Son of Famed Gotham DA Joins GCPD
War hero Detective James Gordon promises to clean up Gotham.
I apologize for not updating you last month on my progress. We’re finishing up our first month of post production and let me tell you, it’s been a trip. There’s so much more to editing than I original thought. I’m thankful for the knowledge I’m taking away from this class. I’ve realized exactly how important certain editing responsibilities during production can help you during the post process. Whether it’s something as simple as the file naming during the exporting process, getting ALL of the script supervisors notes and logs. Since everyone in the class is required to make some sort of edit for our thesis, I choose to create a trailer for “Sundown.” I chose to edit my trailer in the Final Cut editing software. Creating a trailer isn’t as easy as some would think. Especially if you really want to get that Ah! factor in. Through both reading the books that were provided and doing some research online and watching epic trailer and epic trailer I found similarities between certain trailers and how the genre and style of the film affected the final trailer. If you pay close attention to them you’ll begin to notice a sound or a cut that’s used more often than not. Let me be the first to tell you, it instantly pulls you in. Next month we’re going into our second post production course where we focus on mastering the audio. Throughout this month we created a sound Fx and music log of sounds we want to have in our edit. These are called temp sound. Whether we want to keep those exact ones or have the audio post team replace them. I’m excited to see what my trailer will look and sound like at the end of next month. It’s come a long way in just a couple weeks. I have a whole new outlook on the post process and I look forward to editing more in the near future.
I’ll upload the trailer once it’s completed.
Thanks for reading,
Tyler D. Suggs
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Trailer #3
Starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, & William Fichtner
In theaters August 8, 2014 (US)
I can not wait to see this action packed turtle madness!
Hello my fellow Tumblr followers,
This month I had the Pre Production course for our thesis project. The class is shooting 2 short films, one is Sundown and the other is Taste of Heaven. I’m lucky enough to be able to work on both. On Sundown I am the 1st AD, Production Designer and Location Manager and on Taste of Heaven I am Art Director. This month has been intense to say the least.
The position I’m most excited about working as is 1st Asst. Director. Throughout the program I’ve written, directed, produced, edited several projects. Through those projects I’ve been able to understand what I’m best at and what I’m not. Also taking my previous work experience from when I worked at GameStop as an Asst. Manager. As a manager I had to schedule out the work week, train and monitor performances, run meeting and more. These task were able to transfer over to being a 1st AD. As a 1st AD you’re in charge of the way the set functions. From scheduling out each shooting day to making sure everyone is present and doing their job. I’ve learned how to use this amazing online application called Scenechronize. It takes a little of the headache out of doing script breakdowns and the one line schedule. Since all of the scenes of Sundown are exterior and on location outside of a soundstage I was able to pull off being the production designer and location manager. Since I was the one scouting for locations I was able to make sure the look of each location was accurate to the script.
Originally I was also the Production Designer on Taste of Heaven but with taking on the roles that Sundown needed I had to drop to Art Director. This way I could put the focus I needed on the roles I had for Sundown. I have been working with Gino, Taste of Heavens new Production Designer.
I’m excited to see the final edits of both and I look forward to telling you how production went in my next journal entry.
Thanks for reading,
Tyler D. Suggs
Here’s my project from experimental filmmaking I shot this month. It’s called forgiven, reminding you it’s never to late to ask for forgiveness.
I hope you enjoy.
Believer - Alfredo “Boris ” Lira
Producer/Director/Writer - Tyler D. Suggs
Editors - Henry “Trey” Grun & Tyler D. Suggs
Director of Photography - Tyler D. Suggs
1st Assistant Director - DJ Rivera
Script Supervisor - Tyler D. Suggs
Camera Operators - Cody Jones and Tyler D. Suggs
Grip - DJ Rivera Music provided by WestStarMusic.com
Special Thanks to
J.P. Eason Cody Jones
Dale & Jane Suggs
Henry “Trey” Grun
Our project was mainly shot on a Canon T3i and T4i with some footage on the GoPro Hero 3. We never shot on multiple cameras at once. We would focus our time to one specific camera to get the specific shot we needed. Such as the time-lapse footage and the green screen footage. They were flamed separately and then composited together in Final Cut X. The footage was imported into my MacBook Pro using Final Cut X to edit. The ending credits shot was a combination of Final Cut X and Photoshop. All shots were MOS. We recorded the Prayer VO track on a Yeti THX certified microphone.
From day one I had several ideas of shorts that I wanted to shoot. I choose to pursue this route because of the deeper meaning it has to me and how it can help others. One of the major set backs I had was the weather. The weather caused quite a bit of scheduling and script changes. I was unable to shoot the baptism scene in the river like I had wanted to and I was also unable to find talent. I didn’t let these set backs hold me back. I found a great way to start and finish the project that is in some ways deeper. Since my cast and crew was assembled from my fellow classmates we all had to work around and with each others schedules. Making it difficult for some to plan and shoot. We all were able to complete our projects within the time frame and have good work to show. I look forward to re-shooting the party sequence with a bigger and more lively cast and use that to lead into the various bad acts. So that one bad acts is leading him to another.