Tag: movies

Securing an International Sales Agent

Securing an International Sales Agent

We got an international sales agent! How ridiculous is that? Chronesthesia is now being represented internationally by WPE, operating out of the United States of America, selling around the world. As many territories as possible, as much money as possible, getting seen as far and […]

Shooting Pickups for a feature film

Shooting Pickups for a feature film

Need to fix holes? PICKUPS Every film, so far as I know, shoots pickups. I feel that when I describe to people what pickups are, and why we need them, I’m admitting to a certain failure in the film. But that’s definitely not the case. […]

Travelling for Post Production Meetings

Travelling for Post Production Meetings

Travelling for meetings What a time to have moved away from Wellington! Have a couple of meetings scheduled? It’s no longer a scooter ride, now it’s a nine and a half hour overnight bus then a hire car to come back up. On the other […]

Editing Update

Editing Update

I am basically halfway through EDITING the film! Editing is a blast. It’s not all easy going fun times however. A lot of details are making themselves known to me. Problems with sound, issues with continuity, performances that aren’t up to scratch (mostly me), and parts of […]

Editing a New Zealand feature film from Europe

Editing a New Zealand feature film from Europe

Post Production Abroad With all the shooting in the can (well, excluding potential pick-ups), it’s time to start what I find the most daunting task of all: editing. As you can see above, I have a Marty McFly figurine from Back to the Future. This […]

Shooting on Location at Castlepoint | Love and Time Travel

Shooting on Location at Castlepoint | Love and Time Travel

Castlepoint! Finally! Something I was looking forward to throughout the whole shoot was us going to Castlepoint. It’s a fun sequence for the characters and I’ve been wanting to film something at Castlepoint for years now. It’s a gorgeous place and there’s something mystical about […]

Shane Rangi as Rongo, Michelle and Nova too!

Shane Rangi as Rongo, Michelle and Nova too!

We shot TEN scenes this weekend! Ten! It was a whirlwind ride, with new cast members gracing us and showing us that the film is going to be a lot better than we expected. It’s a fairly diverse cast. Sure, it’s a got a middle class […]

Rained Out but Powering On

Rained Out but Powering On

Shoot Day 5 – WE GET RAINED OUT It was our first day with Nova! Our first day with a character that isn’t Dan (me). We were all very excited. Me and Abby picked up Nova from Dean’s house and we met Simeon at the […]

Scheduling a Feature Film Part 2

Scheduling a Feature Film Part 2

As you may have seen on Scheduling a Feature Film, there are approximately 140 scenes in our movie. That’s a lot. Now what? Now we print the scene breakdowns out, cut them up into little pieces, highlight the scenes with special cast members, and organise them into […]

First Day Shooting!

First Day Shooting!

HOLY CRAP WE’RE SHOOTING ALREADY! It’s the fifth day of the year and why not start now? Me and Simeon met up yesterday for a big talk about scheduling and how we are going to manage the shoot. We thought we’d start with something small, […]

Scheduling a Feature Film

Scheduling a Feature Film

Time to breakdown So what happens when the script is in good enough shape to move forward? It’s at draft four and there are still many changes yet to make to improve it, but we’re at a comfortable stage where all the major building blocks […]

Malaysia and the Mentors – Part 4/7

Malaysia and the Mentors – Part 4/7

In Post Three, we left the teams at noon with just under twenty four hours to go until the end of the 48hour competition. Things are heating up. Emotions are running high while hours of sleep are running low. Wednesday | 4:32pm The edits are coming […]