15 second horror film challenge!!

Alright then, I have decided to take part in the 15 second horror film challenge which is an online event that happens every year. The idea is to make a short not more than 15 seconds and make it scary.

Now personally I don't think 15 seconds are enough to really scare anyone, however the idea is to intrigue because 15 seconds is sufficient to develop curiosity if done well and which is what i am hoping to achieve. So lets see how it goes, as I have to get this done by the 21st of this month.

The good thing is that I am almost done with it, just the last 3 seconds remain and after that I will submit my short and I really hope it gets accepted!!

Here is a sneak peak!

Should I?

OK then, I am in kind of a tech gadget dilemma at the moment. I am thinking of switching to andriod for my next Smartphone!!! I know I know .. I have hated the way android looks and feels and I have been pretty vocal about it, however I think I should try it at least once to have an informed opinion...

I just feel iOS and iphone in general is getting pretty boring at the moment and I really like the new Nexus 6p which Google has released in coordination with Huawei, it’s a really good piece of hardware but my only concern is the 5.7 inch form factor.

So let's see I am still waiting for the iphone 7 which comes out this fall and also the next Nexus which might release this fall as well... maybe Nexus 7p??, only time can tell. If the iphone7 isn’t what I expect in all likely hood I will move over to Android but I am pretty sure I will go for a Nexus phone because its directly from Google and that way I would be set for updates regularly...

-Alstar

Finally done!!

This took a long time coming, never thought I'd take this long to shoot a 4 minute short but in all fairness we only had time on weekends and sometimes we missed certain days as well. So putting all that in perspective I think its alright. Not that the entire world was waiting for me to complete it (I really wish it did though!).

So anyways, like I said I have finished all the shots and now I have to sit down and put it all together in editing, which is really critical and hopefully it should'nt take too much time. Last night I designed my posted for the short in after effects and it came out pretty good, it really made me happy!

Let's see if I can get it out next weekend on the internet, until then the wait continues....

-Alstar

Making a new short....

Its been almost close to 3 years since I made my last short and that is why I am super excited about the current one that I am shooting. I haven't shot or even attempted to do anything during this period and I need to get into the movie mode! I haven't forgotten the process of making a short but somehow this time it seems like a daunting  task maybe coz its been quite a while.

Currently I am only able to shoot on weekends because of time contraints and the fact I am generally never happy with my shots and I redo them so very often adds to be delay! So its like 30% complete and I still have quite a bit to shoot and I am hoping I get it done soon.

It's again a horror genre, somehow I cant think about making anything else so lets see how it pans out. Also for the first time I am using a full frame camera to shoot and I am only using the 50mm cannon lens for the entire movie.

I am guessing in a couple of weeks I should be done with all the shooting and then the editing and the sound design will come in which honestly is a litter easier than the actual shoot (at-least in my opinion). 

-Alstar