Tomorrow, bright and early at 6am a section of the crew and I are headed up north for our last scout before the big shoot. We'll be up in Del Norte for two days this time finalizing all the details on the shoot, and generally psyching ourselves up for the big shoot in less than a month. (Ack!)
As usual, expect some live, on-the-road blogging from Andy and I tomorrow as we make that long (LONG!) drive up there tomorrow with the producers (Andy, Rob, and Allison), our production designer (Jon Bell [look for a more official announcement on that in the coming days… SHHH]), and our new Director of Photography.
I know, I know. What?
Call it a fluke in the schedule, or just the perils of a lengthy pre-production, but things like this happen when making a film. Like all the time. And your ability to roll with it is directly proportional to how good the film will turn out in the end. Or so I tell myself.
See, in the wake of the success of V/H/S, our DP Justin Martinez (and all the guys over at Radio Silence) have had some amazing opportunities presented to them. Totally awesome news for them (and honestly, all of us once they can announce what they're working on), but unfortunately for Love in the Time of Monsters it means Justin had to step down as our Director of Photography. But as they say, the show must go on.
In his place, I'm very proud to introduce to you our new Director of Photography, Jorge Urbina!
Jorge is an amazing talent with years of experience as a DP (not to mention as a Director) under his belt. He's also a very good friend of mine for many years from those magic years at the University of Arizona. In the years since graduating, Jorge has travelled the world like some kind of Filmic Shogun, learning everything about making great films.
From a personal standpoint, I couldn't be more excited to work with Jorge. He brings to the project a thoroughness and depth of thought that refreshing and eye opening. That's not to say that I haven't been fully engaged in the process, but rather that he brings a new perspective to the script. It's that kind of thought that will catapult Love in the Time of Monsters to the next level.
I told you big things were a-comin'. Now I'll see you all bright and early tomorrow for the drive up north. Feel free to leave comments, ask questions, or pile on the compliments; it's a long drive, we'd love to have you keep us company!
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