In case you missed it, YouTuber Shay Carl and his son made what is very likely the most epic toy-soldier-based war flick ever. The sound and visual effects are just awesome, more than anything I’ve seen before, and give you the feeling of watching imagination manifested through technology. And also lots of stuff exploding, which is a huge plus. Check it out and then spend five minutes wishing that was possible when you were a kid.
Part Two of last week’s mentally good Modern Warfare fan film. This is nothing short of truncated Hollywood and just shows what you can pull off with little or no money but a lot of contacts. The original cost $209.43. This was marginally more at $600 but is visibly in another location and looks like a million dollar blockbuster.
Sounds trite, but this is what I’ve been trying to communicate with films I’ve been directly involved in. It’s not always about pumping money and time in – it’s about identifying those with the skills and the equipment and present them with something interesting enough to make it worth their time. At our level there’s pretty much no other choice.