Flicker Film Society: Weekly Blog 2/03/14

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Welcome back

Welcome back Flicker kids! It’s been a long time since there’s been a blog but truth be told not has been going on. Our first meeting was replaced by an outing to see “her.” If you haven’t seen it yet you better give it all the money you have.

But let’s move on to discussing our first official meeting of the semester. For the first meeting we re-stated our mission statement:

1. To achieve a greater understanding of the filmmaking processes and all things related.

2. To learn more about various film modes, genres, theories, and forms.

3. To create a vibrant community of filmmakers and film lovers. To have a friendly and welcoming place for us to come together.

We have plans for this semester that you’ll see soon.

We also reintroduced everyone in case you forgot. We welcomed the new people. Hopefully they weren’t scared away.

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He’s so damn serious about his selfies.

Most of the meeting was focused on filming a test short for a film Flicker President Aaron Barnett has been thinking about for a while. The short film is made up of selfies and is called, well, “Selfie.” We split up the club into sections responsible for filming their own scenes.

Second Unit has also started a production schedule and so far it has followed it. Filming sketches every Saturday with vlogs being filmed every other Saturday. It’s found its legs this semester.

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Time travel kids.

Last and certainly not least Reel Teal is coming up. You can join the event here and contribute to the indiegogo here.

If you’re on Facebook make sure to join our community group page. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Watch Second Unit here.

There’s some cool stuff in the world:

A filmmaker moves into game development with fantastic results.

INFOGRAPHICS! THERE’S INFOGRAPHICS! INFORMATIONAL PICTURES ABOUT MAKING FILMS!

Comedian Bo Burnham is so great. He released his special for free.

Reel Teal 2014 IndieGoGo

Hey Flicker member and all those interested. We are still putting together this year’s Reel Teal Film Festival. We’ve even set up an IndieGoGo page. If you’re interested in helping out in any way donating would be a great start.20140101160624-try_8

You can donate here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reel-teal-film-festival-2014

If you’re on Facebook make sure to join our community group page. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Flicker Film Society Year End Blog: 2013

Welcome everyone to the return of the Flicker Blog! It’s the end of 2013 and we were all able to get a lot of stuff done in just the first semester of the school year. So let’s recap shall we?

I'm so gosh-dang proud of you.

I’m so gosh-dang proud of you.

We all have shot about seven (or more) productions. You should pat yourselves on the back for that one. I’m not quite sure about the exact number but that’s just a testament to how well we can all assemble and get stuff done! (Can I curse on this blog? I can’t remember. Oh well. Best not for now.) The officers made three sketches and two short films before September let out and then you all carried the torch from there. We’re all very proud of how you’ve all taken the initiative to make your own projects! From “Okay” to all the other projects in pre-production right now. It’s a very exciting time to be in Flicker right now!

We’ve also had a rather successful 24 Hour Film Race this year! You can check the winner out below if you missed it:

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Logo By Adam Getz

Following a year of planning a dedicated YouTube channel to house sketches we’ve put together Second Unit Productions. We’ve been getting a ton of material written to produce next semester. This will also include a T.V. show and a podcast. So if you’re interested in joining Second Unit you can click here to be updated with all the goings on.

We made a music video for Parker G and interviewed Channing Duke about being a PA and her professional experiences in Film. We had a Christmas party where people shook hands with someone who was heavily lotioned up. (Is lotioned a word? Probably not.) We were even able to connect with the members more than what was previously achieved in past years. Overall this semester was a success.

So that was this year in Flicker. Pretty cool. Hope you guys enjoyed it as much as we did. If you’re on Facebook make sure to join our community group page. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Here’s a message from the Flicker Officers:

Happy Holidays and see you all next year!

There’s some cool stuff in the world:

Guillermo Del Toro gushes over the king of suspense.

You should watch more filth. Broaden your horizons.

What movies do you like better? It gets pretty tough.

Toy Story isn’t just amazing, it’s a treasure trove of trivia material.

Merry Christmas

Flicker Film Society: 24 Hour Video Race

Hey everyone! Flicker’s 24 Hour Video Race is happening this Friday! The race will start upon signup on Friday, Nov 22nd in DeLoach 114 at 5 p.m. A prop and line will be announced at the event that you all will have to incorporate into your film. Signup is $10 per group. The films will be presented in King 101 on Saturday, Nov 23rd at 5 p.m.

Just a few rules:

- Signup is per group, that means per film. The group splits the $100 prize if they win.

- Films must be in .mov format.

- Films must incorporate the prop and line provided.

- Films must be 5 minutes or shorter.

- We will give packets detailing the rules at the signup event. What that means is teams must have one representative at the signup event.

If you’re interested in joining our club check out our community page.

Monday OCT 28th Meeting!

This Monday at Flicker’s 8 o’clock call, Kevin will be looking to classic film trailers and talking to us about how we can take old ideas and make them new. We will then apply his theories in small groups. Come by for a knowledge drop as well as a chance to get to know each other more while developing new ideas! We will also be making some exciting new announcements and hearing updates on films in progress.

Just come to Deloach 114 at 8:00 p.m. Oct 28th, 2013

Flicker Film Society: Weekly Blog 10/15/13

Nothing stops the Flicker FIlm Blog! Not even a hard drive crash! It may be a day late but it’s still here. So let’s talk about last week.

Last week we interviewed a local PA, Channing Duke. We filmed the interview and cut together a 15 minute version to put up on YouTube. Channing Duke is a UNCW film student but she has already worked on professional projects like Sleepy Hollow and Cucalorus Film Festival. You can check it out here:

We also had our first meeting for our sketch group, 2nd Unit Productions. It was a very productive first meeting despite taking place just before Fall Break. All we did was brainstorm ideas but it was really fun. If you want to be a part of that it’s in Kenan 1005 every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Another short blog this week. If you’re on Facebook make sure to join our community group page. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

There’s some cool stuff out in the world:

These bottles can remix the sounds of the world.

Some cool cinematography tricks.

Adam Savage gushing about Hunter S. Thompson.

Flicker Film Society: Weekly Blog 8/7/13

It’s been a while since the last proper blog so let’s start off by talking about our Sunday.

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Carson playing dead.

On Sunday we wrapped on “No More Wishes.” We filmed on campus around Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve and the fountain by Fisher. We decided to just make stuff up with this shoot. Seth did “the burnie” and Caleb lay on the ground strewn with wet coins. This shoot was all about having fun and we did.

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Pitches. (I needed two pictures for the blog.)

Last Monday we opened the floor up to the members to pitch whatever ideas they have. Officers Kevin Bahr, Adam Getz, and Seth Photopoulos served as panel members to lead discussions about the pitches. We had a successful night and a lot of people showed interest in the projects that were presented. Many of them went off to form production groups within the Flicker community.

We had the 24 Hour Video Race planned out but it ended up falling through. There were too many other events going on at the same time as well as some poor planning. Good news is that we are planning to do it later this Fall. Another announcement is that Flicker officers Beau Mumford and Seth Photopoulos are putting together a sketch comedy group called Second Unit Productions. They will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Kenan 1005 to brainstorm and produce sketches.

This is a short blog this week. If you’re on Facebook make sure to join our community group page. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. Enjoy your Fall Break!

There’s some cool stuff out in the world:

A talk by Steven Soderbergh on the state of film. 

Inside the Actor’s Studio isn’t just for actors.

Miyazaki with a more western look.

Dustin Hoffman takes acting seriously and you should too.

Flicker Film Blog Supplemental: Officer Retreat

Officer Retreat. A weekend dedicated to increase the bonds between members. Too bad not all of us got to go. But the ones that went had fun. Well, for the most part.

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Beau refueling his car with Seth and Nick.

Our Saturday started off early as we all congregated by the Seahawk Village. We were all there aside from Adam Getz and Owen Wilson. We were also joined by Flicker member Nick Watson. We left in two different cars. Despite Car #1 having left early Car #2 arrived at Myrtle Beach first. Car # 1 ran out of gas. Aaron Barnett, Beau Mumford, Seth Photopoulos, and Nick Watson all had to walk to the gas station to correct this easily preventable mistake while Caleb Stewart, Kevin Bahr, and Becca Ederer all got to enjoy lunch in Myrtle Beach.

But in the end we all made it to our hotel, Ocean Park Resort. Our hotel room ended up being the location of our short film: Goddammit Beau. Beau, Seth and Kevin went out to the store to do some last minute prop shopping. Following that we all decided to spend some time at the beach. Aaron spent 1238269_428784873908425_23052170_nthat time coming up with a shot list as well as goading Becca and Seth to jump in the ocean. They didn’t enjoy that part. After that we all decided to swim more inland and that’s when we were joined by friends of Flicker Rebecca Rathier and Jordan “Jordaniel” Vogt.

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Aaron doing business.

When our friends arrived it was time to shoot our first scene… then we went to dinner. We spent dinner going over Flicker business. Like what we plan to do for the year and whatnot. Also we ate.

When we returned we filmed the rest of the film. The plot is that the officers of Flicker all die because of Beau’s bumbling. From 7 p.m. until about 1:30 a.m. we were all busy dying. Here are some photos from the shoot:

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Caleb futzing with the camera.

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Filming Becca’s death.

Becca is dead.

Becca is dead.

Aaron is dead.

Aaron is dead.

Seth is dying.

Seth is dying.

At about 2 a.m. everyone decided to go to bed. Well, almost everyone. Aaron, Rebecca, and Seth all stayed out for another 30 minutes to take a look at the beach and try some late night swimming in the pool. We weren’t allowed so Aaron and Rebecca decided to head back in. Seth, however, did not. There were 9 people on the trip; all expected to share the same two bed room. Seth was scared of keeping everyone awake. He decided to spend the entire night walking around town and met some… unsavory individuals.

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Aaron is sleepy.

Seth came back at 6 a.m. after meeting an enthused UNCW fan, coming across a drunk guy, and being shown a knife by another drunk guy. He was just in time for the other officers to start waking up. Car #1 had to leave in the morning because Caleb had work at about 10 a.m. Beau, Seth, and Nick stayed behind for a few more hours before going home.

And that was hour little trip. About 24 hours of fun and work. If you’re on Facebook make sure to join our community group page. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. See you in a few days!

Flicker Film Society: Weekly Blog 9/24/13

Another week has passed and a lot has happened so let’s get this started.

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Wills Maxwell, President of Screenwriter’s Club.

Last Monday was the first day of Screenwriter’s Club headed by Wills Maxwell with our very own Kevin Bahr serving as the vice president. At the meeting we had some very delightful introductions followed up by very creepy script readings. Drift, which is scheduled to be our October short film project, was written by our Co-Vice President Beau Mumford and read aloud by Flicker Co-Media Manager Seth Photopoulos and STAGE Company president Liz Bernardo. We had fun reading the script and can’t wait to get this thing shot in October.

After Screenwriter’s Club the officers of Flicker left to set up for the meeting. An equipment seminar where we gave brief presentations of some of the more important items required on set. After that we used the equipment to film a short little thing with all the members who showed up. It’s just a video scrap book but an impressive video scrap book which can be found here.

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Owen Wilson doesn’t want to go to work tomorrow.

Of course we also started production on our first sketch using Flicker Members as crew. No More Wishes! was written and directed by Co-Media Managers Seth Photopoulos and Adam Getz respectively. Several Flicker members joined us at Treasurer Owen Wilson’s apartment to shoot two scenes. Despite being slightly disorganized we were able to finish earlier than we thought. But by the intervention of mother nature we weren’t able to shoot on Sunday which caused us to delay shooting until Sunday the 29th.

Well here we are at the end again. Hopefully the large amount of names in this entry didn’t throw you. If you’re on Facebook make sure to join our community group page. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. Have a great week!

There’s some cool stuff in the world:

A Fry and Laurie renunion.

A documentary about professional video gaming. Yeah, I did say professional video gaming.

Flicker Film Society: Weekly Blog 9/16/13

Well, Flicker members, it seems we’re in the thick of it now. It’s already been a month since school started and we’ve just had our first meeting last week. So let’s go over that meeting.

So last week you all had the chance to meet the officers of Flicker. We gave our speeches, played some games, and even made some birthday wishes for our secretary Becca Ederer. Everyone seemed real excited to be there and hopefully that keeps up because we’re going to start working on actual projects soon.

That’s right, soon we’re going to be filming a sketch and possibly part of a short film before the month is out. The sketch, titled “No More Wishes”, is a short tale of a lost man finding a genie in the forest. Any more than that description will give away too much. We also plan to shoot the opening scene of a short film we shot over the weekend, we’ll get to that later.

542221_349036575228741_968261008_nOn Friday several of the officers went to the Myrmidon Warriors improv workshop and did some improv. It was a grand time and next week they’ll be having a very special guest, Anthony Corvino. Anthony is Wilmington’s premier improv comic and a fantastic teacher so come on by if you want to ask any questions.

After improv we went back to the Student Media Center (SMC) and cleaned up our office to make it more livable. Several members came by to help us out and to that we thank you. Whenever you guys have a question for us or just want to see us in person check our office hours and come visit us. It gets lonely in there. When our cleaning party was finished we headed out to Lumina to catch the 10 o’clock showing of This is the End. Just some of the fun stuff we do at Flicker.

The next day the officers had to wake up early for our retreat in Myrtle Beach. Unfortunately not all of us were able to make it but we sure had fun. We went to lunch, went to the beach, and bonded on our little vacation. We also shot the majority of a shortmyrtle-beach-1024x685 film. The film is about the eradication of the Flicker Officers. We all die. Assisting us in our endeavor was new Flicker member Nick Watson was on sound and did a great job. We were also joined by Rebecca Rathier and Jordan “Jordaniel” Vogt working on camera. They had fun and didn’t die.

Out of stuff to write so here we are.  If you’re on Facebook make sure to join our community group page. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. Hope to see you all next week.

There’s some cool stuff out in the world:

Theme song of House played on fruit.

This movie is just great.