Friday, April 27, 2012

Around the Studio...

I'll be posting a couple stills from today's shoot a little later tonight, but here's a behind-the-scenes shot of actress O'Donagh Haymes after the shoot, as I was deconstructing the set... ODH plays a gypsy woman in the scene shot today

Thursday, April 26, 2012

"Hell's Bells" Back In Front Of The Camera

We took a week off, but we're back on it! Friday AM!

Here I am working on the set later than I should be...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

HB Production Update

Last weekend I was busy with the monthly online conference I run with two other guys. It went very well. Because of that, we didn't shoot Friday -- but I've been busy today preparing the next set for this Friday! I think you'll like what I'm doing with this particular scene. I know I do. Even my actors will be surprised because it isn't what I originally envisioned -- it's better.

Anyway, in the meantime, enjoy the third teaser again (previous post)...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Shooting on Friday

We'll hopefully be wrapping up the shooting on the interior set tomorrow! That will account for 8.5 pages of a 40 page script, so it's a big chunk to get done. I had originally scheduled it for two days, but there was no way we were going to get it done right that quickly. We may not actually finish tomorrow, because a page and a half of what's required on the set is actually later in the film. I might just re-dress it next month and shoot the final bit then, because it'll only be one actor. But essentially, tomorrow should wrap up the sequence with the four actors. Of course, I'm talking about principal coverage here. There is always the possibility of wanting to go back and get some insert shots to tighten the seams. That doesn't worry me.

We have maybe one or two more days of the easy stuff, i.e. actors in costumes walking around the desert. But once that's shot, it's all set pieces and physical effects and complicated action moments after that. But that's OK because it simply means we're getting the movie shot. Once principal is done, all that remains are 'atmospherics' for transitions -- and then First Cut!

I have a particular location shoot to do before I can put together a proper trailer, because I haven't wanted to do the real trailer without some particular characters represented. They are iconic, you might say, so they have to be in it. We had one actor drop out for personal reasons, so we're re-casting and then finishing costuming issues and we can shoot their scene I plan to use in the trailer.

So, Friday will be another day on the set, and there will be more stills posted...

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Latest "Hell's Bells" Lobby Cards

Here are some images from yesterday's shoot...

Friday, April 6, 2012

On The Set with "Hell's Bells"

Here's a few snapshots from today...More to follow...

Great Movie-Within-A-Movie Moments

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hell's Bells Scrapbook Teaser 2

Here is another teaser done in a 'scrapbook' style...

Hell's Bells Teaser 2

Monday, April 2, 2012