Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Coolness...

Its sorta cool seeing who is visiting the blog with the flag counter (so...post a comment already). All right. Here is the update.

Last night I went to the woods where we shot the movie so that Ron would have some 'plates' to put the Garum on. I shot some footage and walked through the scenes so that he could place the creature behind and in front of trees.

And then something odd happened...

I recalled the moment that I scouted that location. No actors, no crew, just me in the woods checking it out and envisioning how the movie would look. There is a log that stretches across a wide path that became Gwen's (Danielle's) resting place. I looked at the log with a bit of sadness. The shoot is over and we won't be back to this place again...

Then I got to thinking about the sword...in the movie, Gwen loses her sword (the one that the Old Caretaker has entrusted to her)...as I watch the footage of Gwen (Dani) trying to find the weapon after the Garum has knocked it from her grip, I felt a certain sadness that I did not expect to feel.

The movie is winding down.

I return the Cursed Canon XL1 to IPFW tomorrow and know that I will not use it again on this project.

All that is left is the SPFX. I will not shoot another frame of footage on this movie again.

I am happy.

I am sad.

7 comments:

Michael G Clark said...

Well done on getting this far and not breaking anything (cast or equipment), also well done on getting rid of the XL1.

By the way, I've totally stolen the flag counter from you. It's fun.

rooster1 said...

I think of it as the equivalent of post-mortem depression...only with a movie!! I know how you feel...I was looking at some of Ted's pics again, and it was like, "wow, we're really done shooting!" So bitter-sweet...

rooster1 said...

oh...but I think some of the cast did get a little broken during shooting...mostly psychologically though

allen said...

And Debbie did run head first into a tree...

Michael: re: the flag counter...I stole it from Andrew, I think. What a cool thing.

Ted said...

It is bitter sweet, sad that there are people that I may not see anymore because we are done, and happy that we can move onto another project. THis has been one of the best experiences in my life, especially the 10 foot tall bear that seemed to think that he was in charge.....

rooster1 said...

Oh yeah...Allen:

I'll be giving you a call tomorrow, there are a few cast members who I don't have contact info for...also; could you e-mail me a copy of the full script???

Thanks, dude man

Michael G Clark said...

A bear, you mean Yogi directed the movie? Does that make Ted Bobo?

Aaaa'll finish off this movie and steal a pickernic basket.

Allen - smarter than the average director.