Just wrapped production on "Garbage Man" a short film about a depressed garbage man who is cursed by a raccoon turning him into a giant trash magnet and threatening to drown him in a never ending garbage pile that may or may not swallow everything he knows and loves!
The film is directed by my former USC classmate Alan Miller and like his previous film it was packed with visual and special effects and was a ton of fun to work on!
"Looking at the Stars" received the gold medal of the documentary category at the Student Academy Awards. It has been a long journey with the film and we still have a very long way to go with it but it has certainly been a very rewarding experience.
looking at the Stars and The Magic Shoes were part of to the Cannes Short Film Corner this year. The short film corner (SFC) is a section of the festival where a couple thousand short films are selected every year. Although it is not part of the official selection, it gives the filmmakers access to the market (Le Marché du Film) and many networking events and workshops. To me it was a no-brainer, I had to go this year!
This week was a pretty busy week for Looking at the Stars. We met with many different people, completed the color correction for the 30 minute version of the film, held a private, audio described screening at Junior Blind of America, and pitched our project at a Brazilian Film Market in Beverly Hills (Labrff).
One of the most valuable classes I took at USC was a class called Visual Expression (aka CTPR 506) instructed by Bruce Block. It essentially taught us how to control the visual elements in our films to best serve our stories.
I recently found my CTPR 506 Photobook, which was our final assignment for the class that basically demonstrates all the concepts we learned. I thought it would be a good idea to scan it and keep a digital copy.