The toy M16 arrived earlier than expected! :D
...and to my surprise, the nozzel is black-colored, instead of orange-colored like it was in the photo online. Less spray-painting for me. The top of the handle is a translucent-blue, but I don't think it's very noticible so I'll just leave it alone.
It smells like new plastic. Awesome.
My mom's starting to get a little worried that people will shoot me if they see me carrying around guns that look real. First of all, I'm not going to be near anyone's property, or in anyone's clear sight, and second of all, there's so many crazy, gun-loving rednecks that have emerged in Arizona over the last couple years that they shouldn't mind... unless I'm on their property... which I won't be.
Besides, I still need to get off my ass and find a location for the main scenes, and I've had all this "other people nearby" stuff in my head all along, and that's what's making it difficult to find such a place. Other than making a few trivial props with things from around the house, that's all that remains of pre-production. Just find the damn location and... uh, plan out the specific gunfight choreography using the location.
So yeah... I'm gonna go walk around. And after that, I'm gonna go drive around.
peace. (really. I don't like guns)
One Man Movie (OMM) is a short, 6-8 minute action flick that is being made entirely by myself. I'm doing the writing, directing, acting, editing, music, graphics, and promotional stuff with no help from anyone else. And no, I did not build the camera from scratch, write the software, create the fonts, effects packs, nor the characters clothing. Those are all props and tools. What's a man without his tools? Despite the the short length of the film, it will be
weeks (months?) from now before it is completed due to the technical craziness required in order to have multiple characters played by the same person coexist and interact on the same screen. It shouldn't be a problem though. Just time consuming.
This blog will follow my day-to-day experiences on developing and releasing the film, mainly because I need SOMEONE to rant to so I don't leak it to real life people.
I started the project in early September, when I wrote the story and created the musical score. From then until late September, I fleshed out the story, collected props, and finally bought a slightly better camera. Filming began in late September.