After I retired from teaching film and television in 2002, as a hobby I started mentoring and co-producing with my former students who could not find good paying work in the industry. Most all needed funding and /or SFX and CGI but prices have come way down today. Working with independent new media production studios producing in ALL budget ranges and in different locations, this is my goal in life: goo.gl/5ypZos
Today, I mentor, collaborate and work with beginners making zero/no/lo/micro budgeted features all the way to a $75 million feature in many countries. If you work with a great concept, even inexpensively made independent new media films can make millions. Produced for $15,000; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY grossed a half billion.
The amount of money you spend making a new media DIGITAL film has absolutely NOTHING to do with how good the film might be; how many people will see it; or how much money it might possibly earn. I've helped to secure funding for many live-action and animated film projects. I mentor and co-produce features, serials and serialized shorts. I no longer work with shorts; they seldom earn money.
I’m a 74 year old retired teacher. I taught all visual and graphic arts, including printing, photography, film making and television in high school and college. I became a dinosaur in the late 1990's when everything I taught was suddenly being done on computers. Forced to retire in 2002, as a hobby, I began blogging about independent new media producing and I started mentoring and co-producing projects with some of my former students who could not secure good paying industry jobs. It soon became obvious that they all needed money more than anything else and I began securing funds.
Today, I teach, mentor, collaborate and co-produce in different countries all from my computer and I loved working with exceptional projects. Every project I work with is different and so many things can go wrong. Because I've already made all the mistakes, I can save producers time and money. IT'S EASIER TO LEARN BY EXAMPLE than by losing all your time, money and work. Lowering budgets as much as possible (as long as it never detracts from the high onscreen quality of the finished content) can make any good project more lucrative.
It's impossible to ever predict what will happen in the future, but investors want to be as certain as possible that their funding will be returned to them with profits and that larger funding will always be available for publicity, merchandising, advertising, and distribution.
2001-SAY HELLO-after a hundred live action ones, our first animated music video - goo.gl/m7LBW6
2005-METHOD ACTING-the first of nine films animated in 2D for Cablevision and Rainbow Media’s Independent Film Channel - goo.gl/yfZEDb
2007-My “george” article (one man who changed the entire 21st century) written for and published on the Internet by Indie Movies Online, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK - goo.gl/as89Od
We create high quality, low cost 2D, 3D, SFX, CGI, motion graphics, titles, posters, compositing and visual effects to enhance low budget productions. I'm always looking to network with more writers, music and sound people, artists, actors and creatives. All my best for a wonderful 2016. Write me if you need help, Stanley
2015-My Mom was born on May 2, 1915 in New York City and she turned 100 years old at Grace Plaza in Great Neck earlier this year. My daughter arranged the party and, my brother, his wife and son and many of my children and grandchildren attended. Everyone with a smart Phone took pictures and video. I also did, but I decided to make a short film using older pictures and only a couple of the photos and none of the videos taken on that day... goo.gl/hG8vFR
Name: Stanley N. Lozowski
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: d/b/a Filmtiq
Unique traits: writer, mentor, co-producer, funding, distribution
University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)
The Cooper Union Art School