Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Zombies!

Another five minutes of DEADLY PREMONITIONS is edited. There are two pick-up scenes I need to shoot and I have leads on both of them. Hoping to take care of them soon and wrap this puppy up! Spent some time last night on screen shots of the cast to use in the ending credits.

About 7 minutes of bloopers and behind the scenes so far, too.

Someone talked to me the other day about another possible screening of BLOODSUCKING REDNECK VAMPIRES. More news if it comes to pass...

Spent part of Saturday at the local stage theater making up about 30 people as zombies with my buddy Rob. Then everyone walked through the local farmer's market and around a big arts & crafts festival handing out fliers promoting the upcoming play version of Night of the Living Dead. My son and I are going to play zombies in the first three performances in October and boy is he excited! Should be fun!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

50:15

Adding up the segments I have together thus far for DEADLY PREMONITIONS, that's my running time: 50:15. I've got four segments left to do plus the opening and ending credits. Planning on running a craigslist ad this weekend to try and cast the reshoot/extra scenes I need to do.

Spent last night putting together a demo reel for Robert J. Olin for him to take to an audition on Wednesday.

Gotta keep on plugging away...

Monday, September 17, 2007

8:19

DEADLY PREMONITIONS editing rolls on. Latest segment is 8:19. Was halfway through editing this segment and was just plain unhappy with how some inserts were playing. I decided I didn't want to be unhappy with it forever, so I shot some new inserts, recaptured them all and recut the whole section. I had to realign a lot of sound files around once things shuffled, but in the end it was way worth it. Ever have those happy accidents where things just fall into place and seem to have a thematic connection you never intended? Well, that happened so it was well worth the extra time.

And so it goes...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Get On The List

I've had several people ask me about getting copies of BLOODSUCKING REDNECK VAMPIRES, which as I mentioned in a post two weeks ago, recently sold out at the distributor. I've told them that they can be found at various online retailers and on EBay, but some people want to buy it directly from me - kind if the "support your local independent filmmaker" thing. Very nice indeed. The distributor said that they plan to do another duplication run sometime in the future, but are not sure how long they want to keep it off the market (so it's "fresh" when it comes out again).

IF you want to pick up the movie from me, drop me a line and I will add your name and e-mail to a list. When I run into more copies or they do the next duplication run, I will let you know it's available. Thanks to everyone who has supported the movie so far and to those still wanting to get it. So cool.

Remember

IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER

By Erma Bombeck
(written after she learned
she was dying of cancer.)

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." There would have been more "I love you's." More "I'm sorry's."

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it ... live it .and never give it back. Stop sweating the small stuff.

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.

Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with. And what we are doing each day. I hope you all have a blessed day.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Interviewed

I did a phone interview with a a reporter from The Daily News, a newspaper in Longview, Washington, about the BLOODSUCKING REDNECK VAMPIRES showing in Winlock, WA on Saturday. We talked about the movie, the town and other stuff I've done. It will be interesting to see the resulting article.

Finally have decided that I need some new footage for DEADLY PREMONITIONS. One sequence that I'd had a model in Las Vegas shoot for me several years back just has so many technical issues, that it's going to be easier for me to reshoot it with someone here that try and work around everything. Also there was one "killer filler" sequence in the original script that I never got around to shooting. I figured I might not need it, but as I'm geting farther along in editing, I think I'll need it not only for running time, but to break up some other action/scenes. I rewrote the segments slightly last night and talked to someone who might have some casting ideas.

More later....
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