James and I had another meeting. Topics discussed included: a couple of small changes to the script; getting together some artwork for our Soul Searcher stand at the Borderlines Film Festival; concept designer Maya Thevendra’s latest sketches; meeting up with potential miniature-makers in the near future. James had also received up-to-date application forms for the Elmley Foundation and Awards For All, so he’s going to fill those in this week.
Finally, I decided I want to shoot a videomatic of part or all of the end sequence of the film. For those who don’t spend all their spare time watching the extra features on DVDs, a videomatic is essentially a moving storyboard. Used primarily for FX sequences, they combine camcorder footage of the live action, mocked up in no-budget fashion, with very rough versions of the FX. This will serve three purposes: (1) an aid to cast and crew when the film gets off the ground, particularly the FX wizards, (2) another piece of material to show investors/funders where we’re going with this movie, and (3) it will scratch my need-to-start-making-this-film itch.
Last week I bought a great big 5,000 watt fresnel lamp from an ex-BBC guy in Evesham. This will come in very handy for the big night exteriors. Chris took one look at it and nicknamed it “The Dustbin”.