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Today’s Shoot

It was great to finally get back to filming today. The weather was beautiful, and the temperature was comfortable. I had to change my original plan for the scene, though. I wanted to get some footage of the couple walking up to the ticket booth at the theater downtown to get tickets for a movie. Unfortunately, the theater would not give me permission to do this. Although the first manager I spoke to agreed, by the time we were ready to shoot the scene another manager came out and told me I did not have permission to film without contacting the corporate office first. I get it. Corporations are very careful with their image and branding, but it’s still frustrating. I’m not making this film for financial gain. It’s not a television show or a major motion picture. I was going to be careful to not film any employees during the scene. Anyway, we decided to get some footage of the happy couple walking around downtown and admiring some of the sights. This means I’ll have to make some more changes to my script, but that’s okay.

This was the next to the last flashback scene to be filmed. I plan to film the last flashback scene at a restaurant, but I’m going to call or visit the restaurant way in advance to make sure it’s okay to film there. Since it’s a local restaurant and not some big chain, maybe they won’t have a problem with it.

Each scene I shoot puts me one step closer to finishing the project. I’m thankful for every little bit of progress.


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Posted by on August 5, 2017 in Uncategorized


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Back in the Swing of Things

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but there really hasn’t been anything to post. I took a break from filming for a few months. The last scenes I shot were in the fall, but then I had to put things on hold. A lot happened in the last few months of 2016. My father passed away in December after suffering from dementia. For the first half of this year, I needed to take some time to adjust to my “new normal.” Now I’m ready to start filming again.

I’ll have to make some revisions to my script. Unfortunately, due to a change in office staff, I am no longer able to use the model apartments at my apartment complex for some of my scenes. Although that is disappointing, it also presents a creative challenge for me as I think of ways to re-envision those original scenes.

I had planned to shoot a scene today, but one of my actors is ill. Maybe we can try for next weekend. I’m excited to get back to it!


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Posted by on July 29, 2017 in Uncategorized


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