Friday, March 27, 2009

Wearing the Producer Jacket

It seems like these days everything revolves around BHCP (BigHatCowboy Productions for those of you who haven't figured that out already).  Last weekend we got Small Change in the can and with a few minor pick up shots that I'm not going to schedule until we have a rough cut together, I get to put that on the back burner.  The work doesn't stop, though.  

Tomorrow we're shooting "Hitman Hardknocks."  This will be our entry for the filmaka competition.  There's $500 cash prize on the line along with another $1000 that will go toward our next production.   I think Hitman will be good and funny and I've managed to throw that particular production together in about 4 days.  Not much I had to do, just get people together.  

We may have to purchase a new computer for editting purposes, though.  Our current machine, a re-built something that Casey put together the best he could (which has served it's purposes well) can barely handle the editting that needs to be done.  So, we're looking at potential fixes.  The best solution that will last us the longest amount of time seems to be a Mac Pro tower.  Unfortunately, it comes at $2500.  Luckily, we don't need a monitor or anything else.   It's still $2500 that I'd prefer not to spend.  If I want to get Small Change off to Telluride in a timely manner, it needs to be done.  Anyone want to invest in our fledgling company?  Buy us a computer? 

On the family front things are going well.  Jackson is running everywhere and has discovered chilil cheese corn chips (the little weirdo).  He is starting to exert his independence and if things don't go his way he likes to throw tantrums.  His favorite thing to do at bedtime is now to tuck himself in.  He even whispers "tuck tuck tuck" while we tuck the covers around him.  So far no more escape attempts have been made, but the only time he's ever in his play pen now is when he needs a nap and has gotten grumpy.  He loves to play with Lily and chases her all over the house.  It's cute to watch them together.  They get along really well.   The most interesting news about Jack is that he may have an agent.  I met Brian's agent yesterday and everyone has been saying "Oh, Jack's so cute!"  So I figured why not try and pimp him out and get him some baby-modeling.    Brian's agent agreed and she's going to give me a call next week sometime.  

Lily is also exerting more and more independence and has posted "Do not enter, I am busy." on her door.   Ah, the first bits of the whole tween attitude.   Lily just recently finished some ADR (Voice Over) work for a friend of ours, Brian McLaughlin and she is currently filming a project called "Into the Dark of Night" written and directed by a fellow MAF member, Steven Barnett (who was killed 4 times on Babylon 5 and served as their technical advisor as well during a few seasons).   Lily plays the character or Samantha.  She doesn't have many lines, but is integral to the story.  She's having a blast doing all of this film stuff.  She has announced that she wants to make movies like her dad and mom.    Yup, I have an incredibly talented family and I'm proud of all of them.

Casey is working his ass off these days.  Between film and then Majority,  I really think he needs a vacation.  I'm looking forward to when he doesn't have to do construction anymore. 

I think that's about it from our end.  It's been busy, but it's been fun.  Now, if Casey and I could get a second to breath and have some fun and maybe some alone time, that would be fabulous. 

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