What’s in store for 2022

For the past two years I started each year the same, first I run some numbers from the previous year, then I look at what I liked and what I didn’t like and finally I try to look forward, give a preview of what this place can expect the following 12 months. When I go … more →

What’s in store for 2021

After a day of numbers and a day of looking back, it’s time to look ahead of talk about what to expect from 2021. The thing I noticed last year is that I was lacking a clear focus on things. I had all these ideas in my head and I was jumping between them way … more →

Grissu cleaning herself

A lot has happened in April

I thought it would be nice to make a recap once again (mentioned this in yesterday’s blog post, this was written mainly before that one), the last one I did was in December 2018 I think. But since I did so much in the last month I thought I’d go through it again, you know, … more →

Home Office Day Two

On Sunday it was day two of principal photography for the next short film Home Office. It was actually rather reshooting things from day one after watching a rough cut. Some scenes got a much better composition and I think the lighting was improved as well. Upon doing a rough cut again, I once again … more →

Almost half-time with Home Office

On Sunday I shot the second half the upcoming next short film and upon making a rough cut I realized that I need to reshoot certain scenes. I know this happens a lot with me but I’m still learning things. There are some beautiful shots in there but also some rather bland ones and the … more →

News from the movie-making front

For the last few days of the special working condition, I was focusing on adding new cool stuff to SoaPatrickSeven, played around with Blender a bit and came up with two new ideas for short films. Yes, I’ve mentioned project ideas in the past which never came to fruition. I would say not YET. They … more →

I’m torn between coding and filming

for a year now I’m working full time and I notice that time in between work and sleeping is tight and in that free time I’d like to work on things that I love. There is the passion for making movies. Now you might say that For something that is your passion you don’t seem … more →

What’s in store for 2020?

The big question every year, what will I be doing this year? Are there spillovers from last year? Can I start with new projects? The idea is to dive into some of these ideas I have for 2020. Walking through Basel Last year I had the idea to walk through every street in Basel within … more →

So let’s talk my next Project

At the beginning of this month, I talked about a new Project and even revealed the title but there were no details about anything else. Well, now I spill the beans on this project. Actually the idea is not even mine but a task in a Video from D4Darius. In this video, he lists 30 … more →

Cursor, it’s finally here

What a process this was, but I finally found the time to finish it and man oh man am I glad it’s finally out there. It all started in August when I shot the first footage, I started a few times in the meantime and the idea of what is now in the final version … more →

How long do we have?

This is not a philosophical question but rather the title of my next project. Yes, I have an idea and a title already and it’s something I’m quite enthusiastic about. I will go into details of what this project is about in another blog entry, for now, I just have to announce it and put … more →

So what’s the Status?

I thought I write a short status on what is happening right now and get at least one post in September. SoaPatrickSix I did some small changes to the theme as you might have noticed when looking at it on a desktop. There are two changes on the front and some small changes on the … more →

First thoughts on VideoBoards

I did start on making videoboards with my iPhone and then editing them on the iPhone itself with Adobe Rush or sync it to my Mac and edit it there. It’s still a pain to film myself and not really know if I’m in the shot or not, BUT then I adjust the angle and … more →

Making VideoBoards with an iPhone

In yesterdays post I talked about how I realize what shots I need once I cut something together. Today I found the song I want to use for Cursor and that changes the mood and the tempo of the movie so I need to rethink how I shoot and cut it together even more. So … more →

Progress on Cursor

I thought it would be a good idea to share some progress updates on Cursor, my next micro-film. I’ve shot some material last Sunday with the help of a friend, and I’m currently trying to cut it together. During that process, I realized that I need to reshoot certain scenes. (that’s the beauty of shooting … more →

Starting small with Bad Milk

I’m not sure this qualifies as a short or microfilm but that’s not important. The goal here was to get back into the game of shooting videos, making movies and for that, I was happy with anything. I could have inserted some close-ups to spice things up but I wanted to keep it simple because … more →

I’ve shot something again

It’s been a long time since I’ve shot something with my camera which wasn’t a photograph, it was Reflection way back in February. So I was happy that the last two weeks I actually shot two things. One will be ready to be released on Friday if all goes well. The other will be reshot … more →

The Problem of doing it all alone

I’m sitting at home, alone, having the whole day to do something creative and the idea would be to film something and then cut it together. But it’s hard to do it all by myself. I can’t put together a nice composition if I don’t see the actor, the actor being me, inside the frame. … more →

In the mood for something Scary?

Ok let me explain, I had this idea for some time now (I think it all started in December) and I actually shot three different versions on three different weekends. The general idea was to shoot something simple and all alone and try to use masking for special effects. While shooting the second weekend I … more →

Why not a look ahead

I thought it might be more fun and interesting to write about 2019 instead of looking back again, after all if one is interesting, there is a dozen of recaps from last year (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December). But I do want to split this up into … more →