Sunday, February 19, 2006

Film Shoot Cancelled

Our film shoot in Osage Hills State Park was cancelled yesterday, due to a weather pattern. I had high hopes of completing another character in this complicated storyline, instead we went nowhere. I was prepared to endure the cold, but neither my people or the camera would have faired well.

Next weekend is open, but Derick, my actor, has a play at 2pm that Saturday and the following Saturday. I can not plan for a Hydro shoot, because Corey is in a play as well.

Our April 2nd wrap date is looking more and more like fiction, and I feels the eyes of scrutiny, at times, for not being able to make it happen.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thrill Kill Kult Tonite!!!

Cain's Ballroom - My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult

It has seriously been almost two years since I have seen a concert of my choosing...since I have been excited to experience the atmosphere and sounds of a live show! The concerts at the State Fair don't count, and I have seen quite a few shows that I have enjoyed, but this is my music...and it is special to me.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Red Rock Canyon - "Being"

We departed an hour later than planned. My plan, indeed, was no less than running from the Sun and chasing it at the same time. Victory!

A two and a half hour drive...if we left at 4:30am, we would be there by 7! The Sun would just begin the caress of its kiss on the Western planted rock facings. Bret would be able to capture amazing color!

We left at 5:30 instead, due to delays caused by the wee hours I inflicted upon everyone. Two cars: Bret in his truck, and Derick, Fae and myself in the Buick.

As 8:00 hit its mark, the Sun was hot on our trail, and closing! The advantage here is that Red Rock Canyon is just that, a canyon! As we neared the area, the interstate dipped into valleys, where the cold morning shadows held their ground a while longer. This was the sign my theory was correct; the canyon would not be drenched in sunlight just yet!

As we turned off toward Hinton, we made the approach to the park, found and entered the gate, and made our decent.

The theory proved correct. The shadows were still there, along with the cold and the wind. Three of us set up. Bret ran camera while Derick and I plotted our performance. It was very cold!

In the sunlight, it was warmer and bearable. We fought clouds only part of the time. Bret began by shooting scenery, and then we began the initial shots. Bret had not slept the night before and he was feeling it, so Derick and I composed our own shots. We were running on low battery and low temperatures, so we shot everything we could. I decided to shoot the black background scenes in the "Being" chapter at the location as well; as I have stated and will state again, I want Bret to be overwhelmed with footage!

The shoot went well. Working opposite of Derick is a great experience. His talent does not demean me in anyway. I felt good with our performances and the variations. Our little camp packed up and left for home.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

The Audition

Paulette did a great deal of legwork to not only set the event into place, but she also promoted the best she could. I e-mailed and posted on MySpace and with the OMM Group. I suppose that I am the only one who forwards information! I expected a greater response than a mother wanting to drive her thirteen year old in from Norman, and the lackluster response, which was received. Paulette played chaperone to my being there, and I arrived to a beautiful setting. One person showed - ONE! I admit I gave official notice only days before, but it is not like we held the audition in Abu Dhabi! The gentleman who came was a very nice chap, just not what I was looking for or needed.

Many thanx to Paulette.