It’s time! After a long wait we’ve finished post-production [thank you guys] and we’re now entering the independent film circuit. Below is our very first trailer.
To also help continue our momentum on the circuit, we’ve launched a crowd-funding campaign through indie go-go. These funds will be used to help us during the Spring circuit. We appreciate everyone’s support and we look forwards to representing a piece of Houston’s independent film scene around the world.
If you would like to lend your support, please donate below:
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?
Hi everyone! Judith B. Shields here. I just wanted to share some moments from the shoot.
Here we have a few moments from when Victor Frankenstein returns home and also a shot of young William Frankenstein playing in a field.
We still have 14 scenes left to shoot in March. However, we’ve started the post-production process for the other scenes. Matt G. is editing video first then the audio team will tackle the project. Even though is seems a little quiet here on the blog–it isn’t quiet in the production. The lead team has been meeting about two nights a week reviewing the dailies. We’re very excited about what we’re building. I cannot wait to share with all of you Frankenstein’s Monster. Once we hit the independent film circuit, I’ll keep this blog updated as we know when we’ll be shown at a city near you. Thank you again for your support!
-Judith B. Shields
Victor Frankenstein returns home
Here is small sneak peak of some moments in the first 10 minutes of Frankenstein’s Monster.
Professor lectures on the Hippocratic oath.
Victor (Dustin Sturgill–left) is being convinced to enjoy life by Clerval (Tim Ashby–right)
Hi, Judith B. Shields here. I just wanted to give a quick update. We’ve been in the middle of filming for the last two weeks and we have one week to go. I am amazed at the progress we’ve made. Thank you everyone for your support.
So what’s new? We’re in the Galveston Daily News today–sixth page, straight off of the press in the “county” section.
Thank you Little Green Schoolhouse for allowing us to shoot at your location!
It’s about passion for fashion. These are not all the costumes, but just a handful. Elizabeth’s wedding dress will be kept under wraps until the film is released. The same will go for the monster’s look and costume.
In the world of Frankenstein’s Monster (2013), Victor’s obsession over Prometheus’ Spark, causes him to dive into multiple sciences. It is in his laboratory and through his creation that we will see steampunk elements shine. Some steampunk elements will not as obvious as others. Expect wood, metal, a claustrophobic environment, bronze, steam, symbolism, and other sciences represented.
A contrasting world will be created compared to Victor and his laboratory. The outside world exists in American Southern forests and nearby estuaries. It gives a feeling of isolation that matches Mary Shelley’s impressions. Women’s costumes will lean either Southern or Western. Most dresses will be either pastels or neutrals. Lots of frills. Some dresses with hoop skirts. All of the costumes are 19th Century.
Good news to share!
Unwoman, a genius in the steampunk music world, has granted us permission to use one of her songs as the background music in our promotional fundraising video! The song is called “Cruelty” and it’s a fantastic instrumental piece. It is number 2 in the link below. I encourage everyone to please support this generous artist.
Cello image courtesy of Pixomar / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
We are pleased to announce that Preacher’s Powderworks & Projectiles from Austin, Texas will be designing Victor Frankenstein’s gear.
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