Listen in to the second episode of Jonathan's failed Youtube talk show Jon's Corner as Jonathan and Lawrence talk about Sundance.
What's up Blueroof Nation? I know it's been a couple of days since I've posted anything and I'm sorry about that. So let's get busy on the catch up. When last I left you, I was telling you about the concert on Thursday where I lost my keys. The next day was Friday and we were once more on set for Trapped in the woods. I called off Uncanny Fans and Astonishing Flashbacks this week so that we could get a lot done. I'll post an old episode of Wolfcast that Lawrence was on where we talked about movies so that we don't miss a week. But I called them off so that we could get some of the day scenes done before going back out to the woods. Once more things did not go as planned. One of our actors had to miss the first scene so we couldn't film it. Than he called and said he could and it was a big mess. Turns out he couldn't make it on time so I cancelled the pods for no reason.
We went out to the woods and started filming the big scene we missed last week. We only got the first half done before our star and producer got into a screaming match and we all had to go cool down. It was an interesting turn of events but it didn't end the night. We got back to work and were making good time until the generator started humming and we had to call it off. This coming up weekend was supposed to be the cabin scenes but instead we are trying to finish the woods. Hopefully we can.
Saturday was supposed to be the last day of Larry's film as well. Almost everybody was there. One of the actors who lives in Austin was running a little late so it pushed stuff back a little but once he got there we blew through that scene. It came out really good. The next scene is where we started to run into problems. We couldn't find a room that looked right. It ended up taking us hours just to get set up. Once we got the room and set it up the scene wasn't bad so we moved on to the cages. The hot cages that made you feel as if you were going to pass out and die. Everyone was uncomfortable and we all knew that we had the biggest scene in the movie coming up next. We were trying to get the cage scenes over with as quickly as we can while still being good. I took the wide shot and first close up and Larry took the next close up. We only had three more close ups to do. I was filming Larry's when I noticed a spot on the lens. Turns out it was on the sensor and we had to refilm all of the cage scenes. We didn't have time to film the last scene so that got pushed back a couple of weeks. I'm hoping I can make the shoot it just depends if we are filming that day for Trapped in the Woods.
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So I've been a huge fan of Foreigner for a long time. My all time favorite song is Juke Box Hero.
So when I heard they were coming to Dallas with Kid Rock I was beyond excited. I mean who doesn't love Kid Rock. I was all set to buy my ticket but Ashley said her friend was buying us all tickets and not to worry about it. I asked if she was sure and she said yes. So I put my faith in these people. The day before the concert I find out they aren't planning on picking us up until 10 minutes before the doors open. I suggest we go on without them but they have the tickets. I knew then and there that things were going to go south and sure enough, they did. They showed up late. We got to the concert a half hour after Foreigner took the stage. I didn't come for Kid Rock, I mean I'm a fan and all but I was there for Foreigner! Then the girl we were with wanted drinks before we found a place to sit and I hear in the distance Juke Box Hero start to play. I rush over to the grass so I can watch my song. It was amazing. I then saw three more songs before they left the stage. It was fun.
Now it was time to find everyone else. I had to track over the sold out concert up and down looking for them. Ashley didn't have her phone and I had no one else's number. I finally found them and wish I hadn't. They wouldn't shut the hell up. They kept yelling and screaming. Not about the songs or anything but about random shit. They were acting like we were in the fucking club. I could barely hear the concert I was at over their yelling. Kid Rock wasn't on the top of his game. His voice was giving out on him. But being the truly great artist that he is he still gave one hell of a show. If it wasn't for the annoying people I was with I would have enjoyed it a hell of a lot more. On top of everything else they made us leave early. We missed the first half of the concert and they made us miss the ending as well. Why the hell did we even go? For the life of me I couldn't tell you.
If that wasn't bad enough, I lost my keys. The key to my apartment, the extra car key, the only mail key, the key to everything at my old job and the key to my old job's cash registers. I don't know why I still had those keys I haven't worked there in years but I still had them and now they are all gone. The concert wasn't the worst because of the performers but due to the company I kept. What a waste of a day.
Ashley and Lawrence fight it out while Jonathan talks about controversial TV episodes
So a lot of editing SFX is extremely hard. It takes a lot of hard work and practice. Training yourself on programs like Maya are all but impossible. I've been working out it a few hours a day and really wish that I had someone to train me. But where do I go? For After Effects I took a class. Half way through the class I had figured out more about the program on http://www.videocopilot.net/ than I did in class. Is there a website that trains you on Maya the same way?
I mean I've found a few videos that help you with bits of it. I mean if it wasn't for the videos I wouldn't have even figured out how to move around the page. For the life of me I can't figure out why everything is so complicated on that program. I figured if I can just learn how to use the program than I could do almost anything on film. Maybe the only thing I can do is keep working at it day in and day out.
Jonathan's original podcasting cohost, Saul, jumps on the episode as the gang talks about all the Comic-con trailers.
I don't know what is wrong with me. It has been days and still my head is killing me. It can't be the lack of caffeine can it? I mean when I cut back from 2 litters to nothing it was hardly any pain what so ever, but when I had a few cans of Dr. Pepper and then stopped again its like the end of the world. I just wish my head would chill out and let me think.
The gang watches the Bruce Campbell movie Alien Apocalypse as Saul from Wolfcast jumps on
Hey Blueroof Nation, I just want to apologize for missing the past couple of days. These days have just been blowing by. On Friday we had our second day of filming, although I just found out that we have to refilm everything from day one. Oh joy! Saturday was the second to last day of Larry's film. As for yesterday, I felt like I had the worst hangover of my life and the best part? I didn't drink anything!
I think it came from the fact that a while ago I stopped drinking Dr. Pepper and the last couple days I slipped and started drinking it again. Yesterday I went back to not having any and my head felt like it was on fire. I've never been in so much pain in my life. Even today I still feel like death but at least now I can think and concentrate.
So day two of filming was a crazy day. One of my actresses told me last minute that she had to leave by 9:30. I reworked everything to make it work out and then she didn't show up till 9:10. I was so stressed out but she was a sport and stayed a few more hours. I had to cut one camera angle and a few scenes to be filmed later. The stuff we got was really good, well I don't know about the audio because our audio guy took the recorder home with him. We started to set up the last scene but our generator went out and we lost the light. It was a night full of hardships and set backs but what we finished was good. I'm happy with the hard work of all of our crew and cast so far.
The second to last day of Larry's shoot went really good. It was far out in the middle of nowhere. The cast was amazing and me and Lawrence were the crew. We were out there till about 2:30 AM when Larry wanted us to film another scene that would take four more hours. It would have killed us. Thankfully we pushed it back till the last day of shooting.
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