Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cut status.

The first assembly of Interplanetary is done.

Running time, minus pickup shots and end credits, is 83 minutes, 46 seconds.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cut status.

Finally made it into reel six of Interplanetary (though I'm only expecting five reels total after I get the complete movie assembled and the reels better organized). So we're in the home stretch. Current running time is 81:54, and I'm only expecting that number to increase by a couple of minutes. Plus re-shoot footage. Plus closing credits.

Would have gotten more work done tonight, but I had to take breaks for The Venture Bros. and Mad Men.

Here's a cool frame of Mia from the end of reel 5...

Friday, August 22, 2008


I'm starting to post a bit on Twitter. My handle, or whatever they call it, is "crewless": twitter.com/crewless

If you're on the Twitter and have the inclination, let me know and we can do the mutual following thing.

Cut status.

Current running time of the Interplanetary rough cut: 78 minutes, 32 seconds. I added a whole scene to the cut, but the movie is actually a bit shorter now due to the tightening of several scenes.

A couple of nice frames I came across...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Exit strategery update.

Here are the Aaton camera film magazines shortly after unloading rolls 79 and 80 of Interplanetary.

Hopefully we'll finish the movie before we hit roll 100.

Speaking of finishing, I think we're down to two days of pickup shots -- one day (scheduled for mid-September) for a bunch of relatively simple stuff I should have got the first time around, and another day (currently unscheduled) for blowing shit up.

Also, I located some missing production audio last night, so I was finally able to assemble scene 28.


Sunday pickups.

We filmed a few neat-o pickup shots at Wade Sand and Gravel on Sunday. But I only took one photo.

That's Trap with a video camera and a plywood/plexi shield he built to protect the camera. Protect from what? Missiles, of course.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Chuck stopped by earlier to drink some beers and watch the current work-in-progress version of Interplanetary. And he didn't hate it! And he provided the beers!

This is a relief, as no one but me has really watched this cut yet. Well, my buddy Andrew watched it with me while I was in New York, but we had the sound down and were mostly discussing cinematography, effects, and other visual stuff.

Hopefully I'll have time this weekend to get the ending assembled and do some fine-tuning. Assuming I don't spend too much time working on pick-up shots on Sunday.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Back from NYC.

Stacey and I spent last weekend in New York City and had a great time (and saw Radiohead!).

Thanks to everyone who showed us some northern hospitality, especially Jimbo and Tab, who rolled out the air mattress for us.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Cut status.

Finally back to editing after dealing with all that real estate foolishness.

Current Interplanetary running time: 78 minutes, 47 seconds.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Critic of choice.

Is Chud.com's Devin Faraci the heir apparent to Roger Ebert? After reading his latest review, I'm thinking he's got a shot. Let's get this guy a Siskel-esque sidekick and a TV show, stat.

That said, I hope Mr. Ebert keeps writing reviews like this for years to come.