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Sonny
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:57 am  Reply with quote



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Location: North Dakota

Here's a couple more behind the scenes pics of stuff I've been working on.

My apartment is a MESS right now. You know how you walk into most guys apartments and they have like...a TV... and a sofa...maybe an empty pizza box?

I got heads and intestines and tentacle monsters and shit laying around in mine...

I'll just throw up random shit, make of them what you will.















We film more stuff Saturday! Schedule got flipped a bit...monster stuff! Lots of chaos!
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Sonny
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:51 am  Reply with quote



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I'm going to be on HorrorMovieFan radio on Monday the 2nd!

I'll be talking about all my crazy movies and getting harrassed live on the air! Call in and ask me some questions! Listen to me make an ass out of myself! Tune in 10:00 Central, 11:00 Eastern!

Here's that link:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hmfradio

Trust me, you don't want to miss this!
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Sonny
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:25 am  Reply with quote



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Well, the radio show consisted mostly of the host making fun of my accent, calling me Sony...and not asking me any questions. It was funny, but pretty lame and a complete waste of time.

My apologies for anyone who listened in!

I'll be back with more pics Thursday!
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Sonny
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:38 am  Reply with quote



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We are so close to finished this thing it's PAINFUL! My crew keeps having personal crap come up though so it's been difficult to get everyone together...but we are DAMN close! 3 more nights of filming and that's pretty much a wrap!

We also recorded commentary for the DVD of "Bleed". It was great stuff and hilarious remembering a movie we made 4 freaking years a go! I hope people who take the time to listen to it have as much as we did!

Here's a few pics!







This is a pretty cool effect, this tentacle goes nuts!




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Sonny
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:28 am  Reply with quote



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Crazy update coming soon!

Gonna be insane!
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Sonny
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:24 am  Reply with quote



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Okay...my aparment is full of so many paintfumes if you lit a match the whole builing would blow. I think I'm ready to film this last big fight scene, lets see what we got here...come through my checklist with me will you?

Giant tentacle monster?



Check.

Gory insides?



Check

Monster tetacles?



Check.

Lots and lots and lots of monster tentacles?



Check.

Where's my goddamn paintbrush?



Shredded hand?





Check.

Throwing knives?



Check.

Eyeball?



Check.

Monsters masks?



Check.

Bazooka?



Check.

Crazy shit?



Check.

Severed hand?


Check.

Big battletoad looking motherfucker?



Check...

....

I think I'm ready to film this final shit...



GRRAAAHHHH!!!

Almost done!!!!
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Sonny
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:09 pm  Reply with quote



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I'll be back with more The Last Battleground pictures in a few days....some of the best stuff EVER...

but in the meantime...we're alreayd gearing up for the next movie! VAMPIRE MOVIE! Ummm, no title yet. But here's some test footage of Liz with creepy vampire eyes...

what do you guys think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6bkIGJfyzY
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Sonny
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:46 am  Reply with quote



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Well, we finally got this big final battle and it was absolute chaos! Blood flying everywhere, a crapload of people, tons and tons of stuff to keep track of. It was so amazingly fun and exhausting. Before big nights like this I ALWAYS have a nightmare where everything just goes wrong. The camera doesn’t work, the effects fall apart, I’m not ready, I have no control over the situation, everyone is just goofing around the whole time and nobody takes any of it seriously and I just blow everything, then I wake up with butterflies…and then the time comes.

And it’s just on.

This is one of my favorite scenes I’ve ever filmed. It’s the closest I’ve ever coming to capturing a big ass shootout/action scene. Cold Blooded was a start…but the end of that has nothing on this. I think it’s going to blow people away and I’m holding a lot of pics back because I just don’t want to give it all away!





















































































As you can see…there’s A LOT to show. It’s a hell of a scene!

We have one more day to film…but it’s just kind of like an epilouge..and we’ve got a big monster to run over with my car…then that’s a wrap! The hard shit is out the way though! Then it’s time to edit..and edit…and edit…

I’ll have a new trailer pretty soon here!
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Sonny
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:53 am  Reply with quote



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WE. ARE. DONE!

That's it. Wrapped up. In the can. FINISHED.

AND CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING PICTURES!!!!





Okay...so yeah..those ARE actual pictures from the ending...but I can't show you who's IN the car, because that's all the survivors and I don't want to spoil things
:-X

I'll keep everyone up to date as I edit this sucker together giving further thoughts on how I think this one fits in with my other movies...as well as a trailer, which I'm steadily working on and other random thoughts.

We're making a vampire movie next!!! STAY TUNED!
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Sonny
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:56 pm  Reply with quote



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Thanks a bunch fubar! I just hope folks like it. I've made some crazy stuff before, but this one was the craziest by far.

I'm working on post production shots. I'm taking the controversial stance of cleaning up stuff in my computer, adding in a lot of blood.

It's risky showing it in still pics, because it's the motion, the actual physics and spray of the blood that sells it, so it doesn't look quite as cool here, keep that in mind.


Man, if I had an actual budget I would do everything practical, but I don't, so I can't. One day! For now though I'm forced to add stuff in afterwards, it's incredibly time consuming, but it makes a world of difference, I can clean up and cover up so much stuff, but it's taking forever.

We've planned the big cast and crew primiere for May 1st, which means the movie has to be done by then. I'm cutting it close!

Here's some before and after shots- The trick is to keep it subtle. My music guy came back and watched some footage the other night, he got through about a minute before he realized the blood wasn't practical, and he's seen the footage already, so that gave me hope.

This one looks a 'lil funky, but I had to make the blood a little extra bright because it's such a fast cut and it's so dark. It really had to stand out-









Hmmm couldn't find the "before" pic of this one-


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Sonny
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 8:28 am  Reply with quote



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Well, I started work on the final trailer tonight, it's mostly just crazy clips with kick ass Ryashon music over it...but it's got a ton of new stuff...and it's almost done.
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Sonny
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:17 am  Reply with quote



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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJmJiuQ2s6g

FINAL TRAILER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pay attention to all the craziness going on...and realize that it's still a very small fraction of the insanity...
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Sonny
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 5:58 am  Reply with quote



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You should be seeing reviews popping up soon! Updates coming!
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Didn't See It Coming
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 5:24 pm  Reply with quote



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I'm not sure if I should post in here since no one else has, but what did you shoot the movie on? I know it's video but what kind of camera?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:40 am  Reply with quote



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I'm not sure if I should post in here since no one else has, but what did you shoot the movie on? I know it's video but what kind of camera?


Haha, I'm not sure why noone else is posting in here...maybe it's the smell.... Cool

We used two different Sony Handycams for this one, mine died in the middle of shooting (it has a good amount of blood and grue built up on the outside of it, but I have shot my last 2 movies with it so it had a good life) so my friend let me borrow his. We shot this one all on miniDV.

I actually like the gritty, dirty look it gives me. No high gloss crap around here.

DC has been awesome, the good folks even posted the new trailer up on the front page! I sent off a screener for review earlier this week, so hopefully we'll see what they think.

It's nervewracking shit once the screeners are sent out. My flicks usually get pretty favorable reviews, but you never know. It's just up to the movie now to win people over.

I mean look, I know this shit is hard to get over, the effects especially, but the question I ask myself...would people rather see hand crafted stuff or shitty, terrible, CG? I do everything by hand...every little tentacle, every little eyeball, every tooth and nail and claw, I forget that sometimes when people are just viewing it, they're like, "Are you kidding me?" I just hope folks give it a chance. In all honesty, most of the time people are pretty skeptical, but I don't know if it's just through sheer tenacity or what, but sometimes (sometimes...not all the time) I win 'em over in the end.

We'll just have to cross our fingers and see...like I said...it's all up to the movie now...

Only thing is, and I got a lot of flak for it, but I've never used paper mache to film with in my life...haha....but everyone thinks I do. Laughing
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