Thursday, December 23, 2010

IMC 035 - One Year Anniversary!

It's IMC's 1 year anniversary! We are celebrating extra hard because Ultimatum's newest movie Hibiscus is a finalist in the National Film Challenge!
Please give our movie a rating at the NFC website here:
You have to register for a free account, but please log in and rate us so we have a chance at the audience award.
We also discuss the fixed lens on the RED Scarlet, and we talk about indie movies on iTunes.
Think How I Think:

Seriously go rate Hibiscus... now-ish would be good. CLICK HERE

Sunday, November 28, 2010

IMC 034 - Is Amazon Studios for Real?

Amazon Studios has launched and they want the indie movie makers to contribute. We explore whether Amazon Studios is an awesome opportunity, or an "insult to writers and directors everywhere?" Producer for Ultimatum, Dionne guests hosts and coughs in about Joseph Gordon-Levitt's hitRECord.
Think How I Think:

Don't forget to check out Ultimatum's new demo reel at

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

IMC SPECIAL - The Making of Hibiscus

In this special edition of IMC, we tell all about the making of Ultimatum's newest movie Hibiscus. (Not Hisbiscus!). This is our third attempt at the National Film Challenge and it may have been our most crazy weekend yet.

Also while recording the podcast we were being filmed for the New Mexico Film Industry Documentary and we do a quick interview with it's creator Brent Morris.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

IMC 032 - Prepping for the NFC

This episode basically consists of Alex and Jay drinking beer and talking about the National Film Challenge. They gradually get drunker throughout the episode and sometimes even slur toward the end. But they do manage to give some tips, and talk about their past experiences with the NFC. Mentioned past NFC entires: Time Cougars, Keyed, The More Perfect Yellow, and Ultimatum's Super Atomic Commies and Heaven. By the next episode there will be a whole new Ultimatum Picture.
Trailer Reactions: Scream 4 & Paul
Think How I Think:
3 word review of Let Me In
The local indie feature Stiffed

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

IMC SPECIAL - The 48 Results Are In

The 48 HFP is over and Ultimatum was left in the dust... again. Listen for our official statement about the 48 results.

Our losing movie L'americano is now available online and is slated to play at the Albuquerque Film Fest.
Also watch the winning movie Chamber No. 6, Hannah's award winning movie The Farm, and Jay's Dad's movie Serving Family Style.
We also touch on the 'Leiahdorus' music video that Ultimatum has been working on, and our friend's 'Monster Paws' new music video. But we mostly whine for a half hour... check it out :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

IMC 028 - Sounding Off and Winning Awards

This week is all about sound, and how it can make you seem like a pro or an amateur. We talk about the techniques we've been trying in our continuous struggle with audio. Brian joins us and talks about the award he won in the Duke City Shootout... for our 48 HFP movie, L'americano.
Trailer Reactions: Yogi Bear, Sucker Punch and Let Me In
Think How I Think:
The L'americano soundtrack by Brian DuVerneay

Thursday, August 5, 2010

IMC 027 - The 7D is for Me

We get hands on with the Canon 7D. We talk about our recent experiences and advice from us and some experts. Also we look into the future of cameras with the upcoming Sony NEX-VG10 and the Panasonic AG-AF100.
We feel a little bit bad for Nic Cage's latest movie... then wonder about his upcoming one.
The Raven. Brilliant indie short like Mortal Kombat Rebirth; or just very lucky special effects fluff?
Trailer reactions: Faster and The Social Network.
Think How I Think:

Joey guest hosts.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

IMC 026 - Forty Eight Twenty Ten weekend was the Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project 2010, and we lived to tell about it. We tell all about our insane weekend making Ultimatum's newest movie L'americano. Josh guests hosts and talks about his experiences as a first time videographer.
Trailer Reaction: Due Date
Think How I Think:

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

IMC 022 - The 48 is Coming...

The 2010 48 Hour Film Project is fast approaching; and our friend Scotty from Trifecta + joins us to give us all the details. We give tips about starting your own team, and how to get started. Albuquerque sign up here, facebook here, and twitter here.
Trailer Reaction: Love Ranch
Think How I Think:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

IMC 018 - Canon 7D, the Newest Indie Camera

Is the Canon 7D the future for indie movies? We compare it to our usual cameras, as well as the latest from RED. The new Canon's videos are featured on Vimeo, and are even recommended by top Hollywood DPs. Script Frenzy update.
Thrizzle Dizzle: New 3D segment explores what is Real 3-D vs. Fake 3-D. We explore the upcoming 3-D releases. 3-D coming without glasses?
Joey and Corey from Trifecta + and Date Doctor TV guest host.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

IMC 014 - What does a Producer do? Oscar reactions, and Alice

This week Ultimatum's producer Kellie, talks to us about what exactly a producer does, from indie's to Erik Estrada commercials for Southwest Productions, to major motion pictures.
Schmollywood: We have Razzie fever... and we watched the Oscars too, even the lame parts and crazy parts.
Think How I Think: Alice in Wonderland makes us wonder about Tim Burton.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

IMC SPECIAL - Voice Over premiere, and Proxy stress

We had a fantastic premiere for our new movie Voice Over, at the Cell Theater in Albuquerque. A quick review of the 70's Japanese movie House. Then, a play by play of the drama we experienced with receiving the results to our Doorpost Film Project entry The Proxy. Please rate our movie at Then bonus live reactions to us thinking we lost the competition. Tokyo Police Club - Your English is Good.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

IMC 013 - DUMPS List, Lucas vs Tarantino, Instant Reactions to Shutter Island

We learn how to "Direct Unsuccessful Motion Picture Shorts" when we go through's D.U.M.P.S. list, and we discover that our own movies might have some no-no's in them.
Schmollywood: George Lucas sabotages his own movie... again. Quentin Tarantino buys an indie theater. Trailer reactions for Kick Ass, and Waking Sleeping Beauty.
Think How I Think: Instant reactions to Shutter Island.
Dennis guests hosts.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

IMC 012 - Making Webisodes, More Reboots, and Wolfman

We talk about webisodes and web series' with our guest host Hannah. She details her experiences in making her new web series Date Doctor. We also mention the Streamy Awards, and many other successful web series, Prom Queen, The Guild, LonelyGirl15, Dr. Horrible, BSG Face of the Enemy, and web channels like Revision3.
Schmollywood: Reboot coming for The Three Musketeers, Arthur, Taxi Drier, and True Grit. Quentin's next, and Spice gets bought. Trailer reactions for Toy Story 3, and The Last Airbender.
Think How I Think: The Wolfman sparks an argument about whether or not stupid people like stupid movies.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

IMC 011 - Can Indie Movies Survive? The Oscars, and Trolling Along

Film economist Edward Epstein says that indie movies are going to die. We chat with our guest host Chad about acting in indies versus major movies. We are finally done with our Doorpost entry The Proxy.
Schmollywood: The Oscar nominations are in, and they seem to be selling out right before our eyes.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

IMC 010 - Editing, Razzies, and Mel Gibson

Editing your indie movie. We talk about everything from iMovie, to Adobe Premiere, to Final Cut Pro, to Avid. Advice for the novice editor, and a look into visual effects. Our Doorpost entry is almost finished!
Schmollywood: Disagreements with the Razzie nominations, and has 3D gone too far?
Think How I Think: We see Mel Gibson dead daughter movie, Edge of Darkness.

Friday, January 29, 2010

IMC 009 - Filmmaking in Albuquerque, Sundance, and Eli

Albuquerque is number 1! We talk about making movies in MovieMaker magazine's number one city to live in and work in the movies... and St. Louis sure is jealous. Michelle from our movie CannaBless talks about acting here in the 'bood as well. Schmollywood: Sundance's most anticipated movies are discussed. Reboots coming up including Gremlins, Planet of the Apes, and Mortal Kombat. Think How I Think: We review a cool ABQ movie, The Book of Eli, and a horrible ABQ movie Legion.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

IMC 008 - Writing for Hollywood, Lovely Bones, and the Golden Globe scam

Our friend Scotty from Trifecta+ tells us about writing a Hollywood screenplay, and his award winning short Sweetie. Think How I Think: We talk about Peter Jackson's perplexing Lovely Bones, and Ebert even weighs in. Schmollywood: Are the Golden Globes even the slightest bit legitimate? Lots of sequel news; Paranormal Activity, Spider-man, Scream, and even Sleeping Beauty. MacGruber trailer reactions.

Monday, January 18, 2010

IMC SPECIAL - The Making of The Proxy

Special short edition. We finished shooting The Proxy, our entry for the 2010 Doorpost Film Project, right as we get the results of the NFC (they ain't good). We tell all about Ultimatum's very eventful weekend.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

IMC 007 - Our Movie is FUBAR, Spider-man is a mess, and Parnassus FTW

Ultimatum's newest movie falls apart before it was even able to shoot. This episode follows all of our emotions from anger, to despair, and back up to inspired. (Don't forget to rate us on Podcast Alley). Schmollywood: We talk about Spider-man's alleged re-boot. Phantom Menace get an amazing 70 minute review, and George Lucas is delusional. Trailer reaction for The A-Team. Think How I Think: We review The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and get inspired by Terry Gilliam's persistence (and his advice).

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

IMC 006 - Writing an Indie Script, Bond 23, and our Top Movies of 2009 and the Decade

We talk about scripts and writing because the script for Ultimatum Pictures' upcoming movie The Sentinel is done, written for the Doorpost Film Project. There's just a few days to rate our movie Heaven for the National Film Challenge, so please check it out. Schmollywood: Sam Mendes takes on the role of Bond director. 2010 is being previewed at Aint It Cool and JoBlo. It seems that 'Lost' may take over Disneyland. Think How I Think: We all give our Top 5 movies of the decade, which ones are agreed upon, and which are RiffTrax'd. Alex presents his Top 9 Movies of 2009 and the ones he hated.