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Saturday, June 30, 2007

sigh

I really dont know what to write. On the one hand, I am really happy my movie is released. I am also really satisfied with the feedback I have recieved. I mean its all cool. Lots of people watched...some money earnt....good.

but what really saddens me....is I have been unable to do anything about getting a high quality video out like I thought I could....
its too....its really dis-heartening....
my film was shot on hi-definition....and I have to make to with some really poor quality video....sigh.

anyways.....thats been hardest to deal with....I am still trying to see what I can do...its not that getting a high quality file is tough....but getting it uploaded with the shitty upload speeds I have here....thats a nightmare....
all this tech shit, has taken out the maaza from me completly....

anyways...I will write later....yet another weekend gone by, where I haven't been able to do what I want.....

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Saturday, June 16, 2007

DOWN BUT NOT OUT!


Its been terrible. First I thought I had only video problems. I got that sorted out in time.Now something in the 'code' gave in....we did a million tests earlier...and it was working fine....
but then....whatever.

we have found the problem...fixing it will take a couple of hours from now...and then the website will be up again..
its sheer hard luck....and i am trying not to get too worked up about it....
i hope i can bring back my audience to watch my film....

now is not the time to crib and complain...i am just waiting for my film to come out...and then i'll be a free man.

p.s users who have paid and are worried about pwd expiry...not to worry, i'll be fixing it. sorry for the HUGE KLPD!

Friday, June 15, 2007

ITS SHOWTIME SOON!


Ok, so in a few hours from now my film will be ready for the world to see. I am relieved...finally all that I have been talking about is here.I am also relieved that I don't need to write or talk about this anymore...I think my film will do that for me...

There are a lot of mixed feelings. I am a little sad, that I am unable to show audiences the movie in the high definition format that this film was shot on. The internet movie version DOES NO JUSTICE to the original cinematography in the film. You might understand what I am saying after you watch the film.We still have a few years to go before high definition images on the internet becomes a regular feature. Atleast here in India.
I am happy, my film is called "Confessions of a Filmmaker-Naa Video Diary"....one thing the film will deliver on is...LIVING UPTO THE TITLE....
I mean REALLY live upto the title... :)

Like any filmmaker, I am nervous about audience reactions. But what has to be has to be....I hope none of you ever feel it wasn't worth your time and money. That's important for me.

Have a good time watching it....and please spread the word about the film. I wouldn't mind some money coming my way.... :)

See you all today evening, 18:00hrs EST

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Eve of the release, too much stress


Its been a tough past week, everything that had to go wrong, has gone wrong...the film was to be uplinked on the server by now...but I am still struggling to do that...
with the monsoons, erratic power and possibly everything else that can hinder the release of my film...every fucking thing is going wrong....I really dont know whats going to happen....

just uploading the film will take me a good 20hrs...encoding before that (which failed once) will take another 20hrs....theoritically at the time of writing this, I can still make it...

but the reality is something else....
trying to keep calm....lets see what destiny has in store for me, after all this time....

any regrets... too early to tell

p.s the pic above clearly depicts everything I am going through....

Saturday, June 09, 2007

ITS JUNE15TH FOLKS, MAKE OR BREAK


THATS IT...I'M NOT GONNA BE WRITING HERE FOR A BIT...OR MAYBE I WILL...OR MAYBE I WONT....
BUT ANYWAYS....THE POINT IS...THE BIG DAY IS ON THE 15TH OF JUNE 07 RIGHT HERE....WELL ALMOST....

@ WWW.CONFESSIONSOFAFILMMAKER.COM FOLKS.

REGISTER....PAY AND WATCH MY MOVIE...PLEASE :)AND PLEASE USE THE MSG BOARD ON THAT SITE TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS.

WILL BE BACK SOON, RANTING AND RAVING AS USUAL...
NOT TO WORRY

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

what have i been upto?


THIS HAS PROBABLY BEEN THE LONGEST BREAK I EVER TOOK BETWEEN POSTS...SO WHAT HAVE I BEEN UPTO?

I HAVE BEEN GETTING READY TO RELEASE MY FILM ON THE INTERNET.
YES, THATS RIGHT, LIKE I ALREADY MENTIONED A FEW TIMES BEFORE...WORK HAS BEEN PROGRESSING SMOOTHLY...AND THE FILM WILL BE READY FOR AN INTERNET EXCLUSIVE RELEASE SOMETIME THIS MONTH.....

MEANWHILE, IF THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE OUT THERE, WHO CONTINUE TO COME OVER TO THIS SITE, I APOLOGISE FOR NOT KEEPING YOU UPDATED...I WILL TRY AND WRITE MORE REGULARLY...BUT ITS JUST THAT...ALL THE WORK THAT THIS EVENT NEEDS IS TAKING UP ALL MY TIME...AND LEAVING VERY LITTLE TO WRITE AS I ANXIOUSLY WAIT FOR THE RELEASE DATE...

http://www.confessionsofafilmmaker.com/

....IS THE URL WHICH WILL FWD YOU TO MY NEW WEBSITE....PLEASE KEEP CHECKING IN ON IT WHENEVER POSSIBLE FOR THE RELEASE DATES.....

MEANWHILE PL SPREAD THE WORD AROUND ABOUT THE WEBSITE....I NEED AN AUDIENCE ON RELEASE DAY AND AM TRYING MY BEST TO SPREAD THE WORD.

LET ME TAKE THIS OPPURTUNITY TO INTRODUCE ALL OF YOU TO ANOTHER GROUP OF ROCKERS...THIS TIME ITROCKERZ.....THE GUYS BEHIND DEVELOPING MY WEBSITE....
IF THIS WORKS...WE WOULD HAVE CREATED CINEMA HISTORY....I WANT TO PROOVE THAT THE INTERNET IS DEFINETLY A VIABLE OPTION FOR THE SMALL TIME FILMMAKER.......

P.S please watch this space, i will be posting regularly from now on...