Today will be the first day for filming Just Leasing. This is a secondary project that I do not consider nearly as important as Cheaters Prosper. In other words, I would like to knock out the 22 pages in a relatively short time frame.
The biggest issue we’re going to face today will have to do with filming it. Two camera persons are dedicating a ton of time to Cheaters Prosper without pay, and I do not feel right about exploiting their generosity for another project.
Subsequently, I’m left with 4 actors and no camera person. I’m currently leaning toward filming the footage on my camera phone. My friend has a tripod that I believe I can strap my phone to and get wide coverage with.
For the close shots, I honestly think I may buy a selfie-stick. I saw one at the local liquor store the other day, opened my lips to begin a joke about the kind of morons who waste money on that type of thing. I shut my lips when I realized it might be essential to filming Just Leasing.
This is going to be a rough week for Cheaters Prosper. My friend, whose home we need for a location, hasn’t been getting back to me. The people who I’ve contacted on Craigslist in order to possibly purchase their poker tables haven’t responded to me, either. On top of all that, I feel I have a responsibility to myself to attend drill night this Thursday night. I missed it last week, and am certain that devoting an hour and a half of my time to the local fire station is imperative for my future as a firefighter.
I will be posting some behind the scenes footage from Just Leasing tomorrow. Until then, enjoy some goofing around from last week’s shoot for Cheaters Prosper.
- Thomas M. Watt
No Roman films were cut together in a day. Or something like that.
I love how you keep all the readers updated with your film 🙂 And I love how you include a youtube video of what is going on 🙂 If you were a mainstream filmmaker and your films were released on Blu-ray and DVD, these videos would be included as special features 🙂 I bet you will be able to overcome all the obstacles on Just Leasing which as you describe it, has some problems with filming despite the fact that you are treating it as a minor film compared to Cheaters Prosper. Just out of curiosity, have you ever worked with a steadicam. A steadicam is where the camera moves steadily without having to perform any cutaways. One prime example is Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining in the scene where Danny is riding his tricycle throughout that hotel. But anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂