Posts Tagged ‘Becca Halpin’

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In Other News…

September 7, 2009

I wrote a feature script called Jesse’s Girl.  I really wanted to direct it, so I had planned on shooting a scene to demonstrate what it would look like.

Coincidentally, Becca (who cast and even performed in Asleep with the Angeles) needed a new scene for her reel.  I showed her a copy of the script, she liked it, and here is the result–

The guy in the scene is Casey Coleman, a friend from college who also did with the production design on the Monster Energy commercials.  His fiancée, Janine Worrell, edited it.  She also edited The Runner (more of which will be coming online soon, I hope).

Mike Kuhn shot it.  He was a cameraman, grip, and electric on Angels.  Seth Fortin was a likewise griptrician on both this and Angels.

Basically, the only person I hadn’t worked with before was Sam Maples, and even she was an intern on 24.

Yeah, I’m afraid to meet new people.

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Pretty, Pretty Pictures

March 27, 2009

More photos of our cast are the cast page.  Take a look.

In other news, Danny, Curt, storyboard artist Joey Schell, and I did some location scouting.  Curt knows a guy who knows a guy, and found a place that may serve as both the rooftop in the opening sequence, the parking garage (now a parking lot), and the warehouse from the flashback sequence.  Curt’s good at finding stuff like that.

We’re still considering a few options, because the roof is pretty plain.  Luckily, Joey has some ideas for sprucing up the look, if we don’t find an alternative.  More on that later.

Yesterday, Curt, Becca, Danny, and I had a big production meeting.  We worked out a rough schedule, talked about costumes, and debated the merits of black-and-white versus color.  Before that, Joey and I met to talk about storyboards.  I acted out several scenes, with park benches serving as cars, railings, and warehouses.  I probably looked ridiculous, but at least Joey now knows what my shotlist means.

Tomorrow, they will run a test shoot with our stars, Blaine and Christine, to see what costumes look best in which style.  They will also film the security camera footage of Angel killing Drost (hi, Shawn!), and take photos of Angel and Shooter for set dressing in Shooter’s apartment.

Unfortunately, I will be out of town, but I trust they’ll do a fantastic job without me.  Who needs a director, anyway?