Octavia Butler: school Project

 

Re-shoot went as planned and I have begun editing. still have more shooting to do but its looking promissing.

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Shooting did not go as planned at all. The costume for my actress ended up being far more authentic then I origonaly thought. Early during the shoot someone saw the costume and reported to the police. Nearly 15 squad cars showed up on the scene ten minutes in as well as the fire department. I was let off so long as I agreed to relocate.

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So the script has been writen, my cast  and crew have been found, I have the schedual worked out, and I have all my props. One of those props(fake blood)is showing up late so I ended up making my own. made it out of corn syrup, food coloring, koolaid, and flower. Now just to shoot the film. shooting will take place this friday april 29th 2016.

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Hello friends. As always hard at work in school, and the project I am currently working on is a short film adaption of Octavia Butlers stand alone novel Fledgling.

The plot of this book follows a fifty-three year old girl who is a member of a race of beings called the Ena, or vampires. The story starts off with the main character waking up in darkness not knowing who or what she is, and it follows her on her quest for answers and healing.

My short film will only encompass the first ten minutes of a scene that takes place in the second chapter of the book. I have a screen play written, and I have began thinking about casting, location, schedule and costume.

The Dragon and The Onion Girl: Chapter 2

Chapter 2

Last time, Sprite the seven year old apprentice and pupil of the Knights Vigilant rescued the blacksmiths daughter Lorain for a pack of wolves and have now become friends.

To the great discomfort of poor Sprites nose, life started to change since the day he faced the wolves. For one, Sprite’s daily routine, before, had originally consisted of, wake up, do chores, work at the forge till noon, then head back home for schooling, and of course swordsmanship training with his teacher Greta. In case you don’t remember, Greta is the knight who raised young Sprite. And now, ever since he saved the onion girl, she would be waiting for him at his front gate whenever he came out to head to the forge.
What’s worse is she would walk beside him and Sprite would walk extra fast in order to make it harder for her smell to cling to him. It took him almost an hour every morning just to wash out the onion smell from his cloths. Continue reading

My first Journal post

Currently working hard on getting out the next chapter of my book, sadly school is not agreeing with my social life right now. If I could just get an hour of freedom tomorrow then its possible I could finish the next chapter but its not looking good with the amount of work that got dumped on me today. I have just finished a rough sketch of the young warrior Sprite. Might have that up later tonight.

The Dragon and The Onion Girl: Chapter 1

Chapter 1

This story begins just like any good fairytale.  It begins A Long Time ago, in a faraway kingdom, in a land much like our own. Also like any good story, this one has a hero. In particular, a boy going by the name of Sprite. Only, he isn’t quite a hero yet, and he will have to do quite a bit of growing up before he can properly earn that title. Continue reading

Candy

Just finished an outline for Candy the antagonist in my book Gabriel and the Black Candy Circus. Next I have to color it.
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Now that I have some color I need to add some dramatic lighting, simulate texture, and add a background. I think I’ll have her standing on stage in front of her crowed. Spot light shining down on her dark figure.
Candy character sheet

 

All done

CandyCandy, youngest family member of the single most powerful coven of witches ever, The Black Circle. What makes them so powerful you ask. They are the keepers of Lucifer’s Grimoire also known as The Black Book. The book was a gift from Heavens first fallen, the devil himself.

As for Candy, though she was indeed the youngest, she was in no way the least of her family. In fact she was a prodigy, having mastered every spell and incantation years ahead of her time. As it so happens, on her sixteenth birthday, having been so accomplished, she presented herself to the head of the family, Mistress Glenumbra, and asked to have her name added to the contract located in the back of The Black Book. However, Candy was too young. You see contained within this book was not only every spell, hex and incantation ever used by the witches, the book is quite literally the source of power for those very spells. Should the book be destroyed, Magic would end and the witches would be powerless, not to mention mortal once again.

As it is no secret that those of the witch kind are immortal, it is however not commonly known that it is again this black book to which they owe their longevity.

When Lucifer first entrusted his book to the witches he also offered them a pact represented by a blood contract located on the last pages of the book. Those who inscribe their names no longer feel the pull of time on their flesh. However, this gift comes with a major drawback. Sure, those who subscribe no longer age, however they no longer grow as a person either. Be it, emotional,  physical, spiritual and every other aspect of their being. From the moment the deal is struck who they are remains constant, forever.

As such, it is no surprise that Mistress Glenumbra denied Ms. Candy’s request. Though Candy was indeed talented, she was also a vain self-centered sixteen year old and so she would remain for all eternity had Glenumbra accepted. Needless to say, though the circle could be tolerant of Candy’s young disposition and personality, they were not however, prepared to put up with it forever. Thus Candy was denied.

As could be expected the young witch did not take the refusal kindly. In fact she was so absorbed in her own disappointment that she went and did something no one expected. Candy went behind her family’s back, stole the Black Book, and signed the blood packed.

It did not take long for her treachery to come to light. Fearing the wrath of Glenubra, Candy with the help of her brother fled with the Book.

Escape however did not come easy, for the might of her family was against her. Cornered, but not out of options, Candy wove an ancient spell contained within the Dark Books  pages. A great incantation that had only been wrought once before. She created another world, one separate from our own and bound to her will.

Retreating within this world with none but her brother for company, Candy escaped the wrath of her family, and they dared not pursue her within this new world.

She did not stay within this world for long however. Neither did she flee. Far from it. All to quickly her thirst for attention and the spot light, which would now ever be apart of her, drover her to what she did next. She created The Circus, within which contained her world and within which she was lord and Mistress. Since that day, people from all over came to witness the wonders of her circus and the glory of its mysteries. The young enchantress had found her spotlight and this time, no one could deny her, for she was now founder, and ringleader of the Black Candy Circus.

The Witch Hunter Series

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Mar 28, 2015

I have managed to collect most of the subject matter I need and even finished some demo sketches. I’ve decided to change my strategy a bit, as I am creating my own references with Photoshop using my collected photos. I am making good progress so far but they still need work.

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Mar 26, 2015

Ok so just starting on this ten piece project for school. I plan to go mixed medium: Color Pencil and Watercolor but with digital enhancements. The Subject matter is going to be scenes from one of my book series. Today I will be collecting reference material and start some composite sketches for the final works.