Red Right Hand: IN THE CAN (WHICH LOOKS A LOT LIKE A HARD DRIVE)
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

IN THE CAN (WHICH LOOKS A LOT LIKE A HARD DRIVE)

Principal photography on Mastermind has wrapped in a marathon session of location shooting, which by turns went smoothly and aggravatingly.

And a bench exploded.

Prior to yesterday, I'd only been able to make sporadic set visits (during which I actually wrote more stuff...like a scene for a revision of my Fringe spec and a scene for a new pilot (the writing never stops)), but for the last day of lensing, I offered my services as general bitch. Though, in this stripped down guerrilla production, my exact duties were as follows:
  • Unload gear.
  • Assist in blacking out windows.
  • Unblacking out windows once we realized the skylight could not be blacked out.
  • Stealing things from the location neighbors to complete set dressing.
  • Craft services.
  • Pushing buttons.
  • Little bit of load out.
Thanks to local artist CJ Kang for the use of his loft in the role of Mastermind's lair and also to Swordplay whose space was converted to a variety of locals

Now, the other kinds of work must begin. The director will be cutting the short film version. A rough cut of the web mini-series version will come later. We'll be shooting promos and I'll be cutting those/ There will be a masterplan meeting or two where we map out elements of our web strategy and also target short film fests.

In the next couple of weeks, I'll likely be putting together the end credits sequence. I intend to have a little fun with that. Yeah, I've got fingers in different part of the production.

The biggest kudos go, however to director Susan, stars Brad and Beth, DP Carlos, sound dude George (the politest guy ev-ar), PAs Dave and Amanda, make-up Monica and any people I maybe didn't even know about.

Maybe some of this will keep my mind off the latest explosive development that has too long a fuse.

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