JD Mata Films

J.D. Mata is an actor, independent filmmaker, musician/ Choir Director, Piano Bar player, etc... He lives in Los Angeles. This is the place where he will reveal his "rebel without a crew" Robert Rodriguez inspired style of indie filmmaking secrets! And, just "A day in the life" stuff!

Monday, April 14, 2008

STILL, editing THE TEACHER'S LOUNGE! AND, forgive me cyber space, for I have sinned! My last blog was....geez, I can't even remember:)

The LIFE of making FUGUE FILMS is and should be your whole LIFE! It is our chosen vocation, job, hobby, vacation, it is EVERYTHING! That's what it takes. Spirituality and Service; however, should never be compromised! Making films is NOT that BIG of a deal! But, it is a life choice that requires all your energy and resources which will eventually deplete; and, the only way to replenish is through a spiritual contact with someone or something greater than any person or film. Furthermore, being of service, and NOT telling anyone is a requirement for starting and completing a feature film. AMEN!

Okay I'm done preaching..heehee. Maybe, I should have been a Roman Catholic Priest! Hey, stop that, I can totally hear your boisterous LAUGH! In any event, again, forgive me cyber space for I have sinned! My last blog was a LONG time ago.

In terms of the film, I carry on in the EDITING stage, as I will be posting a trailer up really soon! This movie has taken it's toll on me, but I move forward, as I am six weeks away from COMPLETION!

In the meantime, I have been editing music videos for theirmusic.com, editing a birthday party I filmed, and playing music!

That's all for now as I LOVE MY LIFE! love, jd

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

What the bleep! !!!!! !!

I finished filming THE TEACHER"S LOUNGE! YAY!!! Now, I am editing! YAY!!! Although, I am not editing from home as I have done so in prior films! Before I can tell you why, I am compelled to BRIEFLY share with you what has happened in my life recently. As I posted previously, someone crashed into my truck then my laptop crashed. The truck was fixed, which looks great, but the A.C. doesn't work! So, I'm taking it back to be fixed. The laptop still has not been able to be fixed, because other matters came to the SURFACE! No pun intended, but a bump under my arm SURFACED! I had a procedure done to remove the absess! All I really have to say is that I'm glad that is gone, cause it hurt and scared the SH*$ out of me. That physical issue made my current issue, which is that my EDITING COMPUTER has now CRASHED TOO, not such a huge deal! The last couple of days, I shot a documentary for a production company, and in return, they are letting me use there editing system! This is where I am at now, YAY! I must admit that all these things that have occurred as I battle to complete this film has had a toll on me physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Making a full length film is physical, emotional, and spiritual, but in the end, it is just a film. I still stand by my FUGUE FILM mantra, "Finish your film no matter what," however don't forget to say a little prayer for those Angels who help you NO MATTER WHAT! Thank you STEVE, MARIO, TOBI, LETY, CONNIE, PEZ, Dr. HO, and all the cast of THE TEACHER'S LOUNGE! I LOVE my LIFE!!! love, jd