Tag Archives: Filmmaking

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

Rubber, a Film About A Killer Tire?!

23 Feb

Ah, where to begin? Last year Hollywood broke a record for the lowest number of tickets sold, and analysts believe this was due to the amount of low quality films being made. Almost every movie shared weak plots, exploitation of 3D, and outright unoriginal ideas. Moviegoers and industry insiders called for an original film to break the cycle. Luckily however, French director Quentin Dupieux was already finishing production on his latest film Rubber by the end of 2009.  The film was shown at Cannes Critic’s Week and was picked up by Magnet Releases for US distribution despite receiving almost completely negative reviews. 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

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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