We still have one loose day of pickups to go, but the most important shooting has been done. I'm amazed at how relatively smooth and seamless the production went, and I'm more amazed that we shot as much as we did in such little time. Who knows how it will look when it's edited together and presented in all its webby glory, but I at least know that I had several full body sweat attacks in trying to keep from bursting out laughing. I also feel confident that as bizarre as it is, it won't play like a regular old sketch comedy webisode type of thing. Watching the monitor as new actors arrived to deliver their comic goodness, it started to feel like we were shooting a live-action cartoon. I can't really explain it so I'll just have to hope my hunch is correct, that we have made something funny and distinct. We're hoping for a very quick turnaround, so by next Monday the studio should have something to look at. Hopefully, you'll be able to check it out not too long after that.
After not having directed for a while, I immediately remembered how stressful and taxing it is. A great crew makes all the difference in the world. Thankfully, that was the case with this production. I'm not naming any names just yet, but honestly every single person made it easier than it could have been. Still, I found myself wondering at times if I have the courage and energy to keep pursuing a hobby/career as a director. Watching films and writing about them is so much more low-key. For now, I will continue to try to do both, a balance that keeps me humble and makes me feel more well-rounded.