Thursday, December 4, 2008

first post

this is my personal film project I have been working on it for the last year and a half,
it's a trailer for my western script... I was very fortunate to have Jeff Fahey (Lost, Planet Terror, Lawnmower Man, Silverado, etc) play a part,
He had seen some of my art and also heard about the project and was very intrigued...Emmy Robin the beautiful young lady you will see in the trailer, she is a local actress here in Austin but she had roles in movies such Planet Terror, Sin City and the Sno Cone Stand, and numerous commercials...I am very fortunate to also have such good and generous friends that played parts or helped out in post production. I have to mention Elizabeth Avellan, without her generosity this project would not of been possible...the Sony 900 cam, locations and equipment were all possible because of her.

I have to make a disclaimer , I have been working in the entertainment industry (film, commercials and video games) for over 15 years and I am a senior vfx artist on the creative team at Troublemaker Studios, so it's not a hobby...the guys and gals involved in the project are all pros.

We prepped for 3 months ( I have a day job so prepping was done at night and weekends), making props or altering stuff I had, doing storyboards and rehearsals for the fight choreography...also had to put costumes together..which I did myself with the exception of Emmy's outfit (protagonist) and Jeff Fahey's (antagonist) ...I had help from Nina Proctor, the costume designer of "Sin City, the movie" fame...she fitted both actors and made adjustments. I have to say, that this project could of not have been done without each and everyone involved...people of whom I am eternally grateful for... I will mention each and every person that was involved as we go...I will not leave anybody out!

During prep and rehearsals, also during the shoot I had my friend Carlos (also helped out as actor, crew and post) shoot behind the scenes, documenting the making of this trailer project...I will have that posted very soon...until then enjoy some stills! I will update again soon with more news and info...images, storyboards, designs and a making of quicktime.

So the first image is, a before and after, the way it was shot and then the matte painting that I did, Drew De la Cruz did the roto, he is also the guy banging on the door...(will post the quicktime soon)...the second image is a collage of stills from the shoot no color correction or visual effects...

I hope you will check back soon to see the progress and get a glimpse of a very small project in the making!

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