Archive for the 'Derrick Builds a Car' Category

DBaC Wrap Party

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Derrick Builds a Car Cast/Crew celebrated our completion-ish with style. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to party as much as we deserved- as there were still four scenes to shoot! The first, an added scene for Chad and Fenix, was shot in the midst of the party. The guests not being used as extras got to [...]

DBaC- Production Day 3

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

With our time-loss caused by several factors, we all decided to not waste the scheduled opportunity of our 3rd production day. We all got a chance to sleep-in and met up at noon for pictures. Sadly, another one of our members, Christy had a visit with the Walk-In Clinic and was diagnosed with Bronchitis. That [...]

DBaC- Production Day 2

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Derrick Builds a Car Production Day Began! After a long Friday night of shooting at USF, the Crew arrived on set by 6:30am to setup. Let’s just say that without coffee, we never would have gotten through the first scene. By 8:30, we were ready to start shooting. Brannon Cross and Chad Gall tortured the [...]

DBaC- Production Day 1

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Sorry for the delay in blogging. Apparently, after shooting all night- it ended up being very difficult to find time to update the Blog. So…I’m pro-rating these entries for future record. Day 1 of shooting is complete! We shot at an Ambulatory Op center on campus of USF. Derrick, played by Chad Gall and Emily, [...]

Last Prep Day

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

With only one last day left before our long shooting weekend, we had the entire crew together for our final checklist. First up: Lucas, Nikki & Christy worked out our Special Effects. With 5 special effects scenes planned on Friday and Saturday, those had to be completely ready in order to keep up the pace [...]

2 Days And Counting…

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

With only two more days for preparation on Project Zee’s big production, “Derrick Builds a Car,” a lot still needs to be done. We started the day off by applying more rust to our Jalopy. It appears that the more we add on, the thicker and darker the rust becomes. However, we are still in [...]

3 Days And Counting…

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

With only 3 full days left of preparation, today was spent doing a few things. We started our shoot log by organizing the hundreds of storyboards we shot. We also prepared the Jalopy with a bit more rust for a nice POS feel. We also finally picked up or last needed prop and our last [...]

5 Days And Counting…

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

While the Jalopy lies drying with rust sprouting all over her, we decided to use our Sunday towards two things: 1) Prop & Wardrobe Shopping 2) Sound Check. Props ended up being easy to find. There’re still a few things left to locate, but that’s why they invented Amazon. The wardrobe was a bit of [...]

6 Days And Counting…

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

The jalopy creation has begun. Lucas Price, Christy Stoddard and I have been working all day on preparing our nice 2001 VW Passat into the POS that is the Jalopy! Removing exterior panels & lights. Tossing interior trim and the dashboard. Applying our rust solution to the car body. Painting over the original paint with [...]

Storyboarding- The Efficient Way

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

We’ve been spending the last four days storyboarding for “Derrick Builds a Car.” Since we are shooting on such a tight schedule (5 days), efficiency is key. That is why we have chosen to photograph the storyboards rather than the old fashioned drawing method. This does a few things: 1) Show exactly what my interpretation [...]