Friday, December 30, 2005

End of this leg. . .

These are additional pictures by Jef Betz on our last day with Ted Raimi. It looks like I'm directing, but I think I'm just telling a story. Then we're all looking at August's scanner. It's very interesting. Laura Schlachtmeyer is doing sound. That's Pushkin the cat behind her head!

Last day with Ted Raimi

We had fun with Ted Raimi. He even did a podcast interview of Laura, Clare, and me today. Jef Betz came by and took pictures. Here are some of em!

That's me on the ground, ready to shoot a POV looking at Ted Raimi, Blair Johnson working the camera for Ted's greenscreen, a great picture of Clare Stevenson, another great picture of Clare as Aurora, and the crew with Ted playing "statues".

Thursday, December 29, 2005

TD3 Part II

The Alien Archaeological Dig seems to be working pretty well. Clare Stevenson and Ted Raimi are great. I think we have all our coverage. Unfortunately, Mitchell Riggs, our gaffer, has had to leave somewhat early every day 'cause he's had rehearsals for a play. Why would anyone be in a play when they could make a film?

TD 3

That's "Ted Day 3". For our star, Ted Raimi. Which is to separate it from the previous "Day 3" of Bloodmask.
That third picture is how I feel at the end of the day. Although honestly, we've been having our call at 7am and have been out by 4pm every day. Poor Laura has to make a pickup at 6am in New York and drive everyone back to the city (then she has to pick up lunch for the next day.)
That group shot is Mitchell, Marta, Me, Clare, Mike (who's birthday is today), Ted, Tony, Laura.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Day Two

I've just got three words for you.

I'm tired. I feel as though I'm writing modern poetry.


Heck, I've got three words for you. "Paleoxenopologist."
Little alien girl.

Tomorrow. More. Of. The Dig.

(Let's see how many lamps Mitchell breaks! ;-)

One of Mike's statues holds the boom.

In the movie.

This was the first day on the "August's Transport" set. Clare Stevenson and Ted Raimi.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Day one

Today was our first day shooting with Ted Raimi. Do I have any pictures to put up on the Web of him or any of our shooting? No.
I have this picture of Olja Hrustic trying out her combat android armor. Yep. That's what I do.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Day Before Principal

Tomorrow we begin shooting. Our call time is 7am. Here's a couple sculptures -- we don't use them tomorrow, but the day after. In the Alien Archaeological Dig (of course). That's Mike Kessell makin' 'em. We're lovin' Mike.
My cat is being very affectionate today. He's sleeping behind my head right now.
I have to go pick up snacks, but first I gotta get my parents at the airport.
Is Mike dancing with that sculpture?

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Christmas Eve

Starting to finish up the spaceship interior. I'm going to take 24 hours off, fly down to Atlanta, and fly back tomorrow to finish detailing this ship and start working on robots and the Alien Archaeological Dig set (which is, of course, going to be in my basement). Ted Raimi wants to podcast about this on his blog. I'm really looking forward to that. Besides, it might get us finally listed on!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


We still have no costume designer. I mean, other than me and Laura Schlachtmeyer, the producer. The only art department which hasn't flaked out on us has been this one. That's my dad "supervising" the construction of the set for August's Transport.

Monday, December 19, 2005


It's official. We no longer have a costume designer for Bloodmask. (Because of our last-minute schedule, Michael Bevins can't do the costumes for Ted Raimi et. al.) We're scrambling. Laura found a person at a bridal shop who might make Lucretia's costume. And Sherpa, the man who'd be making Aurora's jacket, will call us tomorrow once he's talked to his cutter, he says.
But we're getting statues from Mike Kessell for the archaological dig. And hopefully the frame for August's Transport will be completed tomorrow.
At least this very cute and silly dog cheers me up. He was on West 4th Street.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Getting Close

Mike Kessell and Tony Kenner came by today. We talked of alien archaeological digs and inter-planetary craft. Laura Schlachtmeyer went shopping on Atlantic Street for Draemerr clothes and robot parts. That was today!
Tomorrow hopefully we'll have a costume for Lucretia.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Ted Raimi

We're excited to have Ted Raimi to play the role of August in Bloodmask. He comes in on the 22nd. We got an apartment for him to stay in New York for shooting between Christmas and New Year's Eve. (I think he just wanted to be in New York for the holidays and our movie was a good excuse ;-)

Michael Kessell has stepped up to the plate to be our art director now. He's designed the interior of the ship we call August's Transport which will be built in the coming week.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Random dinner

Feeblebub. Cat. Cloister.

And the In.

So, Clare Stevenson is going to play Aurora. She's from Australia. All I've been doing is making new schedules for Bloodmask. And tracking costumes. I don't want to make a day-out-of-days, but instead have made a .pdf calendar in Write. I love shareware.
Here's a background plate of Altair IV.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Well then. . .

So my dad's going to help make August's Transport, which is an important ship for us. Tamara Gorski's schedule doesn't work with our shooting schedule, but she'll still be a producer. Lots of costumes and sets to take care of. And robots. Little pain-in-the-butt robots. Well, I guess that's what we do.
Somewhere on the web there's a site where you can create your own little sayings on candy hearts.

Friday, December 09, 2005

To do

I guess I should change the site to reflect that we have our stars: Ted Raimi, Clare Stevenson, Olja Hrustic, and Ato Essandoh. Laura Schlachtmeyer and Tamara Gorski (and I) are producing.

Plus I need to get a bid on the sound gear for SIDD. I should probably take a day off. We start shooting on the 27th of January.
Here's a still of Jeff Plunkett and Catie Riggs from the movie we were calling Firefly, which we shot in November of 2004."