Category Archives: Location Scouting

Location Update and a New Test Film

Hello everybody!

So last week Rachel, Phillip, Annie, Micah, and I took another trip to our location (Josiah and Lizzy were down in Oregon and couldn’t join us, we missed them 😦 ). Our purpose was to figure out exactly where the events in the script should play out. We needed a fork in the road, a covered area in the woods, and an open area without  a lot of underbrush; we found everything we needed! *happy dance* I’m really liking the look of the place, the view is great and you can see the mountains.

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Another reason we went there was to film a sniper test; one of the characters in the script carries a sniper rifle and I wanted to see if I could pull off a good sniper effect.

This was the result:

Warning: this video contains some violence and blood.

I learn quite a bit doing this; next time I think the kickback from the gun should be bigger, and the reaction from the person getting shot should be more of a snap-and-drop rather than a snap…pause…fall.

That’s all for today folks, hope you enjoyed this look into what is happening.

And that’s the way the butter is spread.

~Maxwell~

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Quick Update

Hello,

Just a quick update about what is going on:

The script is is just about done, we just have to iron out a few little things and figure out an ending we all like.

We went back to the location that I had shown you guys in this post and found that it won’t work as good as we thought. Since I was there a whole lot of grass/greenery has grown up and it doesn’t look as cool as it did before (the location doesn’t quite fit the story anymore either). 😦  Don’t worry though, there is hope! The Polings found a location that might work; its in an old logged area that looks pretty cool. 🙂 In the next few weeks we’ll be doing more location scouting and we’ll post more on the subject.

Well, that’s all for today folks! We love to hear your comments so please leave one. 🙂 See you next Monday!

Maxwell

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Location Tests

Hello!

While the script was being written (written = staring into space, listening to music, typing, erasing what you just typed, more staring, etc.), I decided to do a costume/location test. I went to the location in costume and had my brother film me doing some random stuff, which I then cut together as a short trailer:

And these shots are just showing the location:

I had seen the location awhile ago and used it as inspiration for the mood of the film.

And this is a horror test we tried:

On this one my brother wanted me to follow him around as he pretended to run from the Bogeyman: