As a filmmaker and screenwriter, I've devoted most of my last
three years writing a history book on the American Revolution,
which I hope to bring to the screen someday in the form of
a miniseries (think John Adams meets Band
of Brothers). The book is completed, and I now have a literary
agent, but I still need a publisher. Publishers are risk
adverse, and want to see a sure thing. As I am an unknown,
fear I have no "platform",
and thus I need to build my own audience. Help me build
that audience! I
need your support! With your help, we can bring 1775 to
print, and eventually to the screen!
— Derek W Beck, May 10, 2011
And most importantly, share this book project with your friends!
Experimental Film in Editing
An experimental film in editing. The idea was to test
the limits of fast-paced editing: it is said that you need at
least 4 frames to recognize an edit or new scene...this experiment
edits more often that every 4 frames by the end of the experiment.
My fifth student film, this was another no-notice
opportunity to spend the rest of our time (we got done early one
day!) shooting some film. So I decided to experiment with fast editing.
A New York Film Academy student film. 16mm B&W (Reversal), Post-Production
cut on Final Cut Pro. Filmed July 23, 2003. Shot on the back lot
of Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA. 1:08