Troma

I already told you that I was planning to do some video stuff. I experimented a lot and have now two short projects in the making (well, in two weeks when my duties regarding the University are through anyway). In addition to that I did a lot of research regarding independent movie making and read a book I wanted to read for quite a while now: “MakeYour Own Damn Movie” by Lloyd Kaufman. While I don’t think most of what he writes is particularly good advice, I recommend this book for anyone who is even remotely interested in making movies (and can stomach the gross details). The guy is hilarious and if nothing else it will definitely prepare you for what idiots you’re going to have to work with if you’re not willing to pay for your crew and actors. If you’re not quite sure if that’s for you, I suggest you head over to Troma on Youtube where they made some of their movies available for free. I say watch one of the behind the scenes documentarys like “Poultry in Motion” or “Farts of Darkness” and see what kind of weirdos an independent movie production can attract…