“Lost Angels[The Discovery]” Live Action>Short CHECK IT!!!
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So I apologize that I haven’t blogged in a couple of months. I have been extremely busy what with my day job at Osceola McDonald’s and my company work when I get home. Mark’s Bell’s Palsy started acting up again in May 2014 and so we had to make some hard decisions. One of those decisions is my workload is going to be increasing greatly with my company.
I already wear about 25 “hats” so-to-speak between shooting, editing, compositing, marketing, advertising, etc. to web design, etc. Now I am studying hard to wear several other “hats”. Although it is very true that I have done and still work in 3D, animation, and special effects as can be seen in our trailer at our website: www.LiquidIceEnt.com. Up until now I have been able to leave the majority of this work to Mark. He is very good at it.
Due to the depth perception problems Bell’s Palsy causes I am trying to read everything I can get my hands on regarding Lightwave 3D, Poser Pro 2014, Daz, etc. because now I will be wearing these hats too. My learning curve is a steep one and since the very bad car accident I was in even more so. So these past few months where I haven’t been blogging as usual I have been reading and studying instead. Life is full of trade-offs after all and I only have just so much time. We had hoped to submit to the 2015 SFF. That isn’t going to happen this year.
But to make matters worse Dunn and Bradstreet has listed our business as inactive, plus listed us with CorporationWiki.com not entirely accurately as of June 2014. I do not understand people who do not do their jobs accurately. How hard is it to “get it right” when it’s right there in the database. So here it is folks, we are active and working hard on our movie “Lost Angels”. Our information at IMDbPro is accurate the last time I checked so you can get our contact there if you don’t go to our website.
And in addition we appreciate absolutely everyone who is sending good vibes our way. Mark is better it’s just slow going right now due to the depth perception issues in one eye. So please keep the positive energy coming and again, I am truly sorry that another year is passing where we are not going to be able to submit to SFF.
Best to you all!
I want to thank everyone for their supportive comments. At the end of the day, good or bad day, your comments always make me feel better and definitely help me. Truly, I started this blog and made it intentionally hard to find because I just needed an easy place to think and write to myself. Like many people who focus on things that are important to them I try to maintain a GHF (glass half full) type of attitude. But after all I am only human. It’s alright that 2 very old friends of mine named “Bakel” and Sana (Sandra) think that I whine and complain too much. It’s even alright that my sister Robin says that nobody wants to hear about my music, or my movie, “Lost Angels” and what we’re doing.
What does get to me though are those that bend over backwards to interfere with our efforts to simply have a life. We love what we do and Mark and I are very grateful for having the talents and patience to learn to do all of the creative things we do. We don’t pretend to know it all, nor do we pretend that we can do it all. We simply try to do our very best given what we do have.
I am still hoping, Mr. Redford and Sundance Film Festival, to submit to the 2015 SFF. But here’s the thing… Mark has suffered terribly from the different medical situations he has endured. From falling twice at Wal*Mart thanks to management rushing him to hurry, hurry (even though they know one leg is one inch shorter than the other thanks to Cerebral Palsy)! These two falls in one day about 18 months ago caused 4 vertebrae in his neck to have serious issues for which he was supposed to have surgery for last year. Mark opted out of surgery because he would have been crippled for life, the way his doctors put it. So… then in October he develops Bell’s Palsy.
Well he begins to see better out of his left eye (the side of his face that was affected) and by March he begins to work in 3D again and therefore work on our computer heavy movie, “Lost Angels”. So things are beginning to look up then 3 weeks ago the Bell’s Palsy acts up again and Mark’s depth perception is not what it should be, for anything. So last Thursday we’re eating dinner and we’re talking about the movie and I ask him how it’s going because our schedules don’t necessarily allow us to work together on it. That’s when I learn that the Bell’s Palsy has kicked in badly again.
Now you might say, well Renn how is it you don’t know this? And I would tell you how good Mark is at masking how he is feeling. I work at McDonald’s now and although my hours are comparable to his we don’t necessarily have the same days off, but even so when we do we are usually doing different things like most couples. So… here’s the thing, we really need good vibes focused our way. We need good thoughts sent our way, still.
Sundance you’re the best in so many ways, your grants, your festival, all of the labs and other educational opportunities for the filmmaker. I am so grateful for that one very special email where you told me you became fans of our project. How these words have bolstered my spirits, even now. Because I am now going to have to do 3D and animation, and work in special effects. I don’t pretend to be all that and then some. I’m just trying to make a movie here in honor of our best friend Steven J. Campbell. And even though I have worked on the movie in 3D like the opening scene with the earth and sunrise, and done some of the special effects like the laser is all eye-balled and line of sight. I’m not Mark and I know this all too well.
Now I realize that my brother-in-law Joe thinks this is some kind of pipe dream, fine, whatever. But at least we’re are trying and working to make our dreams come true. That’s got to mean something in the bigger picture of life. We can’t choose our family, we can’t change the “curve balls” life throws at us. But some times… some times simply pursuing what’s important, to us, is just good enough.
I want to thank all of our sponsors: Newtek Inc., Smith Micro, Eyeon, JVC, Sony Creative Software, Write Brothers, Anton Bauer, Lowel-Light Mfg, Bulbtronincs, Dynamic Realities, Media Distributors (The Tape Company), + so many others like The Knuckle Saloon Sturgis, SD, the State of South Dakota, Dan Ablan, “3D” John, Cody, etc.
So Mr. Redford, Mr. Cooper, Anne Lai, and all of you that have been so kind and thoughtful I thank you all. I thank all those that read my blogs in the positive light they were each written in.
I thank also want to thank all of the following: Warner Brothers, Malpaso and Mr. Clint Eastwood, Willis Brothers Films, Jerry Bruckheimer, Disney, Radar Pictures, Creative Artists Agency, Kuei Ya-Lei, Bruce Willis, and so many more…
We are working and working hard. I am learning, and working hard to learn more. Our goal is to have the “10 minute” live action drama short ready by September for submission to the 2015 SFF. Let’s all cross our fingers, toes, eyeballs, whatever you can and send good vibes our way to get it done in time.
Thanks so much everyone for noticing us, being supportive of us, thank you!
In the mean time take good care of yourselves including your loved ones. You never know what life will throw your way next.
Best to you all,
I went to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night. Excellent movie, as good as all the Transformers movies, Terminator series, Star Trek, the list is endless.
So why then are some of the critics so unhappy, or displeased that Robert Redford is in this wonderful movie?! I say it’s as simple as personal preferences. However on a different extreme of the Hollywood movie star spectrum one might speculate that the critiquing powers that be want to destroy a movie star’s golden career because he chose to step outside his creative box.
Robert Redford played a role that suits his acting nature in a movie creatively distant from his comfort zone. That’s a good thing, my opinion. It tells me he wants to grow, expand his horizons, and continue trying new experiences instead of stagnating.
The sculptor Michelangelo once said when he was in his 70’s or 80’s that he was just beginning to become the artist he wanted to be. Next time you make a choice whether it’s dinner, a date out, out a movie. Are you going to listen to a critic or to yourself? Are you going to do “the same ‘ole, same ‘ole…” or be adventurous?
Everytime I’ve listend to my gut I’ve never gone wrong. Kudos Robert Record for being adventurous and still young at heart. You played an evil business man great!
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