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.