In about 10 hours, Draper Bulger and myself will be making a very brief trip to Montreal for special effects supplies for the BZK! web series. We're heading out tonight around 5:30 from here, heading to Montreal, pretty much getting what little sleep we can in the parking lot of Sial while we wait for them to open, they're close on Saturdays so they're having someone come in just for us - that makes them awesome. And then we're heading straight back as I have a shoot on Sunday morning.
Why are we driving up instead of shipping them? It's way cheaper.
going to be a long, shitty weekend - but this is part of the experience
of making movies that's kind of fun. It's almost an endurance test
sometimes and it's not always actual "fun", but it's an experience
nonetheless and one you kind of keep with you for sometime.
with all these supplies coming in and several shoots lined up I'm
taking time this morning to do up a "props deadline" list. What props do
I need to do before what shooting date kind of schedule. There's still
so much to do, but luckily some of the shots can be done as sort of 2nd
Unit type things, they don't have to be done on the day and can possibly
be shot later without needing all the actors - but I'm trying to have
it all done on time.
Sept 2nd is easy, just a foam
sledge hammer. Just need to get a new sledge hammer, seem to have lost
my old one I was planning on moulding. Of course I'm sure I'll find it
once I no longer need it.
Sept 9th is a little
overwhelming. I can't tell you what the prop is, although I've mentioned
it before and will no longer ever mention it again until the series
goes online. So if you missed it, you'll be surprised eventually. It's
going to be damned awesome.
Sept 15th is going to be
another nightmare day. A couple things are easy 2nd Unit stuff, but I
got bear traps to make - fake ones, I'm not going near a real one for
this so don't even offer one up. I don't even care what they really look
like, this is meant to be silly and horrible all at once.
hardest an most expensive thing will be a silicone mask. For our main
"villian" instead of prosthetics I'm opting for a silicone mask. I've
done one before, not perfect, but I've got a much better grasp on it now
and this is the best place to test it out. Hope it works.
And it's all downhill from there.
got a few things that would be cool but a pain in the ass and would
require a portable gas powered generator. I'm not sure I'm keen on that
idea anymore as I once was. We'll see about that one, might not even
September's going to be a long month, but well worth it I think.