Story Design – Story Flow

As I develop another story for a VR series I’ve been experimenting in various ways of mapping episodic storylines. Typically, I use post-its on a board, but that works best for feature film length projects. I’ve also used mind mapping software, but this time I wanted to try something new.

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UTURN – Submission to Sundance and Onto Post Production

Our Sundance submission marks the first milestone for post production to Uturn! I’ll be doing most of the editing and Tippett Studio will be doing the post and app work. We hope to do some test screenings at a few venues coming up – stay tuned!

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NOTES ON VR – 360 Shooting and Points of Interest

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Points of Interest (POI) come up often, as they should, when starting a 360 VR shoot. As many have noted before me, guiding the viewer through a 360 experience is an storytelling opportunity. So I’m going to write down some notes I have on the subject here.

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GoPro Omni Shoot In LA

A yet to announced music video, that I’ll be stitching together over the next few weeks. The Gopro Omni is a nice 360 camera setup. Notes on that later.

‘Lupe Under the Sun’ (‘Lupe Bajo el Sol’): LAFF Review

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Rodrigo Reyes’ study of the travails of an aging Mexican migrant farm worker in the U.S. earned a special mention from LAFF’s World Fiction jury.

“As in Purgatory, Reyes’s cameraman Justin Chin eschews hand-held in favor of elegant framing which suggest that we are not dealing with transitory political issues, but with permanent, human ones.”

See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/lupe-under-sun-lupe-bajo-903505

Los Angeles Magazine: 6 Films You Absolutely Cannot Miss at the Los Angeles Film Festival

Lupe Under the Sun had a great introduction in Los Angeles Magazine!

From a family drama to a documentary about teenage inmates, the eight day festival taps into some hyperlocal stories

The Los Angeles Film Festival opens on June 1, showcasing some of the most promising up-and-coming filmmakers and movies of the year. The lineup has a focus on frequently overlooked stories—a valet at an expensive restaurant in L.A.; teenage inmates awaiting adult sentences—as well as a hugely diverse range of voices and narratives. There are a slew of films to choose from over the course of eight days, but that’s why we’re here. These are the six that you must see:

– See more at: http://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/6-films-not-miss-los-angeles-film-festival/#sthash.STZQ2KRI.dpuf