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FF:WA Official "Home" Fan Film Production Thread

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Saintheart, Dec 16, 2002.

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  1. chewbacca_defence Jedi Padawan

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    May 14, 2003
  2. Shadow_of_Evil Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 18, 2001
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    aah nevermind CLONE_ME...it was just the "Yeah that helped!" post that got me... dont worry.. ask anyone here... i start **** all the time..haha...

    ooh and yaeh your a bastard for stealing the 500 post!!! ;) LOL
  3. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Dec 16, 2000
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    T minus 2 days and counting.

    The weather had better clear up, or I'm going to ram something into someone. :D
  4. FaLLeN-AnGeL Jedi Master

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    Dec 3, 2001
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    Glad we'll be the last car then... :p Or at least after we meet up with Kaustin... :D


    Where are the test shots again?
  5. Shadow_of_Evil Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 18, 2001
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    http://www27.brinkster.com/sofilms/windu/newofficial/downloads.htm

    is that wat you was lookin for?

    BTW: if its raining are we still shooting???
  6. monkey_abbot Jedi Knight

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    Jun 14, 2002
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    DID IT RAIN? DID IT RAIN???
  7. Saintheart Chosen One

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    monkey_abbott: Yes, it did, but it wasn't a total washout (pardon the pun)

    First Day of Filming Report (abbreviated)

    I was under the influence of two emotions whilst down south.

    First, utter frustration with the weather.

    Second, dumbstruck admiration for the gutsy determination of our cast and crew to get as much of the job done as we could...and for which I am enormously grateful personally. If there's such a thing as guerrilla filmmaking, we did the definition of it this weekend.

    Saturday in short terms pretty much went like this: 6:00 a.m. start, awakened by a chorus of mobile phone alarms. Ingest large quantities of tea, coffee, other stimulants, fruit bread (in my case), and other breakfasty stuff. Pack, dress cast, put in braids and hair extensions, force Shadow_of_Evil's legs into a tight set of gators, Look outside: weather raptus regaliter (royally screwed). Wonder whether we're wasting our time. 6:05 a.m.: weather looking better. 6:15: weather screwed again. 6:20: weather still not bright, sunshiny, but rain is only in sprinkles. Decide to head down to the beach and make it happen. Approx 7:00 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m.; get 60% of scenes and conversations down in surprisingly short order. Very few blown takes; maximum was three on one take, but nothing more. Between covering the camera and cast with coats, blankets, umbrellas, all shots on that part done. 1:00 p.m -- 1:30 p.m.; lunch break. Weather getting worse. Rain heavy by 2:00 p.m. Cast, crew, and director sitting morosely in a gazebo down by the beach. 2:15 p.m.: Weather slightly better. Decide to tough it out and get as much done as possible. Another 20-30% of scenes and conversations completed.

    By 5:00 p.m., principal cast rained on, but happy with the amount of material we've got (including material for a trailer, monkey_abbott, so check back with S_o_E soon ;) ). Retire to accommodation exhausted but smiling.

    Sunday morning: weather good, 7:00 p.m. -- 9:00 a.m. Then it starts pouring again. Out of time, we decide to do the rest in roughly 2 weeks' time.

    Frustrating part: drive from about Bunbury to Perth unmarked by any rainfall whatsoever. Director thinks kindly of cast, curses the weather gods for being fickle.

    Summary: Goddamn hard work and infinite patience displayed by everyone involved, and a good deal of usable material gathered. A successful weekend!

    Anyone else want to check in with their viewpoint on what happened?
  8. Shadow_of_Evil Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 18, 2001
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    good job to all those involved is what i wanna say..... oooh and DAMN sexy cameras :D
  9. chewbacca_defence Jedi Padawan

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    May 14, 2003
    By the way, what type of cameras were you using?

    and how many of them?
  10. Shadow_of_Evil Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 18, 2001
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    well we had three top miniDV cams down there for filming... the main camera was a 3CCD cam so that made for kick ass quality
  11. chewbacca_defence Jedi Padawan

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    May 14, 2003
    Do you know the camera brands and models?
  12. chewbacca_defence Jedi Padawan

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    any idea when you guys will have a trailer released?
  13. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Not for the next couple of days :D

    Seriously, as soon as we can knock one together, we'll get it out.
  14. chewbacca_defence Jedi Padawan

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    May 14, 2003
    so do you know what type of cameras you're using?
  15. Shadow_of_Evil Jedi Youngling

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    Send me and email if you want to know the details
  16. monkey_abbot Jedi Knight

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    Wow - if there hadn't been so much rain - the footage would'be been incredible (me thinks from a pic of Drew in costume with dark clouds in background and sandygrass stuff blow back by the wind)

    can't wait for more pics :D
  17. CLONE-ME Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 25, 2003
    Are there any pics I can see ?
  18. chewbacca_defence Jedi Padawan

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    May 14, 2003
    Yeah, some pics would be cool.
  19. MisFitToy Jedi Knight

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    Jan 5, 2003
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    I've seen some pics, they look pretty cool, btw, clone me and chewie defence, you guys seem very interested in fan film happenings, what about actually introducing yourselves? :)
  20. monkey_abbot Jedi Knight

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    If you want to see the images online - you'll have to wait a few days.
  21. chewbacca_defence Jedi Padawan

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    So when do you guys plan to release the film?
  22. monkey_abbot Jedi Knight

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    Jun 14, 2002
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    probably a few monthes after it's been filmed :p
  23. Shadow_of_Evil Jedi Youngling

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    Hey how about introducing yourself??? Im not giving info out to people that I dont know
  24. MisFitToy Jedi Knight

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    Thats why I made that post a little ways up, it'd be nice to know who is so interested in fan film stuff in perth, there's not so many people here into making films as you may think, chances are we already may know you ;)
  25. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Dec 16, 2000
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    Just for completeness' sake, there's no rehearsal and no filming this weekend. Y'all relax so we can get back into it next Saturday. I've rescheduled the City of Melville shoot for 2 weekends from now. ;)
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