Friday, May 25, 2007

...more movie making...

So we were supposed to be finished, fin, complete, done and over with at this point in time with actual shooting of this short film entitled BIRDS OF PREY. However, weather and schedules just didn't mix well together. We were going to get together last Tuesday (5/22/07) and shoot the final fight sequence. Well, things didn't work out for the director. Then it was pushed to yesterday (5/24/07) and the weather kicked up, as well as one of the lead's injured her wrist while longboarding. So, we're currently scheduled for a Tuesday, May 29, 2007 shoot day. Then the only things left, will be pick-up shots that the director can do. I've already started on moving into the VFX portion of my duties for this short. We've got some 3D elements that needed to be created, so modeling has commenced. I've also been working on different muzzle flash elements to make roto'ing them in much easier. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the way things are going right now.

In other news, I've started writing a couple of stories down that have been floating through my grey matter lately. A couple of these stories would make for some wonderful animated movies. I know that one would be a feature length film, so I've thought about splitting it up into a trilogy of shorts. Who knows, maybe it'll happen. I wanna focus on getting several more short live action films out the door before committing to anything strictly animated. Animated is gonna take some time, even though I do have several people interested in helping out.

So, enjoy your weekend, I'm going to be working on VFX stuff, if I get the urge, I'll see about posting some stuff up here!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Movie making.....

So around a month ago I was trying to make a poster for my friend's short film that he was preparing to shoot. Well, for the past week, we've been in production mode. Monday was used to shoot some footage for use later on in the film. That seemed to go off without a hitch. Then starting Thursday, May 10th, 2007 we started shooting. We had 2 full days of shooting, and then we've got a break until Tuesday, May 15th.