Busy, Busy, Busy

The last couple of days were pretty taxing on me. Making movies is definitely hard. There’s a lot more work that goes into it than people believe.

We went on location to two places of business on Monday and Tuesday and we got a lot of footage. There are some seriously hilarious takes that will really add some levity to the film. I’ve recently been pretty happy with the production quality, considering that this whole shoot is being done on a shoestring budget. Millard and I talked about that tonight, as a matter of fact, and I’m starting to really believe that I’m getting to a point where I’m running up against limits on the equipment I’ve got. Not that I didn’t do my due-diligence on the gear before I bought it, but it’s just that I’m learning so much so quickly, that I’m outgrowing what I have. Which is a great thing. The next project will definitely merit an upgrade to a few key pieces of the inventory.

We’ve begun assembling what we’re referring to as a “Demo” of the project. That is, we’re going into the editing room to put together an excerpt of the show so that we can approach some voice actors for the part of the narrator. We’ve shooting high on this, and we hope to be able to announce in the next several weeks who we’re considering.

We’ve also nailed down the fact that all principal photography will be complete by March 31st and we’ll officially go into editing on April 1st (no, that’s not an April Fool’s joke). With any luck, we’ll have a rough cut by mid-April, and the final edit by May 1st at which point we’ll do some private screenings.

So, yeah. It’s been busy. Oh yeah, tonight Shauna and I went to a Cingular wireless store and transferred our phone numbers from T-Mobile, since their service is non-existent at our home and work. Which constitutes where we are about 90% of the time. Hopefully the Cingular service will be much better. Already I get signal at home. Yea.

So, off to bed with me. Tomorrow’s a big day full of editing the Demo.

Sick Thought of the Day: Twin brown babies covered in gravy.

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