Monday, April 12, 2010
...and the script is about 80% complete. I ask you friends - is a script ever really done - I don't think so -
not really. I'm sure certain changes will be made all the way up to - and including - the first day of filming. During the shoot in fact. Some people - this may bother - but not me. I like the fluid malleable aspect of the fact - that for me - the script is an actual living breathing entity - and as all living things - change is reality.
I accept that. Am cool with that.
On DAY 043 it's 3:42 a.m. in Cali - I'm in the studio - it's dark outside. The night air is cool. I can see the ocean from the studio window. Night is the only time the shades are open - daylight ruins the screens of all the color specific programs for the movie - so it's dark in the studio most of the time.
I currently am working on the storyboard - and that brings up this topic - I have received many - MANY e-mails asking me about the program I bought for storyboarding - why am I storyboarding - is the program clunky etc and on and on - well:
Give me just a few more days to put the video together and I'll post all my thoughts on the program - if it was worth the money for me as an #extremeindie filmmaker to spend the money on - and - the pro's and con's of the program I am using.
Last thought before I hit the gym to keep my body and mind tough for the making of the movie - it's a physical grind my friends - and keeping oneself healthy for the process, helps. A lot. Anyway - been wrapping my brain around just how much of the horror movie plot I'm going to exploit here in/on the website - would love any of your thoughts on the subject. That subject always causes HUGE debate within all the factions/people of a movie - how much does one talk about the plot - how much is shown in the trailer - on and on. Will be having a long long talk with Peter Broderick about this - and probably arguing with him too about it lol.
Would love to hear your opininon on this - from a movie fan point of view - and/or - anyones point of view for that matter. I mean that. Do trailers that give it all away "really" bother you - or do you end up seeing the movie anyway - even if you know what its about - completely via the trailer and/or the written word? Honestly ask yourself. I say this because I have a lot friends who say I hate it when movies do this - but then go ahead and see the very same movie they were pissed about the promotion campaign. So does it really matter?
I am comfortable sharing this - it's a movie that hits on a HUGE phobia of millions - it won't allow many to sit still in the seat - three people who have heard the pitch for the movie stated - they would love to work on the film - but absolutely could not watch it - too much of thier nightmare involved. And yes - did I take that plot point from Hitchcock - you bet I did - I studied him and Kubrick for a year before writing this script - honed in on thier ability to find the human collective fear/phobia of many - and exploit that social phobia for the fun of watching an audience squirm in thier seats - and that was/is my goal - to provide an experience - a fun one - but an intense one.
For now - that's all I can share about the movie. After talking to many and listening to many - will decide how much more will be shared.
Another vid blog will be up in days - back to work for me - the shooting day is coming fast - and - one of my very favorite stages of a movie - is on the horizon: auditions! I love auditions!
I'm jus' sayin'