Hey all. It’s Monday evening, and I just thought I’d update you all on some things.
First, the pilot. Well, we had our second day of shooting, and it went fantastic. Last week I pieced all of the footage together, and Lynn, Julie and I are quite happy with it. I cannot wait to show it to everyone.
I’ve came up with a poster idea, shared it with some people, and my buddy Al pointed me in another direction. Can’t wait to share those, either. I bought a URL for the project, locked down a Facebook page, and a twitter page. We just have one more shoot to do, and we were lucky enough to land Rick Younger to help us out. We’re very excited about that.
Rick is a friend of Marc’s, and did some work on The Thing.
Let’s see, what else.
On Sunday we shot another two episodes of The Thing. What a day. It started at a quarter to 8 in the morning and ended about 7:30pm. Whew! We had some great actors show up, including Brian Barhart, Ian Bjorklund and Sloan Seaborn (from 8 for Vegas), Erin Winebark, and some Thing main characters including George Demas, Lynn Mancinelli (who’s also our AD), Robert Ierardi, and Lisa Peart. Crystal, Marc, and James rounded out the rest of the crew.
It made for a fun day. I actually went to bed early that night, which was a surprise to both Karen and myself.
Let’s see. I went and saw the new Star Trek movie with Karen. It’s quite good, I recommend it. I may actually go see it again.
Last but not least, I have been trying to figure out what kind of camera to upgrade to. After giving it some thought, I’ve settled on the Canon C300.
Yes, it’s expensive. But, not to fear. I have already started drawing my own blood to put aside for whatever blood bank will accept it in bulk. I have not started to do that with other bodily fluids. That might change.
Yes, I’ll probably drop it at least once. That’s kind of a Murphy’s Law kind of thing. Although, last year while I was in Amsterdam… was that last year? Jesus, I can’t remember. Anyway, I tripped and fell on a step that was with a bunch of other steps of different sizes and I was holding my brand new camera. I managed to hold the camera up and away from the concrete, smack my hand down, slam my knee into the edge of a coming step, twist my body to the side, and keep the camera from breaking.
Everything hurt after that, but the camera was safe. So, there’s a maternal instinct there, I guess. Or something.
For those of you unfamiliar with the C300, here’s a neat video I found on it.
In the coming weeks I’ll have much more to share on the project. I’m really looking forward to sharing it with you all.
Thanks for reading.