Nan & Ger. Nancy (left) directing Gerardo (right) just outside Cafe de Leche for an exterior sequence.
Shhh. A secret closeup of our storyboard.
Actors & Extras. Milling about before the shoot.
[Phoebe (left) plays the main character in our film; to the right, an unknown hangers-on. Just kidding. San Woo, a fellow grad student, who was gracious enough to help out on the set, did some amazing background acting for us today! ]
Set & Neighborhood.Gotta love the mounted bike on top of the store.
Cafe & Park. We are shooting at Cafe de Leche at Highland Park. Some snapshots.
Problem with Props. Choosing the right props has been a fairly difficult thing to do. How “sci-fi” do we want it to be? How near the present should things look…
I think we’ve settled on something that’s recognizable (maybe almost vintage) that our character/protagonist might wear. For now, the super-chic rainbow-coated hi-performance snow-boarding Oakley is out of the race.
Or a Geek’s Fantasy? A friend just brought my attention to this little video. I’m pretty sure it’s a scam. Still, “Japanese company Suidobashi has announced plans to build custom, actual, operational mechs. Named the “KURATAS”, the vehicles will come at a standard price of USD $1.3 million, with additional accessories like shields and weapons available for around $50-80,000 each. You even get to choose the paint scheme.” Apparently it’s even iPhone compatible.
My favorite feature, however, is the smile-controlled firing of BB bullets. [Article]
Going into PreProduction.
Vintage Shock. Great. Nothing beats vintage Carpenter. [Trailer]