If we showed you complete behind-the-scenes footage from this week’s shoot, it would play in two parts. The first would be of two lonesome people (Rebecca and I) sitting at desks on opposite sides of the room silently typing away at their computers while cursing profanity at wikipedia under our breath.
There’s been an influx of ninja spies as of late on the set. We recovered this picture of myself and Rebecca from a camera we got after fighting one of them off.
In the other, the rest of the crew would be standing in a brilliantly lit and pristine set filled with plenty of destructible objects and obstacles, which they gleefully destroyed with every waking breath and watch as glass shattered into a million shards around them.
Now wait. I make it sound as if the computer workers have been stuck with all the hard work while the filming aspect has been filled with eating lucky charms and indulging in the more primal destructive killjoy.
But that really hasn’t been the case throughout this film. Given that this is an independent production with a tiny budget and small crew, the creation of this movie has required an abundance of hard work. The various aspects of building sets, lighting, shooting, and producing have created a sleepless schedule where zombie-like cast and crew drink copious amounts of caffeine and scarf down granola bars in an effort to scrounge enough creative units to make the shots amazing, and they HAVE been amazing.
Eric Jacobus (Director, Writer, etc), Drew Daniels (Director of Photography) and Brad Wagner (Production Sound Mixer) checking out a shot after it has been taken
I’m absolutely positive that everyone involved has been proud of the work that has been done so far on the film. We are just over 2/3rds of the way through filming, and only now feel we’ve made enough progress to release behind-the-scenes footage for all of you to see. So in the coming weeks expect to see more journal like commentary and entries, as well as exclusive videos and tidbits of footage.
For now, meet our primary filming location (aka the Warehouse):
This was once a dusty warehouse with walls of a pristine white color, but has now been transformed into a dark grimy base of operations… just like we like it. Also, Drew is actually a phantom that we recruited for this movie, that’s why the lighting is so good- he has supernatural powers (only kidding, do not call the ghostbusters).
Here’s how it looks once we added lighting:
You’ll be able to recognize this in part of the film if you pay attention.
Filming the scene where Eric beats off a tribe of Jawas (No, not really).
And here’s a peak at the most recent location.
Nature calls for all of us.
That’s all for now, keep watching!