Working on effects

Work continues on the show. Today using Lightwave I was able to add visible light beams. Most of the effects I’m dig are temporary until Glenn Campbell does the finals but this helps. Great deal with past edition to get a real feel for the show instead of having either effects missing or EFX scene missing.

 

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Shoot number 6

We had another great shoot this last Sunday. Many thanks again to our fantastic crew. We are well over he hump now and a show is starting to grow and come to life in the edit bay.
Sharon took some wonderful pics of day which tell the story.
We will have a theatrical trailer soon.

 

Another great shoot!

I really am a blessed human being. Our crew is the most inspired, talented, and beautiful human beings I have ever in my 40 years plus career, had the pleasure to work with.
I start this post by thanking them for making a dream come true. I could not do this without you.
We shot the scene where the grandfather takes his grandson for a walk in the country at night to see the stars. But this night they see much more. This actually happened to me and it was amazing to recreate yet another event in my life.
John Catalano, his son John Jr. and John O’leary made a fantastic rig for the over head lighting that worked so well. We call them the John’s.
At this point in the production we are getting very far along. Past the halfway point. And the editing Issac is doing in post is showing us all that we are on the path to a great show. I can’t begin to express how exciting all this is.
This Sunday we are shooting the gardener scene with an elaborate prosthetic silicone makeup made by my interns. It’s the last big scene with Logan who has been doing an amazing job of playing me at 7 years old. Another few weeks and we will finish principle photography.

Update

We are in post production editing the new scene with the bedroom. We have also been working on the garners character make up pieces which Gisell has been doing a great job on in the lab running Gel 10 silicone. This material looks and feels like real skin and it moves like it.

We are still looking for over grown backyard to shoot this scene in by the 18th of September. We are looking in the Ventura area.

On the 11th of this month we shoot the scenes with the Grandfather and young Mark as they walk a country road at night and witness a stunning UFO encounter up close and personal.

We finally have a composer to do our score. We welcome the very talented Mark Peterson who is currently working on the Grandfather’s devil scene.

Glenn Campbell and Tammy Klein are working on our effects and I’m doing some myself in Lightwave.

Issac starts our first real trailer cut from actual scene footage starting next week!

 

More to come.

Post production

Editing continues on the show and I must say Isaac Blair is doing one hell of a job. I watched the rough cut of the first encounter of the boy Mark with the Vistors.
I have spent a few days doing CGI animations of the Visitors against the background plates we shot of the boy hiding under his desk. Isaac cut them in today. It gave me chills as it was nearly exact to my own experience.
It is going very well. Such a talented crew and artists are breathing life into something I lived. It’s eerie and bueatiful at the same time

Aug 20th shoot with Whitley Strieber

We had another great shoot for our production on Saturday the 20th of August. This entire day was spent shooting Whitley’s intro monologue to “But Something is There”. Each episode will have the same intro with a slight change at the end to address the current episode.

Whitley as always did a fantastic job and brought so much depth and emotion to our show. His delivery of my written words was amazing to witness and I thank my dear friend from the bottom of my heart for his participation and support.

Next up on September 11th we will shoot a scene where my grandfather and I walked a country road at night and witnessed something extraordinary that stays with me to this day.

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