Archive for May, 2009


Asleep With the Angels, Version… Whatever

May 27, 2009

I have no idea what number cut this is, but whatever.  Enjoy!


My First Paying Directing Job

May 22, 2009

Howcast is a website devoted to how-to videos.  The cool thing is, they’re all made by aspiring filmmakers, like me.  They give you a script, and then set you loose to shoot whatever you want.

Best part is, you get paid $50 for every video!  It’s not much, considering the time it takes to shoot even a two minute video, but at least it’s something for your resume and reel.

My first video, “How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint,” is online now. Check it out.


The Real First Cut

May 10, 2009

Okay, no kidding around this time.  Here is the real first, rough cut of the film, which we’re now calling “Asleep with the Angels.”

If you’ve never seen a rough cut before, prepare yourself.  There’s no music.  The sound effects are rough and incomplete.  There are no visual effects (blood and muzzle flashes).  The audio is not always understandable.  The color is not corrected (though we have roughed out the black-and-white vs. color sequences).  Basically, this is the worst shape you will ever see this movie in.  It’s all uphill from here.

Don has been doing a fantastic job, and, as I think you can see, it’s really coming together due in large part to his efforts.


Like a Kid on Christmas Eve

May 8, 2009

Don informed me yesterday that he has a completed editor’s cut. The whole movie, beginning to end. Hooray!

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to watch it until tomorrow morning. I’m so excited, I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep tonight.

We’ll try and get it on the website later this weekend, so you can enjoy it, too.


Weekend 4 Photos

May 5, 2009

Have a look at our final weekend of production.

Thanks for the great pictures, John.


Too Long

May 1, 2009

Today, Don showed me what he’s cut together so far. When I saw 18:20 at the end of the timeline, I assumed I was about to watch the whole movie. Eighteen minutes is a little on the long side, but we went in with a twenty page script, so it I wasn’t surprised.

Alas, it was not the whole movie I was looking at; it was about three quarters of the film (up until the point where Archie takes Shooter inside).

Eighteen minutes! Not even the whole film! Argh. We have some serious cutting ahead of us.