Posts in category "Recalculating"

6 Reasons Why Chicago Is Great For Independent Filmmakers

6 Reasons Why Chicago Is Great For Independent Filmmakers
  It’s our birthday! Blue Damen Pictures, our humble Chicago-based film production company is turning SIX years old today. In this day and age that feels like an accomplishment, and we owe a lot to our Windy City roots. So to celebrate our sixth lap around the sun here are six reasons why Chicago is... Read more »

Pete Garlock Gives Killer Interview on 'Elgin Today'

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Pete Garlock of Blue Damen Pictures talks about “Recalculating”, “Dark Before Dawn”, and taking a film from Elgin to Hollywood. Want more, More, MORE updates? Type your email address in the box and click the “Create Subscription” button. Blue Damen Pictures’ list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.  

"Recalculating" Premieres in Elgin

March 2nd, 2013: the place is the Marcus Elgin Cinema and the lobby is abuzz with excited audience members excited to see the very first screening of Blue Damen Pictures’ newest short film “Recalculating”. If you weren’t able to join us here is a photo replay: Want more, More, MORE updates? Type your email address... Read more »
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A Full House: A Nice Problem To Have

A Full House: A Nice Problem To Have
Every filmmaker, from the mightiest studio executive to the humblest of students with a camcorder all have one thing in common: to have a full audience when they premiere their film. The scale varies, of course: the student might be hoping to fill their living room while the studio executive is hoping to fill hundreds... Read more »

Film Shot In Elgin Returns For Premiere

Film Shot In Elgin Returns For Premiere
Blue Damen Pictures To Share Newest Film “Recalculating” With Local Audience First CHICAGO, Feb 06, 2013 – Blue Damen Pictures will be premiering their newest film “Recalculating” at the Elgin Marcus Cinema on Saturday March 2nd, 2013 starting at 2:00pm. The writer, director and members of the cast including Ron Dean and paralympian Katy Sullivan... Read more »

Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You: "Recalculating"

Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You: "Recalculating"
    Now that it is awards season we are all looking forward to seeing the brightest stars walk the red carpet and hear who wins the highest awards for great filmmaking. These are the heights that every filmmaker aspires to reach and this can be a very inspiring time of year. What would you say... Read more »
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Five Years of Filming in Chicago

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Everybody wants to be an overnight success. We sometimes fall into the  trap of thinking that the only movies being made are the blockbuster hits that take theatres by storm. It’s easy to be so dazzled by the glitz of an action packed feature film and it’s easy to forget that the people who made... Read more »

The Art Of The Teaser

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One of the most exciting parts of working on a film is that moment when you are first able to begin sharing it with everyone who helped to make it happen and with everyone (you hope) will want to see it. For many films the first glimpse audiences will get to see is a trailer.... Read more »

Art Imitating Life: Actress To Run In Paralympics

Art Imitating Life: Actress To Run In Paralympics
Have you ever watched a movie and wondered how much of it was based on real life? For some films like biopics or “based-on-real-events” movies this is an obvious question to ask. Other times an actor fills a role so perfectly it is difficult not to wonder whether the role was written with the actor... Read more »
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Perils of Digital Moviemaking: Hard Drive Errors

Perils of Digital Moviemaking: Hard Drive Errors
Here’s something you don’t always think about when you think of movie-making these days: most “films” are actually completely digital nowadays and our most recent short film “Recalculating” is no exception. The camera that we used is a type of camera called the Red- and when you hear people talk about The Red camera you... Read more »