Sunday, July 15, 2018

Successful "Ronni" Shoot in Phoenix

This past Wednesday, we had another successful shoot for No Sleep For Ronni. The Phoenix, Arizona location was generously provided by the Director of Photography, Terry Hogan. He also happened to provided the video gear to shoot it with including his Canon C200. Also on crew was Steve Fellhiemer who ran second camera as well as taking on grip and photographer duties. Micha Jackson was invaluable as the production assistant who carried around the iPhone so director, Robert Lughai, could be present from his Madison, WI location.

ERNEST DIDDE ESTEBAN, VERONICA NARANG, NADINE JACKSON. 
PHOTOS BY STEVE FELLHIEMER AND ERNEST DIDDE ESTEBAN

The shoot was broken up into two parts. First we filmed Nadine Jackson who plays Nurse Nia, the hero's ally. We knocked off four different scenes throughout the house, plus a couple on green screen. None of these required audio recording so our shoot times were expedited greatly.

MICHA JACKSON, TERRY HOGAN, STEVE FELLHIEMER, NADINE JACKSON.




The second half of the shoot featured Veronica Narang and Ernest Didde Esteban in an Egyptian sequence. The scenes reoccur throughout the film, so we needed numerous different takes, all on green screen and again without the need for sound recording. Got them all in before the wardrobe started to fall apart, just barely.

ERNEST DIDDE ESTEBAN, VERONICA NARANG,



We're starting to get the hang of this long distance production. And of course working with an experienced cast and crew like this truly makes everything flow much smoother.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Prepping for "Ronni" Shoot

Today was spent prepping for tomorrow's No Sleep For Ronni shoot. We're hoping to knock off two different sequences at our location in Phoenix. The first features Nadine Jackson as Nia, an ally of the hero. The second is the Egyptian setting with the film's lead, Veronica Narang, along with Ernest Didde Esteban.



Steamed and pressed costumes ready to go! Thanks Veronica!


Photos courtesy of Veronica Narang.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Gear Storage Ch'i

We've spent some time recently uncluttering our gear and work spaces. Going through everything to create good feng shui, rearranging how things are stored, and moving things out that are no longer being used. Feels lighter, feels good.

New tripod storage gets them off the ground and out of the way.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Filming Resumes on "Ronni"

Veronica Narang, the lead in No Sleep For Ronni, resumed her role today as we filmed several shots for the opening sequence of the movie. In addition, we recorded voice over dialogue to be inserted in this same sequence.

Fun fact: Veronica is currently in Phoenix and Robert in Madison. The power of modern technology!


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Wardrobe for No Sleep For Ronni

Veronica Narang plays several different characters in our film, No Sleep For Ronni, including a queen in ancient Egypt. We've been gathering wardrobe to see what might work best. Shooting should begin in Arizona sometime in the next few weeks.

We're digging this Egyptian collar necklace.




On the Wisconsin front, Tim Towne and Portia Adney have come onboard to play roles in scenes to be shot here in the Madison area. They met with Robert today to talk over their characters and read through some lines. Very exciting to see things moving forward on this project!