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!
A girl is reminded she is lonely and single.
My fourth student film, it involves
my second attempt at a special effect, but it didn't really work.
It became clear to me how to pull off this effect "after" I had begun
editing... The story suffered as I was concentrating
on making the special effect happen. You'll have to look hard to
find that effect: the dissolving "crowd" behind the girl.
A New York Film Academy student film. 16mm Color (Reversal), Post-Production
Audio, cut on Final Cut Pro. Filmed July
19, 2003. Shot just outside of Griffith Park at the Gene Autry Museum,
Hollywood, CA. 2:44