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.

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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

That question about financing…

Our production, But Something is There, is not “on spec” as much as a labor of love. The reason we have not asked for a backer is because when someone gives you a large sum of money they want to have creative control as well. This story is based on real experiences. Steve, Paul, Whitley and I don’t wish to make this production into someone else’s vision. It is funded by the few model and prop jobs we get and some of our social security money. We are going to sell it after it is finished to keep our vision. All work on the production right now is volunteer and, when it sells, we will be able to compensate all involved for their hard work and love.

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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It was an amazing 14 hour day of shooting yesterday. The night before I was up to 2 am rearranging the shoot with last minute changes. We were back up at 5 am and out the door.
We had a general meeting at 7 am and planned the days shoot.

It it was a daughting task to get all the shots we needed in one day but because of the wonderfully fantastic crew of creative professionals we were able to pull it off. We got them all and some extra to boot.

Thank you all! You are wonderful and this production would not be possible without you. You are the life’s blood of, “But Something is There”.

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Shooting this Sunday

The set for the boy’s bedroom in,”But Something is There” is standing and ready for set dec.
The to John and Scott for sticking it out today. The 14 will get here quick.
I ordered a bunch of 50s toys today some I actually owed as a child for decorations. I also had some that are from the 50s and even a Gort and Man Made satellite that has a window with a dog inside. What a trip down memory lane.
Tomorrow we add the bed and furniture, curtains and more. Movie magic is a wonderful and creative passion.

 

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