Heroic Age Art Center & Studio presents a unique, seasonal event on Saturday, October 10, at their facility in Mt. Zion, Illinois. The Art of Fear will feature a Halloween themed art show, art activities in their shops, celebrity guests, vendors, pumpkin carving contest, costuming, and “Art of Fear” panel discussions. The event is free and open to the public.
Special celebrity guests include special effects artist J. Athony Kosar (Face Off Season 4 Champ and Season 8 Coach) and actor Michael Koske (The Walking Dead, Goosebumps, Sleepy Hollow, The Originals). Check out their website for details!
Our new location is The Montvale Retirement Estates 2601 Montvale Drive, Springfield, Illinois. Parking is in the Schnucks Supermarket parking lot across the street from the Montvale Estate. We have just grown out of Hy-Vee with 48 attending the last meeting . The meeting is at 7:00 P.M. October 15, 2015.
,Out of 71 entries in The Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade, we won Second Place, thanks to the help in building the float, of Steve Giddings, Chrystal Page and Linda Lou Long. Dean Williams supplied all of the props and drapes and Laura Richter posted all of the casting and information for the contest. Liz Zalar (Audrery Hepburn as Holly Goliightlly, Bob Petitt (Marlboro Man), Bill Bailey (Spider Man), and Laura Richer ( Voted The Best Marilyn Monroe ever) – were the cast. Twenty members of the Central Illinois Film Commission were walkers. Great job everyone as tens of thousands of on lookers saw the pride of the CIFC.
Since 1992, Heroic Age Studios has been supplying everything from graphic design and animation to full-service commercial, video, documentary and major film production. Having worked with clients like Marvel Entertainment, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Warner Brothers, and Disney – and last year opening their own art center that will host a cutting-edge sound stage – the studio is now launching the newest phase of their business, 5000 Films. 5000 Films is a fresh, innovative approach to making movies whereby fans pledge their support to a specific genre(s), and become part of the film making process.
Membership into each 5000 Films project is $60 annually, but initial funding will be generated through Kickstarter, offering fans various levels of financial support and incentives. By becoming an exclusive member of the 5000 Film project(s) of choice, fans will:
Select the name of the movie being produced.
Help choose select actors and actresses by voting in on-line screen tests.
Access behind-the-scenes video while the film is being made.
Have their name listed in the movie credits.
Receive an exclusive 5000 Films edition DVD of the movie, along with a VIP invitation to attend a convention built around the movie’s premiere.
Vote on the next film to be made (voting to be held at the convention).
Heroic Age Studios is introducing the first two 5000 Films projects. Before launching their Kickstarter fundraising, they are first soliciting the support of movie fans. Check out the two projects by visiting the respective websites below, watch the videos explaining the process, and sign up to pledge your support for the film of choice.
FANATICAL 5000 FILMS - comprised of 5000 passionate film fans from central Illinois who support a community based movie, the first of which is a supernatural romance. www.fanatical5000films.com
FRIGHTFUL 5000 FILMS - comprised of 5000 hard core horror fans ready to make a scary movie, the first of which had originally been picked up by Hollywood and labeled as the next “Saw”! www.frightful5000films.com
Again we thank everyone involved in the filming of the Abraham Lincoln Funeral Procession Reenactment, commemorating the 150th anniversary of our beloved president’s death. We are proud to partner with the city of Springfield on this documentary, which is scheduled for release in 2016. Here is a trailer, produced byGreg Nevitt, giving you a sampling of the powerful impact this event had on our community.
Steve Giddings and Diana Dugan captured the above and below great shots. We are in need of a member or non member that is proficient in Adobe After Effects, to create a fantastic opening. Tony and Greg will edit the rest of the 300 plus hours of video. Please contact: Dean Williams @ 217-529-1555 if you can help.