Friday, April 11, 2008

Calm before a storm - UPDATED

Knowing that we will be filming at this time tomorrow is exciting. Almost too exciting for words. We've even got a couple producers on board, my mom sponsored lunch, and my director is on his way over here with the equipment. We're going to look at the staging of the film this afternoon, when we're still pretty free on time without the actors. When they arrive tomorrow, then we'll get to really focus on the actual shooting of the film. But planning it out ahead of time will give us some structure when we go to do it for real tomorrow. Props and costumes are set, house has been cleaned, things are all planned out, so all that we are missing is the actors.

Update at 10:02. I just finished meeting with my director, and we talked our way through some of the effects shots, as well as the opening and the closing shots of the film. The discussion came up about how much the Star Wars prequels sucked, and then we took photos of a Superman action figure for compositing purposes into still frames and background images. We also put together a loose schedule so we could better plan our day, and now we're all set. I still wish we had at least one crew person there onset with us, but sometimes not even a producer can get everything he wants. I have one more prop newspaper story to write tonight while I have Chris Reeve's first film playing in the background, and then it's more or less out of my hands. I redesigned my logo for The Daily Planet, and that's about it for me. I have a short list of chores for the morning, starting with making coffee, and concluding with picking my actress up at the train station. I'm really looking forward to this project.

5 comments:

jeff p said...

Break a leg!

Andrea said...

Rock on, babe! Can't wait for the dvd bonus features. My copy had better be autographed...so I can ebay it!

Nick M said...

Bonus features will be longer than the film itself. The one thing I miss the most about the extra crew person is the person who will be taping the behind-the-scenes material as we film the actual movie.

jeff p said...

If I had known ahead of time I would have volunteered my photo/video-graphy services for the behind-the-scenes. Oh well. Keep me in mind for your next movie!

Nick M said...

Sadly, Jeff, we lost our crew last minutes, else I would have invited you over too. Next time.