Saturday, April 27, 2013

Camera test at Panavision Hollywood

We were all giddy that we got to go to what may be the most famous camera house in the world to try out lenses and filters for a particular, very special look we're seeking for a few particular, very special moments (can't give away the surprise).

Crazy Daisy make-up test.

Checking make-up and costume with different lenses and filters.

Seeing how different fabrics and textures will read on camera.

Some of these lenses are more than 50 years old and captured light for some cinema classics.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Found my old Sweethearts comic books!

I was digging through my old comic books, and in the same box as my Doom Patrol and The Invisibles, I found my old Sweethearts of the Galaxy comic books.
Vol. 1 No. 1 origin issue

Vol. 1 No. 48 "What Is the Velocity Vortex?"

Vol. 1 No. 49 "Exile on Earth"
If anybody can tell me the Overstreet value on these books in Very Fine condition, I'd appreciate it.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kickstarter rewards being mobilized

Gorgeous prints of Kit Quinn and Tallest Silver cosplay are being mobilized at the Sweethearts Army Northern Command.

Kickstarter rewards ready to go
But don't fear, my friends ... if you want them, and you weren't a Kickstarter backer, then you can purchase prints at the KitnSilver store.

All proceeds go directly to production for the Sweethearts of the Galaxy Web series.

We're getting the band [back] together...

Well, it's been a very busy two weeks!  Assembling the crew, scouting locations, scheduling actors, sewing costumes. It's all coming together, and we should begin shooting less than two weeks from now.
Director Dexter Adriano and VFX Supervisor Ron Shaw scouting a location.
We had an immense amount of fun at our first table read of the script with most of the cast (some folks were out of town :( and we missed them terribly).  We've been in Kickstarter land and pre-production country for so long, we hadn't even thought about the script in quite a while.  It was really good for us to laugh and aww and remember how sweet and funny the show could be (if we don't blow it), and it reminded me why we wanted to do this in the first place:  we have a great story to tell you.
Spoiler alert!  A page from the second-to-last episode.
And a little business to deal with too.  There's interest from [NAME REDACTED] to be our home on the Interwebz.  Can't say anything more lest I jinx it, but I hope the Sweethearts Army will cross their collective fingers for us!
Once we're shooting, then I'll have more exciting updates and images for y'all.
Much love from the Sweethearts to all of you!

Monday, April 1, 2013

The work begins...

So it took us a full day for it to actually sink in:  Wow, you guys really want to see us do this. This project is bigger than us.  We have as part of our crew all 539 of our backers and the 900+ folks who like the Sweethearts of the Galaxy Facebook page and the nearly 11,000 viewers of our promo on YouTube and on Kickstarter.  And we have a responsibility to you ... not only to fulfill rewards ... but to give you the show that we promised.
And we're going to do it ... or die trying.
Wanna know what inspires us?  Moments like this.

I'm still a little shell-shocked myself, but pre-production begins today.  I'm going over the scripts one last time to prepare them for shooting and going over the budgets.  I've placed orders for sound recording gear we need to purchase (you won't believe how much in demand the sound recordists are in this town, so we have to build our department).
The director is working out his shot lists, and then he and I will meet later today to calendar our shooting blocks.
As soon as the director of photography is available (he's on another production at the moment), then he'll be scheduling his crew, and we'll go on location scouts.
In a week, we'll assemble the cast to do a table read of the entire series.  They'll start doing their character work and costume preparations.  Rehearsals will begin in two weeks before we start shooting.
I'd like to keep y'all apprised of our progress, but feel free to comment and let me know if I'm bugging you with too many messages.
And we're still looking for crew:  sound and camera departments are pretty much set, but we would welcome PA's, crafty, post-production sound mixer.
Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts ... we're about to take off.