Friday, February 11, 2011
It was challenging this time because we had to figure out how to fit the cast and crew inside a relatively small room and still not see and boom mics, chords, or reflections in the window! But somehow we all managed to squeeze in and make it work!
Stay tuned for a video of behind the scenes footage coming soon!!
The third week of fling is upon us! The temperatures were cold but all week and after two canceled filming sessions due to the weather we are finally getting back on track! Early this morning we met at the White Pool house in Odessa to film in their cellar. Later moving to another location with the perfect hallway for some chase scenes. Here we learned a little bit about how lighting works!
With a pitch-black hallway (thanks to our trusty sheets) it was a challenge to properly light the scene that was taking place. We had to break out our portable lights, which is a handheld device with 4 super bright light bulbs on it. The bulbs are so bright we only needed to turn on one to illuminate the entire hallway! Feeling weak, we took a break to re-fuel with the best food around: ROSA’S! We needed the food to prepare us for our next few scenes at the Arrington home, which took us 4 hours to film! It was definitely a long night! Lots of scenes, laughter, singing, and the occasional trip down the slide. But it will all pay off in the end. May 5th to be exact! Keep checking back for more pictures, info, and stories from our movie!!
It’s 7 o’clock on a Saturday morning. The world is nestled in their nice warm beds, no alarms, nowhere to be. This is the case for most people… but NOT the fine arts two class! We are up and at em’ all for the love of movie making! The class met up at the school at 7 Saturday morning for a mini road trip to the lovely town of Big Spring to film at the Potton house!
Later we headed back to Midland for a quick pizza picnic lunch complete with pizza, drinks, and jumping out of tree houses. Thankfully no actors were harmed in this process and with our stomachs full we went to our next location to film some more chase scenes and then finally called it a wrap for the day. As the filming process continues make sure to stay tuned for more info on The Peculiar Confessions of a Murderous Mind right here on the Fine Arts 2 Blog!!
Friday, February 4, 2011
Filming Day 2:
Since many of the actors were gone for Bell Ball last weekend, day 2 filming took place on Wednesday, January 26. Even though we had to film on a weekday, we still accomplished everything we needed to, despite TONS of setbacks! We had equipment malfunctions, costumes missing, even ACTORS missing! God is so good!
Our movie this year is going to be set in the late 19th century, early 20th century, so everyone has a very distinct costume. The most amusing part of filming day 2 was that there was a little mix up in the costume department and Luke, one of the actors, did not have his tuxedo pants. Fortunately, with Mr. Shuman's expertise and a little movie magic, we were able to film just the top half of Luke, who was currently wearing jeans, until Mr. Davis got back with his tuxedo pants! Everything else ran really smoothly though!
Even though there were a few minor set backs, we still accomplished what we set out to do, and everyone hopefully had a good time doing so. I interviewed Eileen Small, who is an actor at Midland Community Theater, just before she was fixing to act in our movie, and she said: "I am really excited for a chance to act on camera because I have never really done that before, this is going to be a great experience."
- ▼ February (10)