Humphrey Robot Makes a Wish

With under an hour before the midnight bell rings, here comes Humphrey, a sweet robot who’s greatest wish is to have a friend.

There’s so much more work I would like to do on this film but I ran out of time. I would like to spend more time on the music and so much more. But, like I set out to do, I’m going to be ok with it being imperfect. I think Humphrey’s got a beating heart.

In the next couple of weeks, I’ll write a blog post about how I made this film and composed the music which proved to be the seed of the entire story.

(For the password of this film, please email me. I will add you to my mailing list and send you the password to watch Humphrey’s film.)
The direct link to watch “Humphrey Robot Makes A Wish” is here https://vimeo.com/168893740
(a little under 4 minutes)

Humphrey Robot Makes a Wish, an animated film by Ingrid Serban

It’s been a very busy month with not only making this film but creating a kickstarter video for Forest. You can see it HERE. I’m pretty proud of it. It’s a release on vinyl of his most beloved album, “Walk Though Walls” plus two new songs that I sang on (boy did I sing. ha! … I’m not kidding. There are some notes in dog hearing range.) If you’d like to support his (our) music you can go to the campaign and make a pledge.

One more pat on the back for me. Forest’s fund raising video is my second one of that kind and Kickstarter is featuring it as a project they ❤ . Two out of two! I’m setting a high bar for myself.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1601953676/forest-sun-new-songs-remastered-vinyl-and-more

Forest Sun on Kickstarter

Thank you SO much for watching my films, listening to my music for writing me and encouraging me. You’re the best!!

love,
Ingrid

PS. A ton of thanks to Cassie for lending me her camera and to Al for making that adorable extroverted goat.

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Weep and Wail, music video

My computer is at 24% (we’re in the city and I forgot my power cord), the video is slow …. ly uploading to vimeo, I’m breathing and staying calm …. ish. It’s been a total mad dash.

This music video for Forest‘s song “Weep and Wail” has been by far the most challenging monthly movie project for many reasons. I felt extra pressure to make it so that the artist aka my husband would love it. I had to work with the most actors I’ve worked with so far who were all just delightful, including the most exemplary music video extras you could ever find. Plus, I did lots and lots of driving in traffic to and from the east bay. Twice.
The editing has been borderline torturous. Lots of “I love it” “I hate it.”

Ok, enough with the hardships, I really like the way it turned out. Not perfect, but that’s the point of these monthly exercises; to live with imperfection.

(If you’d like to watch this film, please email me. I will add you to my mailing list and send you the password for this film.)
WATCH it here https://vimeo.com/164864762

Weep and Wail, Forest Sun music video

My friend Suzanne came though for me and videotaped Nevada clouds because there was not a could in the sky here in the bay. The benefit of Facebook. 🙂
Big thanks to Jordan and Joaquin for sending me the most beautiful Australian and New Mexican skies.

I finished filming on Wednesday evening, started editing on Thursday evening and had bits of time yesterday and today in-between films and events at the San Francisco International Film Festival. I even got to be on a Virtual Reality filmmaking panel. What? It was virtually captivating.

As always, thank you SO much for taking the time to watch my films. Write back if you can.

About sharing these films: Feel free to forward my email to friends. I’m not sharing any of these films publicly on social media as they are in progress but if you feel that someone would enjoy them forward away.

Love,
Ingrid

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March Movie

The Joy Project a film by Ingrid Serban

The Joy Project …

… is the title of my March movie. A race to the finish line for sure!
Next month, I’m going to finish the edit a week before the end of the month. Big plans! ha

How did this film come about? I was inspired by one of Forest‘s new songs “Won’t wait ’til I get to heaven to share my joy.” I can’t wait to share that music with you. I’m singing an entire gospel choir’s worth of voice. Glory, glory!

(For the password, please email me. I will add you to my mailing list and send you the password for this film.)
So here it is: https://vimeo.com/161138656

As always, I love hearing your feedback.

Extra credit!
Would you like to share what brings you joy? 
Post a short video of yourself sharing what brigs you joys on FB and tag me and if you’re feeling fancy, add #IngridsMovieChallenge to your post.
Maybe we can start a wave of gratitude on the social media platforms.

Lots of love,
Ingrid

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