Thursday, June 25, 2009

Day #10: A Whirlwind of Awesome


An hour after my last post, my producer Mitsuyo called to tell me about her progress with our ideal bar location: the owner agreed to let us shoot there for free and at any time we wanted.

Good producers are so, so, SO good.

It gets better. We went to the Iraqi House Location this morning -- a house in East L.A. that caught fire in a meth lab explosion. And as you can see in the pictures below, it's perfect for an Iraq War flashback. The owner will only be charging us a little over $200 -- a steal since we're getting so many locations for free.

As we were having breakfast, Mitsuyo mentioned that she talked to the owner of an auto body shop near her apartment. She knows the owner really well and he'd let us shoot there on a slow day like Saturday. And I took a look at it. And I loved it.

And all of this before noon!

So now we have 6 out of 8 locations! Pictures below:

Scott's House (Kaylie's Room still needs photographing):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anotherlifefilm/sets/72157618424784522/

Sketchy Sidewalk:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anotherlifefilm/sets/72157620375256433/

Drab Law Office:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anotherlifefilm/sets/72157620375875451/

Bar:
http://picasaweb.google.com/thresholdmovie/McMurphyS#

Iraqi War-Torn House:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/filmanotherlife/sets/72157620561972846/

Seedy Garage:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anotherlifefilm/sets/72157620563201616/

I just finished watching Battlestar Galactica: Razor and made over 60 screenshots. Now I just need to compile them all into the production book and get started on the shot lists. I could also finish off the "Under 5" character breakdowns and camera house submissions...

Just 2 more locations to go! And it's only Thursday!

Stay tuned tomorrow. I've got a strong feeling we'll be locking locations before Friday night!

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