Location Scouting

How important is Location Scouting?

How important is it to have the right setting for your film? Extremely important. The location makes your story believeable or unbelievable. So watch this quick video on the importance of scouting for a location. Enjoy.

How to create a Magazine Cover

Here’s a link to a great article on how easy it is to create a magazine/book cover for a publication. Pretty simple stuff other than that. Have a wonderful day. ALL.

http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Magazine-Cover-in-Photoshop

Trois Like it Hot…….on Amazon.com

So Trois Like It Hot finally uploaded to the Amazon Prime store…so woooo hoooooooo. I think we’re going to make a part 2 to the film…a sequel….we shall see probably shooting sometime in the fall of 2015……but for now….just a reminder to all to check out this quarky short film about three females who are fed up with men and start killing them.

Here’s a link:

Trois Like It Hot on Amazon.com

How to Create a DIY Camera Stabilizer

Just a quick film tip for indie and anyone who likes to make films…..this little rig is called a camera stabilizer…I have made so many things out of pvc pipe that work just as well…..so watch this clip, save some money, and use it for marketing or other parts of your project….thanks again….

How to build a film set on a budget

Here’s a great video from no film school…that deals with building sets on your own…own time..own budget..and own location…enjoy. Many times and artists and producers we spend large amounts of cash to have a scene or look give a certain theme when that’s totally not needed…go check this one out………http://nofilmschool.com/2014/07/build-film-set-diy-tutorial-flats

 

Facial Expressions Drawing Book

When I first started drawing I was horrible with faces…but as time went on and I kept practicing drawing faces I was able to get better. I used this book on a regular basis and it helped me learn to draw different types of faces way better. I hope this book helps you as much as it helped me. Enjoy.

Facial Expressions by Mark Simon.

Facial Expressions by Mark Simon.

 

Here’s a link to the amazon site to buy the book. http://www.amazon.com/Facial-Expressions-Visual-Reference-Artists/dp/0823016714

The Mad Superhero Talent Agency created by Jamaal R. James

So look out for the new comic strip series called “The Mad Superhero Talent Agency”. The first comic strip will be out sometime this week. Look for it on the website https://timeilaugh.wordpress.com

Duddy The Digger, Donut World 1.1, new Comic Strips coming soon.

Good Morning, All. Well here we have one known..and one unknown. Duddy The Digger is a new comic strip created by Jamaal R. James for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company. Duddy is a regular guy that likes to get down and dirty and dig. Donut World 1.1 Comic Strip is the comic strip about a Donutchoc who watched his friend get killed by Carrotman because he wouldn’t give him the secret donut recipe….and all the other misadventures while Carrotman and donutchoc duell it out. Enjoy.

The Messenger “Short Film” directed by Jamaal R. James

The Messenger is a short film created by Jamaal R. James for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company. The Messenger is a short film about a inter-planetary being who visits different people and forces them to make choices. The underlying message is in life we all have choices. The choices we make (ESPECIALLY in negative situations) make things better or worse for us. Here’s a link to the film.

 

Well here’s the Messenger himself. Hermann C. Wolf. Hermann did a great job of making and bringing the Messenger to life. Hermann was very adaptable and did an excellent job of jumping into character as the messenger. Hermann’s German came in very handy as well, since the messenger is using a cryptic language. Lol, what he’s saying is Bad things happen to all of us…..What really shapes our fate is what we do with it. Thanks again Hermann. You can check out his profile here. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6648193/

The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Hermann C. Wolf played The Messenger for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Hermann C. Wolf played The Messenger for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

 

Burtis Cutler. Burtis played Fred. Burtis did a great job of playing Frustrated Fred. Fred is a middle aged male who’s mad because his kids are spoiled and his wife shows him no respect…and then the car he’s driving happens to break down on him. The Messenger shows up and Burtis takes action. Action that becomes costly for him…..Well watch the film and see for yourself. Fred is to remind us that when we’re angry we should think before acting. You can catch up with Burtis Cutler here. Click the link.

The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Burtis Cutler played Fred for James Creative Arts And Entertainment CompanyThe Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Burtis Cutler played Fred for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Burtis Cutler played Fred for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

 

 

Ruth Hunduma played Cindy. Cindy was jogging and minding her own business when she sprains her ankle on a step. Cindy makes more decisions that make her situation worse than before. Cindy’s another reminder to all of us that when your emotional remember to think……..Ruth was a great actress and was given very little direction and brought Cindy to life. Ruth next time I’ll make a storyboard to make the action come to life. Thanks again Ruth. You can find out more about Ruth Hunduma Backstage here. Click the link.

 

 The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Ruth Hunduma  played Cindy for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Ruth Hunduma played Cindy for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

 

 

Yissendy Trinidad played Janessa. Janessa is engaged to be married to her fiancé…and her fiancé has changed his mind and decided to get married with Janessa’s best friend. Janessa takes it like a champ but then makes a hasty decision. Janessa is the embodiment of woman that lash out at their man or ex man by doing something with their body that does no harm to the man or woman in their life and much harm to themselves. If you don’t believe go on message boards and see what scorned women post online. So Janessa is a reminder to all of us….don’t send pics until you cool down….Yissendy’s  accent came in handy. Yissendy was great to work with and took time to actually convey emotional conviction as Janessa. You can catch up with Yissendy Trinidad here.

 

The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Yissendy Trinidad  played Janessa for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Yissendy Trinidad played Janessa for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

 

Jacob Kahn played Bartholmeu. Jacob was Awesome I thought he was actually taking a Molly. Lol. Well Jacob played Bartholmeu. Bartholmeu is a college student who is studying for Finals. When he reaches his is almost finished studying he gets a message from a friend advising him that he’s been studying the wrong chapter……Now this has happened to all of us at one time or another. But Bartholmeu makes a choice after the Messenger shows up. Things get out of hand. Bartholmeu reminds us that a temporary escape doesn’t release you from having to face the consequences of your decisions. Thanks again Jacob…..you can Catch up Jacob Kahn here.

 The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Jacob Kahn played Bartholmeu for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Jacob Kahn played Bartholmeu for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company