I hate to say it, but I am VERY glad that February has come to an end. This month has been all about bringing every aspect of my film together in preparation for the beginning of filming. As I found, this was not as easy as it once seamed.
The beginning of the month started off strong. To keep myself organized I created shooting schedules, shot lists, audition forms, and material lists that would lay out the things i needed to do and get. After this process was completed, I held auditions from a poll of my peers in my broadcast class. I ended up choosing Steele Stewart and Reis Rosenbloom as my main characters and Olivia Davis as my supporting character. For help behind the scenes, Rein Conversi, Josh Horowitz, and Adam Rush have expressed interest in helping with technical aspects. After choosing a cast and crew and getting organized, I needed to gather supplies and create a set, which brings me to...
My luck began to turn on a trip to home depot. My card was full with a stack of extra large boxes that were intended to create the backdrop of my set. Peering over the edge I made my way to the paint department, where I spend almost a half hour to wait for a couple of ladies to decide which brown to paint their ceiling, which in my opinion, was none of them. Finally I was helped by the lady behind the counter and made my way out of the costly home goods store with my purchases. Painting the set was a whole other beast itself. It took terribly long to dry and small bumps rose from the unclean surface of the PAC floor. After two days of painting, my boxes looked ready to assemble, or so I thought. And then came...
I thought I had seen it all until I attempted to assemble this mess. The tape was not holding down the flaps, the boxes were heavy and uneasy to deal with, and after an hour of folding and stacking it just didn't look good at all. I decided that no matter what, this idea was a dud. After thinking it over I decided on an entirely green screen production, this would solve the problem of not having a set. Thinking on your feet is one of the most important things I've learned from this experience. Hopefully this will help me in the future; March is all about filming, and I KNOW that there will be issues to come.