Life Update and The Jog

Hello there readers. It’s been a while since my last post on my studio build (widenmedia.com) and even longer since my last update on the status of my Columbia College thesis film The Jog (widenmedia.com); so I thought I would catch you all up on what has been going on.

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Behind The Scenes: Branding and Marketing “The Jog” Film

This post is being reblogged from Creatively Driven, the personal blog of Loretta Robinson. View it on her page here: http://www.creatively-driven.com/behind-scenes-branding-and-marketing-jog-film/#

 

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I’m excited to share with you the behind the scenes of a work in progress project with Jeremy Widen on his thesis film “The Jog”. While working with Jeremy, I’ve learned so much about the film making process and find it absolutely fascinating.

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Ikan IFB-1024 LED Light Review

Going into production of my Columbia College thesis film, The Jog (facebook.com), I knew I was going to be needing something a little different for lighting.

Most of the film takes place outdoors, which means using natural light or having a generator. We wanted to have lights for making the punch ins easier, but also didn’t want to hassle with running lines and dealing with noise from the generator; meaning that our lights had to be battery-powered. The first thing that came to mind were LED panel lights.

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Update: The Jog is Shot!

This post is roughly a month overdue, but here it is. The Jog is completely shot and in the can! We wrapped our last day of production on December 14th and it was quite a journey. Here’s a quick update on the process.

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Meet the Cast of The Jog

Nothing sells the way a film comes out better than how the characters are portrayed. And in The Jog (facebook.com/thejogfilm) the acting becomes even more important. We have 7 speaking roles, but only 2 actors. Casting became an extremely pivotal piece of making The Jog come out great. We hired Casey Vickers (caseyvickers.com) as our casting director, and she brought us some awesome candidates.

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Meet the Crew of The Jog, Part II

A film is only a good as the people who make it. And the crew behind The Jog (facebook.com/thejogfilm)are some very talented filmmakers. As a way to get to know the people helping make my thesis film, I’ve asked them a series of questions. Their answers are enlightening and entertaining. In this post we learn about our Line Producer and Editor/Colorist/ Behind-the-Scenes Videographer.

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Meet the Crew of The Jog, Part I

A film is only a good as the people who make it. And the crew behind The Jog (facebook.com/thejogfilm)are some very talented filmmakers. As a way to get to know the people helping make my thesis film, I’ve asked them a series of questions. Their answers are enlightening and entertaining. In this post we learn about our Director of Photography and our Production Designer.

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Update: Prepping The Jog

We’re well under way of prepping for the production of The Jog, my thesis film for Columbia College Chicago’s Creative Producing program. We’re roughly one month before physical production and we’ve got a lot to do, but it CAN BE DONE!

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The Jog is Funding on Kickstarter!

Well everybody, the time has come. The Jog is getting ready to move into production. We’ll be shooting at the end of November and immediately moving into post-production. But in order to make the project the absolute best, we need a little bit of funding.

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