I have two videos to share with you today. The first is episode 3 ofTuberville, a web series that I have worked on in Vermont. 30′ dolly move in a frozen potato field was actually more fun than it sounds.
Next up is the trailer for Neptune, a feature film that will finish shooting next summer.
Pretty great, to say the least, but please help Last House Productions continue making this. Spread the word on Twitter and Facebook. Share the trailer with friends. Make a donation if you can at Lasthouseproductions.com.
The new apartment has a basement and it’s time to build a new workbench. It’ll be the home for the bench vise, truing stand and removable bike work stand. I’m sure I’ve mentioned by affinity for Google Trimble SketchUp in the past, but it really does make projects like this a bit more manageable. Of course, preplanning can only do so much and there will be unexpected snags along the way.
This is the first year that I have helped out on a shoot for Damnationland, a showcase of horror films by Maine filmmakers. I only worked on one, but it was a blast, even of it was cold and wet and the location was far away and in the end I may have only bounced light for one or two shots. The premiere is happening right here in Portland on October 19th. You can learn more about it on the Facebook page, or if you’re already won over, buy tickets here. If you can’t make it on the 19th or if you’re not in Portland, don’t fret. Damnationland will be making stops in Brunswick, Lewiston, and Bridgton, plus New York, Los Angeles, and Athens, Ohio. Previous excuses have been rendered invalid.
Want to know more about how cool Damnationland is? Link city: Damnationland Website Damnationland Facebook Damnationland Twitter
Starting the work day at sunset can have its benefits, assuming you’re working at a pace to appreciate it. I’m discovering a lot of cuts all over my body after lugging two 1.2k HMIs and two pieces of 4’x4′ beadboard with mombo combos through the only thorn bushes we could find. What 2800 watts in the middle of the woods looks like. We got smarter as the night went on. This is not typical. This is not the worst I’ve seen, but it’s pretty good for only a few hours.
Last week I had the pleasure of teaching the Basic Lighting & Grip class at Maine Media Workshops. It was a week of long days in an old familiar place. It was great to be back there and I was lucky to have such good students and a killer TA. Below you will see a panorama of one of the setups we had in the stage.
A dolly shot with TV light effect, brancholoris, car headlights wiping through faux Venetian blinds, a door that swings open to create a shadowy figure and, of course, a gun reveal in the final frame.