First Step Cinematics, LLC will have a booth at Comicpalooza to promote Frankenstein’s Monster. Comicpalooza takes place at the George R. Brown Convention Center from May 24-26th.
Our Comicpalooza programming will include a special DIY panel on how to film on a budget. As soon as they announce the date of the panel, we will let everyone know. This will not be a screening. Our booth will include a raffle for autographed gear, a Mary Shelley quiz, and more. I’m personally excited that our little corner of the convention will part of a steampunk laboratory.
We have a limited time (and amount) of guest ticket rates.
Coupon Code: steampunkfrankenstein
I’ve cut at least 13 scenes in the last 10 days. Basically my brain is the consistency of V8 now, and I live in constant dread that the tops of people’s heads are going to drift out-of-frame.
It has been quiet on the blog, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped. We’re right now in the middle of post-production and are working full-steam.
A teaser about our cast:
10 out of our 18 member cast are Shakespearean trained actors. 8 of the 32 cast and crew are educators. Our youngest actress is 14, our oldest actor is over 70. Our community hails from New York, California, Texas, Russia, United Kingdom, Spain and Italy.
The entire film was shot in south-east Texas.
We would like to thank the Elissa for the generous opportunity to film aboard. We had fun!
This weekend will be our last production date. From there–we will focus more on our post production.
Below we have an opening moment from Frankenstein’s Monster.
We have two Houston events coming up in Summer: Comicpolooza and ApolloCon. Both will have different panelists and subjects.
In this post, we will highlight what we’re doing at Comicpolooza–the largest sci-fi convention in Houston, Texas.
I am honored that we’re going to be at so many conventions. I have to give special thanks to Comicpolooza which has streamlined the convention process for us.
Unlike ApolloCon which will be an intimate panel with the actors, the Comicpolooza panel gives a chance for techies to go crazy!
HERE is the link for the updated schedule of events. Once we finish post-production and the indy film circuit begins, this page will be constantly updated.
So what are we up to at Comicpolooza?
“How to Film on a Budget”
The cast/crew of Frankenstein’s Monster from First Step Cinematics, LLC will take a practical look at filming on a budget for the 21st century. Attendees will be introduced to the basics of microbudget film project planning, logistics, some DIY tech tools ideas our crew used, audio needs, makeup, sets, props, and how to adapt a DSLR camera for filming. Q&A for cast and crew after talk. If you were ever afraid to film, but don’t know where to start, this is the place to be.
This is our first official poster design for Frankenstein’s Monster.
Are you ready?
I am very thankful for last weekend. Everyone worked hard together and we recreated Victor Frankenstein’s lab. Special credit goes to Chris Lowe and his amazing set design. I don’t know what was my favorite part of the lab: the coal, apothecary jars, the moving gears, or the pistons. That is describing only a small part of Chris’s awesome work.
Speaking of amazing things: the cast brought it all to life. Special shout out to Matt Risoldi and Dustin Sturgill.
Incorporating the steampunk look in Frankenstein’s Monster:
One of the artistic challenges of our steampunk-light project was how we were going to present steampunk in this story. All of our steampunk props and costume components are designed to practical. In other words: they work and they have purpose. For example: the life that Victor Frankenstein creates runs on steam. The tools he uses are practical. It goes beyond aesthetic. We have limited the steampunk elements for Victor Frankenstein in his lab and for his science experiments.
For now, we are keeping most of our lab scenes and the monster under wraps. We’ll be showing more at sci-fi conventions and also once we have our first official film premiere.
Frankenstein’s Monster will be shown and entered in film competitions and science fiction conventions across the USA and even in Europe. As we get closer to our wrap date, this website will have a new page so everyone can keep track of when/where we will be shown.
Thank you everyone for your support!
-Judith B. Shields