New York Film Academy

Is film school worth it? I'm taking the plunge to find out.

Location: studio city, ca

Aspiring film-maker...

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Tidewater Bandits - Day 4: 2nd Shoot Day...

Another great day. I love that Canon XL2+Mini 35 p+s teknick.

Once again, everyone was on point. I did alot of coverage and we did a excellent scene of the slave master getting whipped by the slave, funny stuff. My parents came in today, they're gonna be my slaves extras for tomorrows exteriors of the field. O Brother style look I got, I love DP is fan fuckin tastic...

Tomorrow is a HUGE day, Crew call time is 7am-7pm, cast is 10am-6pm. I'm about to watch Sin City at 12am -- get home about 3am...prob fall asleep at 320am and wake up at 6am...crazy shit huh? Tomorrow is my last day though can't wait. :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Tidewater Bandits - Day 3: 1st Shoot Day...

Today went excellent, it was probably the best damn day I have ever had directing a film, seriously. Everyone was on point, the actors, crew etc etc. I wanted to get all the interiors done, but we got about 90% of it, which is great, we can get them all done tomorrow morning. Good times.

I'm not stressed anymore. I can't wait to shoot tomorrow, I know it's gonna be a blast.

And I saw the footage...looked fuckin excellent, me and the crew watched the dailies with some food, I was more then impressed...Canon XL2 + Mini 35 looks brilliant.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Tidewater Bandits - Day 2: Stressin the hell out...

I'm stressed...I'm *SUPPOSE* to shoot tomorrow. I went to my location today cause supposedly I had a meeting with the owner of the location to look at set dressing props, but NOO ofcourse he wasn't there...some other dude was there. So this dude let me look at the props, and they're cool and whatnot, and I asked him if I could put them in my farm house location..."you gotta talk to derrick" he said -- Derrick wouldn't fuckin be back at the place until god damn 6pm, its 3pm. So I left and got some sepia tone paper to print out my wanted signs, my replica weapons came in. I got other shit, like generator etc etc. So I called Derrik at 6pm and he says he doesn't know who the fuck I am, nor does he know who the fuck Denny , my producer is. This is pissing me the hell off. He tells me to call him tomorrow at god damn 10am, I tell him I'm supposedly shooting...he doesn't know shit about it.


So I called my producer, told him to call Derrick right now and straighten it out, since he talked to Denny the whole time during my pre-production. This was 30 minutes ago, Denny hasn't called me back yet - I'm getting suspicious that Denny hasn't done shit the whole time, and I'm pissed. I don't know what the fuck to do right now...

Update: Okay, everything is fine. My producer talked to Derrik who was in a meeting and didn't have my papers around him. So I'm meeting my crew at 830 to do some set dressing for the...set! ;) , and to get the regular shit knocked out,lighting etc etc...taking out the equipment from the van is tough enough. Oh well...I finally did my shot list/setup list while watchin O Brother Where Art Thou? (in my top 10 know), and realized that I might...MIGHT.......MIGHT (and possibly) get all my interiors done in one day...I mean, holy shit...if I do (and I'll report tomorrow), I'll be the happiest god damn film maker you have ever met. Trust me. Then I can use another day for the exteriors. But so much shit goes wrong during filming so I'm holding my breath on that one.

Gotta go to sleep now, watchin Jay Leno, set alarm for 6:45am. I'm gettin the nerves in my system...hands are shaking...I needa pray, heh.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Tidewater Bandits - Day 1: Storyboards & Rehearsals...

Yea, I'm bad. I'm shooting my graduate thesis film on Wednesday (it's Monday), and I haven't even created my storyboards/shot list. Honestly though, I'm not a huge storyboard fan, but rather a huge descriptive shot list fan. I would draw out my storyboards...but then on set not use them, sometimes they are good to go back to though. I do look at my shot list, which gives me an idea on where I wanna go with a certain shot.

Today I'm going to do my storyboard/shot list...and then later on do the very last rehearsals with my actors. Should be fun...

I'm also awaiting for my damn wardrobe to come in the mail, it better get here today, or I'll freak the hell out.

I'm a little nervous, but not as nervous as I think I should be...if that makes sense.

Sony PSP looks like it kicks all types of ass. I want one. Now.

Mini Mac looks like it kicks all types of ass. I want one. Now.

Update: My wardrobe came's sweeeeet! I can't wait to shoot this fuckin thing now :) , my replica guns are suppose to come in tomorrow...damn I'm cutting it really fuckin close *sigh*...