Thursday, February 23, 2006

All wings report 5 standing by

I need all departments to report...CG guys, weapons guys, and my two wayward body guards John and Loren.

we also welcome on board our costumer Mary Montgomery (need to check the spelling of that last name)

Friday, February 17, 2006


we'll be meeting at New Haven High School for the next fight choreography meeting two weeks from Sunday...not one week.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Bit of a Bummer

Today kinda stunk...We were going to work on a fight scene but the people involved didn't show...or call...or email...thus, the bummer. I'm sure there were reasons (like the fact that there was a tornado watch) so I'm not that upset about the choreography not getting done...but come on, people, call...pick up the phone.

there...done week from meeting. Those who missed this there or were talking possible recasting...

was that harsh? nah...I'm sure there were real reasons peole could not make it...


Met with Carrie (aka Lilly) today to discuss charater, costume and location. She has some great ideas for the look of Lilly and has some locations where we can film.

Hopefully I can post some pictures of tonight's fight choreography by tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

"Cry havoc...and let slip the dogs of war!"

We’ll be choreographing the fight scene between Gwen and Danea’s guards on Thursday Feb. 16 @ 6:30. (1905 Crescent Ave.) Then a week from Sunday we’ll meet at New Haven High School to work with tumbling on the mats.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Me and Jon's weapon at the meeting.

The face only a mother could love...a blind mother

Musical Instruments

Here is a three stringed instrument (lower) and a one stringed drum (upper) called a Thunder Tunnel. The three string is played by running your finger along the neck holding down only the bottom string. The upper strings are not depressed (though sometimes a little sad...ha ha) but are strummed and play as drones. The Thunder Tunnel consists of a piano string that echos through the PVC pipe when struck.

Monday, February 13, 2006


Just talked to the CG guys...

Got one guy working on the three virtual landscape scenes.
Another is working on the DRIFTERS. We're going to shoot Lilly in early March so that he has the footage to work with.
Also found two guys who are going to create the weapons.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Something odd about Lilly

Lilly (and the various incarnations of her that have appeared on this blog) is an oddity at best. Several people have asked (including the actress who is set to play her) which Lilly is it? Lilly is percieved by people in various ways. Some see her as strong, mature, a fighter, while at other times she takes on the appearance of a child-like trouble maker. Those who have read the script will understand. For the rest of you, hang in there...Lilly's origins will be revealed.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

eyes...the problem...the solution

I've mentioned this before, but others have asked so I'm explaining again. The question: "Why aren't you using experienced actors in your film?" I am to some degree, but I'm also looking for people who 'fit the part' physically and attitude-wise. Most actors (most people in general) act (or express emotion) primarily with their eyes. Watch good actors (Anthony Hopkins or Sigourney Weaver as two examples). Their eyes tell the story. Hannibal Lector has completely different eye movement than, say, C.S. Lewis (Shadowlands). The space heroine in Alien uses her eyes to emote fear, anger hatred yet can bring out seduction and humor in Galaxy Quest.

So...since all of the actors (except for Lilly) are blindfolded, they'll be acting with the rest of their bodies and with their voice. Thus, voice and physic over experience.'s just a I first heard from Kevin Smith re: Ben Affleck in "Daredevil".

fighting has begun

On Feb 16 (that's next Thursday) Danea's bodyguards begin their training. I've expanded their firght sequence because Laren and John are so much into their characters. Both have agreed to shave heads into a mohawk-like style when filming begins because they "really want (our) guys too look like bad warriors!"

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

another poster idea...

At some point (very soon) we I will start working from photographs of the actual actors...

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Sketch of Lilly

This is a drawing (cropped) of Lilly that I started on last night. I plan to finish it and put it in the Faculty Art show.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Poster design

Here's a poster idea...

recently submitted logo design

from GARY

small attendance at the meeting

The meeting Saturday had low attendance...I blame the snow and the fact that the meeting had to be rescheduled from last week. We'll be meeting again soon. John, Jon, Danielle, and Laren...get in touch with me...I need your email adresses. We're going to start 'blind fight' training. What evenings work for you guys?