We’re finally on the home stretch, the final leg, the end of principal photography on Will Reading. I think the hardest bits are behind us and it should be relatively smooth sailing until we finally coast into the port for the final docking. Boat metaphors. Continue reading “Will Reading – a movie in production by Saylaco Films (update #8)”
Props, props, props – they’re the bane of my existence… at least in conjunction with making this movie, Will Reading. Sometimes, props are delicious, and when it comes to food props that you expect actors to eat, don’t f@ck around. Continue reading “Will Reading – a movie in production by Saylaco Films (update #7)”
It’s finally here – the first trailer for our movie, Will Reading! I am pumped up about it!
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Production/Principal Photography/Whatever You Wanna Call It is in full swing on Will Reading. Above, we’re just about to shoot the pivotal bar scene. All movies should have a pivotal bar scene (Good Will Hunting) – or at least a memorable one (Gremlins). Continue reading “Will Reading – a movie in production by Saylaco Films (update #5)”
Pre Production on Will Reading is about to come to a close. Our little movie’s script has been shaped into a shooting draft, we’ve got a prop list, a shooting schedule… all that good stuff. At this point, I’m just waiting for the last bits of equipment and props to arrive in the mail while I’m putting together storyboards and shot lists for each scene.
Continue reading “Will Reading – a movie in production by Saylaco Films (update #4)”
Just for giggles, here’s an update on Will Reading – a movie in production by Saylaco Films. Continue reading “Will Reading – a movie in production by Saylaco Films update #3”
Since the last update, things have picked up a bit more steam.
Continue reading “Will Reading – a movie in production by Saylaco Films update #2 (VLOG)”
I’ve been doing movie reviews for a long while, but now, I’m going to put my money where my mouth is (sorta literally) by writing and directing (and, perhaps unwisely, co-starring) in my first feature-length video, Will Reading. I thought it might be fun to keep a movie production diary now that things are getting started. Here’s where we are so far.
1st draft is completed (3/19/14)
There’s no movie without a script, and now, after writing on and off for six months or so, the first draft of the script is complete. Now that I have a feel for the story and the characters, I’ll use the second draft to straighten things out, tighten the bolts on what’s there and add anything that’s missing. This will most likely only take a week or two. Then, I’ll print it out and ask for help from Dr. Girlfriend on the third draft…
contacted actor wish list (3/21/14 – 3/24/14)
I have very specific ideas for the performances I’d like to see in each of the roles, so I, in some ways, wrote the story for actors I know. Hopefully, these folks will be available to/interested in working on this!
one actor signs on (3/24/14)
So far, I’ve received confirmation from one of the four actors on my list, so… yeah, 25% done here!
ordered the new camera (3/24/14)
I have a camera, and I’ve been amassing equipment for years with the idea of making a feature in mind, but now that it’s actually happening, I’m finally upgrading to a pro camera. I’ll have to sell a kidney, but that’s life.
That’s about all for now!