Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Journal Entry "Ruby Lips" closing in on Premiere Day

On Monday the class met to watch the partially edited footage so far of the film. We critiqued and gave suggestions to our Editor Josh C. S. Lewis. He had about 11 minutes done which ended up reaching to the end of the interrogation scene between Park & Jesse. It was good so far and I look forward to seeing the end product on Friday the 26th at 1:30pm. Christina made us a poster for the premiere and it is really good as you can see below. Everyone is invited to come. It is free to the public and anyone who wants to see it can. It will be held on April 26th at 1:30pm at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Ogeechee Theater located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union. Everyone will be dressed like a star so come as if you're going to the Oscars. I hope to see you there and, as this is my final journal entry for this class, I will bid you all farewell and happy filmmaking!

Premiere Poster for "Ruby Lips"

Friday, April 19, 2013

"Ruby Lips" Sisters Forever Photos

Another project that I was given to do within the production of the film was to get the pictures of London & Clementine together for the Sisters Forever picture that would be located in Clementine's house when we filmed there. It took me a long time to find a date and time that both Logan & Bobbie could be there but we finally made it happen and I got some really good photos of them done. The ones below are the three we finally ended up using as the props in the house. Logan (Clementine) is the brunette and Bobbie (London) is the blonde. They looked wonderful together.

This is the photo that eventually got captioned "Sisters Forever"

This s the "Funny Face" photo that Travis wanted me to get and it emphasizes Logan's Ruby Lips

This is the "Dutiful" photo that Travis wanted showing them as not so close sisters.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Journal Entry "Ruby Lips" Drowning Scene

On April 3rd we filmed the pool drowning of Clementine scene. Since this was suppose to look like a home video recording, we used the Armstrong Atlantic State University camera equipment. I was a water supervisor of sorts. I stayed in the pool while the filming was going on to make sure everything that was done was safe. We also had just one chance to capture Logan(Clementine) falling into the pool since after that she would be wet and no retakes could be filmed without a very long process of drying her hair and the rest of her. But we didn't have to worry about that because the first take of that fall was very good.  One part of the scene we were unable to do because of schedule conflicts was have Bobbie Renee (London, Clementine's sister) there. Technically her character is the one video taping the drowning but since she couldn't be there we had our wonderful director video tape it. We did make a reference to London actually being there because Clementine calls out for help to her sister as Jesse is drowning her. Logan's scream for help was awesome and Oscar (Jesse) did a very good job of being evil and drowning her. Thankfully, no one really got drowned or hurt. We (including me) only got very cold after being in the pool for over an hour.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Journal Entry "Ruby Lips" Day 3 of filming

Back on Sunday March 24th we filmed the interrogation scenes between Park and Jesse. We filmed this inside the film studio in Jenkins Hall on AASU Campus. Since Christina was unable to be there, I became the Script Supervisor for that day. That involved a lot of work on my part and at first it was difficult to understand but as the day went on I got better and since I worked that whole day I get my name in the credits as Script Supervisor along with Christina. It took a while to get everything started and when we started we were in the room looking into the "interrogation room" and we had to worry a lot about reflections of the crew in the window. I got to be an extra again as the interrogation room operator but my part was only partially filmed and most likely will not end up in the film. It was still fun, though. We got all we wanted to accomplish that day done and that was a good thing.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Journal entry "Ruby Lips" Day 2 of filming

This past Saturday on the 23rd of March we filmed the Police Station Entryway Scenes and the Chemistry Lab scenes. We had a lot of people acting for us that were not main characters. Most of them were waiting in the Lobby of the Police Station for the scene when the Lawyer comes and talks to the desk clerk. We had a Hooker played by Shea Lee, a Druggie played by Andrew John, A Homeless guy played by Carter Keith, and various police station officers extras. We worked all morning to get things done. We had a bunch of fried chicken as our lunch provided that day and everyone loved it (except me but that's because I'm a pescatarian) and then we moved over to the Science Center after we got all of our planned shots done. It took a long time to move all of that equipment over there and we ended up starting filming the Chemistry Lab scenes later than we'd hoped to. We also had only two people show up to be extras in our classroom which was not good. Therefore most of the crew members who were not operating the camera or sound equipment became the students of the class. Eventually, throughout the days of filming everyone in my Video Production 2 Class all got to have cameos in the film except for Travis, our director, Josh C. S. Lewis, our 1st A.D., and Adrienne Boner, our professor. We were able to get all of the planned shots for Saturday done and that was the best reward.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Filming "Ruby Lips" Day 1: The Pool Scenes

Today we filmed as much of the pool scenes as possible. We had planned on getting them all but we ran out of time. We had quite a large crew, some people from SCAD and some people from Armstrong, which helped us work. I wasn't able to be there at Crew Call time because I had Stage Movement Class until 11am. So I arrived at the Actors' Call time. Mostly everything was set up when I got there. The girl playing "Clementine" was still in makeup because of the extensive amount of special effects makeup needed to make her look dead and beaten.  She was a real trooper and never complained about getting in and out of the water and was able to float as if she were "dead" easily. We had someone else with her in the water at all times that I know of. I was the go-between for the actors and the director and A.D.s. Meaning, when they needed a certain actor I got him/her and sent him/her to them so that they didn't have to leave the set to get them. It was a long day and we didn't get everything finished that we wanted to so we will have to schedule in another day for filming at the pool.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Location, Location, Location

Today we showed our D.P. from SCAD the locations we were planning on filming the scenes from "Ruby Lips." We showed him the pool, the locker room, the interrogation room, the chemistry lab, and the Police hallway locations. He was very concerned with the length of the film and the small amount of time we had to film using the RED camera. He wanted us to condense the script as much as possible, down to about 11 pages. We ended up cutting the locker room scene because it was unnecessary. We also cut out the character "Tom" because we needed the actor playing him to be one of the police detectives because the guy originally casted was not going to be available to film when we needed him to be. We also cut out the morgue scene and placed the conversation that took place in that scene take place at the crime scene at the pool.