Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ok, this is a few days late, but it's been a bit of a bumpy week. Here is the first batch of pics from the film build/shoot. These shots are the 'ejaculation booths', or as I like to call it, The Spankatorium. The first is what they look like from the outside. The next one is the interior as a couple of students were putting the final touches on the paint. Next is the lights they set up. Notice the doors? All they are is some molding and a doorknob stapled to the wall. The Magic of Illusion™!

These photos are the set for an evangelical preacher who is railing against the evils of gay marriage. It will appear on screen for less than three seconds, but it took a couple of days to build and paint. And the lighting for it is even more involved than the Spankatorium. You can see the other side of the jack booths in the third pic. I kinda like the juxtaposition of the whackin' hut and the preacher's living room. (yeah, it's impossible to build a set of ejaculation booths and not get all puerile about it)

And finally here are a couple of shots of the barely controlled chaos that was the shoot itself. I'm afraid you won't see any pics of the actors as that is frowned upon, and I don't think Ed Asner is involved anymore, but it's still a pretty wierd world.

Yesterday was a shot of a dance performance complete with 100 or so extras in the 'audience'. It was supposed to start around 1pm and be done by 6. I got home at Midnight. But, I did get on camera twice. Once to carry a ladder across the back of the stage during the 'rehearsal' scene, and once to hand programs to two of the principal actors as they entered the 'performance'. I am currently in negotiations for an 'also starring' credit.

And thank you to all of you for your advise on our problem child. Unfortunately most of them were things we have already tried including the IEP at school, but I am trying to modify my own anger issues. I have never dealt with frustration well, but I am trying. In any case, thanks to you all.

More on the build of the kitchen and living rooms sets next week.

Peace be with you,


Anonymous said...

this is super impressive. Do you know how to build just about everything? Like, could you remodel a house?

Marius said...

Well, I don't know how to build everything. A nuclear reactor would give me some difficulty.
;-) I suppose I could remodel a house, although I'd need some sort of instructions. Most of what I build only needs to look solid, and rarely needs to last more than a few weeks.