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Sky High, The Spider-Man movies, Bubba Ho-tep, Dark Man and a bunch of others.
He played the arena announcer in Spider Man as well. I wouldn't really call that a B-movie!
Oh okay.. I have never seen Army of Darkness. Don't watch alot of B movies.
He's also the theater usher in Spiderman 2.
oh I never noticed that. But ya bubbahotep is a funny movie lol.
Um I just say be movie actor because I have his biography book and it is called Bruce Campbell: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor. lol.
If chins could talk is another good one too
Wasn't it "If Chins Could Kill"?
Either way, it was a great book.
Here's the quick and dirty.
The FilmCon experience has affected this film quite a bit. Not just on a level of promoted interest and new allies for production but also from a story telling standpoint.
I've made some script changes that are for the better in my opinion.
For one we never get to see Han use his blaster so at the end when he pulls the data card off the Falcon, instead of tossing it to the ground he throws it up in the air and blasts it to pieces.
Also there was some concern about the timeline as far as Han acquiring the Falcon so close to ANH when many people believe he should be more familiar with it by then. Rather than alter the script to show the passage of a huge chunk of time where he gets used to the old girl, we killed two birds with one stone.
Since we were looking for more banter with Dash Rendar in an effort to expand the part, the conversation between Han and Dash is now longer, Dash has some very gold lines to deliver and at the same time we will display Hans familiarity with this model of ship in general. By letting the audience know he's flown YT 1300's before many times and is quite accustomed to their style and their idiosynchracies, it's easy to understand why he's so at home with the Falcon without needing 6 months to a year to get into the groove of knowing it that well.
Oh and by the way, I found this to be most hilarious. Jimmy drives a jeep that he affectionately refers to as the bicentennial condor. Nice play on words there.
The first batch of sabacc chips are ready.
Since we're going through the trouble of creating entire decks of sabacc cards, Jay and I were thinking of hosting a regular sabacc night for those who are interested. The rules would wind up very similar to poker in most respects and we just thought it might be fun.
Yeah.............cause I really kicked ass at monopoly so I'm sure this would do well
Looks like a perfect Sabacc to me!
Ok either the paint fumes are getting to my head or I've been doing this too long without a break. I dreamt about playing sabacc last night. What the hell is that? lol
They say that you don't truly understand a language until you've dreamt about it.
You must truly understand Sabacc!
You should see if you can go win a YT-1300 freighter!!!
Although that would solve any issues about building Falcon set pieces I just can't afford the insurance and the parking would be more of a nightmare than if I owned a hummer.
I just had the greatest idea for a prank call. One of these days at a meeting where a lot of us are together I'm going to get AMA on the speaker phone and actually try to obtain an insurance quote for a YT-1300. Probably throw in a few Han-isms here and there.
Operator: Ok, what's the engine size?
Me: point 5 rated hyperdrive
Oooh this is going to be good gwa ha ha ha.
We could take it a step further and start calling junkyards asking them if they have any parts for a J type Nubian.
Given my past history as a Casino dealer I am sure I will do well at Sabacc...
well see unlike online dealing ya have to actually be here
Mind ya apart from strip poker or monopoly I don't really have much experience at that stuff
The Production meeting went well. Here's the gist.
Set building starts this week. Props are on their way and the first scenes to be shot are planned. We'll be shooting the majority of the Kabbal Korn conversation about the Kessel run leading up to Hans entry into that scene for many preliminary tests for lighting and so on.
The Vader life chamber will be constructed digitally in order to make our lives that much easier and to reduce costs. The multitude of lightsabers hanging in that chamber will also be digitally modelled, textured and lit all within the software.
Don't worry Jay, the Aliska and Vader sabers are still real so they won't have to mime their fights lol.
Soon we'll be rebuilding the website to make changes easier to implement and part of that will be a new page for donations. The film will be primarily funded through my expendable income and grants through various organizations but there are new costs associated with going union that include insurance and pay rates for union cast and crew.
Therefore one of the pages will show a detailed list of goodies people can receive for the various levels of donated funds to the production of Secrets of the Rebellion.
Embroidered clothing, t-shirts, DVD's, promotional materials and Associate Producer credits in the film are all part of an exciting new reward program inspired by the response from several people wishing to contribute funds or man hours to the project.
Ok gang, check it out.
It's going to cost $20,000 to get Adam Baldwin to do Dash Rendar.
Does anyone have any thoughts on how to raise that kind of dough? I was thinking having Adam committed to the project might generate a few grant opportunities we didn't have before but I'd really like to start a brainstorming session.
Are you serious...? Adam Baldwin?
I'm sorry Mark, but if you want my opinion. This movie is not going to be about "star power"? Is it? The "famous people" aren't going to be the pull for this movie. I'm all for getting professional actors, they will just add to the quality of acting. That's something the other fanfilms out there don't have(quality acting). But I'm sure, you could come up with a more imagintive way to spend $20G's. Camera's, lighting, props..... et. al. I say continue with the fund raising idea's, come up with a whole crap load of money, and spend it on something useful. I'm sure that there's a quality unknown actor out there to play Dash for alot less than twenty thousand dollars. Just doesn't make buisness sense? Does it? It does sound cool to be able to get an actor with a pretty big resume like Adam Baldwin. But 20 LARGE for a bit part? I suggest you think about that one a little more.
Sorry man, just giving you my honest opinion.
I completely understand your concern and at first glance it would seem that way but if you look at the big picture I think you'll find that this will put us ahead, not behind.
Of course I would put 20 grand toward something else, if I had it. But it's a lot easier to generate that cash when you have a committed star.
This whole thing about getting Zach Jensen, Natalie Portman (pose for the holo, still working on that) and Adam Baldwin has nothing to do with making the film about star power. I've always thought it would be the coolest thing to have big name actors do cameos in the film. Little tid bits here and there that serve many purposes. They produce an opportunity for even greater exposure, they add credibility to the production and they expand the sphere of influence.
Through the course of the day I've received a lot of great ideas. Especially from the FilmCon coordinator Eric Larson. The man used to do marketing and promotions for Star Wars so he has a zillion ideas a minute.
However all of those ideas for generating that money are directly linked to Adam Baldwin.
I'll go into those ideas in greater detail once the game plan is laid out and they are being put into effect so as to streamline the idea and not stray too far off topic.
The reason I posted the call for suggestions was to stir some thought as to how to use his commitment to the project to generate his fee. Nothing on the film will suffer as a direct consequence of needing to pay an actor. It's not as if I would be redirecting the existing budget to that factor. If that were the case I really would just drop the whole idea entirely and go with an unknown.
I just want this to be the greatest film it can be and pull out all the stops. If it means I have to take on more work with networking and cross promoting then I'm ok with it. I don't mind doing my homework and taking on a few more producer-like tasks if it means I can get something worthwhile out of it.
This Adam Baldwin thing is not a burden, it's an opportunity. We have the chance to get creative and use this to our advantage. If you look at the long term, the benefits of going this direction far outweigh the costs and there a dozen ways to recoup the monetary portion without violating anything to do with copyrights.
Oh and I should mention the fee will be 15 grand, not 20. Funny story. I recieved the email from Adams agent saying a thousand is out of the question, it should be more like 20. So I replied back with "Fifteen Jabba, don't push it."
Apparently he shares my sense of humor because 15 is now the figure we're playing with. Even easier.
Ok, If you are a true believer, than so am I. I'm behind you buddy!