The new place

No pictures from filming, because Brandon wasn’t around Thursday afternoon, but I do have some Blackberry-quality pictures of the new apartment, about halfway through the moving process:

Moving some boxes up the steps

Moving some boxes up the steps

Brandon cleaned some mold out of the "new" fridge

Brandon cleaned some mold out of the "new" fridge

The bedroom

The bedroom

The view from the front door

The view from the front door

I like the tile in the kitchen, hallway and bathroom

I like the tile in the kitchen, hallway and bathroom

We have a built-in kitchen table. It is covered with packing materials.

We have a built-in kitchen table. It is covered with packing materials.

Brandon’s dad is coming up tonight to help us move tomorrow, and my dad will be here in the afternoon. Additionally, I am filming outside of our current place tomorrow, so that will be interesting. There’s one more scene inside, as it turns out, since one guy couldn’t make it Thursday, but it’s just inside the upstairs hallway and there’s no furniture necessary. Tonight I have to watch a scene we filmed last weekend so I can tell one guy what he was wearing. It’s a harder thing to remember than you would think, and another reason Brandon’s photography is so convenient. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures last Saturday.

Yesterday’s filming went well. I shot the final scene of the movie, and we were on a really tight schedule. I ordered lunch in and we got started early. I was freaked out, because Brandon was at work and I had to be on camera. Luckily, my actors don’t pale at the thought of doubling as crew, and they took turns holding the mic/hockey stick after I set up the shot I was in with Brian. I still can’t believe everyone I needed was able to come on a Thursday afternoon to shoot: Brian’s a student, Becca had the day off, and Ryan and Melissa work at night. And I just happened to be given a day off. Movie magic, people.

In other film project news, I finally called Studio 35 to ask how much I might expect to pay to screen my movie. After answering a few questions (How long is it? Will the screening be open to the public? How many people can be expected?) the guy I talked to said he would allow me to screen for a discounted cost of $150. That’s much less than I was expecting, and a more manageable cost than it would normally have been, according to his normal figures.

In other OTHER film project news, my Wilmer Productions shirt still hasn’t come in, despite being shipped a week ago. What gives, Zazzle.com?

I’m going to talk with Chenney from Cincinnati, who has offered to help me with any marketing needs and ideas and see what she thinks. I would like to get a sponsor for the Studio 35 event, but I’m not sure how to go about that. I also need to send the guy at Studio 35 some possible dates for the screening. It will likely be in the end of June or sometime in July, on a Saturday afternoon between 4:30-6.

Next week, I only have filming on Wednesday night and Saturday evening. And after that, there will only be the May 10 scenes, and we’ll be done. It’s pretty crazy. I really, really have to get started with editing. I wanted to this week, but that was an outlandish goal, considering how hectic the past seven days have been. The next several ain’t lookin’ good, either.

Brandon and I are thinking of maybe going to Virginia Beach for Memorial Day weekend. My friend Cindy lives there with her husband, although she has been here in Ohio due to a family illness. She wants us to go down to her house with her so she can check on things, and so we can relax at the beach for a couple days while we’re at it. It’s a long drive, and she doesn’t enjoy making it alone. Leah and I drove down to see her a couple summers ago. Brandon and I had wanted to go visit Cindy sometime  in April, before we knew she had to come up here, but there’s no way we could have when we wanted to, what with moving and the film. She may take a break and come see us next weekend for Gallery Hop, which would be awesome. I haven’t seen her since LAST Christmas, as in ’07.

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