Learning the Ropes

Ross Denyer directing The Verge on set in New York, October 2013

The last few months can be summarized as trial and error, discovery and reinvention, looking in and pushing on: a lot has happened.

Consider this an introduction. I’m going to devote a three-part series of blog posts to these developing artistic avenues: director, editor, and writer. Stepping back to take in the big picture, here’s some of what’s happened in the 5 months since my last blog post:

Post Production on The Verge
Having finished directing The Verge in October, the last few months have been a marathon of post-production: working with a composer, editor, co-producer, publicity outlets, social media, and festivals. Speaking of festivals (see below)…
Festival Selection and Series Premiere
The Verge premiered at LA Web Festival in March, aired Season 1 on YouTube (April 3rd – May 15th), and is now an Official Selection at the inaugural Austin Web Festival.
A Successful Kickstarter Campaign
As an editor and web-designer, I’ve worked extensively on the publicity and (successful!) Kickstarter campaign for EgoManiac: A Poetic Incantation. An original play by Paul Moore, it debuts at the Hollywood Fringe Festival next Friday, June 6th and you can purchase tickets online via The Fringe website.
Screenwriting Contest Winner
On December 16th (the day after my last entry), my screenplay one-sheet concept was selected as a Write-Start Contest Winner! I was 1 of 8 screenwriters awarded a full scholarship for an 8-week screenwriting workshop at the New York Film Academy’s Burbank campus.

NYFA Screenwriting Workshop

Color Correction and Editing
After completing Season 1 of The Verge, I’ve started seeking out new projects to edit and color through my production company, Little Kraken Films. I’ve created a 1-minute reel to show some of what I can do.

More to share in the coming weeks!