romance and witty banter. All actors did a great job. I am already editing on it, and still have a day or two to shoot on this film, but starting editing now will help with it getting done sooner.

Did a documentary that was too late for Cine-visionaries,…

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Added by Josh Mihal on April 11, 2012 at 9:25pm — No Comments

California State of Mind - promo for SFF 2012

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California State of Mind promo by Charles Bryan

Added by Charles Bryan on April 8, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

48 Hour 2012 - update this is no April Fool's Joke

Nope. Not gonna make it.

I was trying to nap my cold away while the tracking software was doing its thing. I just checked the tracking which should have been done by now. It is not done! The software stopped! It was just sitting there, until I pressed the mouse button to see if it had locked up. I got the "program not responding" message, then it started working again.

Obviously this movie was not meant for the 48 Hour Challenge.

Added by Charles Bryan on April 1, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

48 Hour 2012 - update part 2

Damn... Doesn't look so good. I am now 6 hours behind schedule due to technical difficulties.

1) Software crashes, yes still having issues with my editing software

2) no audio on my audio computer (took an hour to fix), but I eventually created a decent scanners sound effect

3) the first "stabilization" attempt AE stabilization (for the effects shot) took an hour to analyze, and it was crap. Did not do what I needed.

4) second stabilization attempt using Mocha.…

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Added by Charles Bryan on April 1, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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