“Butterfly” Pre Production

Charles Gould, Tyler Benjamin & Nikia Furman work on story boarding "Butterfly"Work continues on preparation for “Butterfly,” the story of an eleven year old boy who dreams big. The short film is being produced by Gould/White films and Furman Pictures.

The screenplay was adapted by Charles Gould from a book his father wrote about his own experience. Furman Pictures worked on another short film Gould directed called “Calvin” which was also adapted from the book.

Tyler Benjamin will also be working on the film as Assistant Director. This is third project Gould, Benjamin and Furman have worked on together, in various capacities.

Furman Pictures will be providing production and post productions services for “Butterfly.”

Auditions where held last week and callbacks will be held Wednesday night in Portland. Filming is scheduled to take place the first week of December in Portland, Oregon.

CVM Holiday Edition

www.cPeople often ask me for advise on what consumer gear they should get and what features they should look for. However, I work more with pro gear and therefore don’t keep track of every new consumer cameras that hits the market. However, I do have some advice on how you can use those consumer cameras more creatively this Holiday season. Check out this edition of Camas Video Magazine.

In this holiday edition of Camas Video Magazine, get home movie ideas from Furman Pictures for those festive family gatherings, iQ Credit Union has tips on how to guard your wallet and home against fraud during the holidays, and Workshed Interactive talks about how to maximize your business’s exposure during one of the busiest times of the year. Plus hear about upcoming holiday events in downtown Camas.

Camas is a destination town next to Vancouver, WA and Portland, Oregon.

Lookout Pass

Caleb FossI’m currently editing the back country skiing episode of Beyond Adventure featuring Caleb Foss, Jeremy Dye and Travis Hornby.

“Lookout Pass” is one of the first episodes we filmed and is the last episode of the season to be edited at Furman Pictures.

Jeremy DyeI’m laughing as I edit because Jeremy starts out one of his interviews by saying, “It’s been fun…” but he’s grimacing a bit because it’s so cold that morning so it doesn’t look like it’s been fun. I’m getting cold just remembering that morning.


Upcoming Projects

Humane Society for Southwest WashingtonThe last months of the year are ending up full as usual at Furman Pictures. That’s why I’m taking a month long sabbatical starting the second week of December to make up for all the vacations I didn’t take this year. I hope to work on a screenplay for my next film during that time.

But first, there are other projects to complete, the aforementioned remaining episode of Beyond Adventure, publishing the next edition of Camas Video Magazine and post production on my short film, “Slingshot”. Also Furman Pictures has agreed to partner with Gould/White Films for production and post production services on an upcoming short film to be shot the first week in December. More details on that to follow in the coming weeks.

I would also like to thank a couple people for their work on other Furman Pictures projects this year. First off, Lisa Fenderson has been a great help as Producer and Talent for Camas Video Magazine and a great help shooting the Auction Appeal for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

Joseph Long of Very Long Media has also been great to work with on post production for the Oregon Conference Constituency Video and the Auction Appeal for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. Plus, Joseph provides enjoyable film conversation over coffee. Thanks.

Production On Beyond Adventure Comes to a Close

There’s just one last episode of Beyond Adventure to edit this month and then my work will be done with the season. Producing and editing episodes of Beyond Adventure has been a very enjoyable experience, with spectacular locations such as Patagonia, Zion National Park, Death Valley, Mount Whitney, Mount Sneffels, the Puget Sound, Ouray Ice Park, and Vancouver Island to name a few.

Working with Producer Brian Belleau from AMP Studios has also been pleasurable experience. As you can imagine, one runs into a lot of challenges working under extremely harsh conditions. Not everything goes as planned- such as underwater housings showing up with pieces missing or helmet cameras falling thousands of feet to their doom, or last minute changes due to whether or whims. Lets just say that things can get tense. It’s in times like those that you want to work with a guy like Brian, who’s willing to talk and work through challenges.

I met a lot of great talent as well working on Beyond Adventure- amazing, inspiring people who I hope to keep in contact with. I hope you can watch the series and meet these people, some deep, some passionate, and some fun. Watch their episodes now airing at www.beyondadventure.tv or watch it on the Hope Channel via Direct TV. Be forewarned that show has a inspirational side to it, as the client intended, but I believe most all will find the series entertaining and the vistas stunning.

I want to send out a special thanks to N. Scott Trimble for his help on the second shoot in the Puget Sound. I couldn’t have done it without you. Scott is an excellent photographer and cinematographer- professional and great to work with. Check out his outstanding work at www.nscotttrimble.com. I look forward to working with you again, Scott.