Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A few more updates:

1. I've begun to buy the props, should have all of them in a few weeks.

2. I've shot the opening credits of Little Red Riding Hood, which consist of pieces of paper with blood (actually raspberry salad dressing) being dribbled on them. I was originally going to have them flip storybook style but unfortunately I couldn't keep the pages still.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Well, the camcorder that I plan to shoot the film on came today. It's a super compact MiniDV Sony Handicam. I'm kind of disappointed actually, I can't get the iLink connection to work on my computer (looks like I'm stuck editing the film on my mother's laptop or at least capturing the footage on the laptop, burning it all onto data DVD and getting it all on my computer downstairs that way). Also the camera has no fucking mike jack, meaning I'll have to make do with the crappy, background noise heavy sound recorded from the camera's internal mike and I don't think you can white balance it either. But seeing as the film shoots in five weeks and returning it and buying a new camera would probably take a while, I'm stuck with it. I just wish I had the money to invest in a real filmmakers' camera and not have to use fucking camcorders that are designed not for professional filmmaking, but for capturing vacation videos. Life is truly unfair, but regardless of the vacation quality camera I'm using, Little Riding Riding Hood is going to rock way harder than anything I've previously done.

This isn't Red Riding Hood related, but the script for my next film after Little Red Riding Hood, Divine Comedy, is almost done. More on that later, as I'm exhausted and have a long day of work tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

A few things.

1. First off, Charli and Dave now have copies of the script to study.

2. The camera that this movie will be shot on has been purchased. It's a decent quality, $500 Sony MiniDV Handicam. Will shoot some test footage with it once it comes in the mail. I intend to stop buying DVDs completely so I can afford to save several hundred dollars for the film shoot.

3. Aquatic Observations 3 and Harold will both be shown at the local open mike at Bella Piazza restaurant in Plymouth. If you live around the Boston or Plymouth area, be there!