Friday, February 14, 2020

Scouting for Strindberg

In a couple of weeks, we'll be shooting a few newly added scenes to our Strindberg's Assistant project. These will include two therapist office visits with our protagonist, Agda (played by Joyce Aasen) and her ally the Therapist (Tashona Smith). So today, we scouted the location which happens to be the house of our good friend Barbara Bolan. Joining Robert in planning out the shoot were Jeff Modjeska (camera operator) and Randy Slagle (assistant director).

Robert and Randy sitting in as Jeff takes a few photos with his Artemis Pro viewfinder app.

Other than covering the windows and then setting up the lighting, the room will require very little in the way of prep/art design.

MARCH 1st UPDATE: Some of our cast were feeling under the weather so we had to postpone our shoot which was set for March 1st. We're currently working on rescheduling. Unfortunately, some of our crew have other obligations so we're re-filling those roles now.

MARCH 16th UPDATE: Our shoot was on again, scheduled for Sunday March 22nd. Our cast was ready to go and our new crew set. Then the coronavirus threat nixed everything. We'll have to regroup when it all blows over. 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Updates Continue on Strindberg Scripts

As we continue to convert our short film, Strindberg's Assistant, into a series, each episode is taking on a character of its own. We're hoping to complete all the scripts before too long so we can begin shooting the remaining scenes.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Magic is in the Details

As the edit of No Sleep for Ronni progresses, we're adding small b-roll details here and there. The result, we hope, will be a robust visual imagery that will move the story along in even more interesting ways.


In one scene, we learn there are 12 test subjects who have been brought in to be experimented on. Our lead character, Ronni, resists the procedure, but the other 11 have succumbed to it. While these other subjects are not really a part of the story, we still want to briefly flash their photos on screen.

This means, of course, that we need to actually go out and shoot photos of 11 additional people in hospital gowns. And they need to look like they've come under the control of the research doctors' methods. Fun stuff!