Sunday, March 30, 2008

Just thinking...

I was just thinking today how much more work is needed to finish this movie. I can't fit it all into my head actually - there's just so freakin' much crap.

From designing this and that, little minor post elements that don't effect anything other then the final look of the movie, to characters and down to finally the Brotherhood flashback sequences.

The flashbacks are slowly becoming too huge I think. I'm not worried or changing them, I might have to edit them down more then I'd like to make them work in the final piece, but better that then having too little to work with.

I've changed the Brotherhood costumes a small bit, nothing major, they just look a little more indivdual now. The tunics and surcoats will be actual purchased pieces for the most part rather then handmade ones - just because they look cooler. The original foam bracers will be replaced with actual leather ones.

The demon armor is coming along well. With a little rethinking and whatnot I've gotten it down to a very simple, easy to put on and take off design. It'll be very realistic in the sense that it'll be all made of leather. Greaves, bracers, chestplate and pauldrons all made of leather. Seems a little overboard - but I do want this to look good. Plus this way it'll stand up to a lot of abuse and it seems appropriate for the characters.

I'm just hoping the company I've chose to get the demon face prosthetics from has enough in stock by the time I order it. Otherwise it looks like there's the possibility I'm going to do my own custom prosthetic - this'll be a first.

That's all for now. I'm hoping to do some shooting this coming Wednesday if all goes well. We'll see I guess.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Starting to film again very soon

It's been extremely slow going, I've been pretty slow to get these last scenes up and running - BUT, it looks as though we should be filming within the week. We'll be filmng the leadup to the fight scene in the opening sequence.

I broke the sequence into two shooting parts. The one that involves me in costume and the one that doesn't. Well be doing the one that doesn't involve me next week. I have a few minor costume pieces to finish up, and then we're good to go.

After that it could be close to a month before we do the fight scene that I'm invovled in. Which is fine, I've been totally ignoring working on the choreography for that. Hopefull that'll happen soon as well. My costume is complete for that...I should actually try it on to make sure it'll work.

And other then that, I'm hoping to get Heather's final shot for the movie done in the next little while as well. That'd be awesome.

And finally I've been working a little bit on the reshoot of the Brotherhood Flashback scene. I've got my actors all cast - it'll be a great bunch to work with, can't wait for that. I've made some adjustments to the hero costumes, sussing out authentic pieces rather then trying to make cheap copies.

As for the demon costumes, they're coming along slow but incredibly well. I've redesigned the helmet - it's now going to cost about $4 per helmet rather then $30 - always nice. And they'll look so much better I'm hoping. I'm halfway done the first prototype and so far I'm pretty happy with it. It's very Lord of the Rings inspired - which works well since the whole damned scene is anyway.

Otherwise the last of the movie is slowly shaping up well. I had a slight, almost end of the world moment last week when one of the harddrives, that a 3rd of the movie is stored on, ceased to work - but all is well and there is now a backup and a 2nd backup is on it's way to being made. I was rather amazed at how calm I was when I thought the movie had been trashed.

That's it for now. No pictures this time around, nothing to look at I'm afraid - but soon, very soon.