DAY 044 of MAKING THE HORROR FILM *****
3:12 a.m. I just fired up the G5 in the studio. A fog sits heavy over the beach. The ocean, calm. It's erie.
Yesterday was a day that brought concern - for one it's going to take some 20 hour days to get thestoryboard on schedule - it's not so much the program I am using to Storyboard - it's the fact that I am into detail when it comes to visuals. A reality for Directors that is "the" reason many say NEVER let the director edit the movie. I truly believe - in most directors eyes - the movie is never done. Kubrick had The Shining yanked out his hands because he was never finished with the edit of the Shining - and I think that was a full year after shooting - someone can correct me more on those details - but it's pretty spot on - and the point of that story is more important than the details.
If you are the Director/creator of a project - moving past the... is it perfect stage - is vital. It's seeing the overall project - clearly - looking at - objectively - the task/job you are doing at the current moment - assessing accurately how much detail actually needs to be.
Example: I could literally spend a full 14 hour day working on three frames of the storyboard - and be very happy doing so - because I love creating the visual. Proud of how I got just the right angle on that characters face in relation to where I want the camera set up - and - the lighting/shading hitting the body exactly how I want it on set.
But alas - I don't have a team of artists helping me - and time is moving y so fast - deadlines are approaching - they will be here tom'w - and really - who is going to see the storyboards - other than me and a handful of people.
Sitting back and asking myself on a 15 minute interval - is the image getting across simply what I need it to - if yes - then move on. Doesn't matter if the color is correct - doesn't matter at all. No one person is going to say... hell - that storyboard don't look that cool - I ain't seeing that movie..... I know this... and still - as I write this - in the back of my head - that little voice goes... but you can at least put that scar on that figures face - how long would that take.
TIME. QUALITY. MONEY.
(three words an #extremeindie filmmaker wrestles with hourly)
Today I will be getting a gadget allowing me to video faster myself to post more vid-blogs. This will allow me to show programs I am using to make the movie - so you can judge for yourself - if ya' like the programs I am using - plus see a little of what it takes to get a project done #extremeindie style.
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