Poagao's Journal

Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Oct 27 2004


Halloween’s going to be a busy day. We’re scheduled to film the Eatherly scene with Dean, Gary, Fuad and Eval in Peshawar that morning at 10, and then I am participating in a radio play in the afternoon. In the meantime, I am planning to go location hunting deep in the bowels of NTU campus. My goal: a dank cell, dismal corridor, decrepit stairway and, uh, *checks dictionary*, depressing rooftop of suitable character that they could concievably be part of a Burmese prison. Something with electric outlets for the lights James Thomas of WDEVN generously loaned us. He might have some commando friends we can use later in the film as well.

Darrell came over just before the last typhoon and helped me reinstall Windows as well as Premiere Pro 1.5 and other things. We captured the footage I’ve shot so far, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by it, especially the DV8 scene, which I thought might have been a bit off considering the chaos that night. Instead, I think it should work pretty well. Here are some screen shots from what I have so far:


Paul Jackson

Dean and Paul

Dean and Maurice


and, of course, Dolly at the beach.

Next up after the Peshawar scene is the Washington, DC scene, tentatively scheduled for next weekend, to be shot near an old church I found near the Legislature. I’ll need to do some more tests there before I can be sure it will work, though.

I have also been advised that I need an “About” page for this site, but I haven’t been able to come up with a good layout for such a page yet. Let me know if you have any suggestions, ’cause I’m fresh out of ideas when it comes to that sort of thing.

In other news, I stumbled across the website of another independence production, Girl with a Movie Camera, about a women shooting a film in Italy, apparently using the same or similar camera as I am. Hers is a very different film, of course, but it’s an interesting read.

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