I was at the event she mentions in her blog. Actually two panels hosted by Seattle’s chapter of Women in Film. One on Film Financing and the other on Film Distribution. I filmed an interview with Scilla Andreen from Indieflix a few weeks back. I find the whole idea of making money very interesting. Especially for making films which are art.
Other good news. Me and Wenda Zonnefeld share a silver medal for our collaboration on “Marcell” from the Park City Film Music Festival. Here is the posting:
Silver Medal for Excellence in Original Music for a Short Film for the film MarcellComposer(s) Wenda Zonnefeld / Director(s) Michael Kleven
I need to learn how to use Kellie’s good advice now that I am an award winning filmmaker for Marcell! I am currently wrestling with pulling my films from Youtube and Vimeo and selling them, or learning how to give them away more successfully. My music video Ending the Dhoom is about to release. I am in love with it. But it cost more to make then I was paid. I’ll find it hard to remain a full time working artist unless I can find a way to change that trend soon!
Thomas Beale Cipher: How to Launch your film: www.tiny9.com/u/9841
Tricia posed for me at Logboom Park and the cement plant near Kenmore Air in Kenmore. She was a real trooper walking out into the abandoned construction site in her form fitting dress and heals. It was great to work with her. A really fun, lighthearted personality. Aesthetica does fashion, lifestyle and portfolio photography. Drop me a line and we can arrange a session at your convenience.
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.
I am working to unite my Photoshelter website with my online personal website and blog. Towards that end here is a link to gallery of images I’ve taken in my travels around the state. Some are from the blueberry fields of Puyallup and the nearby Foothills Trail. Others are from the White River near Auburn Southern Kind County and the Outdoor Sculpture Park on Elliot Bay. All photos may be ordered as prints or licensed for publication. Let the integration begin!
I don”t know if you are like me but family reunions are always a special occasion. Make this time into a lasting memory. This portrait was taken at my own family reunion at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle. We are all descendants of Olga & Linus Leiren of Ballard. If you would like a family portrait or complete coverage of your reunion or other gathering please contact Michael Kleven at Aesthetica. My number is 206-307-7588. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org . That’s me in the front row with the yellow muscle shirt.
Brides, with wedding season fast approaching now is the time to lock in your photographer or filmmaker. I offer full photo packages starting at $650. Documentary HD film packages start at $850. Contact Michael Kleven at 206-307-7588 or Email Mikekleven@Gmail.com to schedule your wedding & discuss your needs. Enjoy the photo of Wes, Chelsea and their adorable daughter below.
This is my friend Jordan O’Leary’s new documentary web series. I was his Camera Operator/Production Assistant for episodes 1 & 2 Seattle side. Those who kno me might notice my Diamond Back mountain bike & red & white Brooks running shoes also had starring roles in the piece. The 1st two episodes explores which city is friendlier, Seattle or LA. You may be surprised about what his research reveals. Episodes | Breaking Down.
Yesterday I posted about the new 32 mp camera phone. Upon further research I found that it is a design prototype from this Seattle company Artefact. Their point was to speculate about where pro-sumer cameras may be 3 to 5 years in the future. I think this discussion raises some interesting ideas about the future of film production & professional photography. DSLR’s are now being used for professional film production. This kind of system has the potential for easier remote control of a film production camera. Easy OS updates & the potential to develop creative/technical plug ins & apps, make this an exciting time to be involved in film production & photography. That said the Artefact Camera Futura is not going to be seen on the market any time soon. Thanks Artefact for starting a conversation.