I've now managed to work my way up through lesson 9, and I'm continuing to work with Mr. Schilling on his projects, as well as working on my own 90-second short film (at the suggestion of Mr. Schilling) that I'm doing to familiarize myself with the various tools, techniques and stages of filmmaking. I've completed the first rough cut of the short film, and I've learned a lot already- both dos and don'ts, in the process. I'm about o start in on the second edit, including a self-composed track for the music, as well as doing all the sound design and audio effects.
Still working on the development of The Long Road, the feature-length movie idea I'm working on the script for for the program, but recently, I've given more thought to another idea that came to me around the same time, which I think is just as viable, if not more so, compared to The Long Road. I don't have a name for it, yet, but the way I envision it, it would make for a pretty good low-budget film (not cheap quality, but inexpensive to produce) given that it's set entirely aboard a ship stranded in deep space. A film like that wouldn't incur nearly as high a production cost as TLR most likely will; considering the costs of locations, specialized props, costumes and vehicles, and probably military consultation and cooperation, to create a believable war film.