Sunday, December 27, 2009
I've encountered a couple of obstacles during this filmmaking journey. But I've figured out ways to get around them and to keep on going. I'm determined. I'm on the pursuit of achieving those goals and those dreams. Big accomplishments in 2010 people. Keep your eye on dapa Entertainment! Check out this video by Kid Cudi "The Pursuit of Happiness" Cool video, simple concept...kind of fits the vibe I'm on.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Derek Blanks was on the MoNique show last night. He's a celebrity photographer that we are featuring in the documentary. Derek has been getting a lot of exposure lately. He's doing his thing. Proud of him. To get a real inside look on Derek, check the out the doc!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Now for all the people interested in making horror films (I have some cool horror concepts myself), look at this 1964 interview from one of the masters of it fright...Alfred Hitchcock. He's sharing some knowledge. A little film school for ya.
Director Darrick Patterson interviewing Derek Blanks
We also recently interviewed Director Rob Hardy of Rainforest Films. We conducted his interview at the "STOMP THE YARD 2" offices in Atlanta. Rob is a successful talented director that keeps the projects coming out. Shout out to his partner Will Packer. The two of them are doing their thing in the movie Biz. These young guys hold the blue print. Check out what they've done at http://www.rainforestfilms.com/.
Director Darrick Patterson and Director Rob Hardy after Rob's Interview for the documentary.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
But until then, check out this trailer for the new movie TAKERS. Another flick by Rainforest Films out of Atlanta! Hats off to them...they keep'em coming!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Be on the look out for "Running Behind the Scenes" Video Blog #2 to see them at work developing the song. Coming soon.
I feel music really plays an important part in filmmaking. It enhances the visuals and helps create the ideal mood. The right music can elevate a scene to the next level. My first love was music...grew up playing the drums and DJing a little. So I have a real appreciation for music... and a pretty good ear too. Anybody that really knows me knows I'm all about the Arts
Speaking of Music and Visuals, check out this new music video by Fabolous featuring Jay Z "When the Money Goes". The track is ok. But I'm lovin the black and white images...has a movie feel to it.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Another interesting day in the world of filmmaking. You never know what's going to happen. Yesterday, I was loading up materials for the shoot in my truck and about to leave the house when I saw a damn snake in the garage. A huge snake in the garage! I was already running behind but I had to stop and grab a shovel to EXECUTE the intruder. I've got kids so the snake had to go! It was time for battle... I won. Then when I arrived at the shoot, I realized one of our key crew members was missing. Maybe she had a snake in the garage too. But we had to go ahead and start. So no matter what challenges come your way in independent filmmaking, you have to remember the production must go on!
We've been getting some great footage for the documentary so far. Just wrapped up another successful shoot over at City of Ink. A couple more shoots with them and that portion of the film will be complete. The film is starting to come to life. It's funny how you have one idea for the project, but once you start shooting it takes it's on form. You have to just be flexible and see where the story takes you...while staying true to the initial topic. I can already see us making changes as the stories unfold and develop. It's the art of filmmaking. But it is turning into a very special project. We've got our hands on something HOT! It has great energy and has the potential to be powerful, inspiring and entertaining. We have some excellent people lined up to interview. LETS GO
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
More shoots, More people and More stories to come.