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 CAOS & CONSEQUENCES

An anthology of four short stories premieres on the World Wide Web January 5, 2016 

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Good stories don't always have happy endings.  In a world of chaos, there will be consequences, some one has to pay.  Caos & Consequences is 4 short stories of people living in chaos and the consequences they or some innocent bystander face as a result of this chaos.

      Our hero is also the anti-hero as s/he struggles through life situations of Chaos a.k.a. sin, evil.  Not finding redemption, they find self-destruction and God’s vengeance, Consequences.  
     There are no fantasy happy endings here.  One’s sub coming to temptation doesn’t always end in one’s own destruction, but the demise of a love one or innocent bystanders.  Likewise, a journey to fulfillment can still end in grief and sorrow.  The result of evil is not good, but punishment.  With Chaos, there will be Consequences.
  
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Guest Blog: Dead End-And Mom says
Hi Angel,
Yes, I am the proud mom, but Baboucar wrote his quote on his own.  I want to say that I really enjoyed being on the Caos And Consequences set.  I truly enjoyed the story line, because life does not always have a happy ending.  I loved watching my son, Baboucar, interacting with some awesome actors; and I really loved watching my son enjoy himself.  
Kuddos to the producer and the the crew.  I spent most of my time watching the movie being shown live on the big screen inside--it was as if I was already at the movies.
Thank you, Angel
Sara, (Mom of Baboucar H.D.)
11:40 am pdt

Day 7 That's a Wrap!!
Short day today,  Just needed to shoot some inserts and outtakes for montages.  Beautiful stuff still.  Starting to like working with the little people again.  After working 3 three days with Baby Amy co-star Celeste.  She was really a trooper and hit her marks and lines.  She was a last minute casting, (thanks Gio) as was Jennifer (Gio again) and they worked out so great.  Everyone was congradulating me on casting them and I had to admit I was just lucky.  I mean just two days before their roles it wasn't even casted yet and I get more than I could possibly ask for. Yay.
Oh, the shot of the day, there were only a few, but hey we set up the camera as a POV shot for the baby and we celebrated her birthday.  You know all that weird stuff, getting in the baby's face, taking pictures up close, getting close to the camera with "she adorable."  In real life the baby would be screaming her head, "get these people out of my face"  Of course in the cinema world she sits real still and quiet.
Well as the title says, we wrapped today.  It kinda funny because for the cast, they wrapped four times for four different groups but for us the crew who have been together for five weeks it was a bigger deal.  The cast memebers were together for 7 to 10 days.  Imagine saying goodbyes like that four times.  It almost became like a mass production system for me.  Ok, all interchanging parts this way, different face same part new role huh.
Today I get to sleep in, not worried about tomorrow's stuff.  But I'm feeling like I wish I had a set to go to on Monday, I'm glad I'm finished my principle but I'm in movie production mode and I need to be back on set soon.   This year or two in between productions just doesn't work.
So, I'm happy to say that I not only had the best crew a director can have but that they enjoyed working with each other, and planned to stay in touch.  I think that's the way things should work on independent small films.  There should be a level of bonding and trust and of course teamwork.
I'm really into the filmmaking process, so I put my best forward even when I'm just a production Assistant.  So when I talk to people about working with me I hope to get people with the same attitude and no egos or anything, egos maybe fine on 20 million dollar productions but can't survive on low budget, people are working too hard to deal with it or have to put up with it.  That's all I got to say, I don't even like talking about things like that, selfishness.  Like 49er coach Mike Singletary says "can't work it, can't play with it, can't coach it, can't have it, no way"  something like that.
So, that's a wrap, thanks crew, Brett, Victor, LaMar, Jim, Christina C, Claudine, Kraso, David, Bruce, Johnny, Marli, Lisa, Christina G, Nora, (Danielle and Derrick from Dead End) you all made this a great experience that as an artist, I want to do again and again, "Don't Stop til You Get Enough" MJ (1958-2009)
And Thank you Cast all of you out there from Dead End, Repentless, Future Shock, and Baby Amy
Crew vote on Favorite episode (based on story only)  1st Future Shock, 2nd Repentless.
My favorite?  Baby Amy, was before we started still is.
That's a wrap.
11:38 am pdt

Friday, July 10, 2009

Day 6
Another emotional day, kinda.  Not for me, but the actors as we had to shoot intimate scenes.  Hey I enjoy making them get close and uncomfortable hugging and kissing.  Just kidding but like I told Daniel when he first auditioned for the role and he was asking me about the scene, "I don't envy you."  Simulating lovemaking is kinda weird.  You meet with someone you have never met, shakehands, exchange slober and leave friends.  Oh, and you got a bunch of people sitting around watching or waiting and wishing you would hurry up cause lunch just arrived and that "damn director" won't let the AD call lunch until he gets his love scene done. Cause I ain't doing this after lunch.  The making out scene was easier than the rape scene from Future Shock.  Even though both are simulated, there emotion in both and just more bad in rape.  But I think you still have to do it and show.  Movies are visual, facinatingly so, and there's an art to portraying or showing any kind of action,emotion, thought, event, and yea, sex.  No, no need to be graphic or gratuitous, there are places for that as there are places for simple depictions.  Like photographs you see of a couple.  Just add a little action, moment, angles, close up, pannings, tilts.  You can make a simple thing so private look really involving and yea make you a voyer, engage you into looking and paying attention.
The next scene was probably more intense cause that was the finding out your girlfriend is pregnant scene.  And when you're young and not ready for that, yea, it's some heavy stuff.  That brings us to my shot of the day.  A two shot, Ray and Janine, after Ray sees the pregnancy test is positive he asks Janine, "Is this me?"  The reply I wrote was "Hey, Ray, I'm not feeling you teenage insecurities today"  but looking at it being filmed, I think there's gonna be a lot of other replies shouted for that question.  Neo.
12:31 am pdt

Day 5
Day 5 also know as day of littles.  We had mothers and sons, fathers and daughters, all starring the little peeps.  So the setting was JJ is walking along and she sees all the loving having parents with their children.  Then all of a sudden the "mean" girls show up.  These are JJ's inner demons.  Images of herself as a child and other children.
Next we went to the church to shoot the baptism scene.  This was once again the famous get in and get out as the church gave us only 2hrs.  And yea we went right down to the last minute, actually went over by about 10mins but we aren't telling anyone.  Got some great shots of the baptismal fountain, and the stain glass all around the church.  The entry doors are drawings on them that look really cool when you open the other doors.  The sun beaming in on the images is really beautiful. 
Best shot of the day.  I really like the light gleaming on the baptismal fountain but I gotta give it to the mean girls on the corner.  Mean.  Sweet!
7:57 am pdt

Guest Post Baboucar
Hi, this is Baboucar Daffeh, i played Eric in the "Dead End"  segment of chaos and consequences.  I had a really awesome time on the film set, even though the heat in the car was killing me.  But it was really cool to be on the film set. It was amazing.  The funnest part for me was dying.  A makeup women aplied fake blood all over my head, and on the windows, it was awesome.  It was a blast, and i cant wait for it to come out.


Best Regards

Baboucar Henri Daffeh

Editor's Note:  Baboucar is 14yrs old, played Eric in Dead End.  It's obvious that mom makes sure he spell checks.  Otherwise he would not have spelled the title wrong or right depending on how you look at it.  The title of the movie is CAOS not the formal correct spelling of CHAOS.  So Bab tell me, did mom make you do that?
7:32 am pdt

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Day 4
Today was a fun day for the girls.  Shot just two scenes today, we were finished by lunch time.  I still don't remember what I was thinking when I sceduled todays shoot.  For some reason I thought we had a full day.  Shot on location at a local San Jose market.  We used the same store for Repentless.  It was a big gain for us to use the store.  The owner was so gracious and accomodating for us.  The market in all it colors looked really good on HD.
As for the girls they made it a fun shoot as they came prepared, did their blocking and excuted their scenes flawlessly.  Oh did I mention how cute they look on screen.  Angel says you gotta check this one out.  Best shot of day:  Christina, 1st AC was doing 2nd Unit photography. She climbed up on a ladder to do some handheld high angle shots.  Looked really smooth and cool. COOL!
4:20 pm pdt

Day 3

Monday was a very emotional day.  Filmed the hospital scene, two separate scene.  One of fantasy and one of reality.  Both we very emotional dealing with mother to be who deals with suddenly becoming a parent or making that decision to terminate a pregnancy.  Just watching it happen in front of me made me emotional also.  I saw the actresses going to a special place to get up the emotion and releasing it for a great performance.  I had to rush the crew.  I kept yelling lets get this.  Gotta shoot I don't want the emotion drying up.  I wanted catch every tear drop.  Even when the tears flowed on cut in action, I wanted that.  I wanted the tears at lunch, I wasnted tear while setting up for the next shot, I wanted...ok, just kidding there.  I really believe we pulled off the reality we need to portray for our audience the consequences of our story's decisions.

4:00 pm pdt

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Day 2
After all the cities in California cancelled their 4th of July fireworks celebrations, I think the citizens, especially in San Jose, revolted.  There was more firework displays in my neighborhood and my street than I ever saw at a regulation fireworks display.  I mean I felt my windows shaking from the blasts right outside my door.  Anyway.
Started today off with our younger actress, the title named role had her first scene today.  Not quite a baby though.  It's amazing how just like peewee football players and little league baseball players, child actors who are just as into their crafts as the athletes, can pull off any type of role just as their adult conterparts.  My little Amy came on set today and hit her marks and lines perfectly.  And than she grabed her snacks, a couple of mini crunch bars and says "let me know when my next call time is, see ya than."  How come everybody else can't come like that.  Just kidding.  I actually told people I was afraid of working with kids cause I didn't know how "wild" they would get, especially after they hit the craft table with all that sweet stuff there.  I remember back when I was in college, I use to go to a community center and tutor kids.  I would bring them snacks sometimes,  One day I brought a whole bunch of sweets.  Why did I do that.  They went CRAZY.  The community was having a meeting downstairs and they came up yelling at me about how come I can't control my kids.  Which I responded these are actually your kids.  To which one smart aleck shot back, YOUR kids, your the bonehead who gave them candy, everyone knows you don't give a bunch of kids candy at one time.  Yea I know that.  I was bored and needed some excitement. Not.  Anyway.
This film is really emotional, not only in subject but requires the actors to go through different stages of emotion all at one time.  And we're only on day two.  Best shot of the day:  A dolly movement next to the lead as she exits her house.  Dolly movements are cool, especially if you can get a good depth of field.  I like moving shots.  I like the camera to always move even when someone is sitting still.  I like the idea that the world doesn't stop just because you do.  Yea.  Cool.
11:26 pm pdt


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