BLACK FRIDAY ORPHANS : THE MUSICAL
A group of scrappy little orphans lament their lot in life and the thing that brought them all together - that their parents all died on Black Friday
A buddy of mine, Sean Dacanay, helped make this funny little diddy at a production company you may have heard of… called FUNNY OR DIE
I loved it!
So, you ever read a script that’s so bad, you curse every time you have to turn the page? I’m reading one right now. And it’s killing me
I’m just a script supervisor. But I’m passionate about filmmaking. I want to work with the likes of Kubrick, Guy Ritchie, P.T. Anderson, Hitchcock, even Sam Raimi… directors with forethought and lots of planning
My personal interests include watching the art of mise-en-scene; Using production design, wardrobe, camera angles, and movement-on-screen to tell a story and draw your attention. I enjoy watching a movie and knowing that a lot of forethought made this effect possible.
The whole point (in my opinion) is to tell a story and subtly manipulate your audience’s emotions… To sweep them along without them noticing how it’s done, because your movie is so seamlessly crafted. How do you cut together these different angles to make a fluid scene, even while dramatically changing the framing or location? That’s where MY specialties come in:
Matching action (so the audience doesn’t realize the camera moved, because they just saw the action continue). Matching screen direction. Matching frame size (or ensuring frame size changes enough! Even from the end of one scene, to the beginning of the next). Matching pacing. Taking notes to remind us of what shots we can’t forget (either now, or once we get to the next location, especially if it’s a stylized montage). And unforgettable notes of camera lens/height/distance, and camera movement.
My favorite sequences in Guy Ritchie’s movies, and P.T. Anderson’s movies couldn’t be accomplished without this careful planning by the director and DP. And having that trusted person next to you (Ahem… the script supervisor) who is in on the plans, understands completely what you want to achieve, and ensures that you achieve them.
I am bursting inside with the desire to work with REAL filmmakers. I saw the previews for the “Hunger Games” and, with the exception of “The Hobbit” they all look like junk. I want to be where the real filmmakers are, because I admire them. I understand them. And I am passionate about making films
This is a cool feature I have on my iPad ScriptE continuity app. I can choose screen shots from each set up, and pair them up to see how the movie will cut together.
Some people don’t realize what a Script Supervisor does, but here’s an example of what my mind is thinking, and how I step up to my responsibilities (even at 5am this morning):
On the first take, we shot Simon’s eyeline, and he was looking further camera left (CL). We hadn’t shot the woman’s coverage yet, but I thought ahead to prevent potential problems… And I decided that we need to soften Simon’s eyeline to be more towards camera. I suggested this to the director, because if his eyeline remains harder in the CL direction, when we turn around and get the woman’s coverage, her eyeline would have to match, looking hard camera right (CR). The problem would be, it would appear she is looking out the window, instead of making eye contact with Simon on stage. By thinking this out, and having him look closer to camera, she could look closer to camera too. I actively ensured that we have the magic moment when our actors lock eyes, and that the footage we shot today can be cut together, preventing expensive reshoots.
Here it is! The Trailer for THE MANAGER.
It’s a project I script supervised, and it changed the way I see short films.
Follow The Manager in his small quirky world, as he’s determined to yank back the curtain, unravel this mystery, and finally claim justice. WHO KILLED HIS HOMIE?
Happy November everyone! It was a busy October, and I have so much to be thankful for.
One of the experiences for which I’m grateful was Script Supervising alongside Mr. Danny Glover on the set of SCOUT last week. What a charming gentleman.
He’s not too old for this shit! (Yep, that was a Lethal Weapon reference)
You gotta know whats up
Say good morning, then ask about changes to the script or schedule. Ask two people. That’s my advice for now.
Happy Halloween! Check out this Monster Mash, brought to you by yours truly and most of all, the badass crew at College Humor. Owoooo!!!