I spoke too soon about a new project

Clayton J. Hester
2 min readJul 24, 2022

I should have waited.

The Ends of the Eon” is a project I have spoken publicly about way too soon.

Not to mention my big announcement I made on a separate Substack.

The overarching narrative is in place, which is what has provided me the footing I needed for a teaser trailer.

But…. let’s face it. The particulars will be more difficult to smooth over.

My ambition was great, but the demands of this project have been… much greater.

Making a movie make sense where characters talk to other characters after their dialogue is recontextualized… that’s gonna be a real trip.

I think there are good frames of reference for this though.

Consider Bonnie And Clyde (1967), which is an incredibly jumping and frenetic movie.

This anxious pacing reminds me of Orson Welles’ Falstaff tale in Chimes at Midnight, which is another classic.

Both, though, make me feel like I’m trying to yo-yo on a trampoline while chewing gum.

That being said, maybe a pinch of this energy that the movies share will go a long way.

My intention is to delve into more modern techniques to smooth things over, namely deepfakes and voice cloning.

There are simple pleasures in all this, though.

Namely, color grading black-and-white films has been a lot of fun.

I’m not even gonna try and colorize this though; that’d be too much.

But color tinting, of the sort you’d find in the old silent films that were tinted with old chemical solutions, will certainly play a role.

I may be an old man, piddling away in his shop, by the time this is done. But we’ll get there.

We’ll get there.

Interested in joining me on the project?

Email me at claytonjhester@gmail.com or shoot me a text at 573–307–8802.

I would love to have you on board as we craft this thing.

-Clayton

Clayton J. Hester

Country boy. Explorer of the creative process & life, the arts, storytelling, innovation and history of ideas. Omnia in gloriam Dei facite — claytonjhester.com