Sunday, July 25, 2010
Tomorrow the fun begins! Hard to believe it’s been a year of planning. I can still remember laying out by the pool last summer before I even shot “Leap” and thinking about plot points for this one. I remember mapping out the general story with my former producer while taking breaks from working on the audio of “Leap”. I remember back in January when I finally got the laptop and laying on the couch busting out the script. I remember putting together different budgets, just hoping that we could get financing (which we didn’t). I remember learning about HD when we shot the opening scene as a test back in February. Then there was the premiere for “Leap” where we showed the opener after the movie and how people responded so well to it. I remember learning about 5.1 mixing and doing a mix for my new logo to figure things out. I remember saving and saving to come up with some cash for the camera and how my lead actor came through to help us out with the rest. I remember the anticipation of waiting for the camera to arrive, the joy when it finally came. And now, here I am. One year later.
As I sit here typing this, I am watching the Bourne trilogy yet again. I’ve honestly lost count how many times I’ve seen them this past year. I’ve studied the camera, the sound, the color, the pacing, the fights, the car chases. I’ve broken the films down to their simplest pieces, and yet I haven’t tired of the films. I can only hope and pray that our movie can be just as exciting, intriguing, and memorable to those who see it. People either love or hate Bourne, and ours will be no different. I won’t be satisfied with “It was just okay”.
I honestly feel like I’m ready. We have everything we need to shoot what’s scheduled tomorrow. I’m still waiting to hear back from one actress and I’m still looking for a location to use as Olia’s store, but God has come through every step of the way so far and I know He’ll come through in His time with these issues as well. It’s pretty comforting to know that God has his hand in the film. I like to tell people that it’s God’s movie. He’s pulling the strings, we’re just carrying out His wishes. I’ll be the first to admit that my last two films weren’t the greatest. People say three time’s a charm so between that and the fact that God is charge, I think this flick will turn out to be sometime special.