It’s been an interesting time working on bringing my story “Storm in a Double D Cup” through to fruition as a short film. Recently I met with two DoP’s who agreed with the advice I received from the DoP in my previous post “Knowing when to take advice“. All of their advice has been eye opening and truly appreciated – time is money when you are a freelancer and they gave up their time freely to give me honest and valuable advice.
I’ve cut my script down to 5 pages and revisited the lingerie shop where the shoot will be held (thank you to the lovely Janine of Mia’s Lingerie in Kalamunda), taken photo’s, planned my storyboard. Thought a lot more about the actors and their roles – and actually the logistics required. In my freelance role as a Relocation Consultant – that is basically what I do, work out the logistics and make the logistics work – I hadn’t applied that learned knowledge to my short film – go figure!
And I have sort of come unstuck because I thought the easy part would be hiring the actors – in their defence I have postponed the shoot (taking advice from the DoP’s it just wasn’t ready) – but when I recently sent out the filming date, time and venue and I’m told – “Yep, I think I can make it – should be okay”…. well I don’t panic but I say to myself that’s just not good enough, I can’t pin all my planning on one day and the actors not turn up.
So at this stage (no pun intended) I have 3 committed actors, I am sourcing 3 more, I have the venue and film crew confirmed for the date of shooting and booked a venue for rehearsals a week before the shoot.
Am hoping to have my short film ready for viewing by Christmas, am a Taurus by birth, so a bull in a china shop 🙂 – just want things to happen in my timeline – have postponed this a couple of times now – but this time its gonna happen.
Storm in a Double D Cup!