Thursday, July 31, 2008

Things to say before cranking up a chainsaw.

Lets take this shizz beyond thunderdome!

Who wants some Campbell soup!?!

Feel da buzz baby!

Yeah, I might dress the kids as sanitation workers to save cost on clothes. They will be growing so fast, and needing clothes non stop.

Green jumpsuits are one size fits all, theyre nice and stylish, and are a fun way to pretend you are living in the future.

Maybe I should bring in the trend. Forrest Green jumpsuit baby! WOAW!

Im talking to an insurance carrier, they mumble something, I responded, Say what?

Maybe not the most professional way to talk to biz people.

Saaaaaaaaay whaaaaat?!?  Honkey say what? Cracker say what? Say what my lovable power suit goddess of number crunchosity?

All I am doing is just wasting time until Death Race comes out. Forget Batman, you can keep your Iron Man, I am all about Post Apocalyptic Statham with junk cars loaded to the gills with machine guns.

I saw the trailer on the tube yesterday, and fanboy overdrive went into effect.

I am STOKED! Finally something I can geek out over, Doomsday was sooooo long ago.

And this weekend, MIDNIGHT (MOFO) MEAT (DONT STOP GET IT GET IT) TRAIN!

I love August movies, studio b-movies, appealing to the most unwashed of us, so much fun.

FIGHTEVIL
SD


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Two Things I Love

1. Filters

2. Adaptors

Fightevil

SD


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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

WARNING!

The Following is 100 percent Maple Syrup, nothing about the movie, just about something my daughter Sarah said this morning.

If such things make you sick, I’m sure a movie update will follow later.

THUS!

Steph was driving the kids to a play date when Sarah said she wanted to talk to Jesus (they had just passed a church).

So Steph and her started giving up thanks for the good things in life (I told ya this would be Maple).

 They went through the list of family, friends, so and so, and then Steph asked if Sarah could think of anything else she was thankful for.

Sarah said, “Hmmm, thank you Jesus for my pee pee hole.”

And I say ain’t it the truth.

Can you imagine life without the pee pee hole.

I can not, yet I take my pee pee hole completely for granted.

So if you are like me, I think you should take a moment of silence and give some gratitude to whatever higher power you may feel is apropos,

Just give it up for the wonderful gift that is the pee pee hole.

FIGHT EVIL
SD



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Friday, July 25, 2008

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So this weekend I am going to hit the movie hardcore!

Clown vs Monkey can not be denied, time to clear the books.

Going to work on the trailer, going to get a copyright report, going to transcribe a big chunk of movie.

Woo woo.

Basically the movie will be done with a few more swipes of a credit card, a few swipes across my wrist.

Bleed bleed bleed.

Im in an awesome mood today, just knocking out the work, amazing what an Americano first thing does for me.

Nothing four hours of sleep and four shots of espresso cant fix.

Depression is for the undercaffinated.

More to come.

Oh yeah, the treatment to CVM is almost done, so I need to register it.

This will be a series of web casts that have the censor bars over the nudity and gore,

To get the uncensored version, youll have to buy the dvd from the website.

Woo woo

More later

SD


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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Self Fulfilling Prophecy

Man I am sleepy today; just feel like a sock at the bottom of the drier.

I have a good bit to do at the day gig today, sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Throw noise at people and it will feel like weight.

I have some training to do, so I better find my brain, but where I left it is anyone’s guess.

Where did you last see it?

-If I knew that I wouldn’t be asking you.

Don’t get defensive.

-Don’t call me names.

Grumpy.

-Eat me.

Brains!!!

-Good luck with that.

Hey!

-Told ya.

How are you moving?

-Don’t know.

This is weird.

- Probably.

This may be the way I write the next thing, now called Clown vs. Monkey or CVM for the Burger King cup promotion.

The Shatter Monkey script always tried to have clowns in it, so durn it, let there be clowns.

That story will become the overlying character arch set against the ongoing war between clown and monkey.

I may write it all as dialogue and then remove the dialogue, leaving people just doing stuff.

So I finished one annoying project and now I’m writing tickets for it.

THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING DAY OF MY LIFE (just putting that into the universe)

If someone I know says “In a nutshell” one more time, I may…

OUR DIFFERENCES MAKE US SPECIAL!

About those Alpha accounts you handled yesterday…

-Apple!?

No Alpha.

-Oh, I was about to say I ain’t ever heard of no Apple.

These Alpha accounts…

-I was like, is she going to give me an apple?

-Cause apples are delicious.

Um

- I Looooooooooves me some apples.

Are you.

- Apple Pie, heated on the grill, some butter, mm.

These Alpha accounts.

- I’m hungry now. You got me thinking about apples girl!

These…

-My blood sugar gets low I ain’t good for nobody.

Lata Killaz

SD


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Monday, July 21, 2008

Oh Zombeak, Where For Art Thou?

So today, early this morning we sent DR. DISTRIBO the synopsis in three various lengths, something I was supposed to do a while back, but was too scattered to do so. It really is something that should go in the press kit, but ya know, after having it in my brain for 5 years to then retroactivlty go backa nd sum up what it is about more then chicken kills people was tough.

Mainly it takes clearing the books and sitting down to do it in a nice quiet enviroment. HA!

So the next thing, the very next thing, is the trailer redo. A new trailer that makes it more trailer like. I really like the Speed Racer trailer. Fast and no voice over, tells the whole story with some dialogue clips and what not. Really pretty clever piece of advertising.

So the deal is to tell the whole story in 90 seconds, and just leave the cliffhanger on how it will all turn out.

Every line of dialogue has some vulgar slant to it, so well see what happens.

Synch agreements are in the mail, rock and roll.

Then knock together the dialogue list set to the timecode. If I could just sit and work  in one horrid one night stretch we might get somewhere with it.

Then there is chain of title, or copyright report if Im feeling all rich.

One bite at a time, thats how you eat a Zombeak.

SD


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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

UPTODAZZLERCISE!

Yeah, I said it.

Heres how a recent conversation with a distributor went:

Me I can get it to you as I can, masters and such costs some do rey mi.

Them I understand.

Me Once I knock off a few more liquor stores well be good to go.

Them (silence)

Me - Figuratively speaking of course.

Them (silence)

Me- Hello

Them - I hear nothing.

So maybe this isnt the kind of conversation they are looking for.

Maybe I need to wear my all growd up face.

Maybe I need to understand that this is a business.

People pay their bills doing this.

This isnt some fantasy play world.

This is an industry run off industrious types.

People who get stuff done.

People who dont take crap.

People who dont suffer fools cause fools live in their parents basement.

Stand up straight.

Tuck in your shirt.

Stiff upper lip.

Finish your meat or no pudding.

Writing a long synopsis, synch agreement in mail, Quality control report is expensive, copyright report is expensive, chain of title is something everyone knows what it is but not what it looks like or how to handle it.

In film school they teach you how to spend money on all the wrong things.

Man I love the GO/FLOW

SD


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Monday, July 14, 2008

SHATTER MONKEY

Got a lot done on this last weekend,

Will be an endless series of 30 second webisodes on a dedicated myspace page.

Little vignettes that will be cut together as a feature once finished.

We will just take Sat mornings to run out and guerilla it (ha ha).

I want to really just focus on one scene at a time, make it special, before going on.

Each one interesting in its own way.

By the time we finish, the movie will have been around for a little while, may make it appealing for distrib, or at least sell it off the site.

It is really weird though, but I decided to not edit the story, just throw in all the riffs, why make it one thing. Why try to control it?

I dont want to tame your animal style, you wont be chained from the call of the wild (or something like that).

This will be part two in the Chicken + Monkey = Sandwich trilogy.

Find a way, then get out of the way.

SD


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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Zombeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh....

What am I doing today?

 

Going to the store, buying cheese.

 

Going to Blockbuster, looking for something to watch.

 

Going to Starbucks tonight, making it happen.

 

What do I need to do?

 

Transcribe the film.

 

Recut a trailer.

 

Spend time with family.

 

I feel like I haven’t seen them in a week.

 

Today is about recharging some batteries and taking it easy.

 

 

SD

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Dude, Where's My Movie?

To make a Digital Betacam of your movie in PAL and NTSC costs 400 dollars.

400 Donuts.

400 Junior Cheeseburgers

400 Sausage Biscuits

400 Large Ice Teas.

400 Blows

Anyway, expensive, but just one of those damn things you cant get around.

Antiquated though.

Seems sending them an AVI file would be the better way to go.

Hmmmmm.

Whatever.

So now we need to do a new trailer cut, one with more story, they want to see if I got it in me.

Copyright report.

Quality Report from a lab (lab, thats funny).

Synch Agreement from the composer (something in addition to the scrawled in blood agreement we had).

And thats really it.

I sent the DigiBs to the THEM this morning, along with time coded screeners and a bunch of stills (what few we had, kick self in head).

That little list seems insane.

There was a sad moment sending it off, like sending a kid off to college.

Or your gimpy nephew off to the circus.

Whatever, but I reminded myself of all the pain and suffering still to come cutting trailers and making of docs for the internet.

Not to mention future films.

Not to mention the slow march to the grave!

Still have to figure out what the heck a copyright report is and how you get one.

Yea! Frustration!

SD


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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Sooooo Clooooose

The list of deliverables shrinks and shrinks.

 

I only got about 12 minutes transcribed Sunday, took about 4 hours.

 

This thing is a chatter fest!

 

Need to revise the trailer, put in some one liners and a feeling of what the story is.

 

The hardest thing will be transcribing the film, but not hard, just gotta get in there.

 

New drink, Large Iced coffee w/ 3 pumps vanilla, 3 pumps caramel, and an energy pack.

 

GOOD FREAKING MORNING YOU FREAK DONKEYS!!!!

 

Sam D.

 

 

Sunday, July 06, 2008

I'm Procrastinating!

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Check out this awesome Fred Dekker essay!

SD

Wazup2day

So the fam has gone to mother in laws and I have the whole day (minus mass) to eat Chinese food, watch Fear.net on the tube (sleepwalkers is on) and transcribe the movie for our potential gent in waiting.

 

Dolling up the whore for her night on the town! Har har har!

 

Anyway, I’m not going to make any big announcement on the current developments until I see a defiantly definite, but we will say I’m learning a lot about this part of the process that no one ever talks about. This blog will be a good source if I ever do decide to write a book on underground filmmaking (not enough on those, wink).

 

Anyway, I have to transcribe the film to SMPTE time code, something I sort of already did in looping, but now I need to make it pretty.

 

Shouldn’t take forever, just until Christmas.

 

Embrace the Horror

Sam Drog