Blog in the year 2000

Blog in the year 2000.

This is a website for a short science fiction film I worked on this Spring. I was a Boom Pole/Sound Mixer. I also took some kick ass production stills during my breaks. Check it out. In talking recently with the director Dave Miller I believe the premier will be coming up later this Fall. The film was shot on 35mm film on $150 thousand dollars of professional equipment donated from Panavision. I was balancing things quite nicely with my Zoom H4N digital recorder, Senheisser ME67/K6 Shotgun Mic, K-Tek Boom Pole and Senheisser HD 280 Pro Headphones

L2K Production Stills by Michael Kleven

About the film:

Lucky is a “relationship representative” who saves prospective couples the time and drudgery of courtship by professionally standing in for one of the parties on a first date. She evaluates the level of likely interest in the other party on behalf of her client. In the year 2000, the use of relationship representatives has become so widespread, it is a near-certainty both parties are representatives standing in for their respective clients. Lucky finds herself in an unusual predicament and a role for which she never rehearsed, when she is assigned to meet with Lena Nigari, a young woman doing something unheard of — going on a date herself.

Raising Cash for Indie Films with Kickstarter

Check out the link below for some valuable advice on how to use Kickstarter to fund your film project, (or other creative endeavor). I have a couple of projects which may get the Kickstarter treatment soon. One is a music video with James Whetzal of Das Dhoom fame about all of the interesting city and town names in Washington State. The other is a documentary about incarcerated Alaska Native artist and family friend Stanley Mute. You can see some of his work here on my mother’s website: http://www.heartworksak.net/

And for more on Kickstarter check out John August’s blog.

Kickstarting indie films | johnaugust.com.

Raising movie funds on Kickstarter

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Doc project on jailed artist Stanley Mute

 

 

 

Scilla Andreen, Soup and Kookies & Aesthetica Pics!

Howdy Folks. I am crazy busy these days. Today I was cinematographer and production manager for an interview with Indieflix CEO Scilla Andreen. The interview was conducted by Nick Blake of Apartment 18 Productions. We had production help from Lainy Bagwell and John Elkin on lights and sound. Scilla helps indie filmmakers make money  with their films. In the interview she will detail that and also talk about important work being done by the Indieflix foundation. Later the same day we taped a promo for the Soup and Kookies event coming up at Coleman Park in Seattle’s Central District. Actors Tom Ricciardelli and Andi  Norris were hilarious as pernicious squirrels fighting over where to bury a nut. You guys are awesome and so talented. I’ll be sure to post something here when Lainy has completed these edits. Oh, and by the way, please enjoy the photos above. They are available for sale or license at http://michael-kleven.photoshelter.com/portfolio or by clicking on the images in the slide show above.

Cheers, Michael Kleven

24 Amazing Slow Motion Videos

24 Amazing Slow Motion Videos.

 

slow motion punches from cody kern on Vimeo.

 

Watch this and other fun slow motion videos on from filmmakerIQ.com .

In my continued conquest of the Seattle Indie film scene i had the distinct pleasure to work as a sound technician on the presentation reel for the film “Cut the Rot”. My good friend and fellow thespian Jon Peck is DOP on this project. Although the call was 7 to 12 PM we ended up shooting until 5AM. Oh well, everything for art! I’m back in school also. Taking some courses at Bellevue College in order to round out my film education. Two of the courses I am really excited about are Business of Film and Video and Digital Cinema. More on that later. BC has a number of excellent film classes taught by professionals with long careers. Not as intense as the film and video program at Seattle Central but something can be said for learning from those who have been there. By that I mean no disrespect to the instructors at SC. They are awesome too but in a much different way. Alright, it’s 6, time for bed.

SUNDANCE 2011… “INDIE IS BACK”!?? – Hammer to Nail

Dateline Bothell: Late braking news from Sundance. The Indie is Back! Or is it? In this informative piece by Hammer to Nail Blogger Michael Ryan we learn what Sundance liked this year, what distributors thought about this & what this might mean to fledgling filmmakers like Michael Kleven. Read on…

Seattle Indie: Catechism Cataclysm

Hammer to Nail

Even Glodell

SUNDANCE 2011… “INDIE IS BACK”!?? – Hammer to Nail.