Review of Frankenstein’s Monster (a steampunk-light Independent Film) posted by Steampunk Library– a website dedicated to strengthen literacy through incorporating steampunk in school library collections.
“…I highly suggest it for classrooms and libraries that want a visual companion for the novel. It will likely keep younger viewers’ attention better than a recorded play thanks to it’s score and sweeping artistic landscape shots.”
To read the whole article, click here:
via Frankenstein’s Monster.
Here are a few photos of props made by Margaret Marie Hubbard and Jeffrey Walton for the film. Included are the Monster’s heart, progress photo and completed photo. Justine’s neck brace, progress photo and completed photo. Also, a photo of the gears made for the Monster’s neck piece. This was attached to the Monster and was made to actually shoot steam out of it. These gears are completely original items. I drew up the plans for crafting them and Jeffrey Walton used a CNC machine to craft the base gears and a die grinder to sculpt and shape it. Everything for the neck gears was made specifically for the amazing Matt Risoldi who played The Monster.
Thank you for your continued support!
Cogs & Gears,
Margaret Marie Hubbard
We’ll be screening the abridged version of Frankenstein’s Monster (86 minutes). It is wonderful to screen in our hometown! Q & A after bpth screenings. Saturday will have a few words from filmmaker Judith B. Shields. Sunday the film will be introduced by the film’s technical director Christopher Lowe (designed special effects and steampunk laboratory) as well as our co-editor and documentarist Peter Kovic.
Saturday May 24th
Theatre Room 362 (3rd floor)
Sunday May 25th
Theatre Room 362 (3rd floor)
Trailer 4 for Frankenstein’s Monster (2013) is a short length trailer which emphasizes the Monster’s character. Original music by Ryan Cockerham.
Thank you so much Rosecity Steampunk Film Festival! We are honored to have been part of your festival lineup!
Oregon is one of the key places in the US that supports steampunk arts, culture and technology. This festival is an important part of continuing that endeavor.
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