Thursday, December 23, 2010
So Matthew Rappolt form my movie Emmett also had a band called the Unbreakable Clocks and he was in my recording studio back in 2008 recording his demo CD. The guys made lots of money off their demo and I got to use the music in my films as film soundtracks. So when I wrote the Greatest Joke Ever back in July 2010 I planed on using the music as the sound track. I will be making a music video soon and post it on YouTube.
Monday, December 20, 2010
I did a quick online study and found that Swim Zack Swim is being pirated at an alarming rate. There has to be over 1,000,000 copies floating around out there now and I lost a huge amount of money on this production. It cots just under $15,000 to make and I only made $1,000 back. I only sold 106 copies so you can see what the problem is.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
In my option they should have set the contest up differently. It was really hard to find someone’s entry.
Anyways, I rented a bear costume for Jacob Caldwell and the tent set was already set up for the Scout Adventure film re-shoot It’s hard to believe it was – 30 c outside the studio and we were filming summer evening stuff in the studio. Those are real trees behind the tent. The sky was just blue light shining on a white backdrop.
Monday, December 13, 2010
That’s my front yard and a quick sign I made with some old plywood I had hanging around.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
This scene I wrote back in 2001 inspired the Jump Start Hockey commercial were a kid goes into a dinner looking for work so he can play hockey. Rick Mercer made a spoof of the commercial for his show The Rick Mercer Report. Rick worked with Evan Phillips six years after we made the original scene and then Henry Quinn and I got to work with Rick Mercer last summer making it a complete circler.
Funny how that works out.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Well that’s all fin and dandy but we require some gear and that’s where things started to add up quick. A few microphones, headphones, mixing boards, sound systems, cables and a program / G5 tower to record and mix the music. $3,500 to $4,500 spent there.
Then all the band members are 14 to 15 years old at the time so someone needs to drive them back and forth to the studio. Most days the parents drove them out and I would drive them back.
Now we had five bands on the go at the time. All of them making new original music, some good, some not so good.
You can buy the film soundtartcks we recorded on my website www.sterlingproductions.ca
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Dyaln was supper easy to work with, a real pro. I really want to work with him again in the future and I have the feeling he feels the same way. I wish he would make a new YouTube video even if it’s only a vlog update on what he is doing now.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I got back from filming at the beach at 2 am and went to sleep. At 5am I was back up assembling the Fire stand set with what ever I could find. By 10am the cast was there and we went to work shooting all the fry stand interior scenes to match all the exterior scenes we shot 30 days before
Edwin was kind emough to do some sound work and that's me with all the messy gray hair giving the women directions as to how the scene will go.
Friday, December 3, 2010
I built a lighting system with ten light switches and dimmers and I had my friend Dale flip them on and off. It was the best we could at the time. We had a big barbecue to try and get some people to be extras. It didn’t work. Dylan was suppose to be at the concert but he wasn’t available at the time we filmed it so I did his part 2 years later just of the road in the bushes at Sauble Beach. The beach is a two-hour drive from my back yard.
Cameron’s band played well into the night, 4 am I think we rapped. I believe we got lucky and most of my neighbors had gone away for the weekend.
Take a guess at what it cost to make the stage set? Post your guess in the comments box below.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Lighting was challenging at times but we did seem to make do. We only had 3 Mole Richard lamps and one big 2k out side for the fake sun. Yep we film daytime in the middle of the night. Yes all that sun coming in the widows was fake. Well not all I guess some days we did film when the sun was up.
The nights we filmed the party scenes and when guys were playing it was really loud and I was surprised no one complained. Lindsay’s base amp really kicked the sound out.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
You may recognize the set panel and the studio space. I reusable everything for the You Can’t Do That On YouTube YouTube shows / children’s acting for television workshops. So yes Shaggy72 you are correct everything is reusable. And if we do get a chance to film the sequel or prequel of Echo Each this summer we will use the set again.