Sunday, March 15, 2009

well... i got a first rough cut of bryan adkins film "eye of the beholder" done a couple weeks ago. rob and i talked about it and came up with some good ideas to improve things... so now i'm going back and making those changes.

beau roberts finished putting all the sound effects into "isle of succession"... and now he's just going back through with a fine tooth comb to make sure all the levels and everything are right. after that he'll move on to color correction and visual effects... and after that... it's only music.

one of the people i got to work with while shooting "eye of the beholder" was hannah uszak. i thought she was a really talented actress... and was perfectly suited to a project i had in mind. a few years ago i thought of doing a project that was all told in video diary entries... where you are watching this girl talking about her life... over the course of it she is evidently going more and more crazy... she starts obsessing over this guy... blah blah blah... anyway... i thought it was cool... oh, and i didn't want to write a script... i wanted to person to improvise the whole thing... based on direction and discussion.... so i first asked hannah if she was interested in doing a short film with me... (she basically just knew me as the camera guy on eye of the beholder) and she said she was.... so then i explained the idea and the part to her... and she seemed even more interested... we talked about it a few more times... and then we shot it the first week in september '08. i had a bunch of other people there to help with things and to talk and work out the details of each entry, like bryan, beau, rob, felicia, hannah, hannah's friend kati, and matt schwan.... was the absolute most fun night of filmming i've ever had. hannah really really blew me away with her acting skills... she's got an incredible memory too.... we would all be discussing the story.. and what should be in the next entry... everyone was tossing out ideas.... as director i had to be the 'wrangler' and decide which ones would be put it... was a blast.... hannah would listen and participate in the discussion and then would be ready right at the end of it without going over anything.... how she kept it all straight i'm not sure... anyway... it ended up really good... i'm very happy with the final version... rob did some really cool music... and i released in in dec. '08.