FBN – A Timeline

I think I’m going to update this posting as I remember certain details but for now here it goes:

Thursday, January 12, 2006

The last bit of Super-8 that I had transferred to video by Cinepost finally arrived on my doorstep today. Basically the transfer was everything I’d already expected given the good quality of the footage; no big surprises really. So I’ve been checking all that video today along with shooting and editing some odd shapes and patterns which will somehow be projected during the Avant-A-Go-Go art show that’s going on this friday the 13th.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Last night we filmed the beginning of the whole fight scene sequence where I start out wandering around in “the bad part of town” (AKA Downtown Pensacola) and then I end up in “the worse part of town” which in the film is supposed to be a very bad place. It’s worse than bad, which is pretty bad in my book. I think the shot worked out well.

I also sent off the last bit of super-8 for film-to-video transfer yesterday as well. It was just as melancholy an event as last time, watching the package with the film slip under the counter, possibly never to be seen again…gives me nightmares. The only thing which cheered me up today is that I recieved my weirdo brain prop in the mail, but that’s another blog.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I picked up some more of the processed super-8 today. As with the other rolls, I rip open the package in the store and unspool a few feet of the actual film onto the floor and hold it against the light like I’m some retard who’s amazed at the concept of individual pictures all strung together in a moving sequence with sproket holes on one side. Usually it looks quite good (all tiny miniature pictures look good) and then I happily run home where I then actually project the footage and suddenly happiness or disappointment or some uncomfortable mixture of the two sets in. With this 100 ft of celluloid I was generally happy; a few things didn’t work as I’d planned but some other things came off perfectly. Ultimately the chaotic nature of the finale combined with the extreme coloration of the kodachrome will work to my advantage.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Last friday I shot one of the last scenes in the film, a scene involving a certain amount of running, blood and general outdoor chaos. I can’t wait until I get the footage processed from this scene…I mean it was one of those days where every element seemed to just click. Even if there was some disagreement or misunderstanding about what I wanted in a scene it just all felt like we were really getting some good material. Anyway, on to the next few scenes…

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Last night (well really this morning) we “created” the gang scene in Frankenstein’s Bloody Nightmare. It was cold…that’s all I really have to say. I just hope all that coldness shows up in the finished product.

Saturday, July 2, 2005

The day of live 8 on television also became a day of shooting for me. On Super 8. Alone.

Friday, July 1, 2005

This was essentially the first “real” day of principal photography on FBN, real in the sense that I had some cast and crew and other people wandering around. The real talent before the camera was the great Chester Delacruz who played the role of Andrew Milligan the administrative asstant to perfection. I shot most of his

Tuesday, February 14, 1979

I was born, I think around 11:11. Anyway, just thought I might note this.