Friday, December 31, 2010

A Good Film

A good friend of mine (and a fellow film maker) just completed a good movie called "Before the Nativity".  I encourage you to check it out. 

Click Here to see the film.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Chrismas Carol, Official Release Date

The official release date for "A Christmas Carol" has now been changed to January 14th 2011.

This date is confirmed.

The movie will be shown on this site on either the 14th or 15th.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Christmas Carol (Behind the Scenes) Continued

Nathan as Ignorance

Nathan practicing his freakishness

Nathan holding a prop.

Allison as Want

Caleb: Ghost of Christmas Past,

Ethan filming "The Graveyard Scene"

John: The camera loves him!

Caleb is unleashing his inner reaper.

Hannah off set.

John as Bob Cratchit.
Hannah helping with Caleb's costume as the Poulterer.

Scrooge tempts a smile.

Ben and Caleb paying attention to the director, FINALLY!

Caleb poses for an awesome shot.

Scrooge is feeling pretty good about himself.

Filmed on Location at the Beaches' house.

Must get the ascot right!

Another bad shot.

AHHHHHHHHH!!!! Its a floating top hat!!

The whole cast of the Christmas Carol Production.

Special thanks to our moms for letting us get together we couldn't have done it without you!
There is all the behind the scenes pictures.  The film will be released on Jan. 10th.  This date is subject to change.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Christmas Carol (Behind the Scenes)

What more can a film maker want than, like minded friends, decent equipment, pizza, sugar, willing parents, and a good script and story.
I am very blessed to have several good friends in my church who like to do movies.  My friend Ethan, (an aspiring director who calls himself, Christopher Nolan) wrote a script (In two days) for the Christmas Carol.  We used his house and we all contributed to costumes and makeup and we all tried to act.
Though each of us had to be multiple characters, the movie flowed well.
We filmed for about six hours to get 22 minutes of film.  The rest of the time was spent, eating, dressing, and messing up.

Here's some pics of us filming:
Lisa as the ghost of Christmas Past.

Ethan (Christopher Nolan) Directing a shot

Nathan: As Fred

Lisa and Ben(Scrooge)

Gravestone

Ben and Nathan

John as Jacob Marley.  Who invented these goofy costumes anyway?

Reviewing the shot.


Smile everyone, you too Nathan!

My Precious!

"Nice Ascot"

Deer in the Headlights, "Nice Ascot"

Coolest dude on set.

Cool dudes 1 and 2.






More Pictures on the way. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Fabian Society Project

Cavalier Productions is about to head into a more serious subject than 'Narnia?' (Although I will still do those types of films for fun).  We will begin to start on a new venture.  A documentary about the Fabian Society.  Here is a sneak preview into some topics that will be discussed in the film:
  • Who were the Fabians?
  • Where did their ideas come from?  
  • How do they affect our world today?
  • And what do we do about it?
I am asking for prayer and direction as we shoot for excellence in this film and that it will glorify God.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

SAICFF Semi-Finalist

About two weeks ago I was at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF). My friend and I along with his sister had made a Lego stop motion film. It was shown at SAICFF as a semi-finalist.
Here is the trailer to the film:

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You can buy the film for 1.95 on Blue Behemoth
I voice the main actor. AKA: Phillip

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Narnia?

My siblings and I just finished this film on a small Samsung digital camera with 6.0 megapixels, the only other pieces of equipment I had was a old tripod, and Windows Movie Maker.

I did rip the music from Lord of the Rings but I was in a hurry.  We do plan to re-film it sometime in the future.
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Our production time was 2 hours.  There are some rough spots.  And just for fun who can name all the errors in the film? :)