Monday, February 27, 2012

Once You Leave Nominated for 11 Indie Intertube Awards

for the full list visit:

Once You Leave has been nominated for 11 Indie Intertube Awards

watch the nomination video here
& the trailer for the event here

For Now Productions, Nate Locklear, Kayla Olson and the entire OYL team are honored and extremely excited.  Please support and watch all the shows nominated as well as Indie Intertube. Amazing stuff is being created and it's time it all gets recognized.

Once You Leave's nominations (scroll down or click category to go straight to section)

1. Best Transmedia Project
2. Best Sound Design (Sound Editing/Mixing: Nate Locklear, Recordist: Ken Dvorak)
3. Best Original Soundtrack (see links and video below)
4. Best Editing (Nate Locklear)
5. Best Looking Show (Cinematography) (Nate Locklear)
6. Best Additional Content
7. Best Directing in a Drama (Nate Locklear)
8. Best Writing in a Drama (Script: Nate Locklear, Story: Nate Locklear & Kayla Olson)
9. Best Actress in a Drama (Kayla Olson)
10. Best Breakout Performance (Kayla Olson)
11. Best Drama

a detailed breakdown of the work we put into the categories we were nominated for after the jump...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Why Once You Leave? Why Now? (pt. 1)

Why Once You Leave?  
Why would someone in this day and age of consumerism, short attention spans and an overall increase in cynical dissociation, create an intensely dramatic series that takes it's time in a deliberate pacing as it explores visceral moments and emotions and then house it all on the web with longer running times than the current norm (for a web series)? To answer that whopper, I think to understand the inspirations is the first step.  Two of the earliest for me (Nate) were:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Shaky Camera

Nate goes handheld for an intense scene in an
 unique location. photo by L.A. JeJeune Photography

We have had a few viewers raise issues about the handheld camera style of Once You Leave (usually referred to by them as "shaky camera") and we have a few reasons why we used this style:

ONE shooting handheld can put the director/camera operator in the middle of the action with the actors and make it possible to capture anything at any moment- to be highly mobile is a must for a story like this.

TWO the entire series stays with the lead actress, Kayla, the entire time. We never leave her. We are in her world and her world is chaotic and unsure, even crumbling in many cases.

THREE there is a lot of emotion running thru this story and the director/cameraman (Nate) felt a need to have constant movement, it's alive and breathing, there are even times where Nate used a technique he created called "drifting" where he will slightly drift or sway back-and-forth on a character that may or may not be moving.

You Can Never Go Home Again...

For Now Productions is currently in post on a 12 part series & multi-part online story called Once You Leave.  As of this post we have 6 of 12 episodes online

here is the first episode, 1.01: "you can never come home again" and below that is a preview of what's to come that's different than the trailer.

Next Time on Once You Leave:

Welcome to For Now Productions

official For Now Productions™ logo


Welcome to the For Now Productions™ Journal.  For Now Productions™ is a film/video production company specializing in Pre, Pro and Post Production services.  Owner, Nate Locklear is a two-time Emmy® winner for his work as Co-Producer and Director of Photography on the hit Texas PBS show The Daytripper.