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Starting off the new year with a righteous bang.

Second unit shooting for PREY is now off to a hellacious start. One of the leads is going to be out of town for the next couple of weeks, and will only be available for ONE WEEKEND when she gets back, so I have to try and shoot all of her fight inserts in two days, in addition to one quickie location shoot. And two of those fight inserts are effects-heavy.

So the stuff that was planned for shooting later in the month is suddenly bumped to earlier, and I'm scrambling to try and make it work.

Then again, when I find myself saying things like:

Damn, a baby would be so cool, particularly one that's dismembered

I remember why I'm doing this in the first place.

Now I still need to find some victims, two children and an adult male. All stills, all dead. Lots of makeup.

Crap, I gotta do makeup too.

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purplesquirrel
Jan. 3rd, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
I could ask my little bro if he wants to be a victim. He's 15.
magicmarmot
Jan. 3rd, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
Probably too old. 10 is about the top end.

Looks like I may end up faking it. Fearless Leader is being hesitant at showing dismembered and bloody children. He seems to think it might impact the ratings or something.

Pish-posh, says I. If you can't make the censors gag on their Evian, what fun is it?
ignusfaatus
Jan. 3rd, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
I got a ten yr old you can have. oh wait hes still moving.
magicmarmot
Jan. 3rd, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
That can be fixed. I have bungee cords and duct tape.
qob
Jan. 4th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
lemme know if I can help with makeup
magicmarmot
Jan. 4th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)
As soon as I find out exactly when we're shooting, I'll let you know. AT this point, I'm waiting to hear from geohard.
qob
Jan. 4th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
my schedule is kinda screwy the next 2 months, but if I can help I will
avindair
Jan. 4th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
No need to worry too much about makeup for the children. It really does bug me to show violence (or the results of violence) against kids. Let's go with the route that we imply what happened to them rather than show it. So "less is more" when it comes to the kids.
magicmarmot
Jan. 4th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
You take away all my fun.
g33kgoddess
Jan. 4th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
Seriously, I'm with Tony on this. Showing the family's deaths graphically, besides being too disturbing with gored-up children, would be out-of-sync with the rest of the movie.

Just write down all of your ideas for another film. I've already got a title for you, "I Dismember Mama"!
magicmarmot
Jan. 4th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
Already been done.

I'm already planning on fake children, since we're not even gonna see 'em. Makes the casting a lot easier.
g33kgoddess
Jan. 4th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
Either I'd heard that title somewhere before or I'm a genius when it comes to naming gore flicks. Somehow, I think it's the former. :-) (By the way... ew.)

If the kids are just going to be lying still... why build fake ones? I'd think it would save a lot of time and money to just have real kids lie still for a few seconds at a time while the camera rolls. No acting involved. Hell, we could use GothTrooper and MonkeyBoy again (we used them for Hunter), with different hair and clothes. If their faces don't show no one will be the wiser.
magicmarmot
Jan. 4th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
If you can talk Fearless Leader into it, that would be wonderful, but he already was feeling squicky about using the kids as victims again.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 4th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
Yep. Something like panning across a bloddy smear to Cassie's face losing all of its humanity is more what I had in mind. No dead kids. Ever.
magicmarmot
Jan. 4th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
No dead kids. Ever.

Sounds like the Bush in 2006 campaign slogan.
geohard
Jan. 4th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
Waiting on geohard
I didn't know I was holding up the show. I answered the email you sent to Mel re:location timing earlier today, T recap I'm gonna be out of town from the afternoon of 14th and coming back around midnight the 21st. Besides that earlier or later could work. Qob is also quiet good w/makeup.
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