A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY EIGHT OF “THE STAGG DO”

Between Day 7 and 8 of THE STAGG DO was a day off. Being filmmakers, we obviously all got drunk the night before the off day, then spent that day hung over. This will surprise no one in the film world…



Posted on November 11, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY SEVEN OF “THE STAGG DO”

There’s a lot of things you can do wrong as a film production, and if you’ve been paying attention to our coverage of THE STAGG DO, you’ll notice that they’ve pretty much ticked off all the boxes, save one: we’ve had good turnarounds…



Posted on November 10, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY FIVE OF “THE STAGG DO”

Today’s challenge is to light a tree fort (yes, a tree fort) on the other side of the river, about 100 yards downstream from where we lit on Day 3. Downstream means closer to the barns, which is theoretically a good thing…



Posted on November 9, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY SIX OF “THE STAGG DO”

It’s easy to think of quitting as a singular action, a “fuck you” to whomever you feel has wronged you. After all, no one quits because they’re slightly annoyed…



Posted on November 8, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY FOUR OF “THE STAGG DO”

One good thing about a justified bit of yelling is that sometimes things get fixed…



Posted on November 7, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY THREE OF “THE STAGG DO”

For the 3rd day of “The Stagg Do,” we move to night shoots, and naturally we don’t have nearly enough lights for what we need to do…



Posted on November 6, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY TWO OF “THE STAGG DO”

Few things in micro budget indie film are easier than being the gaffer when shooting a field far away from electricity…



Posted on November 5, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY ONE OF “THE STAGG DO”

In the original planning for A Year Without Rent, I wasn’t supposed to leave the country. It just wasn’t in the budget…



Posted on November 4, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAWN MIKKELSON ON “SMOOCH”

It occurred to me recently that A Year Without Rent was missing an opportunity by not letting the filmmakers we profile speak for themselves…



Posted on November 3, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY EIGHT OF “FAT KID RULES THE WORLD”

There’s something strange about life on location…



Posted on October 16, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY SEVEN OF “FAT KID RULES THE WORLD”

It’s 1am and I’m sitting by myself on the sidewalk at the corner of 3rd Avenue & Seneca Street, 4 blocks from set…



Posted on October 15, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: @THEIPHOTOGRAPHR

For every film I work on, there’s usually a Twitter hashtag or account dedicated to the film (What if there’s no hashtag or account? That’s a red flag.) where people will post stuff that’s going on…



Posted on October 14, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY SIX OF “FAT KID RULES THE WORLD”

Yesterday, there was a car parked on the street near craft services. In and of itself, this is not unusual. Craft services is on the sidewalk and we’re shooting in a neighborhood…



Posted on October 13, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY FIVE OF “FAT KID RULES THE WORLD”

I come from a basketball family. My Uncle Dale was a 3rd team Parade All-American and once beat Bill Russell at HORSE…



Posted on October 12, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: BRENDON FOGLE’S “SYNC”

There’s a day off in the FAT KID RULES THE WORLD schedule, and the last day before the day off wraps at 5am. By the time I make it back to where I’m staying, it’s closer to 5:30am…



Posted on October 11, 2011 by

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