4, 2000 - Final office sequence in this indie film.
we did the final office sequence of this indie film where Dan and
Irene do the big presentation to Mr. Williamson. Largest gang/crew
was assembled for this indie film so far. I think the total takes
were 45 for the entire sequence and I did somewhere around
15 different set-ups. I wanted to get as much coverage as
possible, 'cause this is going to be the "money" sequence
that will end this indie film. Had to rent a friggin' TV stand from
a local company because I wanted the presentation monitor
up pretty high. Since I didn't have the final fake demo ready,
I had everyone react to photos I downloaded from alt.tasteless.binaries,
mostly pictures of amputees and people with other deformities.
I got a mixture of a laughs and a couple of legitimate looks
of disgust. (I kept the looks of disgust.)
we were waiting for some of the crew to arrive, Juliet walked
by the camera with the video tap on. She thought the image
looked like something from The Blair Witch Project, so she
improvised a little bit of business. Pretty fucking funny.
Take a look.
is having way too much fun for it's own good. (I'm way too
busy working my ass off getting the shots ready.) I had a
hard time getting everyone's attention when the time came
to shoot because they usually formed discussion groups in
the far corners of the set and were busy laughing their asses
off at each others jokes.
gang has jelled so well together I couldn't have hoped for
more. Since I'm not paying anyone, I wanted a pleasant atmosphere
on the set and wanted everyone to enjoy the experience. I
wouldn't be surprised if someone brings party hats for the
next shoot. Jesus Christ. :-) I definitely could've used more
technical help, but managed to get through it.
to self: hire a second unit next time to shoot the stuff so
I can party with the cast.]
did scene 30 where Dan tries to pawn off Mr. Disgusting's
computer to anyone in the office who will take it. Since I
couldn't find a shell of a computer to deface into Mr. Disgusting's
computer, so I used my alternative PC that I have. Most of
the "smutty" pictures on there were from Johnnys photo collection.
He was asked to take some standard "wacking material" shots
for his stripper friend/model. She was going to use them for
promotional material, we used them for Mr. Disgusting's computer.
At least we don't have to worry about getting the rights to
the shots. By the end of the day I was exhausted.
Director 'n smut
John & Lauren
Lauren vid tap
Scene 129 crew
"That's my desk!"
Juliet sittin' pretty
Lauren & Phil
Cast photo 2
5, 2000 - Up the skirt cam.
we attacked the scene were Robin/Janet checks out some Internet
webcams with the gang and stumbles upon the "up the skirt"
cam. The joke here was the image of the camera looking up
a woman's dress was HER dress. She basically reacts, everyone
denies it, then goes off looking for the culprit by following
the camera cable back to the owners PC. (Which will end up
at Robs desk.) I actually had to point a video camera under
a desk and get a shot of her spotting the camera. (Along with
a leg shot.) It was all very silly, the entire crew trying
to light Robin's legs under a desk. We ended up bouncing a
light off the front of the desk so it illuminated her face
when she looked under. My joke to Robin while we were doing
this was, "so you WANTED to be in movies..huh?" (and this
is what you've got to do.) Phil had a bunch of cruder jokes.
now Phil Rectra has the indie film making bug. He appeared on the
set with this crappy 8mm hand held camera. Since the cartridge
only holds 3 minutes of film, he would only film something
for like 10 seconds. It should be an interesting piece of
indie film, hopefully we'll end up with a copy so I can digitize
it and post it on this web sit.
infamous "You Da Man!" photo
took this innocent photo of Phil while he was getting undressd.
I think it needs some explaining. I'll let the crew do that.
goto: "You Da Man!" photo