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Antwhan avatar 12:57 PM on 09.04.2013  (server time)
My Flix in Fest: Proper Steps in Teaneck!

Been a long time since I posted here on the ole' blogs. Longer still than when I posted my film projects. Most of that is because well my fellow crew and I wanted to get into festivals and just posting the short all over the net wouldn't help that cause so much.

I was embroiled over the past year working on the thesis film. We had an insane planning stage where we worked out a lot of the finer points of not only the script, but locking down the aesthetic for our film because we wanted to be somewhat ambitious and mix in rotoscoped animation with live action footage, to bring drawings our lead character was drawing to life on screen. We had an actress drop out less than a month before shooting began which really hurt us as we were struggling at the time to get clearance to use equipment over winter break from classes because that was the best time for us to lock down our location in New York City and give us maximum time to work out editing kinks brought on by mixing different frame rates from the animation, rotoscoping, green screening, and our horrible sound. (I am not envious of people who shoot in cities on location anymore) 

But it all came together for us in the end, and a film was born. We managed to get into the Blue & White Film Festival put on by the Student Film Organization at Penn State. (I was an officer but none of the officers had influence on the voting process, not every officer who was coincidentally working on different films got theirs in unfortunately.)

Anyway after all that now here I am, with degrees in Film/Video and History and looking for a job in the post college wasteland. Thankfully though Proper Steps got into a festival which brightened up my day immensely. Specifically the 8th Annual Teaneck International Film Festival! I'm super excited the film is finding life beyond college and people will be able to get to see the film! We were all really proud of the final cut and are going to keep sending it to places to hopefully get more plays

Here's a trailer for it and hope to maybe catch some of you people in New Jersey in November!

(I'd use an embed but it never seems to work for vimeo vids for me. If anyone knows how to make them work let me know, and i'd be grateful!)

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