Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pick-ups and Re-shoots

Filming an insert on the electro-badge.
Yes, we're filming pick-ups for our feature film Lost Penny. But... What exactly are pick-ups?

Okay, so let's start with Principal Photography. That's the main film shoot. (We shot ours back in August.) And while we officially wrapped, this does not mean that we're actually finished filming.

We're now filming pick-ups. Pick-ups are basically footage shot after Principal Photography. Sometimes it's referred to as filming inserts (usually of props), its purpose is to help with the flow of the final edit. In our case, we've been filming inserts since September with a small skeleton crew and actor hand and body doubles. (Many of the inserts involve the special electro-badges as you can see in the picture.)

Usually pick-up filming is more relaxed, partly due to the fact that we don't need to be worried about getting sound quality (as we're usually not shooting dialogue). By the way, that doesn't mean we don't get sound. We do. To help us when we do the foley (sound effects) later on.

On the other hand, there is what is called a re-shoot. A re-shoot is when the actors are re-called to shoot a new scene (or part of a scene). A re-shoot tends to be more ambitious, more like a mini-Principal Photography.

This Sunday, November 2nd, we're filming some more pick-ups... And we're also doing a bit of a re-shoot. Actually it's a bit of a re-shoot/pick-up mash-up. We're bringing in a whole group of background actors for the day. (And, hey, if you're in the Niagara area and want to be a part of the shoot, check out this webpage. We'd love to see you there!)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DVD Release Party

We're prepping for the DVD Release Party Lazer Us: The Legend of Jimi Lazer on Sunday...

The party is an Open House from 2-5 pm for those in the Niagara Region.

Various cast and crew will be there, including some of the props from the movie. Also, Jim Yorfido will be performing live music as the Man in Black. (Watch a recent video of Jim Yorfido as the Man in Black as he performs one of the songs from the soundtrack in the movie.)

DVDs will be available for sale at a $15 "Party Pick-up" Special.

Like to come? Let us know... Email us cubecityent@gmail.com

Can't make it? You can still order the DVD online... The Special Pre-Order Price is $14.95 (plus shipping and handling; for a limited time only as the price goes up on October 20th.) For more details or to pre-order your DVD today, go to our website.

P.S. Now you can listen to the music from the soundtrack of the Lazer Us movie! https://soundcloud.com/jimi-lazer/sets/legend-of-jimi-lazer

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Film Day 7 - Forgotten Alley

Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
Film: Lost Penny

Friday was primarily a night-time shoot. We arrived on location in late afternoon, but had to wait until dark before we could shoot the scenes with Penny (Rachael McOwen), Tenshi (Andrew Roth) and the Dealer (Paul Hoerdt) and his gang.








Check out the photos from the other film days for Lost Penny...
Film Day 1 - Film Day 2 - Film Day 3-5 - Film Day 6 - Film Day 7


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Film Day 6 - A Field Day

Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Film: Lost Penny

Shooting in the Dream Field with Penny (Rachael McOwen), Lucien (Christopher Elliott), Tenshi (Andrew Roth) and Harbinger (Thomas Nelson).








Check out the photos from the other film days for Lost Penny...
Film Day 1 - Film Day 2 - Film Day 3-5 - Film Day 6 - Film Day 7

Friday, September 26, 2014

Film Day 3-5 - Penny @Home

Date: Monday, August 11 to Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Film: Lost Penny

We've grouped together Film Days 3 to 5. Filming Penny (Rachael McOwen) and her Mother (Victoria Guthrie) at Penny's House.








Check out the photos from the other film days for Lost Penny...
Film Day 1 - Film Day 2 - Film Day 3-5 - Film Day 6 - Film Day 7

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Film Day 2 - Foiling Fudge

Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Film: Lost Penny

Film Day 2. Location: The Club. First day on set for Andrew Roth (playing Tenshi) and last day for Fudge (Victoria Murdoch). Penny (Rachael McOwen) is trying to foil the bully, Fudge, in these scenes.








Check out the photos from the other film days for Lost Penny...
Film Day 1 - Film Day 2 - Film Day 3-5 - Film Day 6 - Film Day 7

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

From the Soundtrack of Lazer Us

Here's a video we did of one of the songs from the soundtrack of our feature film, Lazer Us: The Legend of Jimi Lazer. It features Jim Yorfido as the Man in Black performing the song, Three Days.





DVD Release Date: October 6, 2014 -- LAZER US: The Legend of Jimi Lazer is now available on DVD. Go to: http://www.cubecity.org/store.htm

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Film Day 1 - Camera Rolling

Date: Friday, August 8, 2014
Film: Lost Penny

Our first day on the set... filming Fudge (played by Victoria Murdoch) and her Furies, along with Gadget (Stephen Velichko) and, of course, Penny (Rachael McOwen).







Check out the photos from the other film days for Lost Penny...
Film Day 1 - Film Day 2 - Film Day 3-5 - Film Day 6 - Film Day 7