We had our tech scout yesterday, going to all the locations with our producer, associate producer, DP, UPM, Production Designer and our assistant camerapeople. (Two of them, 'cause it's a P2 HD camera.) And moi, le director.
I'm feeling pretty good about this show. We have a great cast and a great crew. I'm just delighted that my favorite editor, Simon Webb, is on board. Gags keep occurring to me; I'm just trying to calibrate how many I can stick in the show without putting a joke on top of another joke, which as we all know won't do.
This is really the first time that film school has been an unequivocal help. The one thing film school really, truly teaches you how to do is how to direct a short film. And having directed a 27 minute film with a crew of 6, directing a 6 minute video with a crew of 12 is much, much easier.
Wednesday's rehearsals. Thursday we start the three and a half day shoot. If you pray, put in a good word for us, will you?
Labels: directing, short
Very exciting stuff! All good thoughts coming your way. Can't wait to see this one, but would like to see your student film even more. Go Bruins.
But of course!
God of recorded wonderfulness, bless Alex as he and his partners in creation work to be worthy of you. In the name of all that's good to see and hear, amen.
Good luck and bonne chance with the shoot!
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