Thursday, December 3, 2009

Add Lambent Fuse to your iPhone/iPod Touch Home Screen


To add a LAMBENT FUSE icon to your iPhone/iPod Touch Home Screen:

1. Go to www.lambentfuse.com in your iPhone/iPod Touch Safari web browser.
2. Touch the "+" icon in the browser footer bar.
3. From the menu options, select "Add to Home Screen"
4. Select "Add"

Voilà! A beautiful icon for easy access to the film’s website.

§ Lambent Fuse Cast and Crew

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Keith & Becker Character Wallpaper and Bio released!

The fans of Lambent Fuse have decided and they've voted to find out more about Keith Malone and Vincent Becker. Read up about Keith & Becker on the Official Page for the Lambent Fuse Character Wallpapers HERE.

Download the Official Character Wallpaper HERE!

Start voting for the January Character Wallpaper HERE.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Exclusive Dobbler content for the 229th Facebook Fan & Referrer of Lambent Fuse

The filmmakers have announced another promotion on their facebook page. Fans are encouraged to spread the word of the film, generating awareness for it and the pre-production aspects of the story, that is rapidly evolving publicly.

The fan page, found HERE, asks for fans to invite and suggest the fan page to friends. Whoever becomes the 229th fan will win a package of exclusive digital content, never before seen and some already released, of the character Paul Dobbler.

Why 229? Because his birthday is February 29th (2/29), and he's a bit superstitious.

So go ahead and share it now! Click on this link for quick access:

Share the Lambent Fuse Facebook Fan Page to family and friends on facebook!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Paul Dobbler Character Wallpaper and Trailer Released

The fans of Lambent Fuse have decided and they've voted to find out more about Paul Dobbler. Read up about Paul Dobbler on the Official page for Lambent Fuse Character Wallpapers HERE.

Download the Official Character Wallpaper HERE!

Watch the trailer below or in HD on YouTube HERE!

Start voting for the December Character Wallpaper HERE.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Get a Chance to be in the Official Trailer

The filmmakers are opening up the chance for anyone to be in the Official Trailer for Lambent Fuse. All you have to do is 1) Download any Official Lambent Fuse Wallpaper, 2) Set it as your desktop background, and 3) Take a snapshot (or a picture of yourself and the computer) and send it to us at: info@lambentfuse.com .

Check out the blog, facebook, or twitter often for updates on when you may be asked to be on set. First day planned for a winner of this promotion is Sunday, October 18th, 2009.

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Instructions:
1. Downloading the Lambent Fuse Wallpaper. Where do I download a wallpaper?
Visit the Fan Page on the official website: http://www.lambentfuse.com/Fan_Page.html . Then click on the "Wallpapers" button.

How do I download a Lambent Fuse Wallpaper once I found one that I want to download?
Read the respective download instructions for your computer that are printed on the Fan Page.

2. Setting the Lambent Fuse Wallpaper as your desktop background.
How do I set the Lambent Fuse Wallpaper as my desktop background on my computer?
Read the respective download instructions for your computer that are printed on the Fan Page.

3. Taking a screenshot of the Lambent Fuse Wallpaper on your desktop.
For PC: If you have: Windows Vista Basic or earlier versions:
  • Press the Print Screen key on your keyboard. It may be labeled [PrtScn].
  • Open an image editing program, such as Microsoft Paint.
  • Go to the Edit menu and choose Paste.
  • If prompted to enlarge the image, choose Yes.
  • Optional: Use your image editor's crop tool to crop out unnecessary portions of the screen shot.
  • Go to the File Menu and choose Save As.
  • Navigate to the folder where you want to save the image.
  • Type a file name for the image.
  • Select a file type.
  • Click the Save button.

If you have: Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate Editions:

  • Click on the Start Menu and start typing "snipping" into the search box.
  • Snipping Tool should show up in the Programs list above the search box, and you can click on it to start it.
  • The Snipping Tool window will appear on your screen. You may move it to an edge of the screen so it's not in your way, but it will also disappear when you start dragging a selection area.
  • The Snipping Tool assumes you want to create a new clipping as soon as you open it. Your screen will dim, and you can click and drag your cursor to select an area to copy. As you drag, the selected area will be darker, and surrounded by a red border if you've never changed the Snipping Tool options.
  • When you release the mouse button, the captured area will open in the Snipping Tool window. If you're not happy with the selection and need to try again, click the "New" button.
  • When you are happy with your clipping, press the second button to save the screen shot as an image file. See the tips below for file format suggestions.
For Mac:
  • Open Grab, located in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder.
  • Choose Capture > Screen.
  • When the Screen Grab dialog opens, click outside that window.

Or, use short cut keys (pressing at the same time):

  • Apple/Command + Shift + 3

4. Sending the image to us. How do I send submit the image? Using your email application (Mail.app) or resource (Gmail), find and attach the document. Compose the email to info@lambentfuse.com with the message: "Trailer Promo"

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Check out the blog, facebook, or twitter often for further promotions Thanks, and we can't wait to see the Lambent Fuse Wallpapers on your desktops and YOU on set with us!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Movie Poster Released


The filmmakers of Lambent Fuse have released their newest movie poster, codenamed: Dusk. They encourage visitors to engage in a discussion with each other about the mysterious poster and its meaning.

This launch marks the start of the character wallpaper voting period for fans and followers of the film. For more information on this, read the previous blog post: 'New Character Wallpapers'.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Character Wallpapers

The filmmakers are set to release a series of wallpapers based around the main characters of the film Lambent Fuse. The first wallpaper, delivered by the filmmakers, will be available for download on Tuesday, September 1st, 2009, and the rest will follow every first Tuesday of the month after that.

If you're a fan of the film on facebook you can vote for which character wallpaper should be released next, starting 9/1/09. The filmmakers encourage you to pick your favorite characters, as information from either their biography, quotes from the movie, or other similar particulars will be released along with each wallpaper.

You can become a fan of the page at: http://facebook.lambentfuse.com.

If you don't have a facebook account, you can email the filmmakers your suggestion at info@lambentfuse.com with the subject line "Character Wallpaper". Character choices are: Allison Swanson, Freddie Goone, Keith Malone & Vincent Becker, Lt. Phillip Richter, and Paul Dobbler.

You can view the announcement made by the director, Matt Cici, below or watch it in HD HERE.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Visually Testing Ideas: Watch & Respond

This week, we present a vid cast and a short clip to watch and respond to. Click HERE to watch it in HD.



Nine Inch Nails song "1 Ghosts I" was used under the Creative Commons license:
Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States. The use of this work is for noncommercial purposes only, and the views, images, and opinions expressed in this video do not reflect those of Nine Inch Nails. More information on this license can be found here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/


§ Matt
If you have any questions or comments, please write them below, or email them to me at mcici@lambentfuse.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Visually Testing Ideas

Hey folks,

It has definitely been a while, and it has felt longer than just two weeks since our last post. But here we are, nearing the end of the production diary for the research grant we won a few months ago. We've been keeping busy on story aspects, including but not limited to: character building, plot structure, transitions, and climactic elements.

These have all proven to be significant challenges, but we are happy to say we have overcome every single one of them. Working through each character's background, their needs and wants, separately and then combining them into one piece, were a few of our major steps in continuing and fully understanding the majority of what we want to say and how we want to say it.

We've also been testing some ideas visually by trying to break down concepts, lighting, color grading, editing and everything else that goes into making a film in order to best represent that piece. We're showing it to a live audience tomorrow: three clips of the same scene, but each with a different spin on how it's told.

Check out the snapshot below and tell us what you think!



We have a lot of work ahead of us, but we feel that the majority has already passed.

Until next Tuesday, thanks for reading.

§ Matt
If you have any questions or comments, please write them below, or email them to me at mcici@lambentfuse.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What do these shots say to you?

Alright folks,

Here are three screenshots taken from filmed scenes. Write down your initial thoughts. What do these shots say to you?

Then take it a step further and analyze each one. Try to determine why I chose to shoot it that way. Why did the actor position themselves, or create a facial expression the way they did? What are they doing in the shot? Why? Take into account, lighting, coloring, angle, and anything and everything that might go into how I shot it; this will be both helpful to you and to me. Please post them below, or send them to me via email: mcici@lambentfuse.com .







Until Tuesday the 21st, thanks for reading.

§ Matt
If you have any questions or comments, please write them below, or email them to me at mcici@lambentfuse.com

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Re-Dress your browser with the new Lambent Fuse persona!


In celebration of Mozilla's featuring of our first persona "Lambent Fuse 1" on their main persona page, Lambent Fuse announces its second Firefox Persona, and you can get it HERE.

What are personas? Well, they are “lightweight ‘skins’ that change the look of your Firefox browser” - Mozilla. Behind all of those toolbars on your default Firefox browser lies a regular skin (usually aluminum for macs, or a beige gray for PCs), but with a Lambent Fuse persona, the browser instead holds a Lambent Fuse image, leaving it both easy to read and full of fun.

Firefox represents almost 60% of the browser market that accesses Lambent Fuse’s official website very day, so we’ve created a way for the majority of you to carry the film wherever you travel, all of the time.

The persona is entitled ‘Lambent Fuse 2’ and is the second of a series of personas that will be released by the makers of Lambent Fuse. Mozilla, the creators of Firefox, is offering their personas as free add-ons to their browser, which is also free.

If you don’t have Firefox, and you would like to take part in the Lambent Fuse persona hype, you can download the browser HERE.

Make sure to get the 'Lambent Fuse 2' Firefox persona and spread the word!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shot Analysis: Think & Respond


I've been thinking how to best present this blog entry, because I've been looking for more ways to create interactivity within the production diary blog. So, we will be shooting some small scenes or presenting stills for your own responses next week (and hopefully the weeks following), and please tell your friends, family, and anyone else that might be remotely interested.

Critiques might include such topics as camera angles, lighting, characters, movement, etc. Or you can bring anything and everything right at me either through email or in the comments selection below.

Not only can this help me analyze what it is that I'm doing, but it may, just may, bring you closer into the world of Lambent Fuse by showing you some sneak peaks at how it might be filmed, or even parts of the film itself.

David and I have been going over a lot of the characters recently with some of the discoveries I've come across in my readings, and we believe that you may see some of that representation in the following posts.

We'd like to create as open a project as possible, so we'd love for your input.

Above is a taste. It's already a publicly available wallpaper, but go ahead and experiment. Click on the email: mcici@lambentfuse.com or open up a blank page and type all that you see (whether it's just a color or a person doing something) and email/post it to us. Write what you think is going on. Write what you think we're trying to say. If you want to post a video on YouTube (or the video uploading site of your choice) of your response, go ahead; just make sure to cite Lambent Fuse and send us a link. You can even do it on Twitter with an "@lambentfuse"! We'll be sure to feature your response on our page.


Links of Interest:
TV Show: Dexter
After seeing this show featured in Script, the magazine, I had to check it out. Especially since they talked about writing good character, and I have to say they were very true. Pick up Netflix if you don't have cable and/or Showtime, and the first two seasons are streamable (Watch Instantly).

Shot Analysis (to help you out):
1. Shot Analysis in Cinema and Film
2. Yale Film Studies (Analysis)
3. More In Depth Shot Analysis



Until next Tuesday, thanks for reading.

§ Matt
If you have any questions or comments, please write them below, or email them to me at mcici@lambentfuse.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Screenwriting: Collaboration

You are not required to write a screenplay on your own, and in fact you usually aren't going to be the only one who works on your screenplay. I, personally, have never collaborated on a screenplay before 'Lambent Fuse'; David Marketon (co-writer of 'Lambent Fuse') has briefly ventured into the collaboration world. We both pooled ideas of how we wanted to work together during one of our first meetings, and this became a huge part of how we worked together and how the story was written.

Collaboration, if that's your method of choice, requires a great deal of planning (however, most if not all of the following information may also apply to solo writers, which is also important). We needed to plan a schedule for writing meetings. About a year ago, we decided to block out Wednesday evenings for that, every week, for at least two to three hours. That was a pretty small time commitment, but it began to build the more we got into it. Dedication to the project is important as always, so despite many of our conflicts as students and prior commitments, we made it work.

You also need to find a way to write. Most people choose to write on computers these days, although not all. Our program of choice was Celtx; it was a cheap (used to be totally free) and very useful tool, as it allowed us to focus more of our time and efforts towards the story and not the formatting (which, even when known well, becomes cumbersome). Final Draft is the industry standard tool for screenwriters, but as indie filmmakers we choose to minimize our costs wherever we could. There are probably more out there, but these are the ones we knew best. They allow you to upload drafts (PC & Mac), so you don't have to worry about your co-writer looking at an old copy of the script.

But how do you write with two people and one story? Some people choose to split up the acts, characters, and even scenes. In the early drafts of the script, we broke it down into parts and would alternate writing; we did not center it around a concrete object like scenes or acts, because that didn't work for us. Also, each writer has talents and specializes in something you may not; make sure to allow for that.

Collaboration also allows for extra eyes and edits during the drafting of the scripts, rather than afterwards. This can be especially helpful if you get stuck or something isn't working just right. We felt that collaboration would help allow for the best story for 'Lambent Fuse.' And therefore, the topic of collaboration is of huge importance to the creation of 'Lambent Fuse'. It is a part of the writing process: the brainstorming, the outlining, the crafting, and the creating of every piece and every element of description, dialogue, characters, and events that make up the story.

Links of Interest:
Books: Chinatown: Script to Screen

Screenwriting Software:
Celtx
Final Draft

Magazine: Script
A very good magazine on screenwriting (how-to and how-done); it's hosted by the makers of Final Draft.

Website: Scriptologist.com
"The Portal For Screenwriters, Filmmakers, & Actors"
Find information, tools, tips, message boards for discussions on industry topics, and even create a free blog, and much more. It's kind of a cool site!


Until next Tuesday, thanks for reading.

§ Matt
If you have any questions or comments, please write them below, or email them to me at mcici@lambentfuse.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Screenplay: Story & Structure

As I continued my readings in the book: 'Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting" by Syd Field, I came across some more interesting and helpful information when planning the writing process. Obviously time is required and lots of it, but what else do you have to do besides sticking to a schedule? In his book, Field stresses the importance of knowing your story; now this may seem obvious at first and very easy for most screenwriters, but as he's addressed, you can start writing and get stuck at page 60. Everything was going well and you thought you had it all planned out, and then you hit a stop. It could be writer's block or it could just be poor design in setting everything up.

In my last blog entry I talked about character and this is incredibly important when moving on to the next part: story and structure. You will need to know your ending; not every detail of the last scene but the basic resolution (as he calls it) of the story, and then the beginning. You have 10 pages to impress the reader and make them want to keep going. And following that, your Plot Point 1 & 2 (the transitions from Act 1 to Act 2, and Act 2 to Act 3). The character information can help you move the story forward if you get stuck or if you need extra material to make the story more fluid. But, I don't want to totally regurgitate what he was saying, so I'll adapt this to our work (once again).

10 pages isn't a lot of room to impress the reader. So, what should we put in there? We've sent one of our early drafts out to be read, and received very good criticism for our first scene. What it should do is introduce the story; we dropped them into the film with Keith and Becker; although they are not the main characters, they bring the audience into the story at one of its peak moments, and present one of the running messages in the film (we won't give away too much just yet).

However, one of the challenges we do face is making sure that our non-chronological time frame doesn't lose the audience. Many films have successfully kept the audience's suspension of disbelief; 'Memento' and 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' are just two of them. The key to this is making sure you transition properly to the current, past, or even future time (along with presenting those good character parts).

When I saw the film 'White Night Wedding,' I walked out feeling very grateful for the way they transitioned between the two storylines; without that dip to white (white flash) they used, I would have been a goner for a large chunk of time during the film. However, they used it so well, that it flowed nicely and kept the audience in prime attention.

I did want to talk a little bit about collaboration screenwriting (as I am), but this entry is getting somewhat long, so we'll save that for next time.

Links of Interest:
Movie: 'White Night Wedding'
-A great example of good storytelling when dealing with multiple storylines.

Email Newsletter: Writers Guild Foundation
-I have subscribed to a few of their others (WGA), but this one deals with screenwriting events, screenings, and exclusive invitations (which I'm really excited to hear about).

Book: 'The Independent Filmmaker's Law and Business Guide'
'The Independent Filmmaker's Law and Business Guide: Financing, Shooting, and Distributing Independent and Digital Films' by Jon Garon is a book I just recently bought and will be reading soon; it's getting some fantastic reviews and is probably something as an independent filmmaker you may want to read (that is, if you are one (aspiring counts!)).


Until next Tuesday, thanks for reading.

§ Matt
If you have any questions or comments, please write them below, or email them to me at mcici@lambentfuse.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Character - Developing & Building

I've started out reading the book 'Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting" by Syd Field, which is a great book and one I've had for quite some time, but just haven't had the opportunity to read. So far, I've taken great interest to his chapters on developing and building characters and how that combines and possibly creates, at times, plot points. As most film students, amateurs, and professionals know, there are three main plot points: Act 1, 2, and 3. On a feature length screenplay, these usually occur around pages 1-30, 30-90, 90-120.

He piqued my interest when he mentioned how one goes about building characters. Now, there are many ways to do this, and coming from an acting background, I am familiar with the technique he explains: starting from birth and working your way towards the present time of the character and script, including major facts such as family lifestyle to minute yet still important information like a character's favorite color. One of the reasons this is important is that you can pull this information out not only in a character's actions and the events that take place, but that you are able to create scenes that propel the story forward even more. Characters that are built 'from the ground up' are more relatable and therefore more believable — all things a filmmaker wants.

Now most of this information you can get from the book itself, or even other books, so I'd like to tie this in a bit more with Lambent Fuse. First and foremost, these findings come at a perfect time, since we will be shooting some more poster ideas for early promotion of the film to be launched in the near future. Lambent Fuse has always been a film built around an ensemble cast, and it's important for us to illustrate and represent each separate character in the best possible way. Picking out scenes (locations), attire (style, color), bodily features (hair, makeup), etc. are all factors that need considering. Each character brings their own set of these factors and by doing the analysis as a filmmaker simplifies this process and is something we have done for each character (even more in depth than we had originally done).

This was definitely a great discovery, and the adaptation towards film will become a much more simplified process with this information. I've also came across a few interesting pieces, which I think I'll try to do every week:

Links of Interest:
Movie: Oldboy
-The technique used in the filming, along with coloring was simply stunning. Check out a fluid, one-shot fight scene HERE. The direction, choreography, along with acting required for this scene was quite impressive.

Magazine: Film Comment
-I read a few articles so far, including a back issue of one of my favorite films 2046 (a film shot without a script and one that apparently took very long to create) and 'No Country for Old Men', another Coen Brother film. The magazine is more of a review for films than one that looks at film techniques, but that is still important for filmmakers to engage in, since it is their audience who develop explanations for the images presented to them.


Until next Tuesday, thanks for reading.

§ Matt
If you have any questions or comments, please write them below, or email them to me at mcici@lambentfuse.com

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Production Diary Begins!

Hello all,

This is Matt Cici, director and co-creator of Lambent Fuse. I'd like to present the Lambent Fuse Production Diary. This diary will be used for the recent grant we've received, entitled: 'Lambent Fuse: Moving Ideas Into Words And Then Into Action,' for work on the screenplay,

I will be posting weekly discoveries and creations on this blog. These postings will occur every Tuesday during the time frame June 9 - July 28. I'd first like to introduce to you what it is that I am doing, so here we go.

The research is divided into three parts, all overlapping each other to enhance and develop a more representative screenplay. It contains three components: researching elements of screenwriting, planning a visual screenplay, and testing the screenplay adapted to film.

First, I will investigate case studies and scholarly articles, along with recognized and respected books carrying information on the tools of screenwriting, and some of the best noted screenplays in the industry. In case you're interested, the films are: 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,' and 'Fargo.'

Second, I will use this newly gained knowledge to adapt the parts of the screenplay into a storyboard. I will be looking at the film's screenplays mentioned above and matching them to their final products, noting the differences and similarities and overall representation of the screenplay's parts in relation to the film.

Lastly, I will take my research and apply it to the filmmaking process, testing the project visually. In addition to recognizing measures of representation, and looking at the different cinematic aspects of filmmaking (angles, lighting, etc.), I will also focus on condensing total footage for the feature to help save time and money for this project.

So, again, I will be posting every Tuesday from now until July 28th specifically for this grant. Make sure to check out the production diary, featuring text and some vidcasts, for the grant research project entitled: 'Lambent Fuse: Moving Ideas Into Words And Then Into Action.'

Until next Tuesday, thanks for reading.

§ Matt
If you have any questions or comments, please write them below, or email them to me at mcici@lambentfuse.com

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dress your browser with Lambent Fuse gear.


Lambent Fuse announces its first Firefox Persona, and you can get it HERE.

What are personas? Well, they are “lightweight ‘skins’ that change the look of your Firefox browser” - Mozilla. Behind all of those toolbars on your default Firefox browser lies a regular skin (usually aluminum for macs, or a beige gray for PCs), but with a Lambent Fuse persona, the browser instead holds a Lambent Fuse image, leaving it both easy to read and full of fun.

Firefox represents over 52% of the browser market that accesses Lambent Fuse’s official website, so we’ve created a way for the majority of you to carry the film wherever you travel all of the time.

The persona is titled ‘Lambent Fuse 1’ and is the first of a series of personas that will be released by the makers of Lambent Fuse. Mozilla, the creators of Firefox, is offering their personas as free add-ons to their browser, which is also free.

If you don’t have Firefox, and you would like to take part in the Lambent Fuse persona hype, you can download the browser HERE.

Make sure to get the 'Lambent Fuse 1' Firefox persona and spread the word!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Teaser Trailer 2 Posted - watch it!

The second teaser trailer for Lambent Fuse has been released. For more background information on the teaser trailer, please visit the official page for Lambent Fuse: Teaser Trailer 2. Click HERE to watch it in HD.

UPDATE: The second teaser trailer has been discontinued and replaced by the short film version called: 'The Condition'. Please visit the official page for Lambent Fuse: The Condition. You can watch it in HD HERE.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Official Poster released for 'The Condition'


Check out the poster for the short film 'The Condition' to be screened at Hamline University's 2009 Film Festival on May 9th, 2009 at 8:30pm. The short is based upon the film Lambent Fuse.

We'll be there for a Q&A session to be held after the screening.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Festival Screening for Lambent Fuse

Hamline University has accepted our submission for their 2009 Film Festival.

We've created an exclusive festival cut of the second teaser trailer for Lambent Fuse. This version follows more of a short film format and will only be available at the screening. The online version of the teaser will be shorter and will be released on May 11th after 8pm.

The festival version is called 'The Condition' and will explore one of the lead characters in the feature film, Allison Swanson (Marci Lucht), and her kleptomania. It also introduces the character Freddie Goone (Rhett Romsaas), and previews the two's future relationship.

The screening takes place at Hamline University in the Anne Simley Theatre at 8:30 pm on Saturday, May 9th, 2009, followed by a Q&A session with the cast and crew. Admission is FREE.

Find out more about the teaser HERE


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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Teaser Trailer 2 Announced for May 11th


We're working on the second teaser trailer and will be posting it all over the web on May 11th.

It will first hit the facebook event page between the times 8:00pm and 8:30pm and will then ignite across the web - the locations include everywhere else Lambent Fuse has a presence: Facebook Fan Page, YouTube, MySpace, on this blog, and the official website.

We announced the teaser to post on 4/27 first, but have postponed it 'till 5/11 due to a recent submission into a film festival. We'd like to garner some more publicity and attention for the film and the teaser, so check back HERE for details on when and where if it's accepted.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Welcome to the Lambent Fuse Production Diary.

During the summer of 2009, Lambent Fuse will be releasing blogs on a weekly basis, informing readers about the production process.

With the recent acceptance of a grant awarded to Lambent Fuse, the director, Matt Cici, will be working intensely on the screenplay's adaption to the camera. Weekly updates will hit the Production Diary section of the film's official blog.

Content discussing the progress of the screenplay and how it is transformed to the camera will be available to the public. This content will most often be in the form of text; however there will occasionally be vidcasts and podcasts. We'd also like to expose some of the visual tests that we'll be doing, so be sure to check often.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

100th Facebook Fan Winners

Congratulations to Joshua Scharber, Lambent Fuse's 100th fan on its Facebook Page, and Joehey Arnold for referring him. Both will receive an official poster of the film Lambent Fuse.

The unreleased poster, the poster that Scharber won, will be available for download as soon as it is printed, and Arnold chose "Allison Wallpaper 1." The two will be given signed copies of the official posters for the film Lambent Fuse.

Check back for more special promotions on each of Lambent Fuse designated sites, from Facebook to its official website.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

1st Anniversary Poster released on Facebook Page - Download Now!



Lambent Fuse celebrates its 1st Anniversary with the release of its newest wallpaper.

The wallpaper, codenamed Lambent Fuse Red, is a depiction of a human body lying on a carpeted bedroom floor, with a powerful red obscuring the figure.

It is available for immediate download via the Facebook Download wall tab, by clicking HERE.

Lambent Fuse has announced that the 100th Facebook member who becomes a fan of the movie will win a poster of their choice, signed by the director, as well as the Facebook member who referred that 100th fan.

You may become a fan by following this LINK.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Lambent Fuse 1st Anniversary!

This Thursday, March 19th is the 1st Anniversary of the start of Lambent Fuse.

We are hoping to reach the goal of 100 fans on Facebook very soon, which would be an awesome way to celebrate the project's first birthday! So invite your friends and win a signed poster of your choice.

Follow Lambent Fuse on Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/lambentfuse

A newly revised version of the Lambent Fuse IM icon and Badge has been created and is available for download.

Download it and others at MySpace and Facebook:

MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/lambentfuse

Facebook
Check under the "Downloads" wall tab

Lastly, a place for donations has now been created:
It's now on the blog, MySpace, and Facebook

Facebook:
Under the "Donate" wall tab.

Click on it and donate* any amount. Please send us your name so that we can list you in the credits. We are working on a system for larger donations to be listed as credited roles in the film's production (such as producers).
*Currently donators need to have or create a PayPal account; we are working on creating a way to donate through direct mail and credit cards via online.


Thanks for your support and keep reading up!



Lambent Fuse's Coming Soon List:
1. Updates to the website:
-email subscription list
-detailed donation information
2. More posters/wallpapers
3. Another teaser trailer

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Teaser Trailer Available

The first of many to come, Lambent Fuse trailers. These are aimed to help fundraise the project of Lambent Fuse. We hope you enjoy them. Go to our YouTube page to find them, embed them in your blogs and websites, send the links to all of your friends and business partners.

Help spread the word of this fantastic project.

All of our videos will be posted on the Lambent Fuse Video Page, but they can be viewed in HD on YouTube for the most pleasure and satisfaction.

Click HERE to watch it in HD
or watch below for SD


Exclusive Facebook Poster Giveaway

Lambent Fuse Facebook Fan Page is growing, but we’d like it to grow faster and you can help us out.

Join now and you automatically have a chance to WIN!

Whoever becomes the 100th fan wins a never before seen official poster of Lambent Fuse signed by the director Matt Cici.

And the person who refers that new fan also wins a Lambent Fuse poster of their choice (including the option of the unseen poster) signed by Matt Cici as well!

So, click HERE to become a fan now!

Logline

A KLEPTOMANIAC WHO CAN’T STOP.
LUCK THAT NEVER COMES.
LAMBENTLY LIT, THE FUSE IGNITES,
AND ALL THOSE IN THE WAY WILL PERISH.

Welcome

Welcome to the official Lambent Fuse blog. The blog will be constantly updated with news, info, contests, giveaways, and much more, so please check back often.

Lambent Fuse is a project started by the writers Matt Cici and David Marketon. The two set out to write a film that was like no other; one that affected all that viewed it. A story so captivating, you’d never forget it.

The writers would like to keep this film as Minnesotan as possible, something as locals themselves they hold dear. There is a true sense to the midwest that Hollywood, or anywhere else, cannot quite capture. The beauty of the rest of the world is often hidden.

But the story within Lambent Fuse isn’t so much about beauty at all. It’s about people’s connections within the world they live and how the choices they make could be intermittently connected to their fate, as is life.

We hope you enjoy the website and blog. Please let us know of any content, news, or downloads you’d like on the site, and be sure to follow the blog for up to the date news on the project.