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Wow. I need an follow-focus lens. I didn’t do too badly, but some of these shots I’m going to have to pull the independent filmmaker routine of “it’s an… artistic decision.” Yeah, that’ll sell it.

Overall I’m thrilled with it though, seriously. The kids performance is holding up and at the current rate that it is looking, the total short will be closer to 9 minutes with credits. Not bad, not bad at all for a one-day shoot.

Looking forward to posting some teaser picture/materials soon after I get a rough look I’m after.

Thanks to everyone for your support and pulling this together!

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Reviewing the footage of Rock & a Hot Date… I’m digging it. I see a lot of my filming that needs work, primarily a review monitor to ensure ample focus would be a necessity, but given the resources at hand, I think I was able to capture a fun story! View full article »

All primary shooting was successfully captured last night! Total shoot time was about 5 hours with two very dedicated individuals, one just barely running a freaking 5K Marathon in the morning! Details below:

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Well folks, a little silence, a little delay, and we are finally here.

Today we will start filming a short silent comedy to be known as Rock and a Hot Date. Looking forward to my director’s debut in regards to a new concept, DSLR Canon 5D Mark II camera, and with a little bit of luck, and entertaining short which I will use Premiere CS6 to edit.

I will be filming with my children, Dave Clegg, and Meagan Mead. Let’s see how much move magic I still have in me!

More posts, pictures from production, and stories including the Sugar Glass burning that we will make work one way or another.

Cheers!

R&HD Details

A few inquiring minds have asked about this short film in the works, well, allow me to elaborate! I won’t bore those who aren’t interested with the details, so hit the jump for the lowdown! View full article »

“Rock and a Hot Date” is getting the final script treatment before production next week.

Before publishing all the ideas that go into this script I have to make sure all things are in place and all scripting is finalized before I proudly present it. I have had the idea for a few months now and have been adjusting them accordingly, but I dare say that it is time to shoot this beast!

It’s kind of funny how some ideas will just hit and some will just disappear. The original idea for this production came from a local Radio Show film competition. Due to some situations, I wasn’t able to enter. However, the original competition idea never left my mind. So I grew it, developed it, scripted it about three different times and endings, and it hit me. I have to go with how it originally came to me, which was in silent format.

Stay tuned for full details, but by the time this publishes, I should have my script finalized and ready for sending to the actors!

One thing that is cruel and harsh about life, you never get to say when it’s done. No matter how hard you try. Yesterday brought my world to a standstill as my grandfather literally danced with death. Well, knowing my grandfather it was more of a card game of Gin Rummy. For those who want the details, hit the jump. If not, back to production after this post.

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Rough cut done!

All credits are where they belong. All scenes are faded and mixed where able. All audio has been normalized to get the best sound out of it all. Three songs total and with credits it runs 12:13. Not too shabby if I say so myself!

Waiting for feedback now.

Thoughts of Project:

I’m really happy with what it turned out to be. The music really speaks for itself and while I do not have multiple records or a studio recording to mix in with the live performance, I think the all around sound was captured quite well! I really hope to see these guys do more and maybe in the near future make a proper music video for them on some of the original works. Lots of potential.

Here we go! Working to make this musical performance to a rough cut stage tonight! Granted some outside responsibilities are causing me to be delayed in that goal, but I hope to be able to blog later tonight it is cut. View full article »

I’m excited to announce that this project is looking good to film next weekend!

This will be the first time I direct a short. Add tempting as it is to hand of the camera, going to branch out a bit. Hit the jump for the production details.
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