shel here.....very happy to report that the hallway set is done, done, done. it looks much grungier than before and i am super glad i tore it up and redid it.
here's some pics of the the finished set with some details and (very exciting) a pic of the whole cast (except the dog who couldn't make it due to his compromised state of hanging in various stages of decapitated propaste in the dining room). he's been neglected while i finished the set.
i went to the pound in Glendale, CA last week and got some reference pics. this was dangerous and i had been putting it off cuz we really really really don't need a dog around here, but i was strong (and in a hurry) and managed to come home with inspiring pics but nothing furry, phwhew!
justin is in the garage right now setting up lights and getting ready to shoot on sunday, which will be our official "production" launch date. so this is my new to do list which will take me to the end of the project (the end is in sight):
- finish the dog (propaste and paint)
- make a new Eduardo puppet (same crackly paint problem the rich folks had)
- finish the dog cage set (very simple, i have most the assets, just need some weathering)
- make the down-the-hallway shots set (this will be interesting---i need to construct a wall with an openable door)
- make the happy ending hill set (this can wait till near the end of the shooting as we don't have room for this set in the garage right now anyway)
- re-construct the opening external pound/town set (this will be later too, i have all the parts, just need to dust them off, repair stuff and put it together again.....this will be the last shot justin shoots, it also is the first thing he shot, but now that he is using film quality instead of tv quality images he needs to redo it)
- write the script for our next film okay, this is the most exciting part and i'm hoping the stuff above doesn't take too much time cuz i always pictured me just doing writing while justin clicks his story into life. the next film we will make is 1/2 hour long (HA!!). justin and i have worked out the story points together and now it just needs to be written into a script. i've never written a script, so......i'm just gonna plug my nose and jump in and hope i've got what i need to make it happen. i'm very much looking forward to feeling what that is like...... first off i'll have to come to terms with this completely unrealistic romantic image i have of writing a script that includes lots of focused time spent serenely in a sun streamed room with tea....well i guess i can still drink lots of tea.