A hint of things to come, taken on location during the shoot.
A hint of things to come, taken on location during the shoot.
This past week was insane. We shot throughout the week in intense heat and changing weather, with locations near and far, and the end product is something that I am sure to be proud of.
The casting has been fulfilled, we have all the tech that we need and more importantly it’s been fun and fulfilling.
I was so sunburnt last night that I laid under a fan for about half an hour soaked in aloe vera, my cast and crew were about the same. I could not have asked for better peeps.
I’ve got a feeling.
I decided to do two cuts of Prairie Oyster. One will be for class, the other for film festivals or whatever audience it ends up reaching. I decided to dub it the vinyl cut.
The vinyl cut should feel raw. If I could record on analog, I would. At least the audio. Having a feeling of fidelity and fruitfulness would be an amazing vibe with the film.
I have yet to mention the wind. Where I’m from, which is where we’re shooting, is a windy place, it causes small pops and scrapes like vinyl in sound and it gives the image a constant motion like the rotation of a disc. It is never said, but always. seen.
The kickstarter should help this come together, my biggest concern is sound production, as it was a huge issue last semester. I will be using a boom mike.
The Duple Duo
Carl and bea are the center of the film. Finding actors for them should, technically, be fairly easy. Many of my characters are based off of people I like. I have a number of friends who could fit the roles very well if they are available, not to mention the two (post-note three) local theater troupes. As far as their design and romance, that’s a pleasure of mine to do.
Scarfs and shoes are a huge aspect. Also the outer-wear, is unique and stylish with hints of the mod wave:
As far as their actions, Carl and bea have a playful cat and dog like relationship. They understand each other on a deep level and at the same time are constantly surprised by one another. Love infinity.
So, I have several blogs in the draft phase at the moment, that I need to put out, but first I wanted to give an update as to why they stayed as drafts and weren’t published.
-Most of the time I put into the project was immediately put into the kickstarter. At first the kickstarter and blog worked symbiotically, then the blog stopped reaching people, so I stopped updating in on the above-average level. When the kickstarter began to lose momentum, I put even more time and work into the cohesiveness of the idea. I felt that the lack of cohesiveness that the kickstarter supporters were telling me about would eventually effect my direction of the film. I always struggled with how well the idea would flow without breaking the willing suspension of disbelief, so it caused a sort of schism within my confidence.
-I’ve been travelling a lot between Pueblo, Golden and Boulder. It’s hard to juggle everything and with the priority of the kickstarter and phone calls and everything else, I never finished the drafts, thought I thought I had. The lack of viewers on the blog also didn’t help.
That’s about it. I’ll be posting the rest now.
-Clifford Carl Brice
This is the visual style that I most want to emulate for the film. Check it.
This show is the primary inspiration behind Prairie Oyster. Watch it.
This trailer came out, and movie thereafter, as I was beginning on Prairie Oyster. The emotional roar it brings is pretty spectacular and a huge inspiration.
Here’s the cast list for Prairie Oyster:
Cast List for Prairie Oyster
Carl Oku (Male Lead)
Carl is an 18-24 year old male. He has a scruffy, loveable appearance with brown, blonde, and/or red hair. He has a normal to slightly shorter build and height, with moderately tan to pale skin. Carl wears thick-rimmed glasses and a turtleneck, with scarf, and rain jacket (trench coat). Carl is relatively silent, but delivers on certain lines and phrases to give them more emphasis and power. He is in a relationship with Bea Walther. Carl has a demeanor of a child mixed with that of a loveable mutt. Likes strawberry milk.
Bea Walther (Female Lead)
Bea (bea) is around the same age as Carl, with medium-cut hair, her hair constantly changes color due to the after-effects of a lack of reality. She is of a relatively small build, which she makes up for with quirky comments and wit. She wears a pair of sunglasses constantly. She enjoys Pocky, a Japanese snack. Her style is more colorful and creative than Carl’s, due to her extreme sense of individuality and creativity. Carl Oku is her boyfriend, she appreciates his stubborn playfulness.
_______ (Male Primary Antagonist)
______ is a bearded, male character with the power of reality at his disposal. He has a distinct presence of logic and law. His age is the same as Bea and Carl’s or older. Though his name is never mentioned, he has a past history with Carl, Bea and Ben Sheemus. He wants to restore the Universe to its original state. ______ is the most handsome of anyone in the film, and has numerous likeable traits and features. He’s a complex guy.
Ben Sheemus (Male- Tertiary character)
Ben represents the soul of the film. His ethnicity doesn’t matter, but he is also scruffy and somewhat deshelved. He wears sunglasses that almost never come off. Ben wears black with a thin tie and flip flops, as well as boxers with hearts on them. He speaks often in prose and is extremely cool in any situation.
“FROYD” (Male – Evil)
Froyd is another nameless character who represents the nature of the Universe and certain physical bias when concerning sex/sexuality. He is nasty, constantly pulling maraschino cherries out of a glass container and sucking the juice from his fingers. His power lies within the logic of the mind and convincing others of his opinions. He’s more of an anti-romantic than a realist.
Bart Ender (male)
The bartender at the Whammy Bar. Older, long, grey hair and a beard. Likes to smite things.
An old man with a guitar. Caretaker of Leyla.
A young girl who is blind and deaf. Might just save the Universe.
An Arcadian who once commanded the laws of the Universe that is no more.
“Faye Th” (female)
Faye is a female disembodied entity that works with power on the Arcadian Parole Board.