New film, new blog, hi!

I’ve thought a lot about writing some kind of blog in the past, and have somewhat regretted not having done it.  Well, it seems like as good a time as any to start! My plan is to write about the different projects I have going on, my successes, failures, and everything in between!

Right now I’m in the middle of production on a new short film, which I guess I’m announcing publicly for the first time here.

It’s called “CD-Trip”, and it’s an idea that I’ve been working on for several years.  I don’t want to say too much about it yet, but I will say that it is a ‘period piece’ of sorts, set in the late 1990’s.  And it has something to do with computers.

I’m hopefully learning something from my past films.  The main thing I’m trying to do differently is shift the amount of time I spend in the different phases of production.

When I did “Black Weeds” and “I Have Fear”, I wasn’t keeping track of my hours (I am now), but I’m pretty sure I didn’t spend nearly enough time in pre-production.  In fact I didn’t even revise the scripts really, I pretty much shot the first drafts. I’d estimate the time spent in the three phases of production to look something like this:

On “Black Weeds” especially, I spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to fix everything in post.  I tried to reduce that for “I Have Fear”, but I still don’t think I spent enough time preparing, so for “CD-Trip” I’m hoping it will be more like this:

The first draft of the script was finished on June 25, 2015, but I’ve revised it several times already.  And now I’m about halfway into production, but still making small revisions. I think that’s bound to happen to some extent…  But either way, I’m already really glad that I’ve taken time to sit with the script for a while and revise it. I think the end product will be much better for it.

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