Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Windy City, Errrrrrrrrr, GR, MI

I didn't realize how windy Grand Rapids, Mi could get until I tried to shoot some exteriors and conversation scenes outside this past weekend. Not much of the footage is usable, not when your actors are constantly squinting from the never ending barrage of wind and debris. Hopefully, it won't be as bad when we try it again. We shot some scenes at the JW Marriott Hotel, this weekend. Some scenes took longer than others to shoot (kissing scenes can take a while, especially when you don't where to put your tongue). All kidding aside, it went very well and luckily for the budget and the actors we won't have to shoot there again, I hope.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Pics from the Coffee House

Wanna first send a quick thank you to the good folks at Four Friends Coffee House, for letting us shoot there this past week. All I gotta say about the experience is, it's a good thing we only had two scenes there. We filmed while the place was still open and while it was supposed to be a slow night, of course it wasn't. Trying to say your lines while someone is making a smoothis can be difficult. Oh, and I'd also like to thank the jerk that kept turning on their car alarm every time we stepped out of the coffee shop, hope screwing us up made your day. Anyway, we got through, shouldn't have to re-shoot anything (fingers crossed).

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mo' Movie Pics 3

Always be sure to keep the script out of frame.

Reviewing the vampire auditions.

Time to take this place over.

Ms. Strings (center female) explains a few things.

Apple ad?

Mo' Movie Pics 2

"Why did I agree to be in this movie?"

She's explaining something... But no one's really listening.

Anytime now, Mr. Director Man!

Okay, time to get serious.

The calm before the storm.

Mo' Movie, Mo' Pics

Yo. Filming rolls on, even without a complete cast. Still looking for a few characters, but nothing that will stop production (yet). Had a few auditions this weekend, thank you to everyone that came in. Definitely going use a few people (you know who you are.) New photos from the last few weeks are up. The shoots have gone really well. The cast has been great and gracious. Still hoping to wrap principle photography by mid June. Keeping the fingers crossed.

Returning to an empty office.

Our hero putting in another late night.

Ooooooh, the love.

Another case where the actors have better knowledge of the script than the director.

Someone was gonna lose it at some point.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Did I neglect to mention I was making a movie.

"That is correct, sir!" Comic Fiction is in production on it's first feature length live action movie, "Movie Logic 101." It's got action, adventure, excitement, laughs, and cries. Well, considering it's supposed to be a comedy, maybe not too much crying. We will be in production on the film for the next few months and I'll try to keep up with the news and happenings on the set while we're shooting. The flick was written and is being directed by me (Myron A. Stanley, if you couldn't remember whose blog this is). It's a comedic look at careers, relationships, and the choices we make...

Really, that's what it's about.

Oh yeah... I almost forgot. And there is something in there about hot vampire chicks, but no one will be interested in that aspect of the film.

Here are some production shots taken on the set and of course there's a website for the flick at http://www.movielogic101.com.

photos taken by Charlie McGrath

taking a quick break

figuring out the best way to handle the next scene

our heroes fake place of employment, Jenkins, Hughes, and Harris

working out hair and makeup or just trying to get her in the wig

all that for a quick walk by, but you can see the wig

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Been Too Long

Wow! Been way too long since this has been updated. Got alot to update too. Let's start with episode two of Paper Sack Brown.

This isn't the originally intended second episode, had to do a retake of the voice work on that, that one will end up being episode four. Stay tuned for that.

The Comic Fiction website has been redesigned (again). This one should stick around for at least a few months.

New artwork on the way.

And some big news.