torsdag 4 augusti 2016

Beyond Hope

So my friend Markus contacted me and asked me if I wanted to make a short movie. so we figured, we would go into the forest and film something. and we have been working on it for a few weeks now.

It's funny, I was stuck on my solo project for a few years, and this comes along, and my writing just goes wild. I have written a great story, about a young photographer, who runs into a bank robber in a forest. And the story is about how he tries to escape.

it is a really good story, and we work extremely hard to make it great. But we are far from finished.
here is a small teaser.

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fredag 8 juli 2016

what I really want

So basically, I'm wondering what I want the next project to be about. To be noticed by hollywood? hell no. I honestly really really really don't. Not that there is anything wrong with it, but because I like to make movies more to the artistic side. I would love to make a short or long movie that would be perhaps good enough to show at a movie festival. that would be cool. 

If I were to make a series, and it would take off on youtube that would be so cool also. 

but I suppose, in reality, I'm not good/talented enough to make anything to be on a festival, or anything that would take off on youtube. and yet, I stil love doing what I do. But the prospects of what I would want it to be, stops me. So I should not do it. But I don't know how to stop. 

In reality, I think age is starting to get to me. Not that old people are limited to make beautiful art, but I lack that certain amount of obsessiveness that I probably need to start something amazing. on the other hand, age does come with a fine amount of maturity handles my expectations. 

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maybe a new approach

the greatest film making experience I had this year, was when I shot Unfigured, it was just wonderful. the experience of shooting. I want to get back to it. But I can figure out how to get out there and film. The only way I feel I can make movies, is just to make them. But I want to make something good. And that requires a script, a really good script, so basically I’m saying, I cant get out filming without a script, and that script seems impossible to write. because I am of course making to much of hassle of it. I think great movie, and I get stuck. I get outside and just film, and I can just film. 

So it seems that there really is only one thing to do. I have to just get out and film, and maybe the filming experience will be a ”writing experience on its own.” Maybe I can sort of ”wing it”. 

Maybe by going out there and just filming, I will write the script in my head. Film ideas, and then go back home and rewrite the story, and go back to reshoot or get extra shots. 

there are a lot of maybes. I know that I have some free time now to do whatever I want. And the weather is great for shooting outside. Its not hot, and its not cold. its actually perfect. 

so one idea here is to just go out and film every day. And then, when my "free time" is over, I will hopefully have enough material to start editing whatever it will be, and I will have months, even a whole year to edit it. Maybe it will a mini series, maybe it will be a movie, maybe a TV show. Or maybe just a really cool short film. 

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lördag 9 april 2016

perhaps a behind the scenes documentary...

I want this project to start, but I'm stuck as you know. What is really strange is that I want the project to take off so much, that I just wanna go into the quickest forest and start shooting, I want to do the behind the scenes documentary of it, but I can't because the script is nowhere near ready.

And the simple reason is I still imagine a impossibly great film. I have set the bar WAY to high. And its difficult to tune it down. But I have no choice, because I'm wasting time, I could already have moved on to other projects by now, if I just started making the film as soon as I began writing in 2013.

But there is still hope. I have a lot of ideas. And I just need to decide which direction.


I could just go into the forest and start filming... no script... no preperation... just me and my camera.. my new Panasonic G7.

Ah, yes, my new G7. I'm very pleased with it. Even if it is costing me the leg and arm. The camera itself wasn't that expensive. But the lenses, I got a 14-42 and a 14-142. Missed my canon 50mm F1,8, but then I tried something. I ordered a adapter from China, so I could use canon ef-s lenses on my panasonic G7 (micro four-thirds), and you know what? worked like a charm. i have to manually focus, but with the focus peaking in the camera, its really easy these days to manually focus.

Its fun to play with the new camera, but I just feel stupid, not being able to get started on my project.
Made me start thinking, maybe I should just copy "the revenant" and just shoot a movie about a guy trying to survive in the forest. Seemed to work for Alejandro and Leo, as far as prestigious awards go.

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söndag 6 mars 2016

My world has become HD

A post about how my world 
has changed forever, when 
I discovered I suffer from
astigmatism. But the good 
news is that something as 
simple as glasses has 
changed my life for the 
better in so many ways. 

So it may sound strange. But for as long as I can remember I have been almost proud of the fact that I had perfect eye sight. Which maybe I once did, but I'l tell you what, we will get back to that.

Anyway, lately I had been feeling sore eyes and head aches. I've also been experiencing blurry vision. And I decided to check my eye sight. And I guess I already knew the truth before I the check up. But it checked out, that I have astigmatism, and need to wear glasses all the time. 

And when I got my glasses, everything instantly turned from VHS to HD. Which is amazing, and also extremely scary. I cant help but to think, how long have my eyes been so bad? Where they always bad? No, I don't care what any expert says, I did see better before. But it doesn't mater. 

A 3rd of the world population has astigmatism, and all our eyes turn bad at some point of our lives. I know it sounds

silly, but I have always felt I deserved to get my eye sight reduced in a much later stage of my life. I felt this was a balance as for the fact that my ear has been bad since early years, so I felt I deserved to see better. 

But that doesn't matter anymore. I can't change anything. I can use glasses, contact lenses but it won't repair anything. My eyes are what they are. And I have to accept it. 

But I do feel a sense of inspiration. I see so great with my glasses on, that maybe it will help me to see things clearly (pun is not intended, or maybe it is, I don't know). 

Astigmatism is weird. For me, I am not near sighted or far sighted, I get blurry vision all the time (and I didn't even understand it). So these glasses have really helped me. Its amazing how glasses, such simple devices help so much. And they don't require any bluetooth or batteries. 

I think I also look better with glasses on. More distinguished. But I am considering contact lenses. 

About the writer: My name is Tommy Starsson. I write on several blogs. And my great passion in life is making movies and writing articles about things in the world that I find fascinating. Please read about my other projects. Also, don't forget to sign my guestbook. Also you can comment down below. Have a great day.