Sunday, September 27, 2009
Hey everybody! We had a particularly great Friday gathering. It turned into the first day of shooting! Here's the pics of the surprise effects shoot we had.
Danica, the ship's captain, and Kevin who is playing one of the crew members were the first to arrive.
Danica is helping us keep the paperwork trains for the production running on time, on top of leading our little crew of misadventurers.
This is Christian! He's our awesome new D.P.
Here he's setting up the lighting for the alien city. He called us a couple of days ago, and told us he would have access to a red camera, and thought it would be great, to film some of our miniatures in high-def!!! I spent the whole next day fixing up the city, which had fallen into disrepair, over the years, to get it camera ready.
Our friend Joe Russo stopped by to help spin cities and wiggle fishy ships around. He didn't know, that he was gonna be pressed into service, doing manual labor on his friday night.
He just thought he was coming over for beer and pizza.
Here we are wiggling around the aforementioned fishy ship.
Mike stands ready with the egg whisk... just in case.
You can never be too careful!
Here's joe still waiting for his beer.
Mike jumps into action plying his whisk like a master!
Thank all that is good on this earth, that mike was on hand, to perform such an awe inspiring display of whiskery! Thanks to mikes fast whiskeration, we thankfully, will never know the tragedy that almost occured.
Christian sets up a lighting effect that Joe Russo suggested.
Here, we're rehearsing what it would look like. Marc is spinning the Russo contraption.
It ended up looking great!
Christian behind the camera checking out the shot.
Getting the back of the ship.
We also started figuring our our costumes. Kevin is modeling his crew jumpsuit. It's the only one that's working out so far!!! bummer...
As usual Marc is the last man standing. Here he is on his way out..
Thank you everyone for a great fun Friday night!