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A few nights ago, I tweeted, plurked and posted a Facebook status about my intention of shutting down Project52Weeks. It is my video blog wherein I originally planned to make at least 52 short films for 2010. All of my friends were enthusiastic about it. They were pitching ideas and most of them participated in my shorties.

Isasara ko ba talaga ang P52W? Gusto mo bang sagutin ko talaga yan?

Isasara ko ba talaga ang P52W? Gusto mo bang sagutin ko talaga 'yan?

Unfortunately, I lost track. I wanted to make it a once-a-week commitment. Work, travel and lack of time are the main reasons why I wasn’t able to update much. I also blame YouTube for giving me uploading headaches at times. I have some videos taken from my trips and random chorvas with friends. I need to fix them though before I present them and hopefully help in filling out my backlogs (I think I am 12 weeks delayed. FML.)

Anyway, I will NOT close PROJECT52WEEKS. Sayang eh. I’m thinking of filling out my backlogs then restart over again.

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The Old Screenplay

Six months ago, I turned one of my short screenplays into a short film. Before the production stage of The 12th of June, I secretly wished that Jade Lopez would agree to give life to the character of Eloisa, who is a virtual assistant who took a one week break from her hectic work at home (nah, she’s not a housemaid, but she works at home). We shot the 22 minute short film in 14 hours. The first part of the post-production somewhat made me feel hesitant to further continue with the whole film. Thanks to those who believed in the story of the film, I was able to complete the whole thing with flying colors.

The 12th of June Script and Storyboard

The 12th of June Script and Storyboard

It’s been my dilemma for the past few days on which concept to shoot first. I have a number of ideas that I would like to write a screenplay for and eventually transform it into a short film. With the deadline I set for myself, I have to consider a lot of things – Schedule of my cast and crew, location, storyboard, equipments (camera, boom mic etc) and of course, the budget. It’s nice to have a lot of ideas in your minds, but the most challenging part there is to choose on which comes first or what concept to prioritize. If only I am a boss of a film outfit with tons of moolah – i’d probably produce a lot of short and full-length films.

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