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For Immediate Release
May 6, 2010
Lucky You Films owner Kent Smith has joined with Michael Plumides and David Temple to write ‘360’, a film created and written by Smith and Plumides with Temple involved in revisions. Lucky You Films has recently been granted the rights to produce the film and has plans to start filming in Charlotte, NC sometime in the near future.
‘360’ is a film about a Rap singer, once on top of a world of fame and fortune, who loses everything in the blink of an eye. He is forced to go back home to work at his parents dry-cleaning business, all the while dreading having to face the people he shoved to the side on his way to the top. Smith, Plumides, and Temple bring sarcasm, wit and humor to a story that can all too often be true.
Kent Smith is an award winning writer, director, and producer with his roots starting in still photography. Smith’s latest success came with the film The Last Passport of which he co-wrote, co-produced, and co-directed with David Temple. The film won two awards at the Solstice Film Festival in Minneapolis, MN for Best Directors (Smith and Temple) and Best Actor, which went to their lead Jimmy Hagar. When Smith is not involved in making films he owns and operates an equally successful photography business, which he has been doing in Charlotte now for over 14 years. He has been featured in over a hundred national magazines for both his commercial and sports work.
Michael Plumides is a writer, and the author of the recent, critically acclaimed indie book, KILL THE MUSIC (2009). Plumides’ book has been featured in a number of print and online publications and was heralded as one of the “ten best rock books of 2009″ by Fred Mills, the Managing Editor of BLURT Magazine, a highly regarded online music source. Since co-writing ‘360’ Plumides continues with his passion of writing scripts. Among the indie scripts he’s been working on is GHOST TREK, and is now partnered with Bill Walker on the film project, GHOST TREK: CONFEDERATE GHOULS, a lampoon of paranormal reality television, to be shot in the environs of North and South Carolina late summer.
David Temple is also an award winning filmmaker. He partnered with Kent Smith in The Last Passport as co-writer, co-producer and co-director. Temple is no stranger to the film word as he saw great success with two other projects he was involved in winning Best Short for both “Rewind” and “Poke the Sleeping Bear” at the Asheville and Solstice Film Festivals, respectively. Temple is currently working on his first novel set to release very soon. He is also an actor and National Voice Over artist.
Lucky You Films is thrilled to produce another film in Charlotte, NC with Smith at the helm once again as the director of the film. Smith expects to see a lot of the same faces that were involved in the making of The Last Passport and is looking forward to further success with ‘360’.
Tags: advertising, Charlotte, Charlotte Bobcats, commercial, creating, design, director, kent smith, kent smith photography, Limerick studios, lucky you films, making films, photo, photographer, photography, Video
Here is a great intro video that was done for the Charlotte Bobcats. It uses mostly still images and then some video is added to add effect. This was another great project that was created with the Charlotte Bobcats, Limerick studios, and Kent Smith Photography. The still images have motion added to them to create the effect of movement. Thanks to all who worked on this project. Now, we need the boys to win the Championship. Go Bobcats.
Tags: behind the scenes, creating, director, directors notes, egofree films, jens Bogehegn, kent smith, kent smith photography, lucky you films, photo shoot, producer, Robert Primes, solving
This is a three-part series on comparing Film to Digital on the video side.
THE GREAT CAMERA SHOOTOUT 2010 CAST: Jens Bogehegn (Web Series Executive Producer), Robert PrimesASC (Director of Photography), Philip Bloom (DP – Color Profiles), Gary Adcock (Digerati), Ryan Emerson (Colorist) and Steve Weiss (Web Series Director). SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY: Shane Hurlbut, ASC, Stephen Goldblatt ASC, BSC Stephen Lighthill, ASC, Rick McCallum, Stu Maschwitz, David Wexler, Kevin Shahinian, David Robin, The Bui Brothers and more.
Tags: Apple, director, DSLR Video, feature film, films, Final Cut Pro, kent smith photography, lucky you films, making films, Plug-in, problem
Canon’s EOS E1 video plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro was released today. This new plug-in allows simple and easy transfer of video content from Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras directly into Final Cut Pro. The EOS E1 video plug-in takes advantage of Final Cut Pro’s powerful Log and Transfer feature, which allows users to select and mark the video directly while it is still on the camera, add custom metadata and ingest the clips in the background so the editing can begin immediately.
The EOS E1 video plug-in is a free download. The plug-in is compatible with Final Cut Pro 6 or higher and currently supports Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 1D Mark IV cameras.
Tags: blue screen, CGI, Charlotte, computer, director, editing, egofree films, green screen, kent smith photography, lucky you films, producer
Have you ever wondered how much is real on tv or the big screen? Well, I think this little video will show you how much things change on the editing room. To save the cost of adding items, the green screen or blue screen have changed how things are manipulated on the computer.
Tags: actor, actors, Beautifully Departed, feature film, films, Gina Travis, Hickory, kent smith, kent smith photography, Kerry Cashion, lucky you films, making films, producer, sitcom, tv, women
Once in a great time, You get some wonderful jobs that get creative and expressive at the same time. This is what happened when two actors and producers, Kerry Cashion and Gina Travis, came to me about a project that they were working on. It was their goal to create a movie poster for their pilot, Beautifully Departed. It was nice to sit down with both Kerry and Gina and get the over all direction of the show so that I could come up with something that took it to the next level. Our goal was to shoot in a funeral home, but we all thought it would be nice to have something outside since it was a lovely day on Feb. 21 in Hickory, N.C. We received some great tips while on set of this shoot and decided to take a more gothic look at this very funny show about a funeral director and her best friend. Thanks to both of them for allowing our crew to take this back a few steps and then rise to the occasion.
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I came across this great video and thought that it would be nice to share this with all of you. As a lot of you know, the new Canon digital still camera have this amazing video in them. There are only a couple of problems with them. They are limited on the frame rates and they only shoot H.264. Hope you get something out of this if you need it.