Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Reptiles and flmmaking

Follow me on Twitter! Subscribe to my Youtube! So it has been 8 years since my last update and I am a little closer to my film making goals.
5 years ago I wrote a script for a short film, How Not to Hide a Dead Body. Everyone that has read the script has seemed to really enjoy it. This film however has really turned into a dead albatross around my neck. Trying to produce that has been a pain. I always seem to be missing one of the following. Cast/Crew/Money/Time/Locations. However this year I made real progress. Let me go back in time for a bit.

 A few years ago I joined a random group for a 48 hour film project. I became friends with the group leader Brandy and have helped her on several projects. She is a fantastic producer and is able to wrangle of cast and crew in a way that I am unable to. We were actually supposed to film this past weekend. I had to cancel the shoot because of the whole Covid 19 craziness that's going on. Brandy and I decided to postpone the shoot to October. Am I dejected? Absolutely, but the way I look at it, it's more time to collaborate with my creative team to come up with an the best plan possible for the shoot. Brandy, my DP Matt, and myself will be heading out to the filming locations sometime over the next few weeks.

Other things I have done to support my film goals. I've worked as a gaffer/PA/DP/Grip on several film projects over the past couple years. I even had a couple of paid gigs. I've written several short scripts that I hope to film once How Not to Hide a Dead Body is filmed. I'm currently writing a script for a thriller/drama that has me excited. I've also outlined several ideas for horror features I've had including a film about a meth addicted alligator as well as a horror movie featuring a Sasquatch that is unlike any other Sasquatch movie made. I'm also outlining an idea for a Miyazaki inspired kaiju film. I only want to shoot a handful of shorts. My long term goals are features, specifically giant monster films.

I've also started a YouTube channel. The Youtube channel has nothing to do with film, and everything to do with reptiles. Growing up, I had all sorts of snakes, turtles and lizards. I got out of the hobby due to college. About 3 years ago I picked up a corn snake I named Frankie.  Before I knew it, I had 14 snakes, a turtle and a bearded dragon. Since people ask me about my animals all the time, I converted my Youtube channel into a reptile channel. I just broke a 100 subscribers. It's not much but it's a start. During all this downtime due to the virus, I've been working on these reptile videos. If you are interested in reptiles, subscribe to my channel for cool content. Here is my latest video of my water snake Zeus eating!

With luck I will post more often than every 10 years lol Have a nice day!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Filmmaking and Whats in a Year?

Well it has been a year since I have updated this blog. In a years time I believe I have finally come up with a plan to make the style of films I want to direct. This is my plan as outlined.

1. Make a short 10-15 minute prequel.
This film will give me some film making experience and help me craft the style I want for the feature length film. This short will help me with crowd sourcing my funding. I am planning on using either Kickstart/Indie Gogo to get about $4-5000 dollars to fun the short. I will then shop this around various film festivals to raise awareness for my feature length project.

2. My feature length project is expected to be about 90-120 minutes in length. I want it to be a horror movie with film noir style. It'll feature succubi, vampires and then end of the world! This is my ultimate goal. Chip Cooper and the Succubi's Seduction! With this movie I want to set up a world for most of my other horror films to take place in. Specifically I have had an idea for a movie called Mac Johnson and the Twilight World bouncing around in my head for a few years. I want it to have the adventure and epic feeling of Raiders of the Lost Arc with the humor and visual style of Evil Dead 2/Army of Darkness.

Now I am starting to get a head of myself. I started righting the script back in April for Chip Cooper and the Succubi's Seduction but I only got seven pages in before 2 important things happened. I got a puppy which has been eating about 23 hours of my 24 hour day in. Also allergy season happened. Starting about  the second week of April I got hit with my usual seasonal allergies but with the early spring this year they have been unusually brutal. Most of the allergy meds I have taken have been ineffective. I started taken Zyrtec which supposedly for most people is a non drowsy allergy med. I however, am one of the few people that gets turned into a drowsy zombie. Since I started taking Zyrtec I have been averaging about 12 hours of sleep a day while being being unproductive for the rest of the day. Zyrtec manages to take the edge off my worst allergies but my eyes are still gummy, swollen and itchy and I still have horrible sneezing fits and a runny nose. Good news is my allergies usually stop about 2-3 weeks into June. So hopefully I get back on schedule.

Either way peace out!,
Danny Beane

P.S. random movie ideas I thought of while writing this post.
Horror movie about an evil cursed genie
Movie where I rip off the character of Revy from the anime Black Lagoon. Seriously she is awesome.

Monday, May 16, 2011

I vow to start updating this website!

OK just a little update I know this website has not been updated since its creation but I am currently trying to tie my twitter, facebook, and youtube pages together with this blog for a more balanced website.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The purpose of this website and about me

This website is being erected to document my growth from amateur filmmaker and student to hopefully professional. This website is also being used to brand myself and act as a resume for future jobs. I also hope that this website can give motivation and guidance to other aspiring filmmakers.
My name is Danny Beane and I am an aspiring filmmaker. I am a film studies major at The Ohio State University that will be graduating by spring of 2011. I graduated Tecumseh High School in 2003 where then attended Ohio State as a Geology major. I figured out Geology wasn't the field for me so I took a 2 and a half year vacation from college to figure out what I wanted to do for a career.
I have always been a creative person with a passion for writing,drawing, painting. I have also had an almost expert like love and knowledge of cinema and cinema techniques since I was a kid. In 2007 Ohio State created the Film Studies major and this is what spurred me into wanting to take my childhood dream and make it into a reality. In the past 7 years I haven't had much hands on experience with cameras.
This quarter has been the first quarter has been the first quarter I have actually experienced editing and filming and it has been a blast. I will try to get all my videos posted online.