Sunday, August 27, 2006

Why -- what do YOU do?

... because I put my hand in front of the camera as a slate when we've done some wild lines directly onto the camera (which is a practice I don't condone, but we end up doing one or two scenes that way on a feature, recognizing that the average audio quality isn't reduced so much as long as one limits the amount of "ENG" sound in the whole movie."

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Shooting Eyes

 Among other things, tomorrow we must shoot closeups of eyes. Clare's eyes. And here are some images we're to match to.

Friday, August 18, 2006

What do I do?

Here's a picture of my cart.
I've completed most of the picture edits we have on our "punch list" we created last Sunday. One more picture edit to go.
Mac Rogers gave us his thoughts & we turned 'em into a concrete set of edits with further consultation by our "third screenwriter" Anthony Litton, and our special effects director Maduka Steady. Ed McNamee assured us that the story was working emotionally (he's not a big fan of science fiction) and that's all I need to know!
There's about a dozen more sound edits to do, robot foley, and then: reshoots/additional photography! We hope to get all that done on Wednesday/Thursday...
That means we should be able to start duplicating screeners this coming weekend.
I'm not so sure I'm a sound mixer anymore. I think I'd like to do, say, one film a year as a sound mixer, one as a DP, and one as a director. (I bet I'd get paid in diminishing order for those three things!) I'd love to have a Cooper mixer, a couple Shoeps mics, that sorta thing, just to have around.
In any case, we're finishing pickups on Bloodmask on Wednesday. I hope to have all the edit changes done by then.
Here's a quote. You can tell that I've been doing a lot of surfing while rendering.

Monday, August 14, 2006

87% Solution

We figure we're at 87% of the movie we want. We need to shoot three sets of things: a reshoot of a closeup between Aurora and Lucretia, some closeups of Aurora's eyes, and Murnau's chamber where he gets his orders to deal with Aurora.

The Power of Christ Compel Thee

... and stop bein' stanky...

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Saturday Night with Descent

Truthfully, I thought Below was a lot better. Similar names. Very different attention to the script. I liked Dog Soldiers though.

I am posting now with

Another Google product.

But I still have to go into Blogger to change the headline. Don't know why.

Bloodmask in the News!

Our favorite alien android, Olja Hrustic, is one of the "20 Most Exciting New Stars" this month in Penthouse. As soon as I heard I ran to the nearest newsstand to buy a Penthouse (for... the article... you know!)

And there we are! Bloodmask! In national news!

Friday, August 04, 2006

A Bloodmask Friday

One peculiar feature of stills, important as they are, is that they typically don't have all the effects in them. Cinefex magazine has had this issue with them over the years, the gamma is off, etc. Here's a picture of Ted Raimi and Clare Stevenson from Bloodmask.

1.5 more acts of music to go!

We have to get an act-and-a-half of music from Aaron, and then there's a world of sound effects (including all the darn noises the robot makes), and we have to make a decision about foley (whether to do a day of foley recording or just use "cut" effects). And then...

We still won't be done.

I suspect we're going to add a scene where Murnau gets his orders. I'm also a little appalled (in a pulp/genre kinda way) that we don't have any (as Laura puts it) android-on-girl action. We used to, in the script, but something happened...

Oy vey.

Today I will work on scripts.

But the big news is that I'm using yet another Google product: and I'm going to publish my blog with it.

Just you watch.

I will.