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Subject: love your work- angel fan film
crazy_asian_man
Foiled Alien

Posts: 8
Posted - Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:59pm
Hola from the U.S.- been a fan of your work, great stuff.
Recently finished (and now in postproduction) a fan film spoof of "Angel" here in the states. (Here's some pics if curious:
http://www.geocities.com/harveychin2001/movangelispics03.html

Been reading your forums--- love your title-"lo-no budget movies" can relate to trying to make one of these with low/no money! (and yet, it still seems to always cost more than one thinks, oy.)

Glad you have had such great success getting audiences (we hope but have no idea if any scifi convention will pick us up- 'hope for the best, expect the worst', I guess has to be a filmmakers' motto, no?)

Anyhow, just wanted to say 'hi' and congratulate you on your work and successes and would love to share 'filmmaking stories' anytime if interested!
foilman
Foiled Productions

Posts: 173
Location: Winchester
Posted - Fri Sep 2, 2005 3:08pm
Hi,

Great news to read about an Angel spoof, I was thinking about doing one myself but never got round to it. The pics look great, and I like the puns on their names...

It's not too hard to find a convention or small film festival that will show your film - you just have to try lots of them. There will always be one or two who are keen.

Good luck with it & let us know how it goes!
crazy_asian_man
Foiled Alien

Posts: 8
Posted - Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:42am
Thanks for the kind words! That means a lot coming from someone who's done as many projects as yourself!

I still hope you do your Angel spoof (and possibly Serenity?) ----but I know how expensive and time-intensive doing personal projects are. *sigh*... if only one could do these for a living, no?

Would be great fun, for my part, if one day we could do a 'crossover' either with English and American versions of 'Angel' or ''Fluffy'--- but probably not practical. Oh well...fun to dream, no?

thanks again, for the encouragement, tho!
crazy_asian_man
Foiled Alien

Posts: 8
Posted - Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:23pm
Hello again!
In doing postproduction work, goodness I totally have to salute you on sound!
Getting good sound (or worse, trying to fix sound that hasn't had a great recording) is a nightmare, but we're slowly working on it and finishing up the "Vangelis" Angel fan film.

We haven't got a website up yet (again, a salute for setting yours up so well!), but at least I got a promo postcard we're preparing:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/crazy_asian_man/vangelis_bumper2.jpg

I thought we'd be finished with this project awhile ago, but my goodness..... how did you get ALL those films done AND a website? Admire your discipline, between paying bills and trying to make time for ONE project, I don't know how you were able to get so much done with several!

best,
harvey
foilman
Foiled Productions

Posts: 173
Location: Winchester
Posted - Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:44pm
Yes, sound is a crucial element, often underestimated! I seem to spend as much time getting the soundtrack right (dialogue, effects, music etc) as I do in making the rest of the film. And I haven't yet been able to get ADR'ed-dialogue to sound right... it always sounds like it's been recorded in a studio rather than wherever the scene is shot, so I have to hope I get it on the shoot.

The "bumper" jpeg is great... you definitely have some good lookalikes in the cast.

As for how I got all this done and a website... well to be honest I should have lots more!!! I really haven't had the time to edit the last three films we shot, never mind working on any new ones. Hmmm. Fingers crossed there'll be some new shorts soon at least.

Good luck with your post-production!
crazy_asian_man
Foiled Alien

Posts: 8
Posted - Thu Feb 2, 2006 6:32pm
I totally agree with you on sound.... most of my shoots have had to be one man shoots (meaning only- yikes- camera mike) just because scheduling people seems to be THE hardest thing when you're not able to pay people and it's all volunteer.

Most of my stuff ended up being ADR, but it was 'poor man's ADR'- and even then, my goodness, that's such a difficulty matching lips and keeping performances as well!

It's ALL difficult! ARG! But I guess it's an addiction to do film, no?


Thanks for the kind words on the jpeg and the cast. I got a few negative comments from others that they didn't look close enough to the original cast, but when it's low-budget and people are volunteering their free time, I think sometimes people can be incredibly over-critical and not realize how difficult just organizing these things can be. We tried our best, that's all I know. But thanks!

I tip my hat that you've got THREE more shorts shot already! WOW!
I know what you're saying about having time to edit..... looking forward to more of your films when you do have a chance to finish, though!

Best,
Harv
crazy_asian_man
Foiled Alien

Posts: 8
Posted - Sun Feb 5, 2006 5:11am
Curious... have you contacted City of Angel on Fluffy? Has any news on Fluffy been posted there?

One of the creators there, Kristy, is fantastic--- she just gave great support on "Vangelis" when talking to her at cityofangel.com and a great person to talk with.

aside- I FINALLY got my lj up... (now I just have to finish the website!)
http://vangelis-film.livejournal.com/ - thanks again for all your support, too! (If you ever decide to go to San Diego Con, lunch is on me!)
crazy_asian_man
Foiled Alien

Posts: 8
Posted - Sun Feb 5, 2006 5:06pm
Am putting a link to "Fluffy" on the Vangelis_film lj. Hope its' ok?
foilman
Foiled Productions

Posts: 173
Location: Winchester
Posted - Wed Feb 8, 2006 1:49pm
Yes, of course! Thanks for that.
crazy_asian_man
Foiled Alien

Posts: 8
Posted - Wed Feb 8, 2006 3:23pm
BTW--- I have an idea to try to see if one of the writers may be interested in doing an article on the handful of filmmakers (from my search there are only a few that did any fanfilms on the Whedonverse, not to sound elitist, just the way it seems in my search that only a few fanfilms out there on Whedondom) in one of the official magazines- can you write me at harveychin2001@yahoo? Like to shoot some ideas off of you before I write them, I figure bouncing ideas may provide more fruit. Thanx!
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