Friday, June 24, 2005

TPDWTOT AVAILABLE!!!

The horror schlockfest TRAILER PARK DOUBLE WIDE TRILOGY OF TERROR is now available on a snazzy DVD-R complete with uncut feature, a bloopers segment and cast interviews featurette! Get yours now for $11.95 plus $3.95 s&h (USA orders only) - check or money orders to Joe Sherlock, PO Box 856, Corvallis, Oregon 97339.











More pics at http://www.proaxis.com/~sherlockfam/tpdwtot.html

Friday, June 17, 2005

The Crawling Hand

Well, work has been a killer this week so pretty much all of my plans for any movie-related stuff were screwed. Damn. Going to do more scriptwriting this weekend.

Tom called and said that the rubber monster gloves arrived in the mail and that they looked really great.

Looks like we have a place to hold a TRAILER PARK DOUBLE WIDE TRILOGY OF TERROR cast & friends screening. Now to pick a date...

Monday, June 13, 2005

Mason Jars

Did you know that those jars used for home canning are named "Mason" after John L. Mason, the inventor of the first common canning jar? Neither did I. Oh, the wonders of the internet!

Was working today at lunch on that script I shouldn't be working on (reminds me of 'The Thing That Should Not Be!') and came up with a nifty little plot device centered around mason jars. I say "shouldn't be working on" because I should be working on DEADLY PREMONITIONS instead. See my earlier "Man of A Thousand Ideas" posting.

Gotta get moving on TRAILER PARK DOUBLE WIDE TRILOGY OF TERROR - need to get sleeves printed, pick a price point and try and sell as many as I can before the VISA bill for the DVD-R duplication comes in!

Sunday, June 12, 2005

10 Pages Walk Into a Bar...

Didn't make as much headway as I'd wanted to on the DEADLY PREMONITIONS script over the weekend, but got about 10 pages done and feel like I'm really on a roll with it.

Spent today creating the DVD sleeve for TRAILER PARK TRILOGY OF TERROR. Check it out:

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Bit by Bit

Finished the end credits for ZOMBIE LOVE SLAVE tonight via 3 formats of videotape plus iMovie and Photoshop.

Worked on the DEADLY PREMONITIONS script as well.

Watched THE ALIEN FACTOR for the zillionth time with my son tonight. It was an early inspiration and continues to be to this day.

Don't Answer the Phone

I'm very excited about DEADLY PREMONITIONS - I had a basic plot outline written up as well as about 30 pages of the script, but knew that a) I needed to figure out the mechanics of some of the last several sequences as well as b) fill in some plot holes. One of those was exactly how the killer knew who to kill (the victims are all people the main character had recently called). Today over lunch, I came up with this: show an "employee of the month award" from the phone company at the killer's home and hopefully the audience will just accept that they somehow were able to access phone records. Also managed to weave the detective character in and out of the existing main story and the "filler killer" scenes.

On the DR. PUDDING'S MONSTER FILES front, I dropped off the TreeSpirit script, a contract and a check to cover some production costs at Tom's house last night. Later he came by and picked up the creature head I'd made. Now that's off my plate and onto his. Next up - finishing the pool monster outfit for Kimberly Lynn Cole's segment.

So many balls in the air...what else is new?

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Different Day, Different Story

The new issue of Draculina (#49) is at the printers, so I'd expect it out in a few weeks. It's contains my latest "Ladies in the Biz" column as well as an extensive bunch of interviews about the upcoming horror flick BLOOD LEGEND.

The TRAILER PARK DOUBLE WIDE TRILOGY OF TERROR DVD-Rs showed up yesterday! I checked one out last night and the whole thing played just fine. Whew! Now I need to finish up the sleeve design, get them printed and package a bunch up for cast & crew. That, plus see about scheduling a premiere party.

Need to get cracking on the DEADLY PREMONITIONS script as it's looking like "the stars are aligning" for me to shoot a bunch of it in early August. More as that develops...

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Man of a Thousand Ideas

Worked on the end credits for ZOMBIE LOVE SLAVE a bit last night.

I also, dare I say it, have been working on another script. What can I say? I just cannot change - I am resigned to the fact that however much I try to stay on task and finish one project before starting the next, I will always have multiple projects going on at the same time.

This is one that I've recently had a couple of rough, but funny scene ideas for and after working on notes for it over my last several lunch hours, my brain is on fire with plot points, funny lines, sight gags and the like.

And so it goes...

Monday, June 06, 2005

Work Work Work

Not as productive a weekend as I had hoped for, but what else is new? Actually between a literal box of work I brought home from the day job and laying on a heating pad due to a sore back all day Sunday, it's amazing I got anything done at all.

In an odd sort of round-about fashion, I did dub off some bits of my VHS ZOMBIE LOVE SLAVE tape, itself dubbed from the 3/4" master, to miniDV. I plan to import the miniDV footage into iMovie on my iMac, use the shots to create the end credits, then dub the finished credits back to miniDV, bump it to 3/4", edit it to the 3/4" master tape, eventually dubbing the 3/4" master tape to miniDV to give to whomever will be making copies for me. Believe it or not, this is probably the best was to get this thing finished.

I also did a bit of work on the DEADLY PREMONITIONS script.

I got a call from someone who was in TRAILER PARK DOUBLE WIDE TRILOGY OF TERROR who might have a place we can hold a premiere party and has a friend who offered to show her short Star Trek fan film beforehand. Works for me! Waiting to hear back...

I kept meaning to work on the Pool Monster head for DR. PUDDING'S MONSTER FILES, but other things kept getting in my way. Speaking of which, my son got his red belt in TaeKwonDo this weekend. He so impresses me. He is literally less than a year from being a black belt. An 8-year-old kid and he'll be a black belt. Wow. He already tells kids at school that he's a movie star (rationalizing that he DID have a role in BLOODSUCKING REDNECK VAMPIRES and it DID play in a theater - Sabala's in Portland), so I need to make sure I work some cool martial arts action into my next project for him!

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Bloopers

Edited together 6 minutes worth of bloopers and behind-the-scenes stuff for ZOMBIE LOVE SLAVE last night. I think perhaps they are even funnier than the movie itself!

Talked a bit with Tom yesterday about him shooting the TreeSpirit segment for DR. PUDDING'S MONSTER FILES.

Better news on the PREHISTORICUS front - Tom said that he'll be getting the computer fixed up soon so will be set up to edit again shortly. The bad news is that the hard drive was unrecoverable so he will have to capture and edit the footage all over again.
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