“cessation - A ceasing; an end”
The short film’s finally been given a firm name. One of its’ working titles was “iniuria.”, but I felt like it didn’t roll off the tongue as well as “cessatio” does. I took the ‘n’ off of ‘cessation’ to add a bit more of a ring to it, as well as that technique known before.
Pre-production has began after a pitching process. I’ve decided to adjust the messages and values behind the film to how an audience may individually percept the protagonist in the film - so with that I’m throwing out positives/negatives in order to sway’s the audience’s view on him, a lot of emotion from “sympathy” to “disgust” to “sadism”. By the end of the film, hopefully there won’t be a clear line between those three opinions.
It’s going to be a tricky direction to maintain. I’m incorporating poetry to the protagonist’s character, as I approach completion of the script for “cessatio.”
I’ve got a lot of interest from actors/actresses/students, the word’s going round now about it. Filming should begin in two-three weeks, should be fun. I’ll be using my back room for the set, which should include removing all of the furniture, purposely wrecking microwavable meals, and generally making the scene look bleak and stale.
Using David Lynch’s “Rabbits” and Gus Van Sant’s “The Last Days” as main inspirations, this should be quite a decent look at only one character, whilst using a ton of surrealistic techniques to try and disturb the viewer by what they see.
My girlfriend Annabelle’s playing a big role in helping set the scene up in the film, as well as doing the characters’ make-up and hair; AND actually starring in it with a creepy, methodical ballet piece. I can’t thank her enough for the help she’s providing, she’s amazing.
Hopefully I should have another update for you guys in a week. So thoroughly motivated to have this done and dusted by late January, so check my blog around that time.
Short Film Project Blog #1: "abstract open. abstract close."
The working title for my short film has been announced as “abstract open. abstract close.” The title will probably change, but as for now it will do. The name essentially sums up the film’s target: it’s abstract, it’s mysterious, it makes the viewer want to be sick. The most tense horror film without gore or violence involved. I don’t fancy revealing much yet, but I’ve pitched this short film to my TV & Film teacher, and he seems blown away by it. Nobody really knows what the conclusion is, although they get the plotline. Everyone’s in the dark about it, even my teacher. I feel like I have the answer to the message that everybody is seeking.
It’s funny too, everybody is working in groups for this project - but why pair with someone when you could easily just have your finger on the button 100%? Not to be ignorant, my Media class do have a lot of creative geniuses in it - but ideas tend to become shredded by disagreements. I’m positive I can nail this on my own.
After everything is finished, prepared, filmed and edited, I hope to release this onto YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, festivals, everywhere. Maybe this is my foot in the door.
Today I got the results of my BTECs.
A distinction in BTEC Level 2 Music (that’s something like an A-grade in some capacity. And a pass in my first year of BTEC Level 3 TV & Film. Gonna batter the Media score up to a Distinction next year too.
Pretty buzzed about starting a fresh with Film Studies & Communication Studies.
Justin Timberlake Making Music Return with 'The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea' Score
May 23, 2012 | By David Greenwald, Los Angeles
Justin Timberlake is set to make music once again — but don’t look for a new album yet.
The singer will compose the score, his first, for the film “The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The New Orleans-set drama will feature Jessica Biel (Timberlake’s fiancé), Chloe Moretz and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and is expected to start shooting in the fall.
Timberlake will also reportedly music supervise the film. He’s largely avoided the music world since 2006’s hit album “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” focusing on developing artists through his Tennman Records label and exploring his acting career with roles in “The Social Network,” “Friends with Benefits” and other films. His numerous ventures also include fashion line William Rast and the New York restaurant Southern Hospitality.