Aja Patrice (Director Kitty) is a Director/Photographer/Writer/Graphic Designer & Singer currently based in Los Angeles, California working in independent commercial advertising, web docs, music videos, short films & features, and broadcast media. She is currently available for freelance work with production studios, agencies, and direct to client projects. To
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Check out new sports indy feature ‘The Last Fall’ teaser trailer directed by Matthew Cherry l can’t wait to see it in full! This is premiering on ESPN.com later today!
After several years in the playing professional football, KYLE BISHOP is released from his fourth team in three years and returns to his home town, broke and at a complete loss about what he will do for a living. After an initially cold reception, Kyle reconnects with FAITH DAVIS, his old high school flame. Ready to leave football far in the past, Kyle gets a job at a local gym and starts planning a new life with Faith and her young son, VON. However, when Kyle unexpectedly gets a lucrative offer from another professional team, he is torn about what path to take…
Here’s another I came across (filmed with a 7D), it was a Winner of the Community Choice Award and Voted Best Narrative on Vimeo by it’s users, I love how it looks! The lighting, uses of color! Not to mention the actors did very well in there portrayals my kind of film-making! Check it out APRICOT — A Short Film by Ben Briand [By: Moonwalk Films] Run Time:: 10:40
So I finally received my Canon 7D yesterday and since then I have been getting to know all about it. Snapping flicks and once I receive my 50mm (f1.4) lens I will starting shooting film projects with it as well. Anyway, before I received it I headed to Vimeo to see if I could find some neat shorts shot with my 7D using the 50mm lens and I did! Check this one out about baking a tasty looking Beet Cake [By: tiger in a jar]!
One more for the night! A trailer for a film entitled ‘Doubles with Slight Pepper’, from the trailer I gathered it is about the trials between father and son. The son is a adult who looks like he is in a bit of life struggle, I think I also see that maybe his father may become eventually ill. It all surrounds the delicious Indian dishes displayed at the end! I can’t wait to see more, very interesting. Check it out!
So, I Vimeo surfing which I haven’t done in a while but I needed to see whats new with my indy film-making buds! Here is one, I liked entitled Lament, about a man that has a hard time with saying the L word to his partner. There’s anguish and pondering. Shot on a DLSR 7D, and a well used dolly… the color and lighting is nice. I am not sure but it looks like this was shot on a Carribean island or a country in Africa it just has the feel. I’ve been to West Africa, and the buildings and certain things look similar. Either way…. check it out!
"I studied English Literature. I wasn’t a very good student, but one thing I did get from it, while I was making films at the same time with the college film society, was that I started thinking about the narrative freedoms that authors had enjoyed for centuries and it seemed to me that filmmakers should enjoy those freedoms as well."
Happy Thursday to ya! I hope you lads & ladies are enjoying your afternoon/evening and just remember its almost Friday! Not that it really matters for me because the way I work everyday is just a day not a week or weekend (freelance) this is how it goes down!
As you all know about my Directing Series Projects (now in pre-production) I’ve been mentioning are going into production very soon, I wanted to give you the “low down” about what’s going on…almost a bit of a refresher of where I am to date:
Directing Series Part I: ‘The Perception of Love & Connecting”
I believe in this day in age our ways to communicate personally are so jaded by technology that we can often miss the message completely. *Yes I am a culprit of texting, tweeting, facebooking, emailing and so on…but what really ever happened to good ol’ face 2 face talking, hell even picking up a “land-line” dialing a number and talking to your friend? That rarely happens these days unless your Grandma & Grandpa and even they have iPads & email addresses!
Don’t get me wrong, technology is awesome, we literally have the ability to see people via a video chat in Africa from the U.S or you can call someone via your mobile from the epicenter of the world while you are in Dubai (if you get the coverage) but you get my drift! lol
Anyway, because of this communication dilemma we all experience I wanted my Directing Series Part I to be about ‘The Perception of Love & Connecting’, this series will be comprised of 3 film shorts that are different in concept but are all the same in its mission to show how communication is a pivotal part in life.
Part I Project A: Breakfast @ Audrey’s 60-120sec short
The theme is driven from the party scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it will be a updated version of the wild and crazy, wacky loud party where “no one” is really communicating. I put together some photos of the scene to get an idea for myself. The quote I am working around is:
“Technology is killing communication don’t let it die, talk don’t text”
Projected dates of Production for August 19th-20th, 2011
Casting Notices will go out 2 weeks before Production Date
Which is literally right around the corner! Not to mention my birthday is too (July 24)! (lol)
Shoot Location: The Valley at one location in North Hollywood/Studio City area (TBD).
This project will be shot on a Canon 7D using a 50mm Lens and perhaps a filter unless I decide to do most of the 60’s look via editing and color correction. I will cross to that bridge when I reach it.
Anyway, I have 2 main characters I will be looking to cast (male & female); I know a ton of actors so I might not have to look very far (fingers crossed) most of the other cast needs to be extras that are ok with being wacky a little quirky and maybe a bit tipsy. I have no doubt I will find the cast and extras I am looking for, for this shoot. It will be fun, educational and did I mention fun? I will be posting about this again when I put the casting notice out…
This is for Non-Union Actors Non-Paid just for credit/meals & copy you know how it is….for now.
Your Oscar is waiting for you… if you do the work! I know mines is!
"Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee."