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Wrapping It Up… It ain’t over though!
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Four months and counting …. Benjamin and I are satisfied by the completion of “The Music of Erich Zann”. This was the first project facilitated by us wet-nosed producers, and I must say,   we loved every moment of it. From late night phone calls to “it’s pizza time”, we successfully managed to produce a visually appealing short, chilling film and [...]

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THE KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL KEYING… with Raymond Corbett
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Benjamin and I had the sincere privilege of speaking with the very modest, kind, and talented Raymond Corbett. Raymond is a very seasoned Visual effects specialist with over 15 years of experience working with 3D, animation, compositing, and keying. The most recent work that he has done was  the lead CG on the film “Invictus”, starring Matt Damon,  Morgan Freeman, [...]

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Even in the Quietest Moments …
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Well, it has been 2 weeks since “The Music of Eric Zann” was wrapped, and all I keep thinking is, I definitely want to do this again. Classes have resumed, assignments are due, overdue, and we have meetings. Tons of meetings. So far, we have met with the creative digital design guys numerous times and have come to the conclusion [...]

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Wickatronic Zann Moments…
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This was the moment – the day of the “money shot”. Jon Berezen did an incredible and amazing job on the makeup for the character, Eric (played by Paul Toolan). We were all fascinated and in awe of the key reveal of Eric Zann. We also spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to get the music sheets to fly smoothly [...]

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THE “BEN PEN”
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We’ve run over our to-do list over and over again. Yet it feels like something is missing. We spent most of Thursday finalizing that list again and getting all of the odds and ends tied up. First, we started out by subjecting our sheet music to a rigorous “aging process” (endless soaking sessions in tea, coffee, and Coke), then we [...]

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Pawn the Replay…
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The days are winding down and so is the money …yet, it feels like there is still so much to do. Our 3D guys are having difficulty with finalizing and committing to the green screen flooring. They have to create a floor, which will be time consuming. We have since decided that throwing a rug down would eliminate the tedious [...]

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Introducing ….
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Passion, humility, and kindness are characteristics that I see in my actors. I appreciate them for their talent, time, and commitment to aiding us in the production of this film. We had an amazing turnout for the auditions ad we appreciate everyone who auditioned for the parts of Alex and Eric. Please allow me to introduce: Lucas De Beer is [...]

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Made-up
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First, let me say that make-up can be a loooong, grueling process. I am happy that I was not the one in the chair. Today, we did a make up test for Eric Zann’s transformation. This process, not including minor mistakes, can take anywhere from 2 1/2 hours – 3 hours. Our test was 2 1/2 hours long. Our wonderful [...]

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It’s Looking Good
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This could not have been a better week. Besides the back, the forth and the in between that we have been experiencing with finding our Eric Zann, it’s looking real good. We have established a connection with a prop house that will provide 95% of the props and costumes required for the shoot. Like always, we have had a minor [...]

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In Between…
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Progress is a series of actions you take to achieve a desired goal. In this case, our progress has been slow, but we have managed to keep moving steadily. The anticipation and excitement have slowly diminished as varying schedules, challenges, and unknowns keep surfacing. At the moment, we are casting for the lead role of Eric Zann which poses to [...]

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