Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Almost Done

OK, long story short, the remaining last two scenes that Tom needed to shoot for BLOODY RED LIPS OF BLOOD was postponed for the zillionth time last Friday when Tom called to tell me that one of his actors was in the hospital with a heart attack. I am coming up on deadline and after waiting since April I couldn't wait any longer!!! I had to take over to get this thing done. I managed to find someone who could jump in and play the role with no notice - Floyd! - and I was on the road to make the 90 minute drive to pick him up and bring him to town.

As it turns out the guy playing the other detective (whom I'd already shot scenes with the last time I took over for Tom's half of the shoot) was unreachable all day! So I rewrote the two characters into one and we shot the two remaining scenes and reshot the one I'd already done before. After a quick dinner of hot dogs, I drove Floyd back up to Salem, then drove back home. What a crazy whirlwind, but the bottom line was that all of Tom's scenes were DONE!

I worked the rest of the weekend uploading footage, editing and doing sound effects and music, some stuff I'd done previously as well as a few new bits including a funky theme song.

I made the logo below for some stuff seen on a TV screen in the movie. It is an homage to KPTV Channel 12 out of Portland, Oregon - I saw so much great stuff on good ol' channel 12 - Silent Running, Dark Star, Green Slime, The Alien Factor, Planet of the Apes, Phase IV, Fantastic Voyage. Good times.

Just finished burning a test DVD so I can check the sound levels and such on TV. One tiny shot left to get in the next couple of days. Once that is dropped in, the thing is FINISHED!

Monday, August 27, 2012

So much...

So much craziness happened with the BLOODY RED LIPS OF BLOOD project over the weekend, I can't even bring myself to talk about it right now. Geez louise.

Good news is it is almost done.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Beneath A Blood Creek Tonjia Lips of Blood!!!

Postponed an editing session for BLOOD CREEK WOODSMAN due to work scheduling issues, but hope to get back at it towards the end of the month.

Finished shooting a freelance video project and am just about done editing - hope to deliver by this weekend. Made some good contacts, too.

Was able to borrow a digital8 camera (THANKS, WARREN!) and get Tonjia Atomic's footage for BLOOD RED LIPS OF BLOOD into the computer. Her scene is going to be a nice throwback exploitation movie snippet in this crazy cheese ball movie. Tom hopes to finish shooting his remaining two scenes this Saturday so keeping my fingers crossed for that.
Above: Tonjia goofing around in a behind-the-scenes shot

Have been going through my comic book collection to pick out some things to try and sell to raise a little cash for the next DVD-r duplication run.

Finished the sound work for the "Dark Bite" segment of BENEATH A DEAD MOON and have started on the music!

 Friends from out of town coming this weekend, so probably no movie work for a bit.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mike, The Casual Coroner

Shot another one of the few remaining segments for BLOODY RED LIPS OF BLOOD last night. My buddy Rob Merickel came over, put on a pair of my old glasses, a funky shirt and lab coat and handled a tape recorder, sandwich, phone and beef heart for the coroner's office scene.

Got the tapes of footage from Tonjia Atomic, but unfortunately they were shot on a Digital8 camera and I can't play the tapes on my Hi8 camera. Bravo to the internet as once I posted a plea on facebook for someone to help, I got several responses, so should be able to rectify the situation before too long.

Tom Shaffer dropped off a tape of the latest scene that he was able to shoot. Two more left for him and he'll be done.

I also put in a bunch of time working on audio for the "Dark Bite" segment of BENEATH A DEAD MOON. Finished doing work in iMovie then shared the file to GarageBand where I've been playing with audio levels and adding all manner of sound effects. I've been re-doing most of them, but was able to re-use the werewolf sounds from the first time I did the audio work. Much more to do, but feel good that things are moving ahead with it.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Had another good day of editing BLOOD CREEK WOODSMAN up at Mike's place yesterday. Started in on the Markum Inn scenes!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Heavy Metal Kitty in the Heavy Metal Dungeon!

I would watch this show every week if it were real!!!

This is just something that will be seen by a character watching TV in BLOODY RED LIPS OF BLOOD!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Even More Progress!

I tell ya, I should go out of town more often. While I was away, not only did Kendra Redd and Tonjia Atomic get their scenes shot for BLOODY RED LIPS OF BLOOD, but Tom Shaffer got half of one more of his scenes taken care of, leaving just 2 and a half scenes for him to finish. I still need one more shot with an actress and then some establishing shots and then I'll be wrapped on my footage as well.

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