so I have officially started the storyboards for the NEW Film and Im really excited by how its turning out. I have done about 20 panels and its going to be a fun Cartoon. WAY FUN!!
Shel has been makeing our color charts a reality with her painting expertise . She took our Failed puppet and tested all the colors on that before we commit to the Finished puppets. Heres the failed puppet representing the final colors. This will also be the puppet I test in the coming weekend.
Our first attempts were makeing the character look too realistic - busy.......so we decided to simplify the colors to make him more cartoony and fun. Thats what this film is supposed to be all about anyways......In other news....we are getting ready for 2 back to back festivals next week and the competition is stiff again. As we get accepted to more festivals we start to see films that weve competed against already or films Ive read about..
....somthing of note...
for people creating films with Festivals in mind . I have noticed the pattern of no patterns in our ACCEPTANCE - REJECTED status at festivals.
We have been accepted to many festivals - but we have also been Rejected by many festivals too . I of course wonder why ???
Some that I thought for sure we would get into - We were rejected by -
others that I thought small chance .......we were accepted ?
This VAST difference in reaction brings up Millions of questions to a filmaker.?
Why didnt BLANK festival like my film? Here are some thoughts I had...ha!
Was it too unprofessional?Sound?Editing?Cinematography?Story
Was the story too Simple? not edgy enough?
Was it too long?
Is it too American?
Did they even watch it?
Was the dvd broken...Ha!
Does it suck?
It would be awesome if festivals could answer some of these questions...but that ofcourse cant be the case......so what I did is talk to other filmmakers who also are on the circuit.
They said the same things and thoughts That Ive been haveing.....and trying to analyze why is fruitless.......So....I wont. I just want people that are makeing films to know it seems to be part of the ride......The festivals are like humans with different tastes and priorities that drive their choices.
the main barrier I am seeing with GLD is that the LARGE feature film type fests have not accepted us yet and I really am wanting to break that barrier. Time will tell?
thats it for now.