What am I doing?

I edited all I can edit till I get the next chunk of music... finished that about a week and a half ago... so I'm waiting for more...

I finished making the promo images, poster and teaser trailer but I'm waiting on releasing them until I have some promotional stuff to sell... like just a poster or something?...so I'm waiting to hear about that...

I also decided to NOT have a "real" website for the film and I finished the THING that is going to replace that... which will be released when I do the first promo release...

So instead of just waiting around  I'm writing a book ^ ^ I'm about 13,000 words into it and it's gonna have a ton of images...its "The art and philosophy of Heart String Marionette" so its part HSM art book/making of, part HSM philosophy and part M dot film school book... I go the cafe every morning and write for 2-3 hours and I'll continue to do so for the next week or so until its done... maybe I'll start eating lunch there and write for 6-8 hours at a time instead this week...

I'm just gonna publish/sell the book through createspace... there was a publisher who was interested in me doing a book for them a year or two back but I totally flaked out because I didn't have the time to go through the formal process to get it going then... So I'm just bustin through this on my own... createspace doesn't allow you to do awesome glossy color photos but I don't have the time or connections to get into the publishing game at this time... I'm just making this book so I have something to do ^ ^ and something that has to do with HSM... I could start on my next film BUT since I still have HSM editing to do I don't want to stray too far from it...

So its frustrating for me to have to wait on things BUT I'll just have to wait a little longer and make this book in the meantime...


  1. speaking of books
    whatever happened to Rebel without a cast and crew?
    can we still expect that to be comming our way?

  2. Wow man! Y00 can totally surely multitask it seems. Great to learn. A must have. heheh

  3. @Reyori

    The stuff that was going to be in that is in this book for the most part.

  4. Sorry for your frustration, M. The book ideas sounds very cool though. I'll certainly pick in up in a shot. BTW, I'll have some FB ideas for you soon.

  5. Hi Mike,

    You should check out Lulu (www.lulu.com) you get way more options than Createspace, free isbn code, distro thru Amazon & Barnes & Noble - and you get to keep 80% of the revenue.

    You could do a full colour artbook (in hardback) with these guys!



  6. Kickass sir. I eagerly await the film and now a book! \o/

  7. aha! you're not doing it all by yourself >:P you need voice actors and music guys to boss around like teh rest of us...

    (oops... forgot 'bout the
    script writing
    concept art
    building models and sets
    sound fx

    but seriously... the guys over at rantmedia put out a couple books with a self publisher, I'll talk to them and see if they have any tips or advice for you on tha 'self biz' side of things, as far as books go...

  8. Don't worry, im sure it will all workout in the end!

    Ha! Your nuts bro!

    You may end up covering nearly every creative medium known to man!

    Amazing, I admire your drive

  9. DooD!, you have to check this, this might give you ideas for your next movies, interavtive movies, what about that?, give the posibilities to your audience to make significant changes in your story. if u want to see examples from that, check out "attraction", made by studio 4c. seriously dood, a movie like that would be mind blowing man =D.


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