Thursday, July 19, 2007

Garages, etc.

Working toward being an indie genre movie mogul ain't all it's cracked up to be. At the moment, I could use an editor (to dig through all the footage and audio, sync it up, and see if it cuts together) and a secretary (to get my email under control... and maybe keep this blog updated).

But I do have Trap and Sanford. They're both acting in Interplanetary, and they've both been helping us out behind-the-scenes lately, putting together our garage set.

The photo doesn't quite do our garage justice. Of all our sets, I think it's my favorite.

Tom has also been hard at work finishing up the Mars buggy. Check out the detail, including the buggy's oxygen and coolant tanks...

We almost had to shoot last weekend in the not-quite-finished garage. I was afraid it was the only time I'd be able to get Mia before August, and we're trying to wrap up our Atrox work before then. Mainly because Stacey and I are going out of town for a few days, and I really think I'll be able to relax more if I don't have shooting on the brain. But Mia cleared up next weekend for us, so it's all good.

I've been noticing that the flats we use to create our various set walls are starting to look a little ragged from all the construction and deconstruction they've been involved in. Even my shooting hat is starting to come apart. Thank goodness for gaffer tape...

Also, John returned to the set last Sunday after having to take some time off. It was great to have him back, but I didn't get a photo of him. So here's another shot of the garage.

Arik Sokol recently gave me another batch of photos. I'll get some of those posted ASAP. And I got another batch of footage back from the lab. I should dig through that and post a few screen grabs at some point.

There's now a bigger version of the Interplanetary non-trailer available:

Click the link and dig on the near-standard-definition quality!

I sent that link out to everyone on the Crewless mailing list. If you're not on that list and would like to join, just drop me a line at and let me know.

EDIT: Link changed to reflect new server address (2008-Oct-01).

EDIT: Link changed due to QuickTime file being moved to a different server (2007-Dec-31).


Andrew Bellware said...

Maybe you don't have an editor or a secretary, but man you have a freakin' DUNE BUGGY from MARS!

Chance Shirley said...

Yes, we're all very proud of the work Tom did putting the dune buggy together. It's quite a piece of work.