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

In the world of micro budget indie film, the term “G&E Department” is a bit misleading. The only time you can make a distinction between G & E is when the two people in the department have names like Gary and Ethan…



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

I like to say that I believe in 2 things: God and the Auteur Theory, which is really just one thing…



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

I often describe the lighting kits on indie films as “5 lights and 4 c-stands.” It may be an Arri kit or a couple of LEDs or even some work lights from Home Depot, and it might even be 6 lights, but the concept remains–there’s never as many as you’d like…



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

One of the questions I get a lot on A Year Without Rent is “where do you find all these films?” Well… there’s a lot of ways…



Posted on October 7, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY SIX OF “CXL”

I almost never read the scripts for these projects. Not because I don’t want to, but simply because it isn’t practical. On probably half of them I don’t even get a script, so that makes it easy…



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A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY FIVE OF “CXL”

When we last left Sean Gillane and his merry band of San Francisco pranksters, they were shooting green screen footage on the street…



Posted on October 5, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY TEN OF “FAVOR”

All through this production, I’ve heard tales of our “seedy motel” location, a place so vile and disgusting, they couldn’t even bring themselves to put me up there…



Posted on October 4, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY NINE OF “FAVOR”

Previously, on FAVOR: Paul Osborne drove us out into the desert with a shovel and told us to dig (what could go wrong?). Well, now we’re back at his house for a day of filming (it’s a scheduling thing)…



Posted on October 3, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAYS SEVEN AND EIGHT OF “FAVOR”

We’re combining days here for the first time on A Year Without Rent for one very simple reason: nothing happened on day 7…



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A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY SIX OF “FAVOR”

The one big issue with using soft lights as your primary lighting source is that they don’t do a whole lot when you take them outside…



Posted on September 12, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY FIVE OF “FAVOR”

When a crew is as small as the crew on FAVOR, you really notice when people are gone…



Posted on September 11, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY FOUR OF “FAVOR”

There will be blood. Maybe. Or maybe not…



Posted on September 10, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY THREE OF “FAVOR”

All through Day 2, one of the chief topics of conversation was how to shoot a scene with prop glass…



Posted on September 9, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY TWO OF “FAVOR”

You know how I said it’s generally a bad idea to film where you live? Well…here we go again…



Posted on September 8, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY ONE OF “FAVOR”

I’m not entirely sure where the rumor originated that I wouldn’t take A Year Without Rent to Los Angeles…



Posted on September 7, 2011 by

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