Category: Vol. 6: Alice in Wasteland
Screening Time!
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And at long last, after months and months of hard work, our little film Mind Your Manners is officially finished and ready for the world to see. It was quite a thrill watching our final product  in the dark of the theater. All in all, it turned out to be an exceptional film, along with four other equally superb opuses [...]

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Back through the Looking Glass …
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Alas, as all good things must come to an end it is with a heavy heart that we scribe our final address to you dear reader. The journey has been long, winding, and just a little bit unhinged, but overall the value that the four of us producers have found in this experience is unparalleled. We are only a fraction of [...]

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Sound mix and color correction, final countdown…
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This week we have been working on Color Correction and Sound Mix. Alex Marin our talented composer, managed to nail it with the music. It was really great to hear his final music bounce. The intensity of our film felt in every note, and we are very pleased with the outcome. Something really fun we had to do, since we [...]

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The Retrospective
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Compendium, what a learning experience! From prologue to epilogue, from 2011 to 2012, from Alice in Wonderland to Alice in Wasteland, we experienced a lot… Meetings, casting, discussions, arguments, even fighting, but we learnt a lot from what we experienced as well. Script development: Casting sessions: Building set in Storyum: Everything we experienced and learnt will be kept in our [...]

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Prologue To Epilogue
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Team Flowers is still in post-production, but we are getting close to Epilogue. The picture has been locked already and the sound design, composing, and creating a wasteland in which the film takes place will all be finished soon. Now leaving only color correction left! It is looking like Team Flowers is ahead of schedule! Good job on post-production, team [...]

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And Here Go The Finishing Touches…
At long last, our film will soon come to its fruition! We wait with bated breath.

Wow, I can’t believe we’re almost close to the finish line. After close to four months of preparations and shooting and mountains of paperwork, we’re almost done with our very first short film. Over the long weekend, I, your ever-lovin’ hazel-eyed producer, Wincy Aquino Ong, had the privilege of collating all the paperwork for the end credits crawl of our [...]

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On Trade Shows: Marketing Your IP the DIY Way (Part 2 of 2)
An artist sketching commission at the Artist Alley. DIY promotion at its best!

by Wincy Aquino Ong At the Emerald City Comicon, there was one area of the exhibit hall called the Artist Alley. The Artist Alley was a labyrinth of booths where comic book writers and artists talked to fans, sold their books, signed autographs, or sketched commissions for a price.  I had the blessing of being able to chat with some [...]

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Continuing Down the Rabbit Hole…to the Finish!
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“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see? “ And now, if you understood that…you would feel as we do right now, with the whirlwind of tasks [...]

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Adapting to the Challenge
Me and Lewis like a boss

As our producer team continues to work through post, we are trying to take everything in and learn as much as possible during the process.  In the very beginning of Compendium, we were told that there are three steps to telling a story: first the initial draft, then capturing it on film, and finally, through editing. That makes sense now [...]

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On Trade Shows: Marketing Your IP the DIY Way (Part 1 of 2)
Producer Wincy Aquino Ong mugging with The Rocketeer at the Emerald CIty Comicon.

Pop quiz: How does one market his IP if one does not have oodles of advertising dollars? Simple. Get a booth at a trade show. Last weekend, your friendly neighborhood producers Marlon Doll and I, along with some of our classmates, went to Seattle to check out the ins and outs of a comic book convention. So what happens in [...]

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