Tag Archives: Arts

Where Has Trent Been?

9 Nov

  So it’s occurred to me that it’s been awhile since I’ve posted an article, YouTube video, or shown any signs of life. Well, I assure you that I am in fact still alive and well. During this period of being gone the blog has turned one year old! I can’t believe I started this blog over a year ago now. Time really does go fast. Within this past year I’ve had some really great experiences, met some great people, and have expanded my reader base.  The reason for my absence is mainly due to an increasing amount of factors that can simply be summed up as “Life.” I’ve been intrenched in a large amount of work that has finally began to pay off. Which means, you’ll be seeing a lot more of me in the coming days. I’ve got my hands on some great new filming equipment, finished a few screenplays, and have connected with some great individuals. In fact, we hope to be releasing a web series in the coming months.

I intended for this year to be the year of huge change but looking back I failed to realize that before you can do anything, you must first lay the groundwork for success. I am proud to say that, I am well on my way to achieving the goals that occupy my dreams at night and my thoughts by day. I’m the kind of guy that is not happy with doing a single thing. That explains why I’ve ventured into the world of music production. Dubstep to be exact. I’ve begun to create music under the pseudo “Battle Attack.” Here’s one of the songs I’ve created.

I think it is important to always follow your dreams no matter who you are or what they may be because although you may be here today, tomorrow is not certain. Live life without regrets and do as many things as you possibly can. Be you.

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What is KickStarter? An Introduction to Crowdfunding

7 Aug

Within the past few years, multiple crowdfunding websites have surfaced on the internet. These websites allow an individual to sign up and post a project. The individual then posts “rewards” that users will get for donating money to the specific project. Crowdfunding websites have raised over $1 million for various projects including independent films. Continue reading

YouTube Spotlight: Nirob Saha

5 Aug

As you all know, the Internet is quickly beginning to overtake the traditional forms of media such as newsprint, television, and radio. The major media networks that were established in the 20th century are no longer relevant. Continue reading

You Should ‘See This Movie’

14 Apr

So there’s this movie. You should really “See This Movie.” Okay, that was a bad joke. “See This Movie” is the 2005 comedy film written by David Rosenthal. The film follows Jake Berrymore (Seth Meyers) and Larry Finkelstein (John Cho), on their journey to get their “powerful” film into the Montreal World Film Festival. After pulling a few strings and stretching the truth, the duo’s film is accepted into the film festival. However, there’s a catch. The film they so proudly promoted doesn’t exist. Continue reading

Cheap Equipment For Indie Filmmakers

5 Jan

One of the largest obstacles to overcome when being an independent filmmaker is of course, finding the money to get your film made. Most independent filmmakers try to bypass the barriers of working with producers and fund their film privately. While this may be a great choice, many filmmakers end up purchasing equipment that makes their films look like home videos rather than actual films. The reason for this seemingly fatal mistake stems from the misconception that professional equipment costs outrageous amounts of money. Continue reading

Friday Indie Music Spotlight

5 Nov

Indie culture wouldn’t be complete without a great music scene. The indie music scene grows each year as new avenues for artist’s music become available. Never before have artists been able to reach audiences of millions, and still be considered relatively “underground.” The following videos exhibit amazing visuals, directing, cinematography, and of course music. These songs and videos are so good you’ll be rushing to add these songs to your iPod.

1. Passion Pit- The Reeling

This is one of the most uniquely amazing music videos I have ever seen. Everything from the effects to the music itself flow perfectly throughout the video. The creative concept behind the video lies in its three directors, John Hobbs, Ariel Danziger, and Sam Stephens. Their terrific ideas and different areas of expertise come together to create a video thats sure to stay in the mind of the viewer.

2. Two Door Cinema Club- I Can Talk

Two Door Cinema Club, a relatively unknown band from Ireland has been rocking around the indie circuit since 2007.  Their video for “I can talk” seamlessly blends shots together to create the allusion that the entire video was shot in one take.

3. Dumas- Au Gre Des Saisons

Dumas is a french-Canadian singer and musician who released his first album back in 2001. The video for “Au Gre Des Saisions” is amazingly simple yet very complex. Its use of people to spell words is artistic and extremely original.

4. Bloc Party- Pioneers

Bloc Party, an indie band from England, has been captivating fans with their unique beats and great guitar riffs since 2003. Their animated music video for “Pioneers” allows the viewer to connect directly to the creative aspect of the song and the video.

5. Jack’s Mannequin- The Resolution

The Resolution uses various levels of color correction while maintaining its simplicity.

Each of these videos has a key aspect in common. The visuals play perfectly into the song and actually enhance and keep the viewers attention.

Why do indie artists tend to have more creative music videos than their popular mainstream counterparts? Post a comment below.

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About Filmmaker Trenton Barboza

31 Oct

Filmmaking is my passion.

Born in 1993, Trenton Barboza is among the next generation of American filmmakers. From a young age, Trenton realized he had a talent for storytelling. He began writing stories for friends and family that pushed the imagination. As Trenton grew older he, like many other Americans, fell in love with the silver screen. The unique stories, personalities, and exotic locations was just what his young mind was searching for. Trenton began reading anything film related that he could get his hands on. He strived to learn as much as possible. At age 11 Trenton’s parents bought him his first video camera and his journey into the world of filmmaking began.

“My parents were part of my inspiration. With my father being a radio broadcaster, the entertainment industry has always played a part in my life. I always knew that it was an industry that I wanted to go into, I just didn’t know where. Then in 2000 my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. The stories and situations around me pushed me to make films.”

Trenton began shooting videos as a hobby using anyone and everyone he knew. After shooting Trenton would spend countless hours editing his videos. He became enthralled with post production, compositing, and CGI. For years Trent studied Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, and Blender.

“Up to this point, my ‘film school’ has all come from experience. What I mean is, each time I make a video, my editing and shooting skills improve. The best advice I could give anyone who wants to perfect their filmmaking style is, just make videos and never stop.”

When Trenton entered high school his focus shifted from editing, and compositing back to storytelling. He enrolled in the school’s video production class and excelled to new heights. The school began to take notice and Trenton became the school’s videographer. He shot everything from football games to school debates. He continued shooting until his senior year when he decided to take a new direction. Trenton began working on his first screenplay.

“Ever since high school began I had the idea for a film floating around in my head. Each year passed and I realized if I never started the project it would never get done.”

Trenton hopes to shoot the film and attend film school in the coming years.

“Filmmaking is my passion and I believe that everyone has a story to tell. There are great stories everywhere. One goal I have in life is to enlighten the world through movies. I know it sounds cliche but its true.”

Trenton Barboza has shot and edited various projects for companies and individuals.

“I hope that one day I’ll be able to make videos full-time for a living.”

 

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