Peter Hentges (jbru) wrote,
Peter Hentges

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Casting call

So my friend revjohn came through and sent me a short script he'd been sitting on since 2000. It's five pages long and written, he says, to be easy to shoot. He never got around to it, however, so he's giving me a crack!

Woo hoo!

Took a little time today to sketch up some storyboards, mostly to just put into visual language some of the ways of filming the scenes that came to me as I read it. Now, if I only knew someone who was an artist, someone studying to be a storyboard artist. Hmmm.

I need a prop: a newspaper that will have two versions of an advertisement in it. I'm looking at you, 90_percent_sure!

I need to scout out locations: A bus stop near a busy street at night. A park with an open field that is semi-lit at night. A converted-warehouse-looking room. A house with an owner who won't mind their living room being mussed, has a bedroom just down the hall from the living room and can handle some stage blood here or there (properly protecting surfaces, of course).

I need a camera. I'm waffling about buying one still. Would yours be available to borrow, lsanderson?

There are a couple of shots I want to do that would be a lot easier with a dolly and/or stabilizer (SteadyCam). I've seen the site about making your own stabilizer for $14. And another selling a book for $40 with plans for several cheap camera rigs. So I may want to hold off on shooting for a bit while I find the Copious Free Time in which to build some stuff. Either that or bite bullet and rent something.

And I'll need to find actors. The script has five parts, four speaking, none of them have much in the way of dialog to remember. The four speaking parts are two male and two female, but only one seems to be gender specific. The non-speaking part calls for a Large Man; I think I know some guys that would fit the bill.

Then there's all the stuff that I'm not thinking off or have forgotten or just haven't written down.

Still, I'm excited.

Can you tell.
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