Photographer Revisits Abandoned Movie Sets for... →
trina-s-production-report: I want to film here!
Update on 2nd AD
Turns out he’s a high school student. The Producer claims “He totally misrepresented himself!” I thought, “When his mom dropped him off, I’m not sure what work experience you were hoping for.”
Anonymous asked: I'll be 2nd AD on a feature in about 2 weeks... Problem? I'm never done it before... Honestly? I should have started at a PA level, or 3rd AD at the very least... I really want to meet up with my first before day 1 to go over things, so I can have a better understanding and have his/her back on set more. I have asked the producer if I could, three days later I'm yet to get a reply....
Things you never ever want to hear...
(Production is saving money by flying me out last minute.) Me: okay, we need to set up interviews for 2nd AD. Producer: No stress, I already hired one for you. Solid solid guy. Really experienced. Really good… Doesn’t know base camp as much, but really does callsheets well and paperwork. Me:… Okay. 5 days out Me: okay, here’s all the schedules. Take the crew list, and the one liner and...
It's a 1st AD thing. You wouldn't understand.: "We... →
goingforpicture: For the love of all that is holy, never lock in a location that you do not obtain full control of. This is rule number one to location scouting. When you have dialog, multiple actors, background, picture vehicles, and other large elements at play, having civilians also stepping through the set and… Very helpful to understanding shooting in a live business.
When you're filming an overnight and the sun...
1stassistantdirectors: “We can day for night this, right?” I’ve done day for night, for night, for day, for night. before. The continuity did not match.
Gosloving: Ryan Gosling won't eat his cereal →
Dead. Just dead. Nothing to see. All dead here.
Disney pulls attempt to trademark 'Dia de Los... →
After a fast and heated backlash, the company has withdrawn its attempt to trademark the phrase for a forthcoming Pixar film. Wow… I mean… does anyone get this? I mean really get this? I hope there’s a general understanding about how bad this actually is. I try not to mix heritage into this blog, but I think people know both Val and I are Latin. And this, it just makes me...
R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen | News | Dark Horizons →
Oh… very sad. Most of my childhood, my fathers childhood, and even my grandfather’s life was watching this man’s work. God bless.
When I tell the grips that it's a closed set...
1stassistantdirectors: Yep… yep.
First Listen: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film 'The... →
The soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann’s latest high-end refurbishing of a lived-in classic, doesn’t try to re-imagine Jazz Age tunes in a modern context. Instead, it attempts to transplant the sensibility of the 1920s to the hip-hop era, with genre-busting collaborations overseen by Jay-Z. Yeeeees! This is currently fueling my… 6 script breakdowns I’ve got to...
When it downpours on set and everything starts to...
1stassistantdirectors: “why is this not showing up on the fucking radar?!” Reblogging because of truth. And Pooh Bear.
Anonymous asked: Do you know where I can get the Goldfold callsheet wallet? FilmTools doesn't seem to carry them anymore
Anonymous asked: Hi, I live in LA and I was offered an incredible gig in Portland for ten months, possibly longer if the show gets renewed and I stay. I would have jumped on this by now but I'm in a serious relationship with another working PA and we're at the point where the other person is a major factor in big life decisions like this. Is there a general rule about working with your significant other...
20 Rules You Should Never Break On Set →
Yesterday I posed a simple question to those who like The Black and Blue’s Facebook page: “When on a film set, what’s the one rule nobody should ever break?” Within the hour, dozens of responses poured in. The answers ranged from the profound to the practical to the peculiar. Many recommended turning cell phones off& Number 8 and number 10 are two of my favorites.
Why you should never ask me what I think.
It’s always the 2nd question of every producer/ director, after the first being : Do you want to read this script? What do you think of the script? Don’t ask me. Don’t ask me about the script. It’s not my job to comment on the quality of the writing or what I think of the topic. Because then I will have to tell you. I’m not the sugar coating type. I’m a...
Creepy things said by children →
jenandtonic: imnotthatkindofgirl: yungsunshine: theadventuresinblunderland: Today sucked, until now. I was tucking in my two year old. He said “Good bye dad.” I said, “No, we say good night.” He said “I know. But this time its good bye.” Had to check on him a few times to make sure he was still there. “I was sound asleep, and at around 6am I was woken up by my 4 year old...
Movies In Color →
A blog featuring stills from films and their corresponding color palettes. A tool to promote… I am in love with this.
WHEN SOMEONE KEEPS TALKING BACK TO THE AD
productionprobs: I told someone once “I will put you on the bear lock up. It will be the lock up where I will make sure, with a forest ranger, that there will be bears in that area. And I will put you there with a dead walkie and a plate of beef.”
watchtheskytonight: geekchicbooks: missbibliophile: Isn’t it weird how you would say ‘on’ if you’re talking about a tv show and ‘in’ if it was a movie? like “she was on Doctor Who” “she was in The Avengers” I never even thought about this before. we are becoming aware Generally because we view movies as events, and TV shows as ongoing series, stationary to TV, where’s...
Anonymous asked: Hiya AD. I've just got my call sheet for a shoot, and the 'shooting call' is 10am, but it says 'on location' for 12pm. Am I right in thinking this means the shooting will start at 10, but i'm not required until 12? Thanks!
Net 30, Net 60 and Net Go Fuck Yourself.
So… there comes a time where you are put in the Net wait. Some companies do payroll and some companies do invoicing. And the ones that only do invoicing, we call them the devil. Because they will pay at the end of the accounting month, when everything is sent to accounting, and they pay 30 days after the invoice date. That hurts because generally you’re freelance, and that cash would be kind of...
When I realize after I've sent out the call sheet...
2ndassistantdirectors: “You know, you spelled my name wrong…” “It’s day 24 of 25. You could have told me that sooner?”
Boston Individual Marathon Tracker Still Working →
whiferdill: If you know a runner you can search there.
Actress Loses Lawsuit Over IMDB Posting Her Age →
Author: Kristy Puchko It’s old school etiquette that still persists: it’s downright rude to ask a woman her age. It might seem silly, but there’s a lot of societal pressure on women to seem young for as long as humanly possible…or longer. So asking, “how old are you?” is often a time bomb of bad social behavior. But the stakes on perceived age are even higher in...
When a Client insists we use their breakdowns for...
1stassistantdirectors: Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaaha!!!! “Here’s the schedule we need to adhere to. I did it in word. We really need to pay attention to the bullet points.” “Sure. I’ll just put that with my callsheet. And then not look at it.” -Griffin
The Joke’s on Louis C.K. →
NYT: “Does it matter that what you’ve achieved, with your online special and your tour can’t be replicated by other performers who don’t have the visibility or fan base that you do?” LCK: “Why do you think those people don’t have the same resources that I have, the same visibility or relationship? What’s different between me and them?” NYT: “You have the platform....
VA==65731089732bGl2ZXMh: Apathy and refunds are... →
tommyrefenes: I think I can safely say that Super Meat Boy has been pirated at least 200,000 times. We are closing in on 2 million sales and assuming a 10% piracy to sales ratio does not seem unreasonable. As a forward thinking developer who exists in the present, I realize and accept that a pirated copy of… An amazing write up on digital piracy, and why companies cant rely on what...
ASK A PRO: JOHN MCKEOWN, FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR →
By Lee Jameson / Film Education Coordinator It takes a village to make a film. Sometimes, that village will include a number of assistant directors (AD) — you didn’t really think one person could do it all alone? This month’s ASK A PRO tackles the Do’s and Don’ts of assistant directing, thanks to accomplished indie First AD,John McKeown. John has frequently worked with...
Whoa shit. We got followers! Must mean 1stassistantdirectors linked me or something. Everyone loves a funny set gif.
Buffy Netflix rewatch
Ah yes, the Buffy Season 7 experiment: Everyone dates a colored person! Also known as “The Last season of Buffy.” (I need more nerd friends who would get that joke. So instead I will post it here. And yes I realize Giles dated a black girl on Season 4, just means he did it before it was cool.) - Griffin
marvywarvy replied to your post: Do you have in USA the tradition of the 1-1-1 clap? In Spain, when we shot the Scene 1 Shot 1 Take 1, the director has to pay a drink for the crew. DP pays when we shot 2-2-2.Other Spanish tradition is that when a cellular rings during a take, the owner of the phone has to bring the next day a cured ham leg for the crew. Oh man! Cell phone ring push ups?!? Every...
guillermoferron asked: Do you have in USA the tradition of the 1-1-1 clap? In Spain, when we shot the Scene 1 Shot 1 Take 1, the director has to pay a drink for the crew. DP pays when we shot 2-2-2.Other Spanish tradition is that when a cellular rings during a take, the owner of the phone has to bring the next day a cured ham leg for the crew.
Jon Hamm Is Being Treated Like an Actress. He... →
Jon Hamm has a great job playing repressed advertising executive Don Draper on Mad Men, what appears to be a terrific long-standing life partnership with actress and director Jennifer Westfeldt, and a great deal of critical respect for his work. He’s also got a large … problem. Just as actresses have been plagued by paparazzi shots up their skirts and with flashes that can, at times, expose...
Today I will take all the well wishes and finges crossed Tumblr can muster, as I take a long wait on hearing back on the possible accelerated career push that life might be giving me. Simple terms: I’m up for a series of jobs with a large large producer who actually likes me. And it may mean being put into the Union. Fingers crossed. -Griffin
Anonymous asked: Hi! I've been day playing as a PA on a few TV shows around town and I was wondering what is the best way to list these gigs on my resume, if at all. Thanks!