Saturday, July 4, 2009
Day 1 Baby Amy
11:48 am pdt
Started out our first shoot day for Baby Amy with a bang!! We filmed what I call "the gathering" seven
lovely ladies get together in a lounge and discuss their views on abortion-prolife and prochoice. Even though it was
staged and filmed it seemed so life like. As though they were actually having that conversation. I can't wait
to review the footage, well I did see most of it on the viewer while we were filming but being there and hearing the ladies
live, I was in a zone as if I didn't write this stuff they're just doing it. The girls did not have any rehearsals
and it was like 5 pages of dialouge that had to be choreograph between the seven of them and I know the crew was surely impressed.
It's like the feeling that a writer gets when his works are performed and performed as he imagined. I didn't
even have to give them much direction.
The setting turned out to be great. After losing my first location due to
misscheduling we were scrambling to find a new location for today as I couldn't reschedule as several
people actually took off work and changed their schedules and it was a $#@#^%
mess (if you know what that means). My producer found Maxwell's Lounge in Oakland through a friend in the
nick of time.
Just got to send a big Thank you to my Seven Divas you made my day.
Best shot of the day. Well
maybe not the most inventive on my part. But I did a shot where the girls are talking about their right to choose or
not to choose and the boyfriend jumps in out of nowhere exclaiming "what about me, don't I have a say in this"
and girls all jump up and kick him to the curb. I found it humorous. I'm still laughing. Nice.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Day 6 Future Shock
I guess since this site doesn't have a comment reply section, I didn't get bombarded by "you forgot day 6"
cause I did. What the hell was day six anyway. Oh yea, we started off the day and finished at the DeAnza College
parking lot. Shot the taxi/limo ride scene for Dr Arrington. While we're in the lot DeAnza's finest comes
up to check out our activities. I guess our entourage was just a little too big for student activities, what with a
1 ton grip van and a 100k camera. Anyway, he 411ed me, I had all the right creditials, mainly a current student body
card (don't ever make a low budget film without one).
10:34 pm pdt
Next we moved into the library, shot another scene, distracted
a couple students, why are all you student in the library in the middle of summer. Oh yea, air condition. We were
in the quiet section of the library but hell none of the students needed quiet as most of them were either texting or playing
a game on their cell phones. That comment might not go so well with the faculty and staff. Disclaimer, perhaps I just
thought I saw a lot of students in the library texting or when I looked everybody just so happened to take out their phones
and text. CUT!
Best shot of the day, hey I didn't get to see it. I had to make a run, told Vic to get
an establishing shot of the library. He said he got some cool stuff. I'll take his word on that. Cool.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Richard Koscher as Police Officer/Slave Master/House Burglar Future Shock
12:28 am pdt
Hello everyone, this is Richard
Koscher. I played as racist SFPD cop, traveled back in time and was a Slave Master, came back once more and was a Thug killing
David’s (the lead’s) family. It was quite a ride having so many roles in such a short time. When I first saw the
script I was immediately drawn to the cop role. I was auditioning and Angel asked me what I want to do and I responded “Action
scenes”. After my monologue from “Gangs of New York” Angel answered “And you want to do action scenes?”
I remember, I was smiling all the way home and I didn’t care anymore if I even get the role. He really made all my hard
work count that day. To work with Angel, his crew and my fellow actors was amazing. Everyone was extremely nice under sometimes
the most difficult conditions. (Like a 107 Degree in a Barn in the middle of nowhere). Sometimes I was in the car driving
for 3 hours for a short scene but it was all worth it. I had a great time. How can anything be better than acting. I wish
everyone the best and great success with this movie. You all deserve it. Thanks for everything! Richard
12:23 am pdt
Rob Pribble as Dr Lyle Levins Future Shock
I had an outstanding time from beginning to end. The days
went by fast, to fast sometimes however everyday contributed to great memories. This is my first feature, I
am primarily a stage actor. I have always enjoyed film work it tests your skills (shooting out of order). I really don't
know what to say so I will leave with a quote from one of my favorite actors.
Everyone on a movie deserves an award,
not just one person.
Thank you all very much.
Another episode of Caos and Consequences, Future Shock, has wrapped!!! It still excites and amazes me how we complete
and start a new film back to back. Same crew, different new cast. Time to say farewell to the cast as we welcome
the new cast.
12:21 am pdt
It was a pretty exciting day shooting in Berkeley, Ca. We shot at a friend's house on a major
avenue. I kept thinking the cops are gonna stop and check us out. But we never had any problems. We had
two cars with police lights running, crime scene tape plastered all around the house and driveway and about 20 people running
around. I saw one lady driving by, just stop right in the middle of traffic to look at our set up. That's
what worried me, cause if some gawker caused an accident and tell police "I was looking at them filming a movie"
the police would tell us you gotta go. But we made it through. Shot of the day: We climbed atop, Heather's,
attic roof and shot our crime scene establishing shot. Looked cool, seemed cool, cool.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
12:10 am pdt
Antoine Davis/Mr Grim (Dead End, Repentless) Loverboy (Future Shock)
Wow!! I've wrapped up shooting my scenes
for the Caos & Consequences
four part story... I have to say that the cast and, crew were great!!
Being able to do something you love is truly a blessing....My kids
asked me do I ever get nervous before I get
on the radio or, when I'm
doing theatre also before I begin filming.....I Said YES! Only until I
begin speaking......haha. Going into this project I didn't know what
to expect after being on set for the
first day everybody made it
extremely comfortable No Egos ...No name dropping a humble staff and,
Angel I have to say you are the calmest director I've
ever met...Thanks man! I wish this film much success
so hard to get it done. Oh...by the way the lunches were the bomb!
So I'm going to end
this blog by saying I hope to see everyone at the
premiere and, thank you for giving me the opportunity Angel....
Another hot day in the sun, finally done with the "plantation" I don't know if we could handle anymore
time up there. Hot weather, no cell phone service and smokers couldn't smoke. Glad I don't smoke, never
have. I filled out a questionaire once and one of the questions was "Have you ever smoked cigarettes and how do
you feel about smoking?" My answer, "both of my parents smoked heavily, and both died of lung cancer, do you
really want to know what I feel about smoking" unquote.
5:49 am pdt
We did a different effect for the Go Kart time machine return
to the future. I actually liked it better than the initial effect we used. So now we have two, oh well. With digital
we can do so much more stuff as we shoot than with film. But I'm still a film guy. I will never prefer video
over film. Never. Long live film. Go head change all theatres to digital projectors, shoot more and more in digital.
I'm not the only one, we are a diehard bunch we will never change. Here's a question, why do we shoot digital
but still go for the "film" look. But in reality, what is happening is motion pictures are filmed (shot) more
and more in digital and we are starting to see this "digital look" more and more and films (movies) are moving away
from the film look and preparing the audience for the new digital look which we will see from now on as theater film projectors
convert to all digital projectors and TV already has the digital/HD look.
So our best shot of the day. Someone
took a picture of us loading up and getting out of that hot heat. Just kidding. Got a panoramic shot of the mountains
and pasture lands on the ranch. Cool.