Friday, May 22, 2015

Join the Hunt!

OK, everyone, I have exciting news!!!  This is it.  The crowdfunding campaign for The Hunter’s Anthology is underway!

So for those who may follow this blog and haven’t been showered by the social media posts, shares, and tweets, instead of a regular blog entry, I thought I’d explain to you what crowdfunding means for The Hunter’s Anthology.

We are trying to reach our goal of 40k to make our first 3-4 episodes of the web series.  Admittedly, this is not an easy task.  Anyone can donate from $5 all the way to thousands to enjoy some of the perks we are offering.

Check out the crowdfunding site.  Worst case, you can see all the videos we’ve just launched, such as my pitch video, starring me!  Eh, not enough?  Fine, how about the full 4 minute prologue starring David Lee McInnis as the demon hunter of NYC named Mac!  You can also find a summary of all the short stories within the anthology.  There’s a third video of a newscast with people on the street who claim to have SEEN him.  Not enough?  We’ve also just updated the site with a fourth video where David Lee McInnis talks a bit about playing Mac.

You could get a DVD with behind the scenes footage, a credit in the film, a day on set, or be IN the movie!  There’s other perks too.  Anyway, I don’t want to go to crazy with this, because this isn’t the usual place for me to promote my crowdfunding site, but I’ve got to do it once.  Our cast and crew really want to be able to make this happen, and we all very much believe in the concept!  We hope you do too and that you’ll JOIN THE HUNT at:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

I Shot Myself and Lived!

So this is kind of a part two to my last entry.  I went for it.  Fourth time’s a charm.  I made a pitch video to go up on our crowdfunding site.  Believe it or not, I think I nailed it.   I think.
What was my secret?  Here it is: I just went outside, pulled out a director’s chair, and planted the camera.  I didn’t have anyone there.  I also memorized what I had to say so I wouldn’t ever stumble and look awkward.  No pressure from anyone anymore.  I was on my own time, and I had all the time I needed.  I could relax.  So I set the camera down and just hit record.  That’s how I stayed comfortable.  I also had perfect lighting this time because I was outside on a nice day.  So many issues were already taken care of.  I also did about a million takes.  I did it over and over again a thousand different ways.  And I had a LOT of bad takes.  Bad ones.  I mean, awful!  But I also had some good ones and that’s all I needed.  Something I was dreading for weeks ended up kind of being, dare I say, fun?  It sounds ridiculous that I had to set everything up this way to do an even decent job, but let me tell you, it really worked!
In the meantime, we’re going to need all the help we can get when we launch our campaign.  It’s definitely going to be sometime soon this month, and when we do, we’ll be asking the four corners of the Earth to share, like, tweet, click, donate, re-tweet, post, tell, email… etc.  The Hunter’s Anthology can really look high budget with our low budget.  Check out the trailer if you haven’t already.  That was just one night.  Imagine what we can do if we meet our goal and have 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and if we’re crazy lucky, 6 weeks to film!
I’m going to try something different. I know this blog officially only has 12 followers, but I can tell from “The Road to Wrap” stats that many more do come here on a regular basis.  So, I’ll ask not only to have whoever reads this blog to please take the time to “follow” it, but to also make comments and ask any questions you’d like to ask me if you have time.  You can ask about The Hunter’s Anthology, Trust Us, my experiences in trying to make them happen, writing, directing, editing, etc.  Ask away!