News & Updates
April, 2019

New iMac & Software Upgrades
• Recently, my Mid-2010 Mac Pro essentially died, and while I've lost access to all my Final Cut Pro 7 project files I have gained a refurbished 2017 iMac with a 4K Retina Display and 4GB video card that will highly aid in all future video projects.  I've upgraded to FCP X and Adobe Photoshop CC.  My workflow will be faster making render times pretty inconsequential and conversion times far faster.  Despite anything I may have lost with the upgrade, full quality versions of The Fixer and Dead of Night, including the B&W web series episodes, are safely stored and preserved for the future.

Much of these upgrades were intended as Patreon goals, but cirucmstances forced them to happen, regardless. Still, any support given to RavensFilm Productions whether it is via Patreon, watching or renting our films on Amazon Prime, or continuing to watch the YouTube content is well appreciated!

Forever Cinematic
• Subscribers are rapidly coming to the YouTube Channel as we only just passed 4,000 subs over a month ago, and we're already up past 4,400 now!  Now that things are back on track with my computer situation content is rolling back out as intended.  A commentary on John Carpenter's The Fog leads it off with several more commentaries to be recorded in the near future.  A review of the James Bond movie GoldenEye is intended to be produced shortly, and I plan to keep the content varied as we move forward!  Thanks so much for your patience if you've been waiting around for new videos to be posted!

New Film Projects
• For 2019, I am intent on developing new screenplays to put in front of a camera this Spring / Summer.  These are short films that will range from familiar to new ground material that I am very much excited about.  I hope to bring reliable and trusted collaborators in on these productions to re-ignite our collective energies and passions for film!  More details to come as things develop.

The Fixer

• The neo noir feature thriller is finally available on Special Edition DVD and Amazon Prime Video! The DVD contains a full-length audio commentary, an Alternate Scenes Archive, two HEMI music videos for "Fire in the Sky," a Behind The Scenes featurette on the making of the original video, and Vibrant Noir: The Look & Sound of The Fixer featurette. You can purchase the DVD right now from Amazon! All US & UK Prime Video links are available in the Online Store and the Official Website.

Dead of Night
• The 30 minute film noir horror / thriller has returned to Amazon Prime Video now that the marketing materials meet their new criteria, and a new higher bitrate master was uploaded.  This should be the best quality the short film has been presented in so far!  LInks are available in the Online Store.

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