Monday, October 7, 2013

Updates - Western X

What's going on in the world of 'Western X'?

We just completed a one day shoot to get some pick-up shots for the final episode. Over time a few things changed and in order to make sure the episodes are cohesive we had to make sure we had a few additional shots.

We recreated the original saloon we used

To save money, we built the saloon set at my house. We transformed the entire kitchen into a western saloon.

NEW YOUTUBE ACCOUNT
Recently we opened a new YouTube account for the show. Within the last year YouTube has made changes that required that we open up a new account. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE

WEIRD WEST FEST 
Coming up soon - 'Western X' will be at the Weird West Fest December 7 in Giddings, Texas. 

BLACK & WHITE RERELEASE and RELAUNCH
Cazador Productions is planning on releasing past and new episodes in Black and White. When I posted that I wanted to release the episodes in B/W, I received a lot of enthusiastic messages on Facebook and Twitter letting me know that they loved the idea. I'm currently working on the conversion, I will post a few examples on our Facebook page soon. 

NEW EPISODE RATINGS
I've been asked to put a warning with the possible offensive content at the beginning of the upcoming episodes. Warning card will be something similar to what you see on used on HBO or Starz.

ADR / LOOPING 
Starting October 12, ADR begins on the final episodes. Next few weeks will be dedicated exclusively to this process. For those of you not in the "know", dialog that cannot be salvaged from production tracks must be re-recorded in a process called looping or ADR

FINAL THOUGHTS
To all those waiting for new episodes, I thank you. The long wait will be well worth it, I have full confidence that you will love the remaining episodes.

HERE ARE SOME BTS shots from our pickup shoot. 
Seth Gandrud lying next to a coffin

This shot came out remarkable. The final composite looks absolutely haunting, I think the die hard X fans will agree.

Introduction to a new character

This scene is Seth Gandruds introduction to the series. Seth's character was someone that we originally didn't intend to introduce until way later in the series but certain circumstances sped up our original timeline and it seemed like the opportunity was ideal. You won't see a whole lot of him this season but he will be a big part of the second season.

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone thinks about what we have planned for the series. By the end of the final episode, I believe everyone that has paid attention and followed the bread crumbs, will like how we ended season 1.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Yuma Film Festival - Best Male Actor

Richard Anderson wins Best Male Actor

It's been a very busy month, so I have not had the opportunity to write about the Yuma Film Festival that took place April 19-20. The festival was held at the Yuma Historic theatre, which I must say is a fantastic venue with so much history. 

*Located on Main Street in the City of Yuma's central business district, the Yuma Theatre building was constructed in 1912 and originally functioned as a vaudeville and movie house. The Yuma Theatre building has performed an important role in Yuma's commercial, cultural and social history ever since.

Since 'Western X' premiered at the Beverly Hills New Media and Television Festival we've been nominated for and won some really great awards. But the award that 'Western X' took home this time meant a lot to me because it acknowledged the acting, which Western X has an ensemble cast of really underrated talent. I was pleased to tell Richard that he was the winner of the best acting category.

The work that the actors put into this series should not go unnoticed and once the new episodes begin to rollout, you will agree.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Western X at the Yuma Film Festival

APRIL 19 - 20, 2013

Episode 10 will play this weekend at the Yuma Film Festival.
Episode 10 features Vernon G. Wells (Road Warrior, Weird Science,  Inner Space, Commando) as the Black Coat leader known as "The General". 

Schedule with screening times should be available soon. 



UPDATES AND NEWS


EPISODE 11-16 Coming Soon
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The Weird West Fest


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Weird Western Film Festival Presented by Cazador Productions

QUICK UPDATE
As the date draws closer to the completion of the final episodes of 'Western X' I have realized that one of the biggest adventures of my life is finally coming to a close. There have been some really fantastic moments and I've met a lot of talented and great people; people that have helped make this series possible.

For the last several months things have been quiet from the 'Western X' camp because I've been focusing on completing the last few episodes. As I've stated before, I will start releasing episodes once the final episodes are done, that way I can release these new episodes weekly.

WEIRD WESTERN FILM FESTIVAL
Many of you have asked if there will be a final screening, the answer is yes. I will be starting a new film festival specifically to showcase the final feature film version of 'Western X'. The Weird West Film Festival will be presented by my company Cazador Productions. The festival will be open to anyone wishing to submit a film, web series, music video etc.

As the name suggests the festival will focus on westerns, particularly the sub-genre known as weird west. The exact date and location of the festival is still being decided but I currently have two different cities in mind. I'm currently setting up interviews with festival directors to take the lead in the planning of the festival. I'm still in the planning stages but I'm hoping to have more info soon. I will post more information as it becomes available.




Monday, March 18, 2013

The Weird West Fest 2013

Good news for fans of 'Western X', Michael Flores has been asked to be a guest at the The Weird West Fest this coming December. The press release and info is listed below.

"The Weird West Fest - Guest Update 

We're very proud to announce that Michael Flores has joined our amazing line-up. 

Michael Flores is the creator and writer of 'Western X' a weird west web series produced independently. The series has garnered close to a million fans across the globe and keeps growing. The first 3 episodes which were shot with a shoestring budget was used to gather interest from private investors that would eventually lead to the production of episodes 4-18. In 2011 the Producer's Guild of America nominated Michael for a "Digital 25" award; an award that honors individuals and teams who have made the greatest impact on digital entertainment and storytelling. Also in 2013 Michael was nominated by the IAWTV Awards for Best Cinematography for 'Western X', where it was placed in competition against big Hollywood produced shows including 'H+' produced by Bryan Singer (X-Men). Additionally, Michael has written scripts on spec that have been optioned for production and has a feature film currently in development. 

Come and meet the creator of 'Western X' at The Weird West Fest in Giddings, Texas on December 7, 2013. 




Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Western X Nominated for IAWTV Award - Best Cinematography


Western X has been nominated for an IAWTV Award for Best Cinematography. This is something that I'm very proud and flattered to be a part of and if you look at who we are nominated with you'd quickly understand why. We have been graciously included with series' produced by Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects) as well as other fantastic filmmakers and actors; it truly is an honor.

As web television grows and gains mainstream status more and more attention is being focused on the production of quality web only entertainment and the IAWTV has the potential at being a vital key to aiding the growth of web content. The International Academy of Web Television has helped the medium gain industry and mainstream appeal by paving roads and leading the way; now in it's second year the IAWTV is set to blow the lid off the industry.

The Award Ceremony will be held in Las Vegas January 8, 2013. http://iawtvawards.org

Catch the latest episode of Western X - You can catch up on the series at www.westernxtheshow.com






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Monday, November 12, 2012

Email Lottery - Cazador Productions Giveaway!!


EMAIL LOTTERY

The Lottery!! Cazador Productions is giving away money. From non on anyone that joins the Cazador Productions' newsletter will be automatically entered into a lottery to win $100.00. Also, referrals count too; for every person referred that is an additional entry into the lottery. Whoever you refer, be sure they know to let us know your name, that way you will receive credit for the referral. All emails pertaining to referrals can be sent to westernx@westernxtheshow.com 

Another great way to stay connected is to join our forum and discussion site. 

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