There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be exposed to these. This is also for me to keep track of my ramblings, the ones that reflect what I’d been thinking or going through; a progress report, if you must. Some of these posts are here because I actually like them, some because I was surprised by what I’d written that seems so foreign to me now, and some are there to remind what an idiot I was (am) at times. The dumb ones made (makes) me shape up, if only a little. Stuff in the brackets are what I think of them as I go on pasting them here. Start from the top, shall we?
Top Faves: My personal faves.
6. Blue Coat.
7. Only Five.
10. She Spoke in Tongues.
16. Why Forrest Gump Ran.
There are many more. I just don’t know where they are…yet.
Now on to archiving by date, starting from the very top.
2005 – June
History of Pretty 1 & 2 [9.06.08> Not so bad posts. I talk about the story behind my first short film.]
2005 – July
Guitar Lessons for Beginners Over 40 [9.06.08 > point and chuckle line: "I am not even 30, but as a teacher I have patience that would make Mr. Holland look like Bob Knight." Geez!]
2005 – August
That was a special month. A little explanation is necessary here. I was looking to shoot my first feature length movie. Well, no-budget productions have their own way of fucking with you. Short version: I had all the video, light, and sound equipment and had a week lined up to shoot; the equipment being free. What I didn’t have: a script, a story, actors, and location. Not good.
I had only one option: shoot something. Meaning I had to go Wong Kar Wai on this project, minus the fantastic group of behind-the-scenes people he works with. Perhaps a comparison to him is stupid but the point is, I had equipment so I have to make use of it.
Not only that, I decided to chronicle this whole process so I’d remember later what happened when and how, and why. Here goes:
August 6 – 12 Days of Pre-production.
August 7 – Who Wants to Be A Documentarian? [9.10.08 - I really believe someone would document my project. Nuts!]
August 9 – Carol’s on board.
August 10 – Sarah comes on board.
August 11 – Pre-production: Day 5.
August 13 – Story behind the production of The Best Confession.[9.10.08 - So young, so bold.]
August 19- Preproduction! What pre-production?
August 19 – Technically, I start production that day. But…no one told me. [9.10.08 - Um, they are English, dick!]
August 20 – 2nd Day of ‘Production’ – Getting to know the equipment and why I’m going solo on this project.
August 21 – In denial.
August 22 – A story – more an idea – is born.
August 23 – Lost an actor, added two.
August 26 – On the 7th Day. Things have to look up, right?
August 30 – On the 11th Day. It’s a wrap!!