“There’ll also be a screening of Judith B. Shields’s steampunk reimagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. “How we are making the film unique is a light steampunk twist: What if instead of electricity, Victor Frankenstein reanimated the monster by steam?” said Shields. “Victor Frankenstein was known for studying all sciences, so it is not too far of a leap to have him experiment with steam. Our monster actually smokes.”
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“See amazing indie films. The LoneStarCon 3 Independent Film Festival runs during Worldcon with its own galaxy of SF/F, horror and comic genres, including “Frankenstein’s Monster,” a “steampunk-light” adaptation of Mary Shelley‘s masterpiece shot in 14 days in the Houston/Galveston area.”
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“Our Steampunk is expressed through the art—for starters we used a lot of STEAM! The monster is Steam-powered. He smokes! It is simple. Steampunk is expressed in the camera angle choices. The finished look of the film has a darkened edge and is slightly desaturated—to remind the audience of an old photograph. Word choices in the script, Edwardian costumes, unique props built by those in our Texas Steampunk community. This is our Steampunk.”
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Frankenstein\’s Monster – An Indie Steampunk Film.
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via Frankenstein’s Monster – An Indie Steampunk Film–A fantastic interview of Judith B. Shields by Author and Blogger Maeve Alpin as They Ride on an Airship Discussing the Project and Steampunk.
A closer look at microbudget filmmaking.
“IL: You are one of the special guest panelists at this year’s Comicpalooza (2013) discussing how to make an independent film on a budget. Great topic since many indie-artists/film makers struggle with the financial aspect in launching their projects. What advice can you give indie-artists dealing with this dilemma?”
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“LEAGUE CITY — There is a monster rattling the bushes of League City’s historic district. It’s big, brawny and steam-powered.”
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“Houston-area based filmmaker Judith B. Shields is working on a movie with a Steampunk theme. She thinks the IBM forecast is a little early, but is banking on the general public catching on. Still, that won’t take away from the core fans.
“People like to create, that’s part of the attraction,” Sheilds says.”
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Every dream begins with the first step.
First Step Cinematics, LLC is dedicated to bringing new stories to life. We are a small independent film company from the Houston-Galveston area. Our vision is that moraled stories take precedence over hype. That art is allowed to flourish, faith is respected, and differences accepted.
Our first film project is called Frankenstein’s Monster. It is a light Steampunk adaptation on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
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