Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Another Shoot Looms. The Last...?
So I'm prepping the final segment for Ttory 2. Hoping to shoot the 19th, FINALLY.
Of course, the weather keeps telling me there's a possibility of thunderstorms. Why not? I've only been trying to shoot this segment for 6 months.
Will this be the last thing I shoot? Who knows. It certainly feels like it might unless we get some real money for this book I'm adapting.
The head lady at the place I work freelance has suggested pretty strongly that they'd love me to come work for them full time. I don't know what they'd pay, and it would certainly tie up much of my free time, but there WOULD be a regular paycheck...
Dunno. Haven't had a regular job in so long that I'm just not sure whether I could hack it unless the pay was GREAT.
Can't remember if I mentioned it--and don't see it in the recent posts--but some dude bought literally every movie I sell from me on Amazon. All copies of them.
I only keep a couple in general in stock because people are far more likely to buy if they see there's "Only 2 Copies Left" than if it says "10 Copies Left".
So this guy in Utah buys two GOH blu, four FOC2 Blu, 2 FOC2 DVD, 3 Ttory DVD, and pays the full shipping. Then I freak out when I can only find one GOH blu--I knew I was running out. I find one other copy with a price tag on it--it's the display copy at the cons, but it's unopened, so I pull off the sticker and send that.
I just can't figure out WHY this guy wanted them all and paid full price plus shipping. If he's a dealer, he overpaid. Only way I can see it working to his advantage is if he owns a video rental place. More power to him if he does.
I threw in a couple of freebies and a note saying if he needs more to contact me directly and I can hook him up wholesale. (but the GOH's are GONE)
Which leads me to wonder...should I do a GOH DVD? I never intended to, but over the years people keep asking. And as I've mentioned before, the FOC2 DVDs have still FAR oustold the blu's...
So I took a couple of days and made a dvd fairly fast. Then I think..."Man, with the new color correction tools, I could probably make this flick look better..."
What do you think? I won't tell you which is which, but tell me which frame looks better to you.
It's subtle in most places, but when I play it on the screen it definitely looks better. You like the first version or the 2nd version better? Make sure you blow them up to see the diff.
I didn't think I could fit anything other than the movie on the dvd, but with some work I managed to get the Making Of and the commentary on there. So when I get some time/money, I'll probably do a run of 100 just to see how fast it sells. It's pretty cheap nowadays, so worth a try.
That actress/model who's going to be in Ttory 2 has now gone from like 40K followers on Instag to a quarter million. I feel like she'll be quite a catch to be in the flick, which is one more reason why I really can't afford to NOT do it.
Did I mention that my brother and I have been trying to watch the Star Trek Discovery show with my dad? It's been less than interesting. So much so that I told them that if the mid-season finale(episode 9) wasn't better than we could just give up on it.
They were all cool with it. Episode 9 was pretty mediocre, but at the end they get thrown off course by a wormhole, and don't know where they are.
Whatever. I told them we were done, that I'd watch the rest in the background while I worked and let them know if it got interesting.
Well, episode 10 finally did. (which is a pretty shitty track record...)
Turns out they got thrown into the mirror universe, and a semi-main character gets killed. We get to see some alternate versions of the characters. Still not endorsing the series, but at least it's gotten a little better.
Finished Counterpart, a Starz series. Very good, and worth watching if you like realistic sci-fi. A more grounded Fringe, really.