Thursday, October 11, 2007

T9-10 Productions, LLC

Today marks the official start of my new production company, dedicated to providing a new level of vision. Ideally, I'd like to create media that focuses on disability culture and awareness. Sounds crazy right? Well, that's what they said to Thomas Edison and he seemes to be doing just fine. Okay, maybe fine isn't the right word, I mean after all he is dead. But for a while he did pretty well.

I'm currently in the process of designing the "look" of T9-10. A website is on the way, as is hoodies, baby tees, childrens books, posters, action figures and animal by-products. Very exciting indeed!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Riders on the Storm

Saturday was an exceptionally lucky day for the filming crew and talent. The forecast predicted rain...and rain it certainly did. Unfortunately we didn't get any shots of Lone Peak. However, we did get some amazing shots of the snow dusted, eastern mountains. Keith, his wife and his daughter put up with the crew and weather conditions, and for that I can't thank them enough.

Despite the weather conditions, we managed to get exactly what we wanted. Thus far, we've had a lot of luck on this project. I really feel that this film is going to wet the appetites of those who are recovering from a SCI. I hope that newly-injured patients and their family and friends look at this finished project as a glimpse into an exciting world, full of amazing possibilities. And yes, that even includes riding horses in the rain!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Cinderella Story

To say that the golf shoot has been hard would be the understatement of the year. Unlike other shoots, golf is particularly difficult because of the nature of the game and location. Golf courses have a constant flow of players, day in and day out. Finding a perfect window to shoot is extremely difficult. You can't just go to a course and say: "We'd like a 3:30 tee time and shoot at the 16th hole." First, a 3:30 tee time means you start at 3:30. It also means you start at hole one, not the hole of your choosing. Second, you may not get to the hole you'd like until several hours later. Which means, if hole 16 is the THE hole, you may not show up until three hours after your scheduled tee time. We had a 3:00 tee time on a partly cloudy day. That meant we had to find holes that we could get to right from the start and thus take advantage of optimum light.
Kevin was our golfer for the shoot. During our first shot of the day, he nails it. Ball on green! It was a beautiful thing to see. We managed to get all of our tee box shots finished before the clouds rolled in. It would have been nice to shoot some putting shots, but I think we got everything we needed.
I'm also glad we shot when we did. The fall colors peaked last week. Any further delay and I think we would have missed our window of opportunity.
The golf course was great to work with. We finished the entire shoot in two and a half hours. Nothing fancy, just down and dirty filmmaking. But the shoot went better than expected. And what a way to spend an afternoon: mountains, lenses, fresh air, Total Consciousness...Gunga Galunga!
Tomorrow...horseback riding!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

It's In the Hole!

Today's golf shoot was a huge success! I'll have a detailed update tomorrow, complete with photos and graphic nudity!