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Category Archives: BS Journals
Last night Todd Hunt and I sat down in our editing cave and watched the rough cut of The Big Something with a six-pack of Pacifico for company (not to mention Todd’s two cats and three dogs). It took us eleven days to edit a rough cut and as Todd said, here is the proof: Piecing [...]
Todd Hunt and I jumped immediately into the editing room with barely enough time to breathe between production and post. I like it that way: let’s get this movie finished and ready for people to see. How often exciting and sometimes humbling an experience it is to watch the footage gathered from fourteen days, to [...]
This photo was taken seconds after I said “cut” on the last shot of The Big Something: Photo by Adam Moreno I don’t know how many people have set out to make a full-length movie in fourteen days in the June heat of Arizona with a budget of less than two thousand dollars… and have [...]
It’s Day 13. I’m at the location for Melinda’s apartment (where the movie reaches its climax). Michael Coleman (Lewis) slept over: we’re enjoying coffee, eggs, and some Warren Zevon records before we set out on the most important day of the shoot. We are only filming one scene today but it is the crux of [...]
The shoot is winding down and we can all feel it. We pushed ourselves so hard for a few days that now the work seems easy. This is wonderful of course but quite a drastic change from the first week. Nevertheless we still have some of the most important scenes to complete before we finish [...]
I feel like the crew has been mentioned only in passing. They deserve better. This is the best I’ve worked with, a band of guys tough and fun. James Alire runs sound like none other, whether he lavs the actors or booms the scene, I can trust him to get the best audio. He can [...]
Monday Day 8 began at Rupert’s house. Rupert played by Kasim Aslam is one of the record store clerks. He and Michael Coleman started to create and together we all discovered little touches to make the scene better. So many of the best ideas for this movie have come in the last minutes before we [...]
We waited outside our record store, Tracks in Wax, at 7 AM for the owner Julie Chiesa to come so that we could begin work in our movie’s key location. We were also waiting for Corey Busboom to bring another of his old-school cars, this time a muscle-car-looking Buick for our hipster-hating Detective Quinn character [...]
Day 6 was Freegan day. Some of you are probably asking, what’s a Freegan? Well, from my limited research, a Freegan is a member of a sub-culture of individuals who eat trash. They are conversationalists via dumpster diving. Bike Saviours, a non-profit bicycle repair shop in Tempe served as the Freegan hideout. And except for a few [...]
“Don’t let it bother you, when things go wrong.” – Fats Waller If you haven’t heard, The Big Something is full of old blues/jazz music. I’m talking Leadbelly, Fats Waller, Blind Blake, Sonny Terry and Black Ace. Fats Waller’s song “Don’t Let it Bother You” seems all too appropriate to this movie shoot or any. Things [...]