Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ryan "Rumble" Petersons 1st V-log

Introducing Rumble's official 1st V-Blog presented by Ryan Peterson.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Rumble General Meeting

11th of April, 2008 - 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Rumble Hang Out @ Olympic Park

10th of April, 2008 - 7.30pm - 10pm.

Even though we didn't get a chance to be reaquainted with our anticipated "Xmen" stuntmen, Tony, May Wa, Tim and myself still enjoyed a progressive session of stunt training in the safe gym environment.

Sorry Tim...couldn't resist posting this one up. Super Saiyan Ts!

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Sponsorship Saga...continues....

10th of April, 2008 - I must admit, 3 days of trekking every nook and cranny of Lil Cabramatta and Canley and Fairfield a full body workout. Tim was armed and ready with a clipboard and pen to mark each business we visited, while I made sure business owners didn't mistaken for those seeking protection monies.

A few good responses here and there; the majority, however, remained unphased.

Tim and I have decided to wait it off for two weeks and then will....revisit these Asian businesses...

....seeking protection money....

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ryan Petersons V-LOG : Behind the Scenes

Here's the behind the scenes look at the new Rumble Pictures fiction based V-log. Starring the bumbling , naive film buff Ryan Peterson (Ryan Peters).

Having first had a blast making the first V-Log just the day before, me and Ryan decided to invite a special guest - Trop fest winner and funny dude --- Craig Anderson. Since meeting up with him late last year we decided to throw him in as Ryan's new Centrelink-bludging Camera apprentice, Dave.

Craig (L) Ryan (R). V-Log will is aimed to be out by the end of April.

Throwing ideas around with each other, It was a riot of a laugh watching them work. Ryan kept breaking out of character due to the insane dialog. And I tell you, Ryan is pretty good in sticking into character.

Craig at the moment is busy helping me out with some of the edits of Maximum Choppage 2 as well working on the 2nd series of ABC's award winning "Double of Fist", which will be out in mid 2008. I got a chance to watch some of the rough edits of show, and so far all i can say is that it's truly out of this world.

Official Double the Fist Website

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Metro Screen Film Industry Event

Date: Tuesday, 8th of April, 2008
Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm
Where: Cnr Oatley St & Paddington Rd

Great event that showcased a selection from 100 of their works produced annually and besides ICE, this organization is one to look out for and study for any emerging film makers out there.

I really enjoyed film works such as:

“Struggle” – Thriller 7 min 59 secs
Innocent man finds a body on the way home and starts receiving threatening phone calls
Writer/ Director – James Hunter
Made in the Cert IV in Screen course

“Natural Selection – Behind the Scenes” – Documentary 5 mins
A behind the scenes look at the making of a short film.
Director: Nicky Crowther

“Aunty Betelenut” – Documentary 8 mins 11 sec
A diverse group of Papua New Guinean women gather to partake in a timeless ritual.
Director: Natasha Henry
Made through the Multicultural Mentorship Scheme.

What I truly appreciated from these works are the high quality and the cuts used to tell the story. Particularly, the film “Aunty Betelenut” unfolded in such as unique way.

MC2 Cabramatta Sponsorship Search

Tuesday, 8th of April, 2008.
Time: 10am-11.30am.
Timothy Ly & Maria Tran

Tim and I decided to veer towards Plan B and directly approach local businesses in search of potential sponsorship. Preparation for Plan B was the result of a un receptive Blacktown Bing Lee who’s manager has diverted us back up to HQ. We knew sponsorship with these guys would be very difficult as they seem very in unwelcoming of the idea.

Anyhow, so on Monday nite from 11pm till 3am in the morning, Tim and I tweaked out a comprehensive sponsorship letter, along with pages of Rumble Pictures in the Media, and our letters of support and printed out the 40 copies to release in Cabramatta the following day.

Summary of the event: Dressed in Rumble gear and ready for action we took the time to deliver our cover letters to businesses like Retravision, tax services, video stores etc…in the hope that we struck a cord with someone out there who is very much interested in funding a “first –ever” project in Australia. We placed letters to 40 businesses including those that have overtly rejected us before. Rejection is harsh but at the end of the day, these are people who make these rejections and are only doing so based on prior bad approaches. So we have to see beyond this; work on building rapport and see where it heads. The least, I hope, we get to stick our flyers on their shopfront window pane for the launch of the Premiere in August.

The reason why we are seeking sponsorship on an amount of roughly $30,000 is to cover post-production costs and for those who do not know, these costs are heavily incurred from the sound department (approx. 10k, for rights to music that isn’t ripped off from somewhere and won’t land us with a lawsuit), the Premiere (catering & venue don’t pay for itself!), DVD distribution (sorry guys, we are stepping up from the level of backyard copies to pro quality) and to cover for some basic expenses that Tim and I are making (trust me, its not enough to compensate for a whole years worth of full time work on a volunteer production).

So for those who think that that $30k will go straight to our bank accounts, you got to be joking! 4 years of work and not deliver the best thing that can ever happen in this area, we might as well drown ourselves.