Over the next few weeks I'm going to talk about the different members of an indie film crew and what I feel is important for these individuals to possess. It'll be the do's and don't's and I'll even feature some of my favorites and a few true stories! From Make Up Artists to Production Assistants... it will all be here: From a Producer's Perspective.
If you follow me on Twitter or if you are friends with me on Facebook then you probably think, "Oh Allison, that super busy producer who runs around L.A. like she owns the place? Yeah, she's working on everyone's project."
Well that just about sums it up. My philosophy is to figure out what it is that you love to do and then do it with passion and vigor and at some point it will all pay off. Since coming out to L.A. in 2004 I have produced over 100 DVDs (menus, games, features, read-along's (and read-to-me's) as well as my fair share of short films and PSAs. While I'm still doing all of these things on a limited basis, it's been since the end of 2008 that I've been engrossed with film productions big and small.
What I am most excited about is that the feature film and the two webseries I'm producing are all at that figurative edge of the cliff and the F18 of hard work and opportunity is about to wiz by and take us on a journey.
Hopefully you'll be right there with me enjoying Hopelessly in June, S.O.L.O. The Series and Purgatory, Inc.
Check back with me here - there will be updates and I may reveal scandelous info (and pics!) about the cast and crew I work with (my attorney is shaking his head "no way" and my publicist is clapping... we'll have to wait to see who wins...).
From the beginning we are surrounded by stories. Our life is a story; the things that happen around us are stories and we create stories to entertain ourselves and others. Stories pass on information about history, other lands and other ways of life. Stories also teach us lessons in life. Characters and situations make up a story and those things, are our favorite elements. Create a character out of background, upbringing, and environment and put them in a specific situation to see how they react, overcome and interact with others. This is the essence of creating a story.
Other notes about the festival:
Visit the festival online at Tucson Film and Music Festival. This year's line up includes several films by Media Arts alumni includng Allison Vanore, Keith Ozar, Chelsea Cole and Michael Toubassi. In collaboration with Upstairs Film and the Tucson Film Office.
“Junkyard” will be screening as a part of the shorts section at the Crossroads Cinema on Swan and Grant, on Saturday, October 10th at 1:30pm.