I think sometimes our work can be our greatest calling card, so here's a link to my trailer for a short film I did entitled 'The Hum'. I hope you like it. https://vimeo.com/101476538
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Looks interesting, can't wait to see it.
Nice, suspenseful. Great job.
Awesome! Can't wait to see this!
Very good work. I got involved and when the clip was over wanted to see the entire film. Great!
You got my attention!
Great! Yes I got caught up in the drama of it all.
Wonderful intrigue. Keep at it!
Nice trailer. Good luck with the film.
Nice work. A real grabber. Thanks for sharing.
Nice work man! Hows production on it going?
wow this is excellent! I did not expect the twist
Thanks for all the kind words. The short is finished and I'm seeking a couple of festivals to shoehorn it in.
Three of my pet peeves: random sex/nudity. over use of curse words, and toilet scenes. Hopefully, your trailer contained the brunt of the nudity and the rest of the short contained substantial character and plot. Good luck.
Enjoyed the trailer. If the film lives up to it, it should be really absorbing.
Thanks so much!
Nice work....hope to see the final product soon.
COOL. Shared and tweeted.
ooohhh, interesting plot line.
Thanks for he invitation Leland.
Just watched this again. You did a great job in creating dramatic and visual tension. You will do well. Hope you break out. What film festivals are you going to apply to. If you want I can see what is involved to get you into the Louisville Film Festival. Craig Cothren502-608-9585 if you want to text me for fastest response.
Sent your trailer to 580 FB friends many are based in LA to see if they can help you get this in film festivals where they are. Also, some live in the UK and Australia so why not try international too? Can't promise you anything but wanted to help you push your ball up the hill. Craig
I'm definitely intrigued.
Craig Cothren. What a terrific colleague you are for helping Steven. I'm impressed. I'm happy you're here with us.
I am only pushing button on the computer but when I see great work always want to help. It is one thing to make something great, it is quite another to get right people to see it. I just believe this work by Steven is very deserving. What goes around sometimes comes around maybe years later but why not be positive?
Craig Cothren you are great, you are quite right about just getting the right people to see it, it just takes one pebble thrown in the pond to start.
Craig Cothren, thank you so much for first the kind words, and secondly for the added push. That's what I hoped this site would be, a great place for people to help one another. I actually am going through Withoutabox and FilmFreeway to find festivals both national and international that I think will be a good match for the film. That's not a guarantee that they'll accept it, but it helps. About to start working on another short film once I get back from vacation, and with all the shorts I'll have then I'll direct my attention on promotion and getting them into festivals.
Steve, great trailer - I hope you have great success with this project; it looks great.
Good stuff! Had me drawn in and the ambient music is important to the tension of the film. Kudos & good luck!
Really looks good. Please keep us updated with progress.
Welcome Steve! I enjoyed your trailer, very intriguing I wish you the best of luck!
Great concept!! Looks intriguing:)
What about the buzz?
I enjoyed your trailer good luck with that. Here is some of my work to listen to and watch http://www.phonographconversations.com/ www.soundcloud.com/polarismusiqwoks www.soundcloud.com/pat_parrish . ww
love the idea...can we exchange contact info?
Steve, I AM TOTALLY INTRIGUED! If this trailer is even remotely representative of the story line and based on a phenomenon that's truth or fiction , you've got a compelling concept! Really, all the best with it! Is your idea to develop it further into a feature film?
Christine Boulware, we can exchange contact info. You can email me at email@example.com.
Thanks for the kind words, Alan Knittel. It is a 16 minute short, but I certainly wouldn't mind expanding it to feature length. I have about 3 shorts that I really think would work as features - that's one.
Steve, I'm always intrigued by what the budget is to actually rent cameras, lighting, sound and crew and pay some actors to film 16 minutes of a project. Did you rent a Red Epic, for instance? I know another director/screenwriter here that took her project and filmed segments of it with acting students, but she and her husband spent tens of thousands. I'm asking because filming a teaser for a feature length screenplay might be my goal to peddle to producer/investors.
Alan Knittel, thousands aren't needed. I have a digital camera I bought (I wish it was a Red), I have my own LED lights, halogen lights, and a good mic. The actors I cast through Craigslist and usually end up with theatre actors, thus my out of pocket on most of my shorts is very low. It really gets down to having the idea, and having the talent to bring it to fruition.
any chance of divulging just what equipment you used? Late model Canon 60d, perhaps? I really like your composition in some of those shots, particularly the shower, the CU of the faces against the sky from below. Bravo, Steve! I could learn much from you. I never get to Chicago, unfortunately.
Alan, thanks for the kind words. And as to the camera, I just used a Canon Hf S10. Yep. Good lighting kept the image crisp - it does record in 1080p after all. I can control my exposure with the camera which is an important thing for me. Worked just fine.
Excellent and I can relate to the subject matter. ;)
Thanks Steve. I've heard from a lot of people about the subject being one they are either familiar with, or can relate to.
Well its real and no one is sure what it is. It can even be recorded with the right equipment. Either way a coll bases for a film,
The sound I used for the hum in the film is actually a reported recording of the actual hum. Belgium I believe.
The Hum is a result of some primeval force not remembering the words.
Thanks for the kind words. I might have a shortened version of this film appearing in a festival soon.
Looks and sounds intriguing! It is indeed a real topic of speculation, if not a confirmed phenomenon (just yet): http://www.livescience.com/43519-taos-hum.html Will look forward to seeing the finished film. Good luck with it!