This blog discusses the nature of UPP Studio’s Independent productions. Writing, producing and directing your own materials allows you to bebeholden to no-one. While this may sound fantastic, it also comes at a price. When you are beholden to a studio, often your creative liberties are stripped. Either the dialogue is forcibly changed to fall in line with a generic formula or the lens of the project is changed so that it looks less unique (perhaps because the studio fears risky, yet beautiful, dissonance). In exchange for the studio’s co-opting your project as they see fit, also comes financing. While UPP Studios would welcome more money behind its productions, we actually prefer the creative freedom that comes with making independent productions. UPP Studios, priding itself on being a company that covers a wide range of pre-production, production and post-production skills, is as a result the perfect company to be undertaking such projects. Producers Adam C. Lively and David M. Goldman (at times in collaboration with other talented “up-and-comers” in the industry), cover every part of the production process from location scouting to story boarding and from shooting to editing (including sound and color correction. UPP Studios provides a multitude of other services as well). This kind of creative control provides for a great sense of accomplishment as UPP Studios believes it's independent productions are evidence that it’s company is capable of high quality work without having great financial backers at it's disposal. UPP Studios hopes that you will not only tune in for it's independent productions, but the company also suggests that you continue to read the weekly blog entries for further insight into the creative process.