David Hook, who is a certified Drone pilot, contacted the Film Makers of San Antonio to come and talk with us about filming with drones and the laws we should know about. He educated us on the rules of flying a drone in a city during the day and at night. Many of our members had lots of questions because they all realize that they will eventually at some point use a drone for filming.
We talked with David about collaborating on future film shoots and he said that he would be happy to work with us on filming so we now have a licensed drone pilot who knows all the rules for filming so we don't have to worry about getting into any trouble with the law now if we need to shoot with a drone. Very awesome!
Last night some of our actor/actresses and crew members worked hard on completing their next short. We were close to wrapping the whole project except we needed to do one last scene the correct way and decided to finish it next monday. In the meantime our editors will take the footage we shot and start assembling everything so that way once we get our last shot they can just add it in real quick, do some color correcting and then we can post it on our YouTube channel. If you want to watch behind the scenes, add us on Snapchat and watch what we worked on. All the scenes will be gone by 9:30 pm today.
The Film Makers members started on a new short that we started shooting. Inspired by the last short entitle "The Hitch-Hiker" in the movie Creepshow 2. The idea behind the short came about from the idea of running into someone and then being connected to them in a strange way. Once we finish shooting we will post the short for everyone to watch.
(Left)Sasha and Michael, aka Coco, working together on recording music for her music album. They spent some time recording and mixing some music to later be uploaded for others to enjoy. Our Film makers work in a wide variety of areas in our program. (Right) Jessica and Robert working together on set for the new short they are working on. A night crew took over the streets in front of the studios to shoot.
Ethan and Bob helped kick off the 1st episode of our new podcast series. They talked about the Alamo City Studios which is where we are based out of and the film incentives currently in Texas and San Antonio. Afterwards the founder of the program, Chris, comes to talk about how this program got started and what the future of this program holds for film makers in central Texas.
The crew that helped bring the video below to life
all contributed their time and energy into making this set up a breeze. They took about an hour or so to take out the stands, unwrap the green screen, and then work with the actress to help make her scenes comes to life. Michael Vasquez did a great job of directing Jessica in what he was looking for in every scene.
The crew worked hard to help ensure that they got what they were looking for, including a few other shots that they could use for other work later on. Jessica did a great job of working under the hot lights and changing into different outfits throughout.
The group worked on preparing their short for about 45 minutes before they shot the whole thing. They included a few real-world examples and then mixed in a dream sequence to cap it all off. The idea for the short came about by taking election related news and spin into something new - What would it be like if a younger Donald Trump had met a younger Barack Obama and what would that exchange be like. The actress played a therapist in another private session with young Trump.
Sasha is one of our members who enjoys creating music and live streaming. She enjoys the complete freedom that Soundtrap provides to her. The new member, Dustin, also enjoys creating music so this was the first time that he had heard about the website. It was to his benefit to join the program because he learned about a new tool that he can use when creating music.