This is my most recent editing work, for Affiza Custom Cabinetry.
I wrote the script and performed the voice-over as well.
This is an original music video created for posting on YouTube - (using two types of HD footage provided by the client, with various corrections to shot composition, slow motion, etc. and all vocal shots syncronized to the music audio file.)
My clients have utilized my talents to create:
* Online video clips from various dramatic and musical performances - (from older DVDs and VHS tapes)
* A confidential proposal for investors - (using Powerpoint slides and poorly lit Mini-DVD footage which I restored and corrected so that it could be used)
* An anniversary tribute video - (using video files sent in from different family members, recorded naration and music provided by the client and edited to their own script)
* Elevator and Escalator safety awareness video clips for use on two websites - (using client's existing footage and original footage produced by me for the client)
Albert Shroyer, Jr
This is the short film produced by the WEST ENDERS team for the 48 Hr Film Project in June 2009. I served as Production Manager for this project.
* I'm happy to be participating in the upcoming SF 48 Hour Film Competition in June! Our team is the WEST ENDERS!! Thank you to Nigel Ellis for inviting me to be a part of this.
* Earlier this year I spent about six weeks working as Production Manager on the independent feature "Expect Murder". This was a great experience for me. Though we parted company due to professional differences, I wish them success. I made a number of friends and contacts while the PM, some of whom I am and will be working with on future projects.
* I've continued to work here and there on "Nothing Will Be For You", the sordid horror melodrama I decided I would write and sell to Latino television. So maybe the working title should be, "Nada Será Para Usted". But if that sounds completely hokey to the potential Spanish viewer we may need to re-think that one!
* I'm currently writing another very personal screenplay called, "The Red Pencil". This one is about a young boy, the challenges he faces in moving to a new school, dealing with girls, teachers, doctors and the death of a classmate. I had worked out on a high level about 12 key scenes or so along this same theme in 2008. Ultimately it is possible that this could form the backbone of an episodic show for television as well. Time will tell!
* I may or may not write a screenplay called, "Monster in the Stall".
* For fun I am re-editing footage from a pilot instructional video I did with my friend Gary Millan back in 1991. Back then it was all edited by hand with a Hi8 deck and a VHS VCR. The original tape was not in great condition which tells me I may need to get a lot of my older footage archived onto a digital format fairly soon.
* I just finished re-reading Roger Corman's autobiography, "How I Made A Hundred Pictures in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime". A very inspiring and informative book for anyone interested in producing their own features, particularly on a modest budget.
* Along those lines but very current is, "How To Make Money Making Movies: The Secrets of Becoming a Profitable Filmmaker" by Tanya York. This is highly recommeded. I really enjoyed this and learned from it. And thanks to Tanya's list of suggested reading...
* ...I've also just read, "When the Shooting Stops... The Cutting Begins: A Film Editor's Story" by Ralph Rosenblum. This one from 1979 is one of the very best books on editing I've read. Interestingly enough it has also helped add some solid fuel to my screenwriting.
If you would like further information or to open a dialogue concerning possible purchase or optioning of one of my works, please contact me directly at 925-852-1303.
Well some little time has passed since my last update!
The life I lead continues to be an interesting one and I've been anything but idle. My schedule has been very full and I've accomplished a number of things in my personal life. Now as I've turned my attention back strongly in this direction, many creative possibilities are opening up for me.
So here's the latest:
* I've been working on personal audio and video projects (including a terrific recording of my 88 year old Grandmother).
* I'll be posting various additional clips from selected past projects of the last 17 - 18 years here in the near future.
* I've been selected to serve as Line Producer/Production Manager on an upcoming independent feature (a suspense-thriller). Pre-production for this feature begins shortly.
* I have several story lines and screenplays of my own in development.
If you would like further information or to open a dialogue concerning possible purchase or optioning of one of my works, please contact me directly at 209-238-3950.
Best wishes to you at the Holidays and for a prosperous New Year!
- Albert Shroyer, Jr.
I recently attended Screenwriting Expo 4 in Los Angeles and it was very inspiring! Now I'm even more fired up about writing screenplays and making features. It would be a blast to make an independent motion picture and show it right here on the web!
In the meantime I'm plugging away on a number of things...
Albert Shroyer, Jr