That’s a wrap!

Posted in Uncategorized by epdavee on April 21, 2010

Shooting on Story of Hurt is finally wrapped. It was tough, once again, but considerably less stressful than previous shoots. It’s so much nicer to go at a slow pace and to plan out shots more thoroughly before shooting. DP Scott Ballard and I were talking about how strange it feels to wait so long to shoot again. We think we probably got some of our best shots and some truly magical moments captured but at this point we almost take it for granted. We have seen the footage so much that we expect these magical moments to happen, perhaps a little too much. Special thumbs up to Joe Haege for growing his hair and beard out for 4 months, crawling under a house for extended periods of time naked covered in mud, getting a bucket of water thrown in his face, and getting his hair chopped off by scetchy antique hair clipping devices wielded by inexperienced cutters. I think he deserves some sort of award for that.

Please enjoy these stills from our final weekend of shooting. The black and white stills are by Destiny Lane and the color ones were taken by Assistant Director/Co-Producer Tony Altamirano.

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For the past few months I have been spending much of my precious spare time edititing the footage that I have. I’m happy to say that things are looking wonderful and I’ve had some lovely results. I’m also very happy to say that an amazing soundtrack is being crafted by our actor Joe Haege (of Tu Fawning, 31 knots), and John Askew (of Tracker and ScenicBurrows studio). Additionaly, Jason Edwards of Newkrackle Audio will be doing some serious post production audio magic. This is a pretty incredible team of proffestional talent. I’m very lucky and feel very good about their involvement. The soundtrack and mix will be a HUGE part of the overall effectiveness of this film.

Luckily, it looks like my tax refund may nearly  enough to cover the final costs of film stock, processing, and transfer. However, there are additional post production costs that I need to cover fairly soon. I feel bad about asking for money again,  but I will need at least an estimated $6000 to cover post production costs. Again, if you are in a postition to help, please click on one of the links to the right, and help in any way that you can. I am currently selling my meager valuables and will be in  some serious debt for a while because of this project, so donation appreciation and jubilation will be ongoing.



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