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A New Site For A New Division!

Oct 25, 2012 in It's News To You, Updates

Our new division, BrothersStudios Event Productions, has a new site! Check it out here!

 

 

Contact us for all of your videography needs you have, from weddings to corporate events. The site is new, so let us know what you think.

Warm and Clappy

Jan 04, 2011 in Updates

My wonderful wife(and my mother in law because of my wonderful wife) presented to me a couple of pretty cool things for Christmas this year. Things of great value to BrothersStudios. When uitilized correctly,these  will enable us to initiate phase 2 of our plan for World Domination! Bwwwaaaahhhaaaahhhaa!

Warm Cards White Balancing System..these are really really cool…or warm actually.


 

And this Film Clapper Board…which will be really useful.


I am pleased…and so should you be… pleased, also as well..

Thank you!!!

I’m dsto and I’m out!

Open Letter

Jun 11, 2010 in Film School, It's News To You, Old Habits the movie, Updates

Dear Friends,

I am about to start the next project for my online filmschool.  My next project (that I have been putting off …well, for months now due to time constraints) is to produce a short film. I have a script ready to roll. The budget is all set. (That was easy because I don’t have anything to spend on it, so it is $0!)

Brief Synopsis of project:

“Old Habits”  (Title subject to change)

Stephen Nolan an ex military sharpshooter/sniper is now a civilian with a wife and a daughter. He receives a cell phone by courier. It rings when he opens the package and he is told his wife and his daughter have been taken hostage. He is told he has to shoot Edgar Marks, the founder and CEO of Computer Software Systems.  The unknown voice says unless he complies, the wife and daughter will be killed. Nolan is instructed when and where to go. He arrives and receives another call.

Nolan then contacts Calvin Adams, an ex army buddy and computer expert. The calls are traced. Who is calling and why are discovered. Nolan then gets the jump on William Crane, the unknown voice. At the time of Edgar Marks arrival (and when Nolan is supposed to kill him) Nolan is in position to take William Crane out and rescue his family.

Film will 10-12 minutes in length.

 

I am writing to all of you to ask for help. Does anyone want to be involved in making a movie?

There are several roles (acting) that I need filled. The lead role of Stephen Nolan has already been filled by my brother and partner in crime. There is another larger male role (the acting part is bigger..not the male) of William Crane that needs to be filled. That role is, for the majority of the film, a voice over a cell phone. There is a scene at the end when we finally see him so there are a few minutes of on screen time. The wife and daughter of the lead character also need to be filled (although, I am hoping that Luanne and Krisha can do those!) There are also 2 minor characters, both male, that are needed (One is the head of a major corporation and the other is his driver/bodyguard). Both of those are onscreen very briefly, and they have no spoken lines. And finally, the part of an ex-military buddy of the lead who is a computer expert that has a brief, few line appearance. I envisioned this to be a male role as well, but we live in an enlightened Jtime and it could be a female part if needed.

I need help “behind the camera”, with setting up lighting and monitoring those lights (They get hot!). I will need a boom operator (the guy holding the microphone on a boom pole). If I can get a hold of a digital recorder then I may need someone to be in charge of all audio recording. I am trying to be more organized with this shoot, so I will need someone to help me log takes with time code info and take number (kind of like the clapper guy from days of yore).

I believe I have almost everything I need as far as props. (Read further down about how God just rocks! The story of the gun and the idea…) The only prop I can think of that I need is a big one. I was hoping to get a Limo for the scene of the Corporate guy getting dropped off in front of a building, but a super cool car will do. IF all else fails we will use our Milan. As nice as I think our car is, it isn’t a super rich guys car, but It will do in a pinch.

Which leads me to “wardrobe”. The rich guy and his body guard/driver are the only ones that need a “special’ wardrobe, which is just a suit. Whoever plays the rich corporate guy and his body guard will have to wear a suit. Hopefully they will already own one. If not, we will figure something out.

 

Now on to the cool story of the idea and the gun.   I got the idea for this story one day while at work. As I was tossing the idea around my head, I kept going back to “Where in the world was I going to get a gun that looks like a sniper rifle?!”  (Keep in mind, the idea for this story is all in my head. I have not written anything down, and I have not told a soul about it.) A couple of hours later in that same day, my brother Stephen calls me to tell me there is a guy at work that has this cool air-soft (a super realistic looking BB gun) rifle …with a scope, that he wants to sell and Stephen is going to buy it! Now tell me that God doesn’t rock!  (ed. note- I understand the idea of God and guns is a little strange…”why would God give you a gun!!?!”….but I think God just does really cool stuff sometimes to show us he is God and we are not. So God giving us a “BB gun” for a prop really isnt all that strange to me. I don’t think God would supply me with firearms for anything nefarious….)

 

 Yes….that is only a BB/pellet gun.

 Let me know if any of you are interested in helping out. It is actually pretty fun. It is a bit time consuming though. When I have an idea of how many people want to be involved, we will work out the times. I imagine it might take a few days ( a few hours at a time ) to complete , so if you  want to help but maybe only one day or whatever, any help would be awesome.

Thanks!

dsto

Update on brothersstudios.com activities!

Apr 12, 2010 in Film School, Updates

I have been writing and attending a few online seminars/labs. I have a few short scripts completed.

Bro. Steve came up with a concept and synopsis called LEGACY-i that I have been working on turning in to a feature length screenplay.  Steve’s concept is great. It deserves to be completed. I am thinking that maybe it deserves better than I can give, but I will give it my best shot.

My next school project will be a shooting assignment. We are to write a short script, storyboard it, come up with a budget (that’s the easy part for me…I have no money so it is $0) and then shoot it. I have the script, entitled “Old Habits” (title may change, if someone smarter than me can come up with one) . I came up with the concept a few months ago.

 Funny thing…The idea revolves around an ex-military sniper. I was running the idea around my brain and was wondering where in the world I could come up with a suitable rifle to use as a prop. That same day, out of the blue, Steve sends me a text saying, “Hey this guy I know has an airsoft rifle with a scope we wants to sell and I’m going to buy it”…Yeah, God Rocks.

So, I finished the script and I need to cast (Except the lead , Steve is going to play “Stephen Nolan” ) and schedule the shoot and then finish it up.

I purchased a shotgun mic finally. I am looking forward to using it on a real shoot. It is a low end Azden , But it is by far better than what I had.

I am liking Film School. I am able to do it at my own pace. I really enjoy the writing labs. They have been very beneficial to me and the guys running them are helpful. They are totally doing them on their own free time and I appreciate it.

So, slow but steady.

If anyone is interested in reading any of the scripts I have written, write me brothers@brothersstudios.com and I will shoot you a copy so you can tell me what you think.

I’m dsto and I’m out!