Sunday, April 06, 2014
Do You Like Movies About Gladiators?
|My Buddy Frank. Photo & Shop by Me.|
Shooting soon! Copy/Credit/Catering only.
Characters: Generally Caucasian/Mediterranean except for Exotics. Costumes provided for all but crowd extras.
VERITAS: Age 20s, well-built gladiator protagonist debunking the Spartacus myth, shortness a plus, stage-fighting expertise with gladius welcome
LYDIA: Age 20s, wife of Veritas, one line, appears in arena audience.
LADY FELIS CONCOLOR CORNELIUS: Age 50s, Senator’s wife, seducer of gladiators. Likes to show a little skin.
MILO: Age 20/30s: Gladiator referee
[UNNAMED EXOTIC] Age 20/30s, well-built gladiator opponent, height a plus, stage-fighting expertise with sword welcome
[THE ON-DECK CIRCLE] Well-built gladiators (4) in a cell — Age 20/30s Long hair or Shaved heads welcome
CAESAR: Age 50/60s Regal bearing. Present in arena Royal Box.
SENATOR CORNELIUS: Age 50/60s present in arena audience.
ROYAL BOX CANDY: Age 20/30s females (2-3)
ROMAN SOLDIERS: Age 20/30s males (2) guarding Royal Box
Crowd extras: All ages. Males in togas, females in Roman/Greek dresses. No green or purple.
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Friday, March 14, 2014
Instead, I premiered it at the local First Friday Shorts, where by applause ranking we came in Second behind a college homosex flick supported by the director's whole fraternity. I didn't mind too much missing out on the Money prize... I enjoyed the audience's reaction and heard a good portion of the audience cheering for our film.
The bedroom shown is actually my office/guest room (you can see my name on some of the plaques). Rather than girlie it up or sanitize it, I thought it would be funnier if left as is, sword collection and all.
I was Bored Today
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
The McBride Shoot
As the Behind-the-Scenes videographer, I still stepped in and played boom operator, grip, and even acted in a scene.
Bill Couch is a local staple in the industry. He plays the bartender in this prequel and a bar patron in Blackwood. I told him he must have been fired for watering down the drinks. "Hey, that's how the bar makes a profit...."
I'd been FaceBook friends with David Hight for a few years before I first met him at the McBride script reading. He carries the exposition load in this movie as the town sheriff Rupert Jones.
Nick Murray (center) is a Pima Film classmate of mine. He was DP on the 2009 Pima films Arizona Chainsaw Massacre and Apprehension. He was happy to be on the camera crew, but I railroaded him into the funeral scene, because I was too fat for the one spare pair of pants left in wardrobe and I knew his skinny butt could fit in them. The director wanted me in the scene, but since it wasn't on the call sheet, I left my costume at home and dressed for comfort on the set. My character would have been in the back row at the funeral anyways, thus first out of the church and not in the scene. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Shooting in Great Outdoors
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
In the Shooting Gallery: Shooting Video not Guns
|Photo by David Wing|
The weekend after that, I'll be crew and minor cast for "McBride," the prequel to Gerry Gilbert's award-winning Western short "Blackwood." We're shooting out at Gammon's Gulch again, so I'm sure it'll look great.
After that, gotta try to finish the Binker Movie "Ready When You Are, CB."
Beyond that, I've got three shorts in the queue to produce before I even think of writing another one... unless they don't get done by summer. I ALWAYS use the summer road trip drive to brainstorm a script for the Pima College Advance Cinematography class. That and the summer Binker Movie.
Last year's 72-Hour "One Script Challenge" Movie here.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Pre-Super Bowl Skeet
My choice of gat drew some attention... "Son, that doesn't quite look right," was a common reaction to the Sile (importers, not manufacturers), and it took me a stage to realize that with the single trigger o/u gun, the BOTTOM barrel shoots first. The Sile got passed around by folks amazed an o/u existed that didn't cost a Grand. Jon was there with his 3-gun competition rig and brother Wayne with a similar piece; the Elder Copeland sported a .410 gat from a matched set... he cleaned our clocks.
The other two in our six-some were sporting 28-guages... as pro shooters are want to do. Yeah, they were crazy-good. I don't mind not keeping score too closely... we were shooting in early February, in Phoenix Arizona, in shirtsleeves in absolutely gorgeous weather. They'd squeezed us locals into a few of the public positions. While there, we paused for the National Anthems of the United States and Canada, as the Big Event kicked off. No Denver Broncos were injured in the making of this event.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Not Exactly Yosemite
Without a scenic body of water nearby, I decided to make one of my own for a photo. Behold! Lake Santa Rita! Breaking with Ansel's technique a bit, I saved some detail that might have been burnt black by Adams' trademark contrastiness. Call me a Rebel.
My Part I presentation went well last week; Part II is tomorrow night.
Pictured are Taylor Plecity (bottom) and Robert Arizonn, part of a very talented cast of which I was the Weakest Link, being the only non-actor among them. Fortunately, the role of Harper the Bartender was ideal for me -- no complicated dialogue and nothing to over-challenge my limited range of acting.
When not in front of the camera, I took advantage of the set lighting to shoot behind-the-scenes for my Digi-Photo Final portfolio.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Cactus October 2013 Multi-Gun Halloween Match
Was nice going back to where I used to design stages and discover they've finally adopted a 3-Gun item on the menu instead of only charging a la carte per gun. Recognized some of our classic Halloween stages... sometimes the oldies are best.
Jon treated Piter to a Full-Auto shot at the match. After that put a smile on Piter's face, he put a smile on the paper plate and won the Match Art Contest.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
AZ State Sub-Gun Match
I joined Jon and Big Bob on Squad 1 (somehow designated the Super Squad) and brought my DSLR instead of the usual FlipCam or iPhone to shoot video. I even went ahead separately in my own car since I had to leave straight from the range to get back to Tucson in time for the premiere of "The Reaper Strikes Back" at the Tucson Terrorfest Horror Film Festival that night.
I got some cool moonset pix for my troubles, but since the range is shaded by a great big mountain at sunrise, the sunrise was less spectacular. I forgot to get pics of the sunlit mountains later, which will be a detriment to one of my photo assignments for class.
The match had a Clint Eastwood Movie theme and was a blast and a half to shoot! I hope this match doesn't become too popular, since the Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun Match I've been blogging about over the years has been filled merely seconds into the on-line registration deadline today. Wonder how many slots will be sold on eBay....
The Binker Strikes Back
Last night, it premiered at the Tucson Terrorfest Horror Film Festival with a favorable audience reaction. I recorded it on my smartphone so the Binker can enjoy the experience too.
This summer's production, "Ready When You Are, C.B." is in post-production.
Update: Dammit, I lost the video transferring it from my iPhone!