Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I also did some press e-mails for the Rat Rod Rockers! Premiere this morning.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I also purchased a Big Fish Audio producer CD called Gypsy Cafe with Gypsy and Italian sounding mandolin and music riffs to help with the creation of Ivan Molotov's Theme (he is a Russian Mob Boss, but the Gypsy sounds can possibly work for a Russian Mob style track). I wish I could find some Balalaika sample CDs, but I guess Russian Gangster tracks are not the rage right now.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Started editing the "E" (last) section of Scene 61 this morning. Already got the ending and sequence set. After 61 I move on to 62 and then the whole ending of the film is rough cut (Scenes 51-63). The most difficult scenes left are the ones where the girls are trapped by the Rat Rod Gang in their house. This is a series of four scenes that work in tandem. Of course I still need to edit the drag race scenes and a woods chase scene- so I have some serious work left to do on this bad boy. Today is one month until we Premiere! Also as I was backing up files last night, I wrote a possible end credit twang punk tune called Down Time.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Went outside this morning to talk to the office people at our apartments and right in front of our buildings were all these people, tow trucks, firemen and police. As I walked over to see what was going on, I was bit shocked to see a car laying on its side in the middle of the road. I asked a bystander what happened and she said the driver, an older gal, lost control of her car and hit a parked car. She was not seriously injured, only a (possibly) broken wrist. Tuesday morning excitement- I had to snap a few pics.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Decided to officially break the massive Scene 61 into A-B-C-D-E parts. I had completed part A and put it in the films main "Completed" timeline, but as I was working on B, C, D and E, it just got too difficult to keep all the little bits and pieces organized. I keep all the snippets and push them past a marker on each scenes timeline, in case I want to try another snippet in a sequence. With Scene 61 I was close to 1.5 hours of tiny little clips on the scene's timeline. Too much.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Becky Lee who plays Veronika Lakester in Rat Rod Rockers! did a radio interview on The Spy 105.3 FM in Oklahoma City today on DJ Juke Joint Jenn's Rockabilly show. She talked about the film, her involvement with The Pin-Up Angels and her recent feature article in Bachelor Pad Magazine. I actually listen via internet radio. Very cool.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Today I finished the first two thirds of the climactic ending sequence for the film. This includes foot chases and gun play. The sequence is listed as one scene in the script and only takes a few paragraphs, but covers alot of territory visually and action wise. That's the funny thing about a script or screenplay, you can write "helicopter lands on roof of car and blows up." Not much on paper, but hella hard to film. And no I don't have any helicopters in Rat Rod Rockers! Maybe in The Legend Of D.B. Petty...now wouldn't that be cool?!?
This Morning: Made up some quick postcards for Rat Rod Rockers! These are to give out at the films premiere next November, as well as with promotional movie trailer DVDs. We do this to try and create a little buzz for this badass little film.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Began extensive work on the ending sequences of Rat Rod Rockers! last Sunday. Got all excited as I added new sounds and music to the climactic build-up. Today I filmed one last bit of me holding a book as a stand in for a close-up (hands holding the book) of lead actor Aeon Black. I created the book mock-up covers using Photoshop and my printer. Later I ran to the Value Village Thrift store to grab a purple Polo Shirt like the one Aeon wore in the scene. They actually had an almost identical shirt- score! Did the quick shot and then set up the camera with shotgun microphone on a stand to record some foley for Rat Rod Rockers! of me beating a pumpkin (i.e. human head surrogate) with a fire extinguisher, slapping a table and then hitting myself in the back and arms with a wooden stick. All in the name of art...
Saw the first press release pics from Dodge for the restyled 2011 Charger. Very nice- even as a 4-door! Love the new "Coke Bottle" side sculpting and '68-'70 Charger inspired rear end tail light area (with that old school telephone receiver shape also seen on the 1970-1972 Plymouth Roadrunners). The front looks a bit more aggressive with a Mitsubishi Lancer (did you know Dodge had a Lancer back in the early 1960s?) looking headlight treatment. Supposedly the new design is also more aerodynamic than the previous version. Overall- very nice changes to what is becoming an iconic return of one of Dodge's most popular nameplates.