This is the first entry. Hopefully it will be good vibes from here forward. The current draft of the script is in the hands of two people I really trust. Feedback will ensue, as will ginormous brainstorming sessions, no doubt lavish, but we will see how well we can match our dreams in the real world.
This is technically the second film under the gigantisaurus media name. I don’t like having the media on there really as I see it as more of a necessity, however it does round out the description rather well. What is gigantisaurus? An imaginary dinosaur for one. Or I should say, one of the largest, meanest, and -if tamed by the right charmer- most loving creatures I could imagine. When I was a kid I imagined a lot of things. I imagined that I was Arnold Schwarzenneger as I dove into the pool, a massive fireball erupting behind me. I swam under the flames, fighting undersea creatures, and as I dove deeper and deeper I reached a hole at the bottom that took me into the dark. Cut To: me sitting on the pool floor indian style trying to see how long I could hold my breath. Of course, everyday came with new imaginings, new adventures, creatures, explosions; and everyday I was a different character. Later, I would define it as movie making.
I didn’t have a camera. Nor any idea really that movies were something a grown man or woman could do.
gigantisaurus to me is the embodiment of these ideas. Of whole-hearted imagination, fun, love, and sheer joy. The truth is, a movie is the end result of a lot of imaginative days spent laboring and laboring on shot after shot after shot. These are the days that I love and want to document in this blog. So much love and creativity is spread everyday while working on a movie, with the help of technology I want help share the experience of making a movie, our movie, a gigantisaurus movie.
Technology has given us the loudspeaker to share these things. The truth is the director is not the most creative person. The director is the one responsible for making sure that the creativity, the love, and the imagination to create everyday is present and nurtured.
Lost Weekend is a horror short that is about to get made. If you follow and take part in the making of this film, I guarantee you, you will be shocked at how fun a job* could be.
*Defining this as a job in the economic sense may not be completely accurate, but it’s a start.
Talk to you soon, and much love,
– Adam Valencia