Saturday, September 12, 2009

There can only be one Highlander!

Some people might not know that Phase Two was originally called Wretched Flesh. Hectic Films (Rickey Bird jr. and Jason Sanders) wrote the script back in 2006. Soon they would attempt to make the short film. Higher Definition Media (Andrew Waite and Jason Sanders) would later spawn from the first day of shooting. It wasn't long before everyone involved knew that this would be a fun movie to make, and years later, it is. So without further ado, here is the original concept trailer, WRETCHED FLESH

Friday, September 11, 2009

Phase Two In the news!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Phase Two - Post Production: Part 1

So after two long weeks out at California City Studios, which was
great, it's the Phase Two post production train full steam ahead. I
(Jason) have the pleasure of editing this great footage. But be weary,
it is no easy task. The film was shot on not one, but two RED ONE
cameras. If you have ever worked with RED (.r3d files) footage before,
you know my pain.

At first I wasn't quite sure the process, as there is no official
workflow for .r3d files. We are working on a NEW top of the line,
decked out Mac Pro. That takes care of the "what will render this
beast" question people had. The real problem ahead is where to start.
I wasn't exactly sure so I called our buddies at Blare Media, in
Fresno, who helped us out. Justin and Ian McAleece from Blare media
actually shot the entire film, and did a fine job at that. This wasn't
their first RED rodeo either. Lucky for us, Justin had some pointers
to get us going.

So now I have the machine, some time and a method of doing this thing
called post production.

> enter cricket noise <

It's a tough road ahead, but I weild a mighty quad core Mac Pro, dual
24" cinema displays and the new FInal Cut Studio 3! Whomever lay at
the end of my mouse, prepare to be edited.....Okay, that was a little
lame, but hopefully you can tell by my energy, i am super excited
about editing this film!

Wish me luck.

I will keep the blog updated with the progress of post and upload some
screen shots. Check back soon for the next part in our Phase Two -
Post Production journey!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

8th day, more stills n' thrills

Shooting a big shootout scene today! Here's some production photos and some more stills. Stay tuned.

images by: Kristi Wolverton

And the stills...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

On the 7th day, let there be blog.

We are currently 7 days into production of "Phase Two" and despite the heat we are having a blast! The sets are REAL! There is nothing better then shooting on location. Sifting through the dailies we have found a few gems and here they are!