7.31.2009

Picnics - Test Footage Short Film #2

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This is our second test footage short film.

Picnics Color/No Color Correction

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Before it's finished - this shows the difference color correction, scoring (this uses un-cleared temporary music), and sound design makes in the final product. Finished film coming soon :)

7.25.2009

Book Sketches (Third prop book)

Book design sketches by Ahmad Toure. He's working on making a book on romantic matchmaking.








7.22.2009

Kidnapping Book - Draft


Awesome book design by designer, DJ Davis. This will be one of the books our main character checks out to learn the tricks of the trade.

7.20.2009

June 2009 a picture


Self-taken picture... didn't know if I'd make it down a steep 7-story unstable rock hill (trespassing doesn't make for safe terrain).

7.17.2009

Designs for props - concepts


These are the concepts for delivery company logos by Shea Cadrin. They're amazing! We are going to go with "Swift," and she's going to create the company based on the logo.



This is the first draft of a concept for a prop book made by Will.

7.13.2009

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I have no idea why you would want to read all these Twitter posts, but this is the blow by blow of what's been happening. I don't have time to write on the blog, but I've been trying to track progress by these little status updates. If you're hardcore into knowing what's been going on, feel free to read. We're almost done with the new short film, so that will be something legit to post soon. Sorry for the lack of posts - time's escaping. 120ish days until it's all over!



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finished going through all the movie notes - organized... now just gotta re-read them all (#missingpieces)27 minutes ago from web

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fixed the website and is prepping for the meeting with the theme park human resources manager (#Missingpieces)27 minutes ago from web

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is trying to get a virus off the film's website (#missingpieces)about 4 hours ago from web

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found a grocery store location after google earthing every grocery store in Birmingham (#missingpieces)about 4 hours ago from web

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was on the phone for three hours going through the script with our lead actress (#missingpieces)about 4 hours ago from web

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is organizing a bunch of notes from over the past 4 months (#missingpieces)about 13 hours ago from web

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just made a letter head so folks can think we're legit and give us free stuff (#missingpieces)about 22 hours ago from web

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added the hoover police bomb squad to our website http://www.kentonbartlett.c... (#missingpieces)about 23 hours ago from web

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sent lots of notes over to our lead actress (#missingpieces)3:48 AM Jul 12th from web

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is breaking down the script and consolidating the costumes list for actors (#missingpieces)2:00 AM Jul 12th from web

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sent some feedback for Richey's latest version of the score for Picnics (new short film ) (#missingpieces)9:33 PM Jul 11th from web

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just met with our two artists - Brion and Hollie who are working on paintings for the movie (#missingpieces)6:57 PM Jul 11th from web

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is working with a propmaker to create one of the kidnapping devices for the movie (#missingpieces)3:13 PM Jul 11th from web

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is making a master props list to send out to folks (#missingpieces)2:54 AM Jul 11th from web

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is doing research on acting (#missingpieces)1:14 AM Jul 11th from web

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bought something to hopefully fix the microphone (#missingpieces)11:37 PM Jul 10th from web

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is gonna give the celebrities another shot - phone calls this time - get ready for some awkward pitching (#missingpieces)10:21 PM Jul 10th from web

19.
went through several folks and sent an offer over to Patricia Clarkson - keep your fingers crossed (#Missingpieces)9:33 PM Jul 10th from web

21.
panic attack (#missingpieces)9:05 PM Jul 10th from web

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one of our lead actresses is under 18, so we now have to jump through ridiculous "Man" hoops (#missingpieces)6:57 PM Jul 10th from web

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has 2 meeting with park directors for one of our stunt scenes involving smashing fluorescent lights over the playground (#missingpieces)6:56 PM Jul 10th from web

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sent over some feedback for a sound design and notes for our new painters (#missingpieces)4:13 AM Jul 10th from web

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is seeing strips of green - that's not a metaphor, I'm literally seeing strips of green.12:17 AM Jul 10th from web

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is working with two of our artist on the paintings for the film (#missingpieces)8:21 PM Jul 9th from web

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went fabric shopping for the main costumes in the film (#missingpieces)8:21 PM Jul 9th from web

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just paid for a 180mm, f2.8 lens (#missingpieces)8:21 PM Jul 9th from web

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is working with Peanuts and Nick Drake’s licensor to get stuff in the movie (#missingpieces)8:21 PM Jul 9th from web

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returned stuff, bough paint, checked out the free 300mm awesome lens, bought a $5.99 suitcase for sound equipment (#missingpieces)8:21 PM Jul 9th from web

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has a location scouting appointment next week to scout some old buildings with a willing owner (#missingpieces)5:55 PM Jul 9th from web

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THE HOOVER BOMB SQUAD IS COORDINATING/EXECUTING/SUPPLYING MATERIALS FOR OUR EXPLOSION FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!! (#missingpieces)5:50 PM Jul 9th from web

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is returning a broken audio mixer and a recalled charger for Red One Batteries & feels lame for posting on twitter so much (#missingpieces)5:16 AM Jul 9th from web

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finished prepping for an explosive meeting tomorrow and sent feedback on promo flyers (by Christie) for getting free food (#missingpieces)5:10 AM Jul 9th from web

37.
just got a sound design mix from a talented sound designer! (#missingpieces)4:28 AM Jul 9th from web

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I think the heart/brain/nerves might be getting annoyed with me (#missingpieces)10:43 PM Jul 8th from web

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may have a steadicam operator for our big action shot!! (#missingpieces)8:38 PM Jul 8th from web

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http://blueeyecreations.com/ our t-shirt sponsor :D (#missingpieces)8:08 PM Jul 8th from web

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just got a cutsomized t-shirt sponsor from a friend and local clothing designer! (#missingpieces)7:31 PM Jul 8th from web

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is securing locations like a demon (#missingpieces)4:51 PM Jul 8th from web

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is buying one telephoto lens and getting another donated! (#missingpieces)4:50 PM Jul 8th from web

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is working to get licensing from Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, or Nick Drake... and Happiness is a Warm Puppy (#missingpieces)4:50 PM Jul 8th from web

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got some lens testing stuff from a lens specialist (#missingpieces)4:39 PM Jul 8th from web

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has a meeting with an explosives expert tomorrow! (#missingpieces)3:08 PM Jul 8th from web

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just riding that boring e-mail train trying to get things done (#missingpieces)1:10 PM Jul 8th from web

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has been trying to make a lens out of an aluminum can. Looks kind of trippy (#missingpieces)12:41 AM Jul 8th from web

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just got back from the Birmingham film salon - lot's of great and helpful people! (#missingpieces)12:28 AM Jul 8th from web

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@wcabral can you e-mail me at Kenton@KentonBartlett.com? Twitter is not amazing at giving enough space to write anything4:45 PM Jul 7th from web in reply to wcabral

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@wcabral Yes, we are. What is your experience level/geographic location/monetary requirements (no crew or actors are being paid)?3:30 PM Jul 7th from web in reply to wcabral

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has two new artists and a designer for our film (#missingpieces)5:10 AM Jul 7th from web

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looking for the perfect song to include in our movie (#missingpieces)5:10 AM Jul 7th from web

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who knew finding a playground that will let you smash fluorescent light bulbs all over it would be so difficult (#missingpieces)3:44 AM Jul 7th from web

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tired. (#missingpieces)12:14 AM Jul 7th from web

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just posted for a Steadicam operator for the film (#missingpieces)11:23 PM Jul 6th from web

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is giving feedback to our composer for Picnics - the new short film (#missingpieces)9:28 PM Jul 6th from web

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a demolition company might be able to help with some abandoned apartments and explosives! (#missingpieces)4:40 PM Jul 6th from web

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@kaytoday why do men make you nauseous?3:32 AM Jul 6th from web in reply to kaytoday

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just sent over feedback for the second draft of James Markham's song (#missingpieces)3:18 AM Jul 6th from web

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did some craig's list postings (#missingpieces)3:17 AM Jul 6th from web

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is trying to find a playground company that will let us smash fluorescent bulbs on their equipment (#missingpieces)11:32 PM Jul 5th from web

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finished going through the script, annotating it, and putting it back into the computer in final draft (#missingpieces)10:53 PM Jul 5th from web

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is watching one of the two discs from the NYC auditions (#missingpieces)4:31 PM Jul 5th from web

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@analein his manager just passed the message over to him. Which is super cool in my book. I'll follow up in a week or so if we ain't hurd7:30 PM Jul 3rd from web

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Got 1/2 the clearance for Happiness is a Warm Puppy (#missingpieces)7:29 PM Jul 3rd from web

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is trying to get copyright permission for Happiness is a Warm Puppy http://tinyurl.com/maanch (#missingpieces)2:47 AM Jul 3rd from web

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updates this thing too much to fill the void of human interaction2:45 AM Jul 3rd from web

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needs help (#missingpieces)2:44 AM Jul 3rd from web

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thinks caterpillars are pooping on him (#missingpieces)2:44 AM Jul 3rd from web

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was mooching internet off someone's house when the sprinklers came on... everything's wet now. (#missingpieces)2:10 AM Jul 3rd from web

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just wrote 2,500 words of e-mail - bout to send them out mos def (#missingpieces)2:03 AM Jul 3rd from web

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got a message sent to Sufjan Stevens!! http://www.asthmatickitty.com (#missingpieces)2:03 AM Jul 3rd from web

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is trying to track down a bomb specialist, finding new audio equipment, ordering Red One accessories (#missingpieces)4:23 PM Jul 2nd from web

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is wurkin that phone - endless call style (#missingpieces)2:57 PM Jul 2nd from web

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is looking for demolition companies to secure some slammin' locations soon-to-be destroyed (#missingpieces)3:13 AM Jul 2nd from web

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just put buildasign.com on the website - sponsor style (#missingpieces)2:40 AM Jul 2nd from web

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is trying to track down a designer to work on props and things for the movie (#missingpieces)8:12 PM Jul 1st from web

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is about to meet with our paramedic in Panama City, Florida (#missingpieces)7:43 PM Jul 1st from web

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is working with Will to develop the style for the paintings in the film (#missingpieces) @willbraden7:28 PM Jul 1st from web

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@willbraden which one? I just posted like a million twitter stuffs to recap the past 2 days6:49 PM Jul 1st from web in reply to willbraden

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is trudging through lots of e-mails at Panera Bread (bootleg internet style) (#missingpieces)6:48 PM Jul 1st from web

83.
is working with insurance companies to be able to get our light sponsorship from Kino Flo to come through (#missingpieces)5:51 PM Jul 1st from web

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is working on getting clearance to blow a car up in a rock quarry in Sylacauga (#missingpieces)5:51 PM Jul 1st from web

85.
has been going through the 60 pages of 1/2 inch margin, single space notes taken over the past year and a half - game time (#missingpieces)5:50 PM Jul 1st from web

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new sponsor! http://www.buildasign.com/ (#missingpieces)5:48 PM Jul 1st from web

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has been coming up with film references to communicate with actors/actresses (#missingpieces)5:48 PM Jul 1st from web

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finished the freelance business plan project (#missingpieces)5:48 PM Jul 1st from web

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just made a http://www.getdropbox.com to be able to see the NYC casting videos (#missingpieces)7:09 PM Jun 30th from web

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http://www.giveforward.org/... (#missingpieces)7:07 PM Jun 30th from web

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is making a profile for a new fundraising website (#missingpieces)6:24 PM Jun 30th from web

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has been going through the script making very detailed notes for production, acting, references, logistics, and revisions (#missingpieces)6:24 PM Jun 30th from web

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spent all day yesterday making the production schedule (breaking down locations, characters, and setting dates) (#missingpieces)6:23 PM Jun 30th from web

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is going out of town for location scouting for a week (#missingpieces)3:30 AM Jun 29th from web

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compiled all the location scouting pictures from the past 6 weeks (#missingpieces)3:30 AM Jun 29th from web

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tried to get some free delivery van decal magnets (#missingpieces)3:30 AM Jun 29th from web

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talked for a while with our make up artist, Sarah-Beth Alfree to discuss all the makeup for our film (#missingpieces)11:48 PM Jun 28th from web

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just got back from raiding a yard sale's leftovers for free (#missingpieces)5:13 PM Jun 28th from web

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thinks making sound effects while going into google earth street view makes life more interesting. Most fun in a while (#missingpieces)3:28 AM Jun 28th from web

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was out and around town ALL DAY with our amazing production design team (#missingpieces)12:29 AM Jun 28th from web

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@analein is awesome2:09 AM Jun 27th from web in reply to analein

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may have a paramedic for the film (#missingpieces)12:45 AM Jun 27th from web

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is trucking along with the production schedule (#missingpieces)11:19 PM Jun 26th from web

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talked for a couple hours with our production designer (#missingpieces)8:53 PM Jun 26th from web

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got lots of free furniture from a guy on Craig's List (#missingpieces)8:52 PM Jun 26th from web

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a woman sings in the Across the Universe behind the scenes special features... it's better than the movie itself5:24 AM Jun 26th from web

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just figured out a makeshift system of doing the schedule in excel and saved $500 by not buying the legit software (#missingpieces)4:48 AM Jun 26th from web

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has spent the whole night trying to figure out how to even begin making a production schedule (#missingpieces)4:04 AM Jun 26th from web

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just finished transcribing pocket notes from a while back (#missingpieces)12:40 AM Jun 26th from web

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is working with our musician James Markham on the song for our new short film. It sounds awesome! (#missingpieces)12:18 AM Jun 26th from web

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got back from location scouting all day today - found a pretty slammin' quarry in Sylacauga (#missingpieces)12:17 AM Jun 26th from web

112.
is location scouting on google earth... kind of lame, but the gasoline man is thankful (#missingpieces)2:24 AM Jun 25th from web

113.
wrote some letters - old school style (#missingpieces)12:57 AM Jun 25th from web

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just finished and is uploading the final cut of Picnics (#missingpieces)9:40 PM Jun 24th from web

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has been writing e-mails and making phone calls (getting locations cleared/working w/ new crew members) (#missingpieces)9:40 PM Jun 24th from web

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went location scouting all day yesterday (#missingpieces)9:38 PM Jun 24th from web

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just asked permission to use Bob Ross footage in our movie (#missingpieces)12:45 AM Jun 23rd from web

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is breaking down the script in the library (#missingpieces)7:59 PM Jun 22nd from web

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just bought a bunch of equipment (#missingpieces)6:22 PM Jun 22nd from web

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is going through 2,400 e-mails from the old casting e-mail address (#missingpieces)1:08 AM Jun 22nd from web

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is working on breaking down the script for props, locations, scheduling, casting, scene intent, etc. etc. (#missingpieces)2:29 PM Jun 21st from web

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just went through about 300 audition inquiries for the film - you can even youtube "missing pieces auditions" crazy stuff (#missingpieces)2:29 PM Jun 21st from web

123.
just went through about 80 dvds and got 370 reference images for production design, acting, and cinematography (#missingpieces)4:38 PM Jun 20th from web

124.
just got $8,200 worth of lights from Kino Flo!!!! (#missingpieces)6:46 PM Jun 19th from web

125.
gathered a list of thrift stores and wrote a letter to find some places that will let us get stuff for free (#missingpieces)5:32 PM Jun 19th from web

126.
printed letters and envelopes for food sponsors (#missingpieces)5:32 PM Jun 19th from web

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is working with our production designer to develop the feel of the movie (#missingpieces)5:32 PM Jun 19th from web

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is working with several sound designers for the new short (#missingpieces)5:31 PM Jun 19th from web

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has been color correcting the new short film all day (#missingpieces)4:26 AM Jun 19th from web

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possibly just cast Maggie (#missingpieces)3:08 PM Jun 17th from web

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met with Alan Hunter, the first MTV VJ and now local filmmaker and community leader (#missingpieces)12:49 AM Jun 17th from web

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is editing the new short film... see ya later (#missingpieces)1:31 PM Jun 16th from web

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is making up for lost time updating the contributor and crew only blog (#missingpieces)12:56 AM Jun 14th from web

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just wrote a bunch of donation thank yous (#missingpieces)5:13 AM Jun 13th from web

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has been filling in rebates, fixing the tripod, strapping panty hoses to the lenses, and making notes/pics/songs for Sunday (#missingpieces)4:46 AM Jun 13th from web

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now has 2 artists working on paintings for the film (#missingpieces)6:20 PM Jun 12th from web

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is trying to get permission from a quarry to blow up a car inside for our big action scene (#missingpieces)5:07 PM Jun 12th from web

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now has 4 actors for the short (#missingpieces)5:07 PM Jun 12th from web

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finished rewriting the short script (#missingpieces)2:38 PM Jun 12th from web

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has an extra actor working on the shoot (#missingpieces)2:38 PM Jun 12th from web