– There was a wardrobe sale at Pinewood Toronto Studios. I checked it out mainly for an excuse to wander around on the studio lot, but it also gave me a chance to say hi to friend of 416-Film, Adam Smith, who was peddling his wares. You can check out his cool handy work at www.swordinthestone.ca
– We have a zombie shot film in the works and, no, it’s not called “It Came from Planet Earth.” That’s another zombie(ish) film we’re (sort of) working on. This one is tentatively named “Zombie Surfing.” Most of it has been shot and we hope to wrap it up next month. You can see a still from it on the Projects page.
– “Cock-Knockers From Outer Space!” and “A Keychain of Events” were both screen at the Barrie Film Festival. People seemed to be laughing at the right parts, so it’s good to know that it’s just not us that finds our stuff funny.
The plan was to start shooting “It Came From Planet Earth” in January. Well, we shot some tests this month, so I guess we’re on schedule. The image to the left is a composite of a still image of clouds, the graveyard miniature and a life sized Rob shot on green screen. We’ve also been doing tests using 3D graphics to extend the miniature sets. These have been so successful, we’re now thinking of expanding the use of 3D in the project.
The production of “It Came From Planet Earth!” is back up and running again. Progress on building the miniature elements is moving at a far more rapid pace than before. Live action shooting is planed for January. It’ll be fun to see if we can keep a deadline for once.