Friday, October 27, 2006

To Seneca

Elinor Carucci "And if I don't get enough Attention".

Made a new trailer with the name "Millennium Crisis". Waiting on further Millennium Crisis artwork. Working on the audio for the 2-channel mix. I bet we're not going to get a 5.1 mix 'till we have a North American home video sale.
Mitchell is editing music video. Time to squeeze a cat.

Monday, October 23, 2006


Laura had a meeting with Ray Cannella of the SciFi Channel today. We don't know how that's going to work out, but we learned that the kinds of movies we like to make are called "Off World" pictures. This amuses me. Andre Norton used that term a lot. I'm a big fan. . .

A new name.

starring Aaron Paul Low as..... composer
Shockingly, this idea was come upon by... Aaron Paul Low... our composer. I rather like the name Millennium Crisis when it's the series. And "Enter, the Bloodmask" entertains me to no end.

Sunday, October 22, 2006


I don't like to blog without a picture of something. This is from

The big news is that Monday (tomorrow) Laura has a meeting with the Sci-Fi Channel about Bloodmask.

Things have been happening so fast with Bloodmask that we haven't sent out a big email to cast & crew telling them what's been going on. That task should move up in priority this week I think.

This past week I DP'ed a music video (directed by Mitchell Riggs). We used the MovieTube (which we rented from Abel Cine Tech.) The MovieTube has quite a bit of promise as a lens adapter system, although it loses 3 (count 'em) 3 stops. We used Zeiss lenses (I think I'd have preferred Cookes) but the MovieTube itself has a specific, warm, "look" to it. After Mitch logs the footage, I'll put up some stills.

Monday we're going to overnight a DVD or two to Halcyon in California so that they have a good DVD screener with a trailer which reads "Millennium Crisis" instead of Bloodmask.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Bloodmask, er, Millennium Crisis

The overseas version of Bloodmask is going to be Millenium Crisis. Of course, most of the countries we'll be selling to are not English-speaking. Lucky for us, Halcyon International Pictures has an excellent artist in the way of Ryan Brookhart and here is some preliminary artwork.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Readying for Music Video

We're making a pickup today from Abel Cine Tech (lenses and such) to shoot a music video next week. This is Mitch and Catie's Luca. He's helping me render out Bloodmask. Bloodmask may be called Millennium Crisis overseas. Gotta make some textless versions of it.

Monday, October 09, 2006


Although we don't seem to have the appropriate technology to actually fax our agreement, Bloodmask LLC has signed with Halcyon International Pictures. They'll be taking Bloodmask to the AFM in November.
Clare Stevenson with Ted Raimi. Clare running from multiple androids (Kim Vasilakis), the Terran Ambassador (played by Clare's husband Al DelBene) and Harkness (Ato Essandoh), while Counselor Carrasco looks on (Jeff Plunkett).

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

More Nudity!

Ted Chalmers says we have to have more nudity. OK, so he didn't really say that. But he said that an "R" rating was better for DVD's. We shot two versions of this swordfight. I haven't been all that happy with the edit of the swordfight, but now I'm editing the "R"-rated version of the fight and it seems much better. And Lindsey sure would be ticked off at me if we didn't have this version on DVD! (We were building an edit for TV -- that's why the nudity restrictions on our previous edit.)