Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Oscars Come To Town!

Not sure why I did this, but I managed to save the four most complicated scenes for the end of the production?? Maybe it was the complicated logistics of locations, numerous extras, wardrobe and the ever-present budget constraints - or maybe I was just scared to face the challenges. Who knows?

Either way, I'm happy to report that two of the aforementioned complicated scenes are done!
We knocked off the Red Carpet scene and the Oscar Kodak Theater scene. With the help of many wonderful volunteers - both in front of the camera and behind - we got some wonderful footage. The shoots took two solid days (all of which will cover about three pages of the script), but the results are fantastic!

I'd be remiss if I did not thank the wonderful people at Ohlone College in fabulous Fremont, CA for the use of the beautiful Jackson Theater, as well as Creative Video Services for the use of their Panasonic HPX3000 camera. Without either of those fantastic supporters, we would not have been able to get the scenes to look realistic.

So, that leaves us with two remaining scenes to shoot - believe it or not! We started shooting in November of 2009, and we should wrap in a few weeks. What a crazy and fantastic ride it has been.
By the way, the two remaining scenes are set in a small community theater, and we're still looking for a location. Anybody with a lead to a great location in the SF Bay Area, please send me a note at:
I look forward to the next post when I can tell you all that we have wrapped! Then it's on to test screenings and then festivals!!