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Old 11-16-2010, 04:47 PM   #1
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New project - EXCITED !!

Ok.. Im as excited and jazzed up as I can be at the old age of 50 right now. Im filming a short on Dec 9th thru the 12th. Im aiming for a 10 minute thriller. I have the "script" in my head and on a dry erase board behind me. Im auditioning 3 more people today and will get serious about getting the script banged out in the next week w/ storyboarding and figger out the camera moves I want to set the mood in the following week AND mebbe a week for "adjustments" and what not.

I've got the core talent all being experienced and most I have worked with or they have worked with others who I have and get along with. I will have one armed standoff/encounter and two killings to do in this project. This is not a splatter or a gore fest, but will have the killings to add to the story if you will.

The most dodgy of shooting days will be the last. I have a hair salon at my disposal and will have 4 actresses and mebbe 20 extras to deal with. I hope to get mebbe 3 1/2 minutes of material that day so I will need to get a good nights rest the night before.

This will be my most ambitious effort so far. I really want to focus on style, lighting, mood and camera work to make this a powerful short film. I have done some shorts, a horrid feature and now I want to focus on quality and style.

This is what I live for right now. Being creative and having people help me get the job done. this is a no-budget short. I'll make pizzas for the talent to eat and have some sodas available and that is it. I expect to have a small crew assist me as I am usually a one man film crew anyways ( with all the results one could expect ).

The working title is "Please Don't Leave Me alone", a story about a young lady who who has mental problems and was abused as a kid. The story has a bizarre twist at the end and Im challenging myself and the talent to bring it out !!
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:51 PM   #2
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Sweeeet. Sounds exciting.

But dude, get the script banged out now. I think you'll be glad if you can have a 1st cut in the bag, then be able to step away from it for a little while, so that when you go back to revise it, you'll be looking at it with fresh eyes.

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Old 11-16-2010, 05:04 PM   #3
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Sweeeet. Sounds exciting.

But dude, get the script banged out now.
Best of luck!
Ya .. I hear you Im gonna work on script tomorrow till it's done. Im self employed and things are slow right now so i can focus exclusively on this so it can sit and simmer. been thinking on it for a while so LETS ROCK N ROLL !!!
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:08 PM   #4
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Yeah have fun with it man!
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:11 PM   #5
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Heh, hope you have some assistants for the 20-odd extras, or they'll be roaming all over like lost sheep.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:47 PM   #6
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Heh, hope you have some assistants for the 20-odd extras, or they'll be roaming all over like lost sheep.
YA ! i know like herding cats !! most have "some" experience and I will have all hands on deck for that one. I have a speech in my mind that goes " my voice is the MOST important voice here today". We'll see how it goes. Hopefully it will be the last day of production and It will go smoothly.
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YA ! i know like herding cats !! most have "some" experience and I will have all hands on deck for that one. I have a speech in my mind that goes " my voice is the MOST important voice here today". We'll see how it goes. Hopefully it will be the last day of production and It will go smoothly.
I would pick one or two of the extras who seem reliable and make them 'head extras.' Then you can tell them what everyone needs to do and let them handle it.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:35 PM   #8
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I would pick one or two of the extras who seem reliable and make them 'head extras.' Then you can tell them what everyone needs to do and let them handle it.

Yeah, I have one of the main players who is not shooting tomorrow being "extra leader"
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with 20 extras in a shoot em up.. my guess is your going for chaos anyway.. so let the chaos loose on that last shoot! Might want to have a few extra cameras on hand capturing random CU's and cutaways ...
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:37 PM   #11
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Im looking to have a busy hair salon similar to the beauty spa in the movie Repulsion ( 1960 ). Even w/ 20 extras, it will be on a smaller scale than Repulsion, but. I shall make it look as big as I can w/ camera angles ( I hope ) . I will then have the ladies do a wardrobe change and I shall then re-arrange the salon somewhat in the end and cheat a small darkened room w/ the same 20 ladies grooving & listening to music in a dreamy hallucinogenic setting.



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Sounds cool. Let me know if you need any additional hands.
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Sounds cool. Let me know if you need any additional hands.
Check your PM ! yes.. love any help i can get
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You mean my e-mail? Yes, just checked and replied.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:47 PM   #15
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Sounds great man, I'm sure it will kick ass when it's done.
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