“Yep… The Amazing Spider-Man looks horrible. The origin story again, an emo Peter Parker, a crappy-looking Mirror’s Edge tribute… this movie looks to be garbage. I’m staying home and re-watching Raimi’s trilogy instead when this is released.”—
Wow, has it seriously been a week already since I was on here? It’s been one hectic week, so I guess that has something to do with it.
Let’s see, what’s new? Wrapped up another 9 pages on Quiver this past weekend, so that’s awesome. A few small scenes were shot during the evenings last week but due to the usual shitty weather and some unavailability from crew members, not a whole lot was accomplished during the weekdays.
The weekend is a completely different story, though. Friday night consisted of getting a portion of one scene shot. Saturday consisted of the completion of some indoor pick-up shots with both Rob and Lisa. I was absent from this shoot due to prior engagements with attending a wedding.
Last but not least, Sunday went amazingly. The sun was out and the air was hot, we kicked ass ‘cause 9 pages were shot! Thought I’d through a rhyme in there. Anyway, we were able to knock off a couple remaining Rudy/Claire fireside scenes while also shooting the climax of the film. Unfortunately, due to the beautiful weather, I received heatstroke and had to call it an early night. I saw the footage yesterday, though, and wow… unbelievable! People are definitely in for a treat. Rob and Andrew knocked it out of the park!
Now here we are on yet another week where crew availability is small. The moral is slightly dropping because we’ve been shooting for close to a month and a half now and people are ready to hear those magical words: “That’s a wrap!” Hopefully, if everything can go as planned, the majority of the film will be completed by next weekend. I’m hoping as much, anyway; our two leads are running out of time being here. The shitty part of it all is that we’d probably be wrapping up this week if the weather could’ve been decent for us. Unfortunately, though, there’s nothing you can do about the weather and when the majority of your film takes place outdoors, there’s nothing you can do but push the shoot back a day.
With all that being said, though, we have an incredible, committed cast who’re willing to give it their all until their stuff is complete and for that, myself and the rest of the crew are lucky and very fortunate. We’re now officially past the halfway mark… this is the final stretch home. Quiver’s score is being worked on this week and the special effects are going smoothly. Once we wrap and a shit-load of CGI and editing is done, it will be time to reveal Quiver to the world and I can’t wait!
Anyway, that’s your current update on Quiver. Another update on what I’ve personally been up to is on it’s way!
Had a great, long weekend full of shooting. At this moment, I’d say that filming on Quiver is at the 50% complete mark. I still can’t get over how lucky we are to have acquired the talents of our awesome cast.
Shooting continued last night but, unfortunately, after the long shoot on Sunday and me being on the verge of heat stroke that day, I had to pass on being present. I feel guilty about it but after the great sleep I had last night (I went to bed at 8:30!), I feel re-energized and better and ready to take on tonight’s shoot.
I’m still working on getting some production photos up on Facebook so I’ll let everyone know when that happens. I’m not putting them all up, just one or two from (almost) every day of shooting. Right now I’m just working on labeling them with the Still Frame Entertainment logo and then they’ll be making their way online.
Started going through a new draft for One Way Ticket this weekend, too. I’m hoping to have a new draft complete by September and then from there I plan to complete two more half-written scripts. I’d like to have those done before year-end. Here’s hoping I can ignore distractions and stay on task!