Production Blog

27-06

anatomy of a shot..

hey all,

i realized i posted this on a couple of forums but hadn't even added it here!! Here's a mini-mini-doc on how i assembled the different elements for this shot. Check it out (windows media)

mc

26-06

Audio pickups

yo guys,

last night we had a session of audio pickups with actor Joe Barbagallo. With the fine cut 99.99% complete, there are areas where I need some both additional dialogue and/or re-recording of existing dialogue to smooth scenes out. So Joe and I met at the Nickelodeon offices where i work and...

spent a couple hours doing audio pickups in a conference room. We had a great time recording Joe's character- Warnock's - expletives, moans, coughs, and screams. By the end we were both sweating from laughing so hard. The best part was when I was recording Joe make screams and simulate getting kicked in the chest. Shortly after the take, Joe straightened up and said, "Shit, I nearly threw up." That got us into another laughing fit. Who knew audio pickups would be so fun?!

21-06

Friend's plug!!

Unbound Pictures - In Search of the Japanese Spirit is a documentary produced by my friend, Fabian Lijtmaer, who was also a production assistant on this movie. check it out!  

Hey all,

just got the issue in the mail! August issue of Student Filmmakers has a 5 page spread on Deployment Strategy.

While not technically a student film, our movie has been of great interest to aspiring filmmakers and has served (so I've heard) as a testiment to what can be done with enough energy and drive.

08-06

Marketing...

Hey all, I wanted to share a bit about our marketing plan going forward. As we enter the final stretch of post-production, the effort to market the film (and this site ;) has already begun. So here's a little update about what we've been doing and what we're planning.

As many of you know, we started this site last year around the Springtime when the script had just been completed. Since then, it's grown as has our audience (thank you btw!). But the purpose of this site has always been, first and foremost, to document and share the process of making Deployment Strategy with friends, family, and film fans. In a lot of ways the site shares similarities with the KongisKing.net website which chronicled the making of Peter Jackson's King Kong. What we need know is the Deployment Strategy movie website which will focus more on marketing the film. That site is currently under development and will showcase the movie and its characters as the center piece.

07-06

Music and FX updates

Hey all,



Time for an update! First off- there will be more updates more often from now on. I promise!! In this post- updates on soundtrack, sound mixing, 3D effects, 2D effects, and more!! so read on!

Soundtrack My good friend and music composer, Chris Haigh has been hard at work on the soundtrack. Although we've had some bad luck in making our weekly video conferences - scheduling, computer, and network problems!!- we've still managed to make a lot of progress. Last week Chris sent me his newest compositions in wav file format.



The way we've been working is like this: He lives in England, I live in NJ, so we rely on the internet for correspondence. We'll email each other over night, sometimes he'll catch me while I'm at work and we'll talk over IM. And, when possible, we'll video conference together. That actually is the best since we can talk and gesture, and Chris can hop on his keyboard to play me something, and I can use my hands and facial expressions to convey ideas I can't articulate!

03-06

insanity!

Oh the humanity! Finally an update! In this one: Finecut, Placeholder Footage, Soundtrack news. Check it out!

Was trying to think of an appropriate title for this long delayed post! How is everyone?

Sometimes you get so busy doing stuff that there's not enough time to document it and that's definitely been the case here. So here are some updates:

FINECUT. The film is in near fine cut status. It comes in at just under 30 minutes and will probably be a tad over that with credits and such. I'm much happier with this length - at times I thought it'd be more like 20 minutes and sometimes feared it'd be even less. Imagine spending all that time and effort for 15 minutes! So I'm very pleased with it's length.

This is our 3rd one...check it out...Anatomy of a Fight Scene!!!

1:09 am eastern standard time, June 6th, 2006.

The rough cut is complete.

Now I will sleep.

pretty darn sweet. here are some images of the completed models and texturing for the Homeland Security Cyber Crime HQ and a hover bus...more after the jump...

So the modelling and textures are now complete for these models. They now will be animated and dropped into the film's rough cut.

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(click on images below to view high rez versions)

Who Am I and why in the world...
...am i doing this?? I ask myself this all the freaking time but the conclusion is always the same- I don't know why, all I know is that I just must, must, must make this film...

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