May 21, 2016 at 11am it all started – the reading of the very first draft of the theater/web/film undertaking, “Thrillumentary.” The script, which was written earlier that month (in a just a few short weeks), was read by some talented union actors. We wanted to use these actors in the actual project, but unfortunately, due to budget constraints and the fact they were union, this didn’t seem possible.
So instead, on June 4th, 2016, we embarked on the Art Gush Method of Digital Filmmaking with an emphasis on doing the production nonunion. This was a process of taking the steps to make the film, then documenting our steps on the newly created membership site artgush.com.
The Art Gush membership grew quickly and soon we were developing a movie, sharing the three steps a day that we were using, and in turn having folks apply these same steps to their own motion pictures in development!
The great thing about the Art Gush Method is that it simplifies the filmmaking process for those who have a basic understanding of using camcorders (or mobile phones) and have a bit of knowledge about editing apps.
Sometimes, people talk about making feature films but never undergo the steps to do it. By taking just three steps a day, lasting a half hour to two hours a day (most days), we look forward to having a finished full length movie within only two years!
Can a theater piece become a web series and then a feature film all within two years? Stay tuned!