Firstly, apologies for radio silence. Secondly, All Bad Things news: the shoot will now take place on August 20th. A couple of people dropped out at last minute and we’re currently looking for someone to handle the sound tech. More VERY soon!
Anyhow. Yesterday was the fourth shoot for Club Vamporama, this time uniting Dru and Lizzie (for the first time, as they appear to just miss each other in previous item, even though their scenes were shot five weeks apart!) for a scene set indoors—the so-called “Cthulhu Sketch”, which we previously did an abortive screen test on some months ago—plus a title sequence shot outdoors (storyboards for which I shall be posting tonight or tomorrow).
So, here are a couple of promo shots of Jenni (Dru) and Marie (Lizzie)! Photography by me. More on this very soon too…
As we shoot the bulk of our short indie film, All Bad Things, this coming weekend… as mentioned here, here and here… I thought a few storyboards might be interesting.
(Obviously, these boards aren’t meant to be pretty illos, but rather, rough & ready guides to assist the shoot.)
The third CV shoot was yesterday (following the ones with Dru and Melyza), and was a chance to work with Lizzie Hastings as Marie.
Things went great, and work is in progress on the complete promo video now, a rough cut of which I made last night. More soon; meanwhile, a character photo and a frame grab featuring Lizzie acting with Steve.
What the title says; this is the book that will feature in our short film—shooting soon!
It’s taken a month to get here (from there), but it was worth the wait!
The Sunday shoot was with Melyza Fay playing Jude, Bette Noir’s assistant, as mentioned previously. We filmed the scene at Route 44, part of the superb Inn on the Green, standing in very nicely for Club Vamp itself.
Melyza was terrific, and very helpful to Steve, who doesn’t consider himself an actor per se, even if playing himself (or a version thereof). He had a lot of lines to work with and M gave him some great pointers.
We shoot the final part of this little item with Elizabeth Hastings playing the part of Marie this coming Friday.
Meanwhile, here’s a character shot of Jude and an on-set snap. More soon!!
Yep, we held rehearsal on the short film “All Bad Things” yesterday (at the ever-wonderful Robannas)—which, I think, went well, in spite of my having no sleep the night before (a combination of extreme heat and a hyperactive mind). I was like unto the living dead initially, but broke the sleep barrier a bit later on. Steve picked up my slack where needed.
Demelza O’Sullivan and Liam Woon were terrific and hugely generous. A good day.
Art: Me; Words: Steve Green
As part of the Vamporama shoot mentioned the other day, Steve is playing his usual roving reporter self. This is a frame-grab from an early edit. We have some other stuff to shoot in the coming weeks.
Today we did a photo shoot for a short film entitled “All Bad Things”, based on a story by Steve. The shoot was to create a faux book cover for the movie, featuring the character AJ Grimwood.
Rehearsals & shoot for film itself will be in July. More soon! Meanwhile, here is said faux book cover—photography and Photoshop by me.
Video/photo shoot for Liz’s live-action Club Vamporama project today. Dru Stephenson is playing the part of Jenni. Don’t she look terrific? More soon.
A birthday present sketch for Steve on date inscribed. In the style (roughly) of Chris Achilleos.
Relatively fresh off the drawing board, and done for the next, Frankenstein-themed Birmingham Horror meetup. I was unsure about it in some ways, but Steve likes it just fine, so who am I to argue?