Dear Agony 2012

Thank you.

by on Sep.23, 2012, under Creativity, Dear Agony 2012

Actors, Cameraman and Crew – Excellent job on the shoot. I’ve decided to post a few screen snaps of the shoot here on this private blog post.

Angelica – OMG, you nailed it. I did pick the right person to be in front of the camera. You were…incredible.

Fernando – my hats off to you. You not only had to act but also get the “shot” with all that uncomfortable gear on your head. I could’t have done this movie without you.

Jim – My “right-hand man.” You kept me calm but on track. And don’t worry – I feel that the 2nd round helped get my characters in the mood and perfected their timing.

Mike – one of the things that I never have to ask from you is to help – you’re always there to just get it done. You are always there for me.

Joel – I never, ever heard the word “no” from you. “Joel, I need a zombie…I need you to be at the door.” “Where is there some tape?” You were there and even took your job seriously as the Zombie by cutting your elbow.

Dan – I’m so sorry I kept you from dinner and I so am appreciative of your kindess, your williness to help and encourage me to “get the shot I want” despite running over.

Jody – I can’t tell you how much having your storyboard illustrations helps us “get the shot.” They were invaluable to me, the actors, cameraman and crew.

Thank you all. My goal is to have this movie completed before Halloween and I will have a “Premiere party” at my home for the Actors, Crews and your friends. I’ll keep you posted.

Only people with password can see so please do not publish. These are just from the GoPro and not from the pictures that Jim and Mike took. I’ll post those after the movie premiere. I just wanted to let everyone know how it looks from the “camera perspective.” The images are a little grainy which is what I expected from the camera under low light. I”ll probably “denoise” the clips (I cleaned one up of Angelica staring at camera) which will soften them a bit but once I add the other effects – blurry vision etc and black out – it will look great.

We’ll probably need to shoot the outside shots again – I’m still mulling that over (that’s why I haven’t posted that part) but I’ll make that decision after I put a rough cut together.

See the gallery below to view the shots and click on them to enlarge.

Anyways – thank you all and please forgive me if I was abrupt with anyone. I’ll do better next time.


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by on Sep.22, 2012, under Creativity, Dear Agony 2012, Film making

Dear Agony…ready to shoot.

I’m very excited. Today at 4pm we begin our shoot for my short film, “Dear Agony.” I’m so happy with my entire crew, actors and location.

I just hope it goes as planned. But if not – at least I can go back and do some pick up shots.

Wish me luck.


PS – if you want to see all posts about Dear Agony just click here.

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Dear Agony movie project back on schedule – Script edits

by on Sep.16, 2012, under Creativity, Dear Agony 2012, Film making

Finally got my movie project back on track.

It’s been a while but I’m glad to be back on track with my movie project, “Dear Agony.” We shoot this Saturday.

This weekend I spent some time with my buddy Jody who’s been kind enough to lend his incredible illustration skills to modify the storyboards he sent me  awhile back. I also met with my lead Actor, Angel to pick out her wardrobe and go over some script changes.

I am just so excited to be back on track.

Once I complete the shoot, I’ll post details on progress and schedule.


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Dear Agony set location finalized

by on Aug.04, 2012, under Creativity, Dear Agony 2012, Film making

Went through the pictures from last Saturday’s walk through of our location for Dear Agony. Here is a picture of the house we’ll be using.

Thank you Dan Robison. We’re on schedule to begin shooting Saturday August 25, 2012.

Next up:

  • Storyboard creation (thank you Jody)
  • Meet with Angel and Fernando to walk through script and discuss wardrobe


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My Trailer for “Dear Agony”

by on Jul.31, 2012, under Creativity, Dear Agony 2012, Film making, Movie/TV Posters

I was having second thoughts about this but I’ve decided to post some information about “my project.”

Recently (about 2-3 months ago) I got inspired to create again. This time in the form of a film. I was thinking about how there isn’t much original stuff being produced in Hollywood (other than Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – still haven’t seen it) and then I thought,

I should try to make something original…

So I began to conceptualize and typed up a short story one afternoon that I was quite pleased (and eager) to share with my family and friends. Actually my son Joaquin, was the first one to read it and I got a “Wow…that’s good.” High praise coming from a 16 year old…

I”ll take it.

So I started to develop the characters and details in a screen writing application (thank you Fernando) and I was getting more and more excited. Soon I was showing it to a tight knit group of friends (in the hopes they would want to be involved) and it worked.

(continue reading…)

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