Thursday, April 15, 2010

New movie.

We started working on a new short last weekend, Overtime. It's going to be part of that anthology movie I mentioned a while back.

It's been interesting so far for many reasons. A couple of big ones: we're shooting on the relatively new Canon 7D, and we're working with cinematographer David Brower for the first time. David has forgotten more about filmmaking than I'll ever know, and watching him do his thing has been educational to say the least. Also, since he's taking care of the camera, I've actually been spending more time with the actors.

David even managed to find time to take some behind-the-scenes photos with his iPhone. Like this one...

Also, that Reel Blood I mentioned lives up to the hype. Looks great, cleans up easy. Woot.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Last-minute reminder.

Interplanetary is screening in Birmingham tonight. Details here:

I've heard seating is extremely limited, and ticket pre-sales end at 10 a.m. If you want tickets at the door, I would recommend arriving early.

I've also heard that short films by Chris Hilleke and Sam McDavid (both great guys and sharp directors) will play as well, so it should be a good night.

(Note: film projector is for illustrative purposes only; Interplanetary will be projected digitally as usual.)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

There will be blood.

Another reason I'm excited about the shoot this weekend: the opportunity to try out some new blood.

A bottle of Reel Blood (not real blood) arrived today from Reel Creations. I hear it looks great and cleans up easy, which is really all you can ask of movie blood.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Due diligence.

I actually have location audio recordists (thanks, Kenn and Sam!) lined up for the weekend's shooting. So Trap and I can worry with... other stuff. Who knows--maybe I'll even do a little directing.

If I only had an iCade from ThinkGeek, everything would be perfect.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Shot list.

I wish I could draw.

Then I could make storyboards for this weekend's shoot. (Instead, I'm just making working on a shot list.)

Christmas lights.

Is somebody in Birmingham remaking Eyes Wide Shut?

'Cause I can't find any damn colored Christmas lights anywhere.

Thankfully, I finally got smart and called my Mom, and she has the hook-up.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Early pimpin'.

Got up at 6 in the a.m. to go down to Fox 6 and pimp the upcoming Interplanetary screening.

Thanks to Fox 6 and the Sidewalk guys for continuing to promote the flick!

Friday, April 2, 2010


I got a shoot coming up a week from tomorrow. I need a new hat.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The score on The Business.

This episode of The Business features a good story about Michael Giacchino, one of my favorite film/TV composers, and his work on Lost.

(Giacchino also wrote the awesome score for The Incredibles, number 4 on my "best of the decade" list.)