I promised I’d have the short film edited and uploaded before this weekend. I lied. The truth is that I have it ready to go and fully edited. But I moved into a new place and have to sign up for a new internet service provider. I want to take care of this ASAP, but realistically I think it will take until next week. I do have the practice short edited and ready for upload, I just don’t have any way to upload it from my desktop computer. Maybe I can save it on a flash drive and upload it from a my laptop.
There’s a 50/50 chance I begin filming my web series tomorrow morning. My friend is available for filming and I want to take advantage of that. When I first pitched the idea to him he was completely game – but he’s begun dating a new girl and I think his availability and willingness is suddenly being hindered. Pretty scary considering I want to make him the main reoccurring character.
I wrote the first draft of the script tonight. That’s slightly daunting considering how many drafts of previous scripts I made before I felt they were ready to submit to contests. I know want the story for episode 1 to play out like this – I catch Brad in the woods with a simple rope trap, lock him up in a barnyard stall, interrogate him, and discover a pivotal piece of information that will set up the next episode. Many of these shots I can get at a later time, but I’d like to film the interrogation scene (3 minutes) tomorrow so that I will be able to edit it during the week. Saturday and Sunday will most likely be my filming days.
What worries me right now is not just writing the script, but ensuring I have the appropriate resources. I want this thing to look good and not be shoddily put together. At the same time, if I miss out on filming tomorrow, I will have to wait one more week to make sure he’s available. I do not want to make a habit of flaking out on things.
Anyways, thank you for your patience especially if you’re excited to see how these short films turn out. The practice shoot looks pretty good, but more importantly I learned a lot for future projects. As soon as I have internet service in my new place I will post it here.