Friday, October 30, 2015

All new Fundraiser Video

It's our all new Fund Raiser video for the Winter Project. Please swing g by our website and make a donation today. Thank you for supporting the young actors.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

DVDs and BluRay

I'm working away on DVDs and BluRay copies of The Summer Project. Please swing by the website and purchase your copy today. Delivery will be the week of Nov 14, 2015 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Editing software update

It turned out to be $370 a year to rent the editing software as the Canadain dollar is so low to the US dollar now days. My plan is to save up cash to buy an Avid Editing System because renting anything is such a waste of money.  

Just a quick still of an outtake for the summer project. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Go with Premiere Pro Cc

Even thoe it's absaloutly crazy to spend $30 a month on renting a program people can no longer buy. I do need to get on with editing and so I'm stuck with Premiere Pro as Final Cut Pro was distroded by the soft ware company. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Editing

So I have Sony Vegas Pro 13 and its a fine program but it really doesn't work for editing film projects. If I needed to slam a news story together in under ten mins and meet goverment broadcast specs it would be fine. But all the high speed short cuts they did does work for editing films. 

I reallylikeFinal Cut Pro HD from ten years ago. I used it every day to edit films and now that program has been all messed up but reworking it as a next step for iMovie users. 

So the closest I can find is  Preimer Pro CC. The only problem is tge never ending cost as you can only get it as a rental. What to do?  

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Summer Project

Just working away on the editing and finding all the stuff I didn't get filmed. I may need to set up an other day of filming to get the missing stuff. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

On location

So I was on location for ten days filming The Summer Project with a great group of young actors. Things where a bit boy off the top but once the filming making clog wheels got turning all went well. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Filming starts soon

Down to 6 days until filming starts  am I ready for filming? No. I seam to be more stressed out than normal. Hopefully in the next few days I can sort out all the behind the lens problems. The list seams to be growing instead of shrinking as normal
Money is really tight with no way to no way to barrow  or sell off anything. Hopefully we revive more donations. If not that's okay I will do what I can with what we have to work with. 
It's been an eventfully year with switching to HD and nothing really working correctly.  The editing slash computer problems, the new HD camera seams to be a lemon. My freind Michael and I did a huge amount of research on hd camera and picked the best we could find but it has fallen short of reliability. Sony x160 looks good but it has allot of problems. Card slot a is still not working. I can't get it to record to an SXS card and the camera over heats and locks up. 
The computer Mac Mini running Windows and Sony Vegas Pro seams to be distorying the sorce footage with missing frames of video and audio. Good thing I may four back up copies of all the footage or there would be no hope of finishing anything. 
Anyways. Thanks for letting me bend your ear on my blog here. I'm sure everything will work out fine and the actors and parents will have very fawnd memories of working on the project as always. That's what I really try to work hard for. Just wish It got easier to Acheve each year instead of harder. Lol 


Sunday, July 12, 2015

New props

So I'm fixing up my old tent trailer that I purchased last fall for $300. I have the lift system fixed and replaced so It goes up and down. I ended up buying a scrap trailer for the parts. What a night mare fixing that

Anyways now I'm replacing the floor. It was made out of the waffler board crap and now it will be all new plywood with new linoleum flooring. 

I had to take all the interior furnature out and now it's time to start putting in the new stuff. 

The stuff I do to make sure the films look as good as possible and the actors as well. Lol. Please feel free to make a donation to The Simmer Project production. Every dollar counts. Www.sterlingproductions.ca

Friday, July 3, 2015

Prepping the van for paint

So I have been sanding for a few hours. I'm hoping to get the rest of the van painted by mid week. That will give the van about three weeks for the paint to harden and hopefully the actors won't chip the paint when we are filming The Summer Project. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

New Film Script

So I have been working away on the first draft of the new film script and I got it finished today. So now the rewrites starts. Hopefully I will have the script totally finshed for July 15 when I plan to send it out to the actors 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Still working away

Wow how time flies. I have the tent trailer for the summer project kind of working. It still needs work. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Working on the Summer Project

So the one big prop this year is the 1986 dodge Van. It has a cracked exust manifold. I have a bunch of spare ones but they were the wrong ones. I did find one on a spare engine so I retrieved it. There was one small problem there was a bolt that snapped off and it needed. To be removed

I welded a 1/2" nut to the broke off bolt then turned it out before it cooled. Now I'm all set to remove the old one and put in the revived one. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Van For the Summer Project

Purchased an 86 Dodge van last fall and I'm doing a bunch of repairs so we can use it for a prop in the Summer Project.  It will also duble as a production vehicle for cast and gear. 

The new hot tub time travel video

http://youtu.be/ba4jr8JVmvs

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fun times yesterday

Had allot of fun yesterday filming improve with Ricardo Jacob and Dimitri. Prirates hippys and Dinosaurs. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Good Luck With That

Filming is completed in Good Luck With That.  Just a few hindered hours of enditing to go. The hope is to have it ready for screening June 1st. 2015. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sony Vegas Pro 13

I have been working with Sony Vegas Pro  13 for a few weeks now and it's so frustrating. It doesn't have the level of frame accuracy required to cut feature films. It must have been geared to quick edit news. I like my old Final Cut Pro 2005 I had for editing. It's really to bad that they made Final Cut into the next gen iMovie.  Can't aford monthly payments for ever on Permiere Pro.  I could go back to Avid at a huge cost. Any ideas anyone ?  

Monday, April 6, 2015

Drone Fundraiser

Cressy made a fundraiser video to help get donations for a Quadcopter for better film footage . For more info please visit the website. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

IWG film project

Know have a solid plan to help finish IWG this summer. I will be doing s casting call soon for the 3 to 4 days of filming required to finish it. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Who is Sterling

I think I will be rembered as the film maker that spent more money than he ever made. Money is a nesisary eivle. Maybe I will be remembered as a great film maker. Nope not going to happen. I have great film ideas but it takes huge amount of money to make them. 

Way back in grade three 1977 I was so happy to have a new teacher. She was just an average teacher but she restored my love of creation. There is many things I could talk about from this year of school in a portable but most notably was this crazy idea that I had to remake the Titanic movie. 

I saw this really bad film about the Titanic sinking on tv and my mom told me about my grand mother who was going to buy a ticket but desided to take the Queen Marry instead. Both are the seeds of my drive to make my own Titanic movie. 

I wanted to know how it sank. I wanted to know how it felt to be on the ship. I wanted to know the people that were on the ship. I really want to build a full scale set as big as the original ship. I was obsessed with this idea and started writing my first film script.

I was starting to get on my older brother nerves because I was always talking about it. I had a toy boat yellow and with that I purchased at a store in downtown Waterloo. I use to put rocks in it so I could see how it sank. 

I remember talking about my film idea with my brother in my ants back yard. I had my toy boat and was playing in the small creak that ran a cross the back of the property. She also had a small bridge made of wood to cross it so she could go for a walk in the empty field behind the houses

I remember a guy walking his dog and he was very intrested in my idea of making a film on the Titanic. I was always told not to speak to strangers but he seamed nice and keep his distance. He came out of the field behind my ants house, crossed into my ants neibers yard. I thought he must live there. 

Anyways I told him all about my idea to build a full scale set and how I wanted to know how it sank and so on he was very intrested then left the way he came. 

Fast ward many years and I was very happy to hear someone made my film. I couldn't wait to go see it. They had saved me years and years of stress and two hundred million dollars. I film was everything I had dreamed it would be. So so happy someone had made it. My brother was very suprized that my idea had become a huge film. 

Much to my surprise as one day when we drove down to visit my ant that there was a brand new sign Chipawa Home of James Cameron   Oh my. I was talking to James Cameron in 1977 and gave inspired him to make the film. Wow that's amazing. 

You see that's who Sterling is. The guy that inspires people and asks nothing in return. That's what I do and that's why I do it. There is so much negative stuff going on in the world that someone has to step up and inspire great ideas and that's me. It's my core 



Monday, March 30, 2015

Good Luck Chuck filming

So we are make good time filming Good Luck Chuck. We spent some big money renting a pool for a few hours on Sunday. We really need some help fundraising so we can complete the film. Please swing by the website and make a donation today.

Here is a still of Seth and the guys from the film.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Filmed a new fundraiser

I filmed a fundraiser with Milo and Dimitri for Hot Tub Time Travel. It's an original script by Michael and the film will star Milo Dimitri Ricardo possible Jimmy Isabella and a few others. I'm editing the video and it will be posted in a day or so. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pool Scenes

We had fun filming the pool scenes for Good Luck With That yesterday. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Life Like a Box of....

Life Like a Box of..... wait a minute thats been used before. So still chipping away at the Good Luck With That film production. We have about 20 pages to go. We are now getting into the expencive locations and Im hoping to raise some more money to start Good Luck Chuck.

We are also starting our March scheduled production Hot Tub Time Travel. Yes its a comedy with a target audience of kids 10 to 14 and will be rated G by the Ontario Film Review Board when complete. The good news is I think I can make it with a budget of $4000, if the price of gas stays down. Here is a link to the production website if you wish to check it out.  http://www.sterlingproductions.ca/HTTT/HTTT_Welcome.html


Friday, February 20, 2015

Making Stuff

Just made a quick rian cover for the Video camera. It cost $5 for the plastic and a free coat hanger / duck tape. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Working on Milo's demo reel today

Yes just finished editing Milo's demo reel today. It's a bit long but it will have to do. I cut scenes out of the short films and feature film he worked on and the reel looks good. I hope it makes casting directors want to hirer him.
Actor Milo Boccinfuso age 12 

It's just another service I do for the actors for free. Please swing by the website and make a donation so I can make more films and help more young actors gain the experience they need to find work in the biz. www.sterlingproductions.ca

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Working on the movie poster today

Yep going to build a movie poster for Good Luck With That.  I need to add the actors names and stuff 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Stuff

I made a few things with After Effects yesterday for the film. I have a new editing program on order. The store is not sure when the program will arrive. Its Premiere Pro. Both my freind Cath and Kevin use this program so I will har some help figuring out how to use it.  It cost $865 plus tax.  I deside to buy the program rather than rent it monthly. In the long run it will be way cheaper. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Editing Software

I'm really do not like what they did to Final Cut Pro. It's now iMovie based when it use to be Avid based. I have no control over saving files were I want them and can refind them. It puts all projects in one project. Can you imaging 10 separate feature film projects with 40 hours of footage all jumbled in one project?

It's not going to work at all for me. 

I looked into Preiemere Pro. It only offers a monthly rental of the program and I suspect that you can't canciel it it you run out of money to pay them. 

My free copy of Sony Vegas hasn't arrived yet. I'm guessing they have a 3 month turn around on free offers. I would need to buy a $2000 Windows 7 computer to run it

So Avid editing software looks the most attractive to me right now. It's $1299 Himmmm 



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Moving Forward

Well I haven't been able to get my footage off the new camera yet. Purchased a new Mac and downloaded a bunch of programs but it still won't see the SXS XDCAM footage. Not sure how to fix it. 
Anyways. I'm filming GLWT on Saturday and a production meeting for GLC on Sunday. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It was a long day

Well that concludes another broadcast day. It start around 4:30 am. and now it's 11:30 pm   I purchased a new Mac Mini after an endless screech for used computers that might work. The ones I wanted where sold before I found them.  I barked an SXS card ready to try and get the footage off the cards but it's a no go. I installed allot of drivers and programs from Sony to make it work and it's still a no go. 

The blu Ray burner I purchased doesn't work at all with Mac even tho the box and website say it does 

Anyways tommorrow is a new day 

All new HD camera

We finally did it. We got a new HD camera after saving for two years and a dollar for dollar dintation. Thank you so much D J Bastillle.  Here is a link to the un boxing video. http://youtu.be/NYsDAqxRoJ8

Monday, January 5, 2015

Just working away

So I found another monitor and it's supposedly works purfect. I may buy it this week for $95 and cross my fingers I can get it to colour match the other one. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

I waited ten years for this day.

I waited ten years for the day when I would have two matching 23" monitors for my G5. And today is the day. I found one I could aford, drove three hours in freezing rain and a snow storm. Cocked it out to the best of my computer knalahe and is looks good. I got home hooked it all up and the moment of trueth. It works but there is some kind of problem. I can't get the two monitors to match color. The power button is glowing green instead of white. Hummmm I will need to buy another one. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Good Luck With That. Project

So I worked on the film schedule for most of yesterday. I kind of have the mississauga cast orginized. Now today's task is to figure out the cambridge casts schedule. 

I do have some more casting to do for both films and So I need to get some script pages orginized. I also need to have a meeting with Quinn about rewrites 

I did a bunch of work on the website yesterday as well. Also trying to set up a meeting with the music talent we are hoping to use in the film. 

Also on the list for today. Booking hall with a stage for the dance / concert. Also booking the swimming pool. Both will require payment up Frount so I will need to barrow the money from someone. 

A great big thank you goes out to everyone that has donated money so far.