Sunday, May 1, 2011

Post #17: Wrapping Things Up

Well, the deadline is rapidly approaching, and we are uncomfortably slogging through the final stages of production while simultaneously editing furiously in order to get a cut together by Friday. Today we shot Larry's sequences with Michael in the radio station (quite a fun location), and some night next week we need to shoot the last two sequences with Rob (yes, I realize that it is ridiculous to still be filming so close to the end, but what can we do? There were just too many conflicting schedules to match up this time). we're also getting extremely discouraged (a nice way of saying completely freaked out) about the fact that the script seems to make no sense anymore. We've been through so many re-writes that we've lost count ( ten or twelve, I think), and when finally got a chance to breath and re-evaluate the final draft, it seems to have lost any semblance of a plot. The moment of truth was probably when I showed the script to my brother this morning in preparation for the shoot, and he confirmed that it made no sense. Needless to say this was very discouraging, especially since we've been working so hard on this project. I guess we bit off more than we could chew this time...


1 comment:

  1. I've been there on the re-writes and re-writes and re-writes. For my One Woman show I had completed at least 21 different re-writes for my script and about the night of the first play I was completely satisfied with my play. I couldn't believe it but it turned out well in the end. I know yours will turn out really great! Good luck and I cannot wait to see it in the end, it'll be so worth it :)