When I started this site I wanted 50 By Fifty to be a cool way of getting people to check out cool short films that I put together with my 50mm f1.8 Canon Lens.
The purpose of the site was going to be to show people that I was able to make awesome films and for me to create some incredible visuals and compelling cinematics, this was definitely not the case. Instead what I found was that I can assist a lot better as a grip on set, shoot as a secondary when necessary and lastly I found out that I’m a lot more passionate about the art of coordinating the film and the subtle nuances involved in creating characters for stories.
With this in mind, and after a bucket load of failure and new research, I’ve decided to still make this site about making 50 films — but not from my 50mm. To limit myself to that would stifle my work and creativity as there are many things to be said through a number of lenses, and each would tell a different story — so I wanted to capitalise on that and make these films properly. So instead of focusing on one particular style of filming (which may not even be executed that well if I were the one to do it) I’m channeling my energy and focus towards documenting the creation of the each of the 50 films.
I’ll go project by project in terms of posts and this will really be a personal experience — one which I hope I may be able to get some feedback, advice and maybe even ideas from as well.
So what’s this all about?
My name is Kurt and this is 50 By Fifty where I document my journey to make 50 films by 50. I’m currently 25 years old, turning 26 soon, and I’ve been able to make a few skits on an old YouTube Channel call Eat My Shorts I’ve been lead producer for Mind Society Studios since December 2015.
The overall hope for this blog is to see the gradual improvement of making films and showing the intricacies of the entire process from different aspects and perspectives.
If you see something that you relate with, love or even completely disagree with please leave a comment and let me know what you think as it will really help to create a dialogue and form more awareness around what goes into the film making process.
Thank you for checking out this blog so far, there will definitely be more wacky and weird things to come from this point forward.
For now stay tuned and keep up to date on the socials
Facebook: @Mind Society
Instagram (Personal): @Kurtneilb