I thought it about time to feature myself in this edition of “Meet the Slicers“!
At age 7, my parents asked me what I wanted to do when I grow up. I told them, “I want to be an actor, like Bugs Bunny.” Little did I know, several decade later, I’d be an animator.
I realized I was a filmmaker at 8 yrs old. I got my hands on an aunt’s VHS-camcorder, and almost immediately started shooting footage of my toys. I was eager to record elaborate scenarios for my TMNT and Master of the Universe action figures. I quickly learned the art of claymation, and stop-motion. I still remember fondly my ‘Robot Chicken’-eque cartoons about my various action figures: Transformers, GI Joes, and The Toxic Crusaders.
As soon as my family bought a Hi-8 camcorder, I was off to work. I went to the library and read countless books on filmmaking, and actively wrote (terrible) scripts. I shot short films, dragging friends and family to ‘act’ in my movies.
I edited “in camera” as much as possible– and eventually graduated to the old “two VCRs” technique. Continue reading “Meet the Slicers: Nic White”
CinemaSlice presents: A Slice of Fright Festival Film Festival.
WHAT: A showcase of 13 short horror films (from US and beyond), 7 short films by CinemaSlice and friends-of-the-Slicers, and the world premiere of a Michigan Made feature-length thriller, The Monster with 21 Faces (CinemaSlice.com/21Faces).
WHERE: The event will be held at the Historical State Theatre in Bay City, MI.
WHEN: The event will be held on Saturday, October 13th, from 5pm-9pm, and the award ceremony/afterparty to follow immediately.
Continue reading “A SLICE OF FRIGHT FILM FEST – Official Selections”
That’s right, Slicers! Friday Sept 21st is the FINAL DAY to submit your short horror script or film to the inaugural CinemaSlice film festival, A SLICE OF FRIGHT FILM FESTIVAL!
We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the talented filmmakers who submitted their art for consideration! We were literally overwhelmed with the amount of submissions we received for this event– and we CAN’T WAIT to announce our official selections next week.
A great short horror film begins with a great script. Add a creepy concept, some blood & guts, and a terrifying twist– and you have A SLICE OF FRIGHT!
A SLICE OF FRIGHT is CinemaSlice’s horror anthology series (think Tales from the Crypt or Black Mirror, but in short film format). A SLICE OF FRIGHT FILM FESTIVAL is an attempt to showcase talented filmmakers doing exactly what we’re doing– all around the world. The idea is to support independent cinema by curating content that make us cringe with joy.
We’re working with Slicers in OH, MI, TN, PA, and TX to select the 13 best film submissions to highlight on the big screen– And the most outstanding films and scripts will be awarded with laurels and custom trophies! In addition to these awards, we’re also offering the coveted Slicer Awards, and Audience Choice awards for those in attendance.
If you submitted a film, give your name at the door for a free admission ticket to the event!
In closing– If you can make it to Bay City, MI for the festival, DO IT. Bring your current out-of-state Driver’s License to get in for free!
SLICE THE PLANET
The September installment of Art Live On is here!
Sometimes — actually rather often — I hear a string of words that amuses me in its content and possesses a natural rhythm. Often the rhythm of the string of words suggests the possible rhythm of the entire song.
The string of words, in the present case found at the end of the third verse, instantly suggested both a preferred musical genre (country music), the feeling of the song (comedy), and it identified itself as the “hook” or “punchline” that might reward the listener for sticking with the song through the first two and most of the third verse. I knew early on that I wanted a vocal track and guitar, bass, solo violin and percussion, and later I added a backup violin, banjo and some oohs and aahs. At its core, this is a bit of a relationship song, in which the tolerant singer identifies the limits of his/her tolerance.
As for the title, I decided that rather than use the entire eight-word hook, which would prematurely disclose the joke, I’d shorten it to just one word: “Lips.” The short title does not telegraph what’s coming, and rather might suggest a sensual love song. Surprise!
Songwriting for me is a labor of love. So, as Labor Day celebrations occur early in September, it seems fitting to have a bit of musical fun. So, clap yer hands and flap yer “Lips”!
Great music can push a mediocre short film into the realm of “really cool”. And a great soundtrack and push a good film into the “really awesome” territory.
As the 2nd full seasons of the horror anthology series, A Slice of Fright, comes to an end– and CinemaSlice reflects on the 20 short films we’ve produced for this series within the last 12 months– We wanted to shine the spotlight on the eery music that makes these films worth watching.
We’ve had the pleasure of working with numerous talented musicians to produce creepy original soundtrack compositions for each episode of A Slice of Fright. So without further ado, THANK YOU to all of the musicians featured on this free collection of original music:
- Austin-Michael Riley
- Marvin Maddicks, Jr
- David Waldman
- Echos of BC
- Leland Leger
It’s my pleasure the introduce the immensely entertaining, ReelRat, in Omaha, NE.
If you’ve not yet read any articles from his CinemaSlice series, Schlock Du Jour
, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU! GO NOW
ReelRat is a hard-working and dedicated dude who immerses himself into the world of Schlock Cinema!
*Hallelujah chorus plays*
ReelRat was born Elliot Ian Ross to a rockstar and a stripper, so it’s no surprise that is forté is trash. His vampiric tendencies of avoiding the sunlight have led to his mind being poisoned by the stacks of schlock cinema in his home.
Continue reading “Meet the Slicer: ReelRat”
A SLICE OF FRIGHT FILM FESTIVAL invites you to submit your short horror films and scripts to FilmFreeway.com/SliceFest
Submit your film before 9/1/2018 to take advantage of the Early Bird Submission discount
The jury members from A Slice of Fright Film Festival invite you to submit your short films and scripts.
#SliceThePlanet #SupportIndependentCinema #ASliceofFright
It’s my pleasure to introduce you to a driven filmmaker, and co-owner of CinemaSlice.com, Michael Welborn! Michael has produced numerous films and videos for the ‘Slice since the very begining os the Slicer-verse. Michael is motivated to create new content that is both cutting-edge and socially relevant– and is an all-around bad ass.
Each project Michael releases further solidifies his foundation as an auteur, and CinemaSlice would not be around without him!
I’ll let Welborn introduce himself… take it away!
“I’m from LA.” That’s what I tell people to sound cool. It’s true! But I was moved to Michigan when I turned two years old so I’m not as cool as I lead on. Now fast forward to the important part, myself and movies.
I don’t recall being overly fond of movies as a child. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t watch or like them:
I just guess I’d expect someone like myself to be in that movie nerd group, but I never have been. Ask me if I’ve ever seen your 5 favorite movies and chances are likely that I’ve only seen 2. I’ve always enjoyed movies but my overall love for them is based on one simple aspect: Storytelling.
It took me most of my childhood to come to the realization that I wanted to tell stories in video form. First possible occupation I remember being enthralled with was Paleontology. I loved the shit out of dinosaurs when I was a kid. I read books on fossils and dug adult human-sized holes in my backyard. Continue reading “Meet the Slicer: Michael Welborn”
On Aug 1st, 2017 we committed to releasing a minimum of 6 pieces of content per week for a year.
One year later (Aug 1st, 2018) and we’re proud to announce that we annihilated our goal!
For 12 months straight we’ve consistently released 6-12 films, videos, articles, graphics, posters, music compilations, and promos per week. That’s over 500 releases within the last 12 months–WOAH!
Just think of the vast ocean of creativity and the countless HOURS of labor that went into constantly creating entertaining content for the Slicers who regularly enjoy CinemaSlice.com!
Before going any further, I need to take a moment to THANK everyone who has contributed content over the last 12 months:
Continue reading “1 Year in the Books!”
CinemaSlice.com is proud to announce our third ever COMIC BOOK RELEASE!! This comic book is part of a short run of digital comic books based on our horror anthology series, A Slice of Fright (or in shorthand: SoF), and produced by Marvin Maddicks, Jr of Night Mistful Comics
This third installment is from the short film, Love Sick, written, shot, and directed by Nic White, starring Ian Squintz and Stephanie Fiest.
Marvin’s unique art-style lends itself to the bizarre story of Love Sick —
and we look forward to further collaborations to come!
Without further ado, we present to you, the CinemaSlice comic book: Love Sick!
And check out the full episode below: