Friday, March 11, 2011

More still from the set courtesy of Sam Butler.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

my cast :)

Here's my awesome cast. It's been a few days since we shot and I have to admit, I miss having them around. (L to R, Alex Benson, Victoria Arredondo, Angela Powers, Paul Pluyman.)

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Last Day Filming

This evening was a piece of cake compared to the rest of the weekend. Just a few simple shots here and there and voila it's a wrap.
Thanks to everyone who put in so much to help make this film.
Now on to post - I can't wait to get it done!!

the 4 in 1 day

So I came home at 2:30 this morning again. A really long day on set.
In a nut shell - Again, the set looked fantastic and my actors looked super awesome! The kind folks at South Austin Brewery let us film in their brewery!!! and I loved that Schmillion could be the band for the party/concert scene. (Those girls really rock!!)
There were a lot of complicated shots, scenes set ups and tear downs, and I crammed in way too much for one day, but when you have very little budget to make a film, that's what you do.
Fortunately, everyone on set kicks ass and I wish we were filming for weeks instead of days!!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

First Day of Filming Jenny Sweet

First day of filming!!
My actors kicked ass, my DP shot amazing footage, the set design looked fantastic, the lighting was super and I love my AD!
As I drove home at 2:30 this morning, I felt good about how it came together and I'm excited to shoot again tomorrow.
I really hope I can sleep...

Thursday, March 03, 2011

I am now officially in hyper drive. I'm sorry if I run you over - it's not intentional.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Could use another one of me :)

Busy day full of rehearsals, going over the new location with Richard my DP (director of photography), getting the cast changed on my kids' broken arm, and crossing things off my to do list like a mad woman. If I wasn't adding like crazy to the list, I'd feel a lot better.

I really love my story, but I wish I was enjoying preproduction more instead of fretting about every detail. I think it's because everything is so rushed. Only a few more days until I starting shooting and I still don't have anyone in charge of craft services. Don't have anyone to be a Data Wrangler (the person who downloads the video footage and synchs it with the audio, and then catalogs it. If they are super awesome, they will also mark the best cuts and pull together a rough cut of the footage:) I'm not sure if I can schedule around the band, Schmillion and I really really want them to be in the film. I have to redo how I'm going to set up my shots in the new locations.
The list goes on and on. Perhaps if I had just a few more of me, it will all get done and be awesome!!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

No Go on the Power Plant

Had to made the difficult decision to change the main shooting location. Argh! I had really wanted to film at the power plant. I mean I love this structure! But the City of Austin is supposed to waive fees for film makers when they shoot on city property, and they couldn't guarantee they would do that. Then they couldn't be sure they would waive some of the insurance requirements, that didn't pertain to my production. So basically, the city kept putting me of until it was too late. (I am definitely having very bad juju towards the City!).
But I'm still moving forward. It's going to take more than a major location change to derail me.
Now if only people would return my emails and phone calls, my life would be much less frantic...maybe.