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ZazaCast
12-18-2009, 06:05 PM
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"Song of the Whippoorwill"


Tagline: Nothing beats a Remington to settle a score


Synopsis: Armed with a Remington, a woman gathers up the last of her strength to send a message to her cheatin' beau.




http://www.dvxuser6.com/uploaded/35446/1267228503.jpg


Written by: Alex Whitmer
Featuring: Giselle Hyland
Directed by: Joe Saba

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1830807/combined

ZazaCast
12-18-2009, 06:06 PM
Done...awaiting upload.

11/28/09
Shot today, went well.

12/04/09
Rough edit finished. Score started.

12/16/09
Score complete. Final edit & sound design.

12/18/09
Film finished!

Grabage:

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=351&pictureid=2207


http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=351&pictureid=2206

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=351&pictureid=2441

Featuring:

Giselle Hyland
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=351&pictureid=2208

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn91/zazacast/Image13.jpg

jasonthewho
12-18-2009, 06:18 PM
Are you serious?

If you are, I want grabs.

ZazaCast
12-18-2009, 07:15 PM
Are you serious?

If you are, I want grabs.

Yes sir! Grabs posted as requested.:happy:

jasonthewho
12-18-2009, 07:47 PM
Sweet! Very interesting.

If you want me to delete my last post so you can have more space up top, just let me know.

ZazaCast
12-18-2009, 08:05 PM
Nope... all is good!

DarkElastic
12-18-2009, 08:40 PM
Congrats on getting it finished Zaza!!!

ZazaCast
12-18-2009, 09:05 PM
Congrats on getting it finished Zaza!!!

Thank you. Now on to the 'other' work at hand! :happy:

SpenserS
12-18-2009, 09:51 PM
Any other info? like what it was shot on and such just to keep the thread moving haha

ZazaCast
12-18-2009, 10:02 PM
Any other info? like what it was shot on and such just to keep the thread moving haha

Sure... shot on an HMC150, stock lens. My ZazaSlider, of course (never leave home without it). A couple Arri lights & some cinefoil.

The hardest part of the shoot was lugging all the gear up a winding stairway (and back down again).

DarkElastic
12-18-2009, 10:24 PM
Probably did you and your growing waist line some good!!! ;-)

ZazaCast
12-18-2009, 10:40 PM
:shocked:

Rodney V. Smith
12-19-2009, 08:34 AM
Zaza! You're back!

... and you're finished... WTF dude? Seriously?

Neal Buconjic
12-19-2009, 08:52 AM
Congrats!

ZazaCast
12-19-2009, 08:55 AM
Zaza! You're back!

... and you're finished... WTF dude? Seriously?

Yep. Done, finished...waiting for upload. Sometimes, things just fall together.

Scott F
12-19-2009, 11:03 AM
Zaza! You're back!

... and you're finished... WTF dude? Seriously?

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Welcome to the fest.....Or is it too late for that?

Rodney V. Smith
12-19-2009, 11:04 AM
Yep. Done, finished...waiting for upload. Sometimes, things just fall together.

Well damn... uh... so... welcome to the fest!

Give us MORE grabs! And you better do a podcast. You certainly have time for it now...

ZazaCast
12-19-2009, 11:14 AM
I couldn't have said it better myself.

Welcome to the fest.....Or is it too late for that?

It's never too late! Thanks.


Well damn... uh... so... welcome to the fest!

Give us MORE grabs! And you better do a podcast. You certainly have time for it now...

I'm not the podcast type. The less time I spend in front of the camera, the better. YOU on the other hand are a podcasting wizard!

SpenserS
12-19-2009, 11:18 AM
thanks for the extra info, was just curious wasnt try to burden you...lol. I agree with Rodney more grabs!

MSpencer
12-19-2009, 12:38 PM
So i drive to maryland come back and you're already done... Nice...

Michael Anthony Horrigan
12-19-2009, 12:40 PM
Nice grabs! Well done. Good luck with the entry.

MAH

Scott F
12-19-2009, 01:11 PM
I'm not the podcast type. The less time I spend in front of the camera, the better.


No no no.....everybody's gotta do it. :cheesy:

ZazaCast
12-19-2009, 01:25 PM
No no no.....everybody's gotta do it. :cheesy:

I don't think so... you're going to have to trust me on his. :undecided

Susanne G.
12-19-2009, 02:50 PM
Hi Zaza,

Nice to see you here around. If you are that fast finishing your film, I admit that it will be maybe something like 'The Dare'? Or better - 'The Dare Part II' :Drogar-BigGrin(DBG)

All the best


Susanne

ZazaCast
12-19-2009, 04:19 PM
Hi Zaza,

Nice to see you here around. If you are that fast finishing your film, I admit that it will be maybe something like 'The Dare'? Or better - 'The Dare Part II' :Drogar-BigGrin(DBG)

All the best


Susanne
Hey Susanne... thanks, but no, nothing even close to "The Dare". Checkout the screen captures in the second post. Everything just fell into place.:cheesy:

You might even like this one!:love4:

Susanne G.
12-20-2009, 02:14 PM
You might even like this one!:love4:

For sure I am looking forward to watching this one. I watched all your films in dvx here and they have every time a better quality.

Much luck :)

Susanne

BTW: Very nice poster!

Luis_
12-20-2009, 04:08 PM
let me see it.:laugh:

ZazaCast
12-20-2009, 05:48 PM
let me see it.:laugh:

Don't you have some shoveling to do? :happy:

You'll have to wait like everyone else...March comes fast.

Luis_
12-20-2009, 06:37 PM
ok.. well you know what! make a second movie!!!!!

Tom Marshall
12-21-2009, 01:24 AM
Wtf?

Richard J. Johnson
12-21-2009, 10:16 AM
Damn Za! I thought I was rolling. Congrats. Looking forward to your film as always!

ZazaCast
12-21-2009, 06:24 PM
Wtf?
Hey, what can I say? Script was done early November....shot on Nov. 28th...a month later....BING! We have a film.


Damn Za! I thought I was rolling. Congrats. Looking forward to your film as always!

Thanks man... this one is ...well ...different.
BUT...there's still nudity!:happy:

Scott F
12-21-2009, 07:50 PM
BUT...there's still nudity!:happy:


http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m281/deepfocus88/comic/yes_1.jpg

I remember the last one!

Luis_
12-21-2009, 11:58 PM
Repeat after me...
would you like some fries with that?

That picture is hillarious!!!!!!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!

Luis_
12-23-2009, 09:21 PM
no way!!!
I gotta see this!!!

Luis_
12-23-2009, 09:27 PM
you are one sick dude!!!
I personally would have stopped at 7 :love4:

ZazaCast
12-23-2009, 09:33 PM
The twins did it for me!

...See what happens when business is slow over the holidays.

Rodney V. Smith
12-23-2009, 09:34 PM
Zaza you are indeed a DVXRogue. Had me going for a few seconds there that you'd actually done a pocast. :-P

ZazaCast
12-28-2009, 08:59 AM
Zaza you are indeed a DVXRogue. Had me going for a few seconds there that you'd actually done a pocast. :-P

DVXRogue.... I like that! :happy:

I wish I had someone who could have take BTS photos at this one, but when you're a one-man show and you only have one day to shoot everything...time gets tight. I will be posting a few more screen captures soon though.

Sprocketboy
12-29-2009, 07:44 AM
There is no middle ground for you. Either you can't get the short done on time or you get it done before anyone else. :)

Your actress looks awesome.

ZazaCast
12-29-2009, 07:51 AM
There is no middle ground for you. Either you can't get the short done on time or you get it done before anyone else. :)

Your actress looks awesome.

Yeah... it seems like that as of late. What can I say, when you're a one-man-show, you take what you can get.
The hardest part for me is getting locations lined up and locked in, getting the actors together, lugging gear...you know all the 'non-fun' parts of filmmaking.

Sometimes, everything just falls into place!:happy:

...are you in this time?

Rodney V. Smith
12-29-2009, 08:00 AM
hey Zaza, get your butt over to facebook and join the page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/BetrayalFest-2010/225675127076?ref=ts

post some screenshots etc.

ZazaCast
12-29-2009, 08:18 AM
Facebook..ugh...

Rodney V. Smith
12-29-2009, 08:21 AM
Don't fight me dammit. I'm trying to expand our overall audience. You don't have to spend all day there, just join the group, post some screenshots and share with your friends. I'll do the rest of the heavy lifting...

ZazaCast
12-29-2009, 08:36 AM
Done! For you Rodney....the world. (I still like Puck better)

Joined and invited a bunch of my friends, including Upstate Independents, the local independent filmmaker's group.

Rodney V. Smith
12-29-2009, 08:39 AM
Done! For you Rodney....the world. (I still like Puck better)

Joined and invited a bunch of my friends, including Upstate Independents, the local independent filmmaker's group.


Good! So glad that there didn't have to be blood. Now: time to get everyone else's butt in gear, one by one...

ZazaCast
12-29-2009, 08:42 AM
Oh... there WILL be blood...there will be blood!

ZazaCast
01-06-2010, 02:37 PM
UPDATE:

The film is still done! :2vrolijk_08:

MSpencer
01-06-2010, 02:44 PM
HAHA still done... thanks for the update.

Luis_
01-06-2010, 02:56 PM
where's your 2nd entry? :grin:

ZazaCast
01-06-2010, 02:58 PM
HAHA still done... thanks for the update.

Well... you know how it is...that nagging question, "should I change xxxx?".
It's always hard to consider something "Done".:undecided

ZazaCast
01-06-2010, 02:59 PM
where's your 2nd entry? :grin:

...Hummm......:lipsrseal

MSpencer
01-06-2010, 03:23 PM
yeah i guess and since you have so much time to kindof sit on it...

Rodney V. Smith
01-06-2010, 03:36 PM
Well it should give you enough time to get it scored and some sound design completed, right? With all of that time I'd be working on getting everything perfect and then playing around with Color Correction for a week or two... Maybe a couple of reshoots to get some insert shots... just tweak to perfection...

No pressure Zaza but we're kinda expecting a masterpiece from you given the time that you have had...

Muhahahahahahahaha!

ZazaCast
01-06-2010, 04:01 PM
Well it should give you enough time to get it scored and some sound design completed, right? With all of that time I'd be working on getting everything perfect and then playing around with Color Correction for a week or two... Maybe a couple of reshoots to get some insert shots... just tweak to perfection...

No pressure Zaza but we're kinda expecting a masterpiece from you given the time that you have had...

Muhahahahahahahaha!

Who are you kiddin'? You'd have rewritten it 15 times, recast 5 times, 50+ lighting tests, 101 rehearsals, drop your passport in the washer, storyboard every frame....twice, shoot in 20 different locations, redo ADR 32 times, edit and re-edit until Damian is ready to fly over here and beat the sh*t out of you, buy a turntable that you won't use, create 5 podcasts explaining keyboard shortcuts in Frame Forge, spend weeks CC'ing....and you'd STILL not be happy with it!

...but damn, it would have a kickass poster! :Drogar-BigGrin(DBG)

Rodney V. Smith
01-06-2010, 04:02 PM
Who are you kiddin'? You'd have rewritten it 15 times, recast 5 times, 50+ lighting tests, 101 rehearsals, drop your passport in the washer, storyboard every frame....twice, shoot in 20 different locations, redo ADR 32 times, edit and re-edit until Damian is ready to fly over here and beat the sh*t out of you, buy a turntable that you won't use, create 5 podcasts explaining keyboard shortcuts in Frame Forge, spend weeks CC'ing....and you'd STILL not be happy with it!

...but damn, it would have a kickass poster! :Drogar-BigGrin(DBG)

Yeah but... we're taking YOU into consideration here... :evil:

ZazaCast
01-06-2010, 04:07 PM
LOL! Yeah... believe me, this film IS the definition of perfection!

Luis_
01-06-2010, 04:18 PM
lol...
High Definition of perfection? sweet!

ZazaCast
01-08-2010, 12:10 AM
Luis... could you add some more crap to your signature? It's looking a little sparse.
:Drogar-BigGrin(DBG)

jasonthewho
01-08-2010, 01:11 AM
Luis... could you add some more crap to your signature? It's looking a little sparse.
:Drogar-BigGrin(DBG)

He's just trying to keep up with Rodney...

Rodney V. Smith
01-08-2010, 01:39 AM
He's just trying to keep up with Rodney...

i promise you pain Jason. A whole world of pain. now where's your poster?

RodThompson
01-08-2010, 07:09 AM
Pain is relative.

ZazaCast
01-08-2010, 09:33 AM
... I know most of my relatives are a pain!

RodThompson
01-08-2010, 09:39 AM
Rectal?

Rodney V. Smith
01-08-2010, 11:47 AM
I literally don't know what to say. :stare:

Rodney V. Smith
01-08-2010, 11:58 AM
Okay, time for me to do a new one now... **deep sigh**

ZazaCast
01-10-2010, 02:00 PM
Okay, time for me to do a new one now... **deep sigh**

For you...No problem... I'll be looking for the new one soon!

Charli
01-10-2010, 06:54 PM
zaza - overachiever!

ZazaCast
01-11-2010, 11:57 AM
zaza - overachiever!

Yeah... that's me... overachiever....NOT!

Luis_
01-11-2010, 06:25 PM
well... I have to say... I am also speechless

ZazaCast
01-12-2010, 09:53 AM
Two for two...success!

ZazaCast
01-13-2010, 07:56 PM
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showpost.php?p=1860475&postcount=66

Charli
01-16-2010, 08:16 PM
Is that Whip Poor William or uh... (just wondering if spanking is involved)

ZazaCast
01-18-2010, 09:18 AM
Ohhh...yes, there was 'spanking' involved....but might not be the kind you were thinking of! :grin:

SonicStates
01-18-2010, 06:00 PM
Thanks for the welcome and now after seeing your grabs, it's time to retire!
I thought the shooting was going to be the nerve wracking part... uploading is going to be the appropriate time for losing cookies/lunch/whatever...
Good luck and thanks again.
Sam.

ZazaCast
01-18-2010, 11:25 PM
Thanks for the welcome and now after seeing your grabs, it's time to retire!
I thought the shooting was going to be the nerve wracking part... uploading is going to be the appropriate time for losing cookies/lunch/whatever...
Good luck and thanks again.
Sam.

Thanks for the kind words...but you'll do just fine. The main idea is to get out and make a film. Everyone's pretty good about understanding and you're going to see some incredible talent here (present company excluded!).

...just watch out for that Rodney Smith guy, he's trouble....:grin:

SonicStates
01-19-2010, 08:31 AM
...just watch out for that Rodney Smith guy, he's trouble....:grin:

I heard he can bend time and be in two places at once... Oh and he only comes out at night...

Oh mannnnn....just checked his thread... Rodney, looking great...wait inappropriate thread hijacking...I mean Zaza great....I mean...I'm screwed.

ZazaCast
01-19-2010, 08:34 AM
I heard he can bend time and be in two places at once... Oh and he only comes out at night...

That's him!:beer:

Michael Anthony Horrigan
01-19-2010, 09:06 AM
I want more grabs, dammit! :)

Off to check out your app...

ZazaCast
01-19-2010, 09:14 AM
I want more grabs, dammit! :)

Off to check out your app...

More grabs? I don't want to give the story away...but we'll see.

Thanks for checking out the app (iZaza), you'll make one person so far!
I thought there would be a little more interest since there are so many AppleHeads around here?
I guess there aren't as many of us iPhone / iPod Touch users after all.

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=196982

Michael Anthony Horrigan
01-19-2010, 09:24 AM
More grabs? I don't want to give the story away...but we'll see.

Thanks for checking out the app (iZaza), you'll make one person so far!
Yay!! I'm number one! I'm number one! :)
Cool app.

And I want a grab a day. Don't forget, there are 24 frames per second. You don't have to give much away if you grab them from say the same 5 seconds. :)

Rodney V. Smith
01-19-2010, 09:41 AM
I heard someone mention... my name...

ZazaCast
01-19-2010, 09:44 AM
I heard someone mention... my name...

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=114&pictureid=1477

Rodney V. Smith
01-19-2010, 09:44 AM
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=114&pictureid=1477

vroom, vroom.... come with me if you want to live.

ZazaCast
01-19-2010, 10:31 AM
New grab... just for Michael....:beer:

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=351&pictureid=2441

Rodney V. Smith
01-19-2010, 10:57 AM
And once again Zaza ups his viewership by including the ever awesome naked girl shot! woot!

Michael Anthony Horrigan
01-19-2010, 11:03 AM
New grab... just for Michael....:beer:

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=351&pictureid=2441

:dankk2:

I per day right? Just keep advancing one frame at a time. :grin:
LOL!

ZazaCast
01-19-2010, 11:09 AM
Wait till you see the topless boxing scene...in 3D!

Austinv
01-19-2010, 08:48 PM
That grab is why is makes films

ZazaCast
01-20-2010, 07:59 AM
Grab of the Day....

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=351&pictureid=2449

Tim Joy
01-20-2010, 08:26 AM
Wait till you see the topless boxing scene...in 3D!

I can't wait! Go Zaza. Go zaza. :laugh:

Rodney V. Smith
01-20-2010, 08:29 AM
...The third rule of Film Club is that you shoot a naked girl and use her to tease your fellow members, whip them into a frenzy!!!!!

Scott F
01-20-2010, 09:57 AM
...The third rule of Film Club is that you shoot a naked girl and use her to tease your fellow members, whip them into a frenzy!!!!!

Oh no, he's not get everyone around here excited or anything....:grin:

Michael Anthony Horrigan
01-20-2010, 12:25 PM
Must... subscribe... to thread....

:laugh:

Mark Johnson
01-20-2010, 01:25 PM
Horrigan, I haven't been around lately. Finally came up for air and was delighted to see your thread in full swing. I have to run to a meeting but, as Ahnold sez, "I will be back!"

MSpencer
01-20-2010, 02:20 PM
I think your stills might be pulling more then the story behind Rodthompson's... But you have naked chicks for your advantage....

ZazaCast
01-20-2010, 02:41 PM
Wait until tomorrows Grab-Of-The-Day!

ZazaCast
01-20-2010, 03:02 PM
Horrigan, I haven't been around lately. Finally came up for air and was delighted to see your thread in full swing. I have to run to a meeting but, as Ahnold sez, "I will be back!"

Did you really just hijack my thread for Horrigan? :huh:

Michael Anthony Horrigan
01-20-2010, 09:55 PM
Did you really just hijack my thread for Horrigan? :huh:
Is there a problem? :evil:
Am I not good enough for a threadjack?

:grin:

ZazaCast
01-20-2010, 10:01 PM
Sure... why not.... and here I am posting daily grabs for YOUR viewing pleasure.
Threadjack away!

:D

Michael Anthony Horrigan
01-20-2010, 10:08 PM
I'm kidding of course. :)
Let's get back to the porn.... ummm... artistic pictures.

ZazaCast
01-20-2010, 10:31 PM
lmao!

Charli
01-21-2010, 11:17 AM
What? You're not into 'lace?'

ZazaCast
01-21-2010, 11:36 AM
Lace can be good too!

Grab-of-the-Day:

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=351&pictureid=2451

Charli
01-21-2010, 12:37 PM
Zaza - I feel like we should pay you to see these grabs, lol.

j1clark@ucsd.edu
01-21-2010, 01:06 PM
Lace can be good too!

Grab-of-the-Day:

....




We've been betrayed... too close to the other grab, we need variety...

Purient interest is the only interest worth encouraging...

ZazaCast
01-21-2010, 02:04 PM
Zaza - I feel like we should pay you to see these grabs, lol.

Feel free to make a deposit in my PayPal account...Oh... that just doesn't sound right!:undecided

...Nevermind.

vnguyen972
01-21-2010, 03:44 PM
Not gonna lie, these grabs got my attention... I would definitely watch this one!!!

Rodney V. Smith
01-26-2010, 04:12 PM
where are our grabs of the day(s)? we're missing a bunch now. Maybe you're too busy making baseless accusations against other unnamed (mine) threads?

ZazaCast
01-26-2010, 04:36 PM
where are our grabs of the day(s)? we're missing a bunch now. Maybe you're too busy making baseless accusations against other unnamed (mine) threads?

More to come... standby.

You're back in? Excellent! Can't wait to see your film.

ZazaCast
01-27-2010, 06:19 PM
Grab-of-the-Day

Put'em up!
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=351&pictureid=2475

ZazaCast
01-27-2010, 06:20 PM
And another... just because I can!

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=351&pictureid=2476

MSpencer
01-27-2010, 08:27 PM
i seriously don't know what to say about that...

jasonthewho
01-28-2010, 02:03 AM
Zaza, does this movie even have a plot? ;)

(How is it that winking isn't one of the smilies?)

RodThompson
01-28-2010, 04:11 AM
Boxing gloves...Check

Punching Bags...Check

Plot...

Plot.......

Damn it!

Meh...I'll just call it art.

ZazaCast
01-28-2010, 10:59 AM
Zaza, does this movie even have a plot? ;)

(How is it that winking isn't one of the smilies?)

Does it have to?

...but yes, yes it does...a classic story of betrayal.

j1clark@ucsd.edu
01-28-2010, 11:29 AM
Does it have to?

...but yes, yes it does...a classic story of betrayal.

I've been studying your fame snaps, with all due academic detachment, and I do notice that they seem a bit 'dark', and perhaps a bit 'grainy'. Is this going to be used in a further effect type post processing? I guess I don't mind the dark background, but the young woman's skin seems a bit, well, less than because of it.
(I do notice that in the banner for the movie, the shot has been brightened...)

ZazaCast
01-28-2010, 11:43 AM
I've been studying your fame snaps, with all due academic detachment, and I do notice that they seem a bit 'dark', and perhaps a bit 'grainy'. Is this going to be used in a further effect type post processing? I guess I don't mind the dark background, but the young woman's skin seems a bit, well, less than because of it.
(I do notice that in the banner for the movie, the shot has been brightened...)

All grabs are from untouched footage...you'll have to wait till the fest to see the finished product.

...and stop looking at her chest!:shocked:

Scott F
01-28-2010, 12:01 PM
"Please God, make it March 6th so the viewing can begin."

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m281/deepfocus88/comic/animalhouse02.jpg

ZazaCast
01-28-2010, 12:05 PM
"Please God, make it March 6th so the viewing can begin."

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m281/deepfocus88/comic/animalhouse02.jpg

LMAO! It has been a LONG winter up here...hasn't it!

Scott F
01-28-2010, 12:53 PM
Upstate NY, Connecticut....it's f'n cold! And yes, I'm losing my mind!

Nitsuj
01-28-2010, 01:55 PM
Ooh got this one finished quick. Looking forward to it.

ZazaCast
01-28-2010, 05:23 PM
You have to move fast in the cold!

ZazaCast
01-31-2010, 11:47 AM
Man... I hope I make it to the fest! This has been done for so long...and I keep going back to it and tweaking stuff. I fear I'm going to end-up making it worse!:shocked:

Luis_
01-31-2010, 02:19 PM
tweek away! what the hec! you have the time!

ZazaCast
02-02-2010, 01:24 PM
tweek away! what the hec! you have the time!

Nope... I'm done! Just waiting to upload....:happy:

Rodney V. Smith
02-03-2010, 09:39 AM
Zaza, where's your facebook page? I thought you had one but I can't find it to link to it...

ZazaCast
02-03-2010, 02:54 PM
Facebook for the movie?

Marlon Ladd
02-05-2010, 09:38 AM
Jeez, Zaza! You tryin' to set a record for first upload?? You're makin' everybody else look like chumps.

ZazaCast
02-05-2010, 10:07 AM
No..no... not at all! It just so happened that everything fell into place right after Thanksgiving.
I'm still toying with the idea of a second entry, but it's proving to be difficult.

MSpencer
02-05-2010, 11:46 AM
Do it. you got lots of time...

ZazaCast
02-05-2010, 11:59 AM
The time is the easiest part...location, cast, crew, props...that's the tough stuff.

Marlon Ladd
02-05-2010, 01:26 PM
No..no... not at all! It just so happened that everything fell into place right after Thanksgiving.
I'm still toying with the idea of a second entry, but it's proving to be difficult.
Well don't let MAH (michael anthony horrigan) find out about you trying to do a second entry or you're toast! He'd say (if he was here) polish, polish, polish the first entry!!

ZazaCast
02-05-2010, 02:23 PM
Have you seen the screen shots? Believe me...I've been "polishing"! :happy:

Marlon Ladd
02-05-2010, 02:55 PM
Have you seen the screen shots? Believe me...I've been "polishing"! :happy:
Yes! Looking good! Well if that's the case, you can't just sit back and do nothing!! If we filmmakers thought like that we'd never do nothin'.

j1clark@ucsd.edu
02-05-2010, 03:02 PM
Have you seen the screen shots? Believe me...I've been "polishing"! :happy:

Bet those hubcaps look pretty shiny by now...

Marlon Ladd
02-05-2010, 04:58 PM
Bet those hubcaps look pretty shiny by now...

:-Laugh(DBG)-1

Charli
02-05-2010, 05:23 PM
Do an 'exhibition spoof' - that would be fun!

ZazaCast
02-05-2010, 06:44 PM
Yes! Looking good! Well if that's the case, you can't just sit back and do nothing!! If we filmmakers thought like that we'd never do nothin'.

Nothing! Damn, my films been done for 2 months...are you done with yours?:huh:
PLUS, I have a hugh ZazaSlider thread to keep track of and am about to reveal some cool stuff. www.zazaslider.com (http://www.zazaslider.com)


Bet those hubcaps look pretty shiny by now...

... you know....after I wrote that....I knew some sick individual would comment.:shocked:
(and yes...they shine! :happy:)

Marlon Ladd
02-11-2010, 11:35 AM
2 months?? That's so crazy! Crazy-good though. I've got a film finished, but I've been trying to get it down to 6 mins. Almost there. Gotta' another one I'd really like to shoot though - not sure if I'll make that one.

I wanna' check out the zaza slider. Can't look at work, but gonna' check it out on my phone.

ZazaCast
02-11-2010, 12:29 PM
I wanna' check out the zaza slider. Can't look at work, but gonna' check it out on my phone.

Excellent... I appreciate it! Tell me what you think?

Marlon Ladd
02-11-2010, 03:50 PM
Excellent... I appreciate it! Tell me what you think?
Hey, checked it out and left a message in the thread. This thing is pretty freakin' cool! I'm diggin' it. You got skillz for sure. If I wasn't supposed to get a minislider in the mail I'd. . .I'd. . .well, you know - robbed the store of all its inventory, blame it on Rodney and sell 'em on the street and get rich!

Seriously, keep up the good work.

ZazaCast
02-11-2010, 04:08 PM
Hey, checked it out and left a message in the thread. This thing is pretty freakin' cool! I'm diggin' it. You got skillz for sure. If I wasn't supposed to get a minislider in the mail I'd. . .I'd. . .well, you know - robbed the store of all its inventory, blame it on Rodney and sell 'em on the street and get rich!

Seriously, keep up the good work.

LOL! Yeah... well, this ain't no minislider...it's the real deal!:happy:
I hope to see you with one, cause with YOUR skills...you could rock it!

Marlon Ladd
02-12-2010, 07:59 AM
LOL! Yeah... well, this ain't no minislider...it's the real deal!:happy:
I hope to see you with one, cause with YOUR skills...you could rock it!
Thanks, man. You're right. It's not a mini-slider. It's got more options. I may really be looking into getting one in the next couple months.

Rodney V. Smith
02-12-2010, 12:42 PM
What's this going on in here now? Have we giving up on the frame per day Zaza?

ZazaCast
02-12-2010, 01:01 PM
Yes! I'm still waiting to see YOUR grabs....then you'll get more from me.

Rodney V. Smith
02-12-2010, 01:02 PM
talk to me on the 22nd.

ZazaCast
02-12-2010, 02:38 PM
talk to me on the 22nd.

....I'm holding you to that!

alex whitmer
02-12-2010, 04:57 PM
Zaza Slider? I thought you were talking about some baseball pitch until I saw the cool gizmo. Wonder if I can use that in the kitchen somehow. A rotisserie maybe.

In the words of Seagal, 'Nobody beats me in the kitchen'.

Mike Manning
02-12-2010, 06:03 PM
... this one just shot it's way to the top of my "must-see list"

Haha!

ZazaCast
02-12-2010, 07:04 PM
Thanks Mike... I hope you like it....I know I enjoyed shooting it! ;-)

ZazaCast
02-17-2010, 07:58 AM
Original poster idea....

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=351&pictureid=2618

That freakin' bird was a bitch to work with...always wanting breaks...more birdseed...actors!

alex whitmer
02-17-2010, 09:54 AM
That freakin' bird was a bitch to work with...always wanting breaks...more birdseed...actors!

Actors are famous for being flighty.

dougspice
02-17-2010, 01:14 PM
So, my question is: has it been driving you crazy being done for this long and not being able to show anyone?

ZazaCast
02-17-2010, 01:19 PM
So, my question is: has it been driving you crazy being done for this long and not being able to show anyone?

YES!!! Never again...:furious3:

althought I must say I've REALLY been enjoying the out-takes and cuts.....you see I like to keep the camera shooting ALL the time....ALL THE TIME! :evil:

ZazaCast
02-21-2010, 08:16 AM
Tag line & more added to first post....

jasonthewho
02-21-2010, 02:31 PM
YES!!! Never again...:furious3:

althought I must say I've REALLY been enjoying the out-takes and cuts.....you see I like to keep the camera shooting ALL the time....ALL THE TIME! :evil:

I hope your actress doesn't visit this site...

ZazaCast
02-21-2010, 03:18 PM
I hope your actress doesn't visit this site...

Thankfully... she trusts this director. Giselle is a true professional and I always look forward to working with her.:thumbsup:

jasonthewho
02-21-2010, 03:28 PM
Thankfully... she trusts this director.

Foolish girl...

ZazaCast
02-21-2010, 04:03 PM
Foolish girl...

...and to think I used to like you?

Wait... what's that sound? It's the sound of your film dropping to the bottom of my watch list! :2vrolijk_08:

:grin:

jasonthewho
02-21-2010, 08:29 PM
...and to think I used to like you?

Wait... what's that sound? It's the sound of your film dropping to the bottom of my watch list! :2vrolijk_08:

:grin:

What if I said there was a naked girl in my entry?


(it'd be a lie, but...)

ZazaCast
02-22-2010, 09:10 PM
What if I said there was a naked girl in my entry?


You'd be back at the top of my list! :thumbsup::evil::thumbsup:

jasonthewho
02-22-2010, 11:59 PM
You'd be back at the top of my list! :thumbsup::evil::thumbsup:

All right then, so I need to schedule another pick up shot...

ZazaCast
02-23-2010, 12:02 AM
...careful now... you have a young cast!

Scott F
02-23-2010, 08:34 AM
....Wait, who's doing what now? :grin:

MSpencer
02-23-2010, 10:43 AM
I've got nudity now too (like jason i'll just go reshoot some pick ups)... but mines guys i hope that doesn't count against me. ;)

ZazaCast
02-23-2010, 08:21 PM
I've got nudity now too (like jason i'll just go reshoot some pick ups)... but mines guys i hope that doesn't count against me. ;)

:Drogar-Shock(DBG):

MSpencer
02-23-2010, 08:26 PM
haha i thought you'd be speechless. haha i don't really have time to reshoot or add nudity..... i guess mine goes back to the bottom. haha

ZazaCast
02-23-2010, 08:28 PM
haha i thought you'd be speechless. haha i don't really have time to reshoot or add nudity..... i guess mine goes back to the bottom. haha

You're Eastcoast...and a drummer...no worries, I'll be paying close attention to this one!:happy:

...as long as there's no male nudity.

MSpencer
02-23-2010, 09:00 PM
YES... (imagine me doing a sweet fist slam)

just2me
02-24-2010, 01:36 PM
Wow. Already done!! Congrats! Looking forward to seeing your film! :D (beautiful cast!!)

ZazaCast
02-24-2010, 05:39 PM
Tagline & Synopsis added to first post....the story unfolds!

Richard J. Johnson
02-25-2010, 07:10 AM
Tagline & Synopsis added to first post....the story unfolds!

Is this awwtoebyografikal?

Marlon Ladd
02-25-2010, 07:34 AM
is this awwtoebyografikal?
wtf?? :Drogar-BigGrin(DBG) So that's how you spell it.

ZazaCast
02-25-2010, 07:51 AM
Is this awwtoebyografikal?

LOL....Somebody's been drinking again...:beer:

Richard J. Johnson
02-25-2010, 07:53 AM
:Drogar-Shock(DBG):Lmao!

ZazaCast
02-25-2010, 08:00 AM
:Drogar-Shock(DBG):Lmao!

OMG... I can barely move today after digging the folks & myself out yesterday (the downside of living close to your parents), we got about 14". Now it snowing again! WTF...anyone know where I can get a flamethrower?:shocked:

Are you getting hit by this one too?

ZazaCast
02-25-2010, 10:58 PM
Just double checking the final....leader is in place...film is compressed and ready to go!
Why does it feel like such a long time between fests?

hoz
02-25-2010, 11:45 PM
Just double checking the final....leader is in place...film is compressed and ready to go!
Why does it feel like such a long time between fests?


It doesn't feel that long when your film isn't done yet!
Congrats on getting it done! And early too! Real early!

Marlon Ladd
02-26-2010, 09:33 AM
Here-here!! :beer:

ZazaCast
02-26-2010, 02:11 PM
:Drogar-Happy(DBG):

Working on a 'PG' version now....

Marlon Ladd
02-26-2010, 02:20 PM
:banned:NOOOOO!!!! Say it ain't so, man!!!!! Sorry I had to do that. You left me no choice.

ZazaCast
02-26-2010, 02:36 PM
Not for this fest.... just a nice version a mother would like to see!
Don't worry, I got it...uncovered!

Marlon Ladd
02-26-2010, 02:43 PM
Okay. Ban released then. I totally undrstand the momma thing.

ZazaCast
02-26-2010, 05:06 PM
New Poster......

http://www.dvxuser6.com/uploaded/35446/1267228503.jpg

Scott F
02-26-2010, 05:10 PM
New poster, me likey better. Nice job.

Rodney V. Smith
02-26-2010, 05:13 PM
nice new poster. GREAT font there on the title.

ZazaCast
02-26-2010, 05:17 PM
New poster, me likey better. Nice job.


nice new poster. GREAT font there on the title.

{with lip curl} Thank you...thank you very much....

Rodney V. Smith
02-26-2010, 05:20 PM
you curl your lip at me sir? I raise my eyebrow at YOU sir!

ZazaCast
02-26-2010, 05:29 PM
you curl your lip at me sir? I raise my eyebrow at YOU sir!
It's an Elvis thing.....thank you, thank you very much.:cheesy:

Rodney V. Smith
02-26-2010, 05:30 PM
Well okay... I was getting ready to bite my thumb at you.

ZazaCast
02-26-2010, 10:26 PM
^ No thumb bite for me!

Ben Sliker
02-26-2010, 11:15 PM
Rodney does not bite his thumb at you, Zaza, but he does bite his thumb.

(This is the part where Zaza stabs Rodney with a sword. *gets popcorn*)

Rodney V. Smith
02-26-2010, 11:17 PM
Now I gotta go watch that movie. Should be good stress relief.

Yay for Netflix.

And I was biting my thumb at you Zaza.

Ben Sliker
02-26-2010, 11:28 PM
'that movie' ... how dare you shun Bill Shakespeare like that Rodney.

and off the top of my head ... that means you are either watching 'shakespeare in love' or 'romeo + juliet' at 1:30 am by yourself ... which raises bigger concerns for me. :)

Rodney V. Smith
02-26-2010, 11:36 PM
'that movie' ... how dare you shun Bill Shakespeare like that Rodney.

and off the top of my head ... that means you are either watching 'shakespeare in love' or 'romeo + juliet' at 1:30 am by yourself ... which raises bigger concerns for me. :)

Not shunning the bard, just finding the most immediate source. And yes I'm watching Romeo + Juliet by myself on Netflix. My wife is in Toronto and I'm in a dark humor, so pardon my excesses at this late hour if you will.

Ben Sliker
02-26-2010, 11:43 PM
lol ... i might have to bite my thumb at you. LET'S GET HIM ZAZA!

(ok ... that's it. hours of masking work has officially made me crazy. mark the date and time.)

Scott F
02-27-2010, 06:12 AM
It's an Elvis thing.....thank you, thank you very much.:cheesy:

Just don't shoot your TV.

ZazaCast
02-27-2010, 02:47 PM
Just don't shoot your TV.
...it's been known to happen!:shocked:

jessicalsin
02-27-2010, 06:29 PM
Hiya Zaza! Just dropping in to make sure there are no inappropriate shenanigans going on in here...then again who am I kidding?....:P

ZazaCast
02-27-2010, 10:02 PM
Hiya Zaza! Just dropping in to make sure there are no inappropriate shenanigans going on in here...then again who am I kidding?....:P

It's all good...all good! Thanks for stopping by, we miss you around here.
What happened to the blond hair? Is it true...do they really have more fun?:happy:

jessicalsin
02-28-2010, 07:47 AM
No, blondes do NOT have more fun! I think it's more based on the person...and I'm already really fun!
I miss you guys too! To all the Canadian (well Ontario based) DVX people...If you ever need an actress just feel free to ask!

ZazaCast
02-28-2010, 11:30 PM
No, blondes do NOT have more fun! I think it's more based on the person...and I'm already really fun!
I miss you guys too! To all the Canadian (well Ontario based) DVX people...If you ever need an actress just feel free to ask!

I don't know...I bet the blondes have a different opinion.:shocked:
I'll bet we see you in the next fest, come on Canadian filmmakers....

Mark Harris
03-01-2010, 12:00 AM
Looking forward to this Joe!

Mike@AF
03-01-2010, 12:30 AM
Wow! You really started work early on this one. Were you the first one finished? Looks like a cool film. Looking forward to watching it!

ZazaCast
03-01-2010, 12:35 PM
Looking forward to this Joe!

Thanks Mark...hope it's enjoyable to you on some level...:happy:


Wow! You really started work early on this one. Were you the first one finished? Looks like a cool film. Looking forward to watching it!

Yeah, everything fell into place and the only time I could shoot it was right after Thanksgiving. I believe I was the first finished...which has been making me crazy with all this waiting!

Michael Anthony Horrigan
03-01-2010, 01:02 PM
I believe I was the first finished...which has been making me crazy with all this waiting!You heard that they pushed the upload date back to April right?

:evil:

Marlon Ladd
03-01-2010, 01:06 PM
:Drogar-Happy(DBG): I heard it was May.

ZazaCast
03-01-2010, 01:49 PM
^ d'ough!!!

Marlon Ladd
03-01-2010, 03:48 PM
You have just been BETRAYED!!!

Rodney V. Smith
03-01-2010, 03:56 PM
Mike that was completely evil... Well done!

ZazaCast
03-01-2010, 04:07 PM
See what I have to put up with around here.... I get no respect.....take my Ex-wife, please! :happy:

ZazaCast
03-02-2010, 05:14 PM
Interesting note... I used the prototype "Zaza360 Slider" in this one. I wonder if anyone will notice the shots it was used on???

....Hummmmmm

ZazaCast
03-02-2010, 10:58 PM
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn91/zazacast/Image13.jpg

One last capture before all the fun begins. Giselle breaks into song as we wrap the shoot.

Rodney V. Smith
03-02-2010, 11:32 PM
Interesting note... I used the prototype "Zaza360 Slider" in this one. I wonder if anyone will notice the shots it was used on???

....Hummmmmm

Shouldn't you be wondering if we'll notice which shots it WASN'T used on? :shocked:

ZazaCast
03-03-2010, 02:43 PM
Shouldn't you be wondering if we'll notice which shots it WASN'T used on? :shocked:
...and there in lies the rub!

Rodney V. Smith
03-03-2010, 02:49 PM
I'm not rubbing anything.

Rodney V. Smith
03-03-2010, 02:50 PM
Btw mentioned the slider in my new post...

ZazaCast
03-03-2010, 02:50 PM
I'm not rubbing anything.
You will be after you see my film!:shocked:

jasonthewho
03-04-2010, 03:10 AM
You will be after you see my film!:shocked:

Ugh...

ZazaCast
03-04-2010, 08:38 AM
Ugh...

LOL! Don't worry Jason, just kiddin'.... and I promise, no nudity in the next film!:happy:

Chris Messineo
03-04-2010, 09:53 AM
Looking forward to the film. Great stills. I love the gold tone.

ZazaCast
03-04-2010, 09:56 AM
Looking forward to the film. Great stills. I love the gold tone.
Thanks... trying to keep it warm!:happy:

ZazaCast
03-04-2010, 08:33 PM
WooHoo... I go away for a bit and now we can upload! Yes....

Mike@AF
03-05-2010, 12:13 AM
Yeah, everything fell into place and the only time I could shoot it was right after Thanksgiving. I believe I was the first finished...which has been making me crazy with all this waiting!

Crazy. I have to start sooner next time. We shot one a month ago and another last Thursday. Just finished them yesterday and today.

jasonthewho
03-05-2010, 12:23 AM
LOL! Don't worry Jason, just kiddin'.... and I promise, no nudity in the next film!:happy:

I want more bobbleheads! But this time... how about nude bobbleheads?

ZazaCast
03-05-2010, 12:14 PM
I want more bobbleheads! But this time... how about nude bobbleheads?

LOL! Great idea.... hummmmmm....

:thumbsup:

hoz
03-05-2010, 08:18 PM
don't know how you got it done on time since you started and finished.... last decade! looks real good! can't wait to see!

MSpencer
03-05-2010, 10:34 PM
soooo i'm gonna drive up and watch all the entries with ya.... we can high five. haha

ZazaCast
03-05-2010, 10:37 PM
soooo i'm gonna drive up and watch all the entries with ya.... we can high five. haha

:huh:

MSpencer
03-05-2010, 10:38 PM
:bath: hahahaha

ZazaCast
03-05-2010, 10:40 PM
LMAO! It's getting late & I need a vodka...or two.

MSpencer
03-05-2010, 10:46 PM
haha i've got my fat bastard wine... one of my friends needed to borrow my camera and paid me in a nice bottle of it. haha

Tim Joy
03-06-2010, 10:08 AM
What's up ZAZA!?

So tell, us, what does a lightly dressed woman have to do with a bird?

ZazaCast
03-06-2010, 10:13 AM
What's up ZAZA!?

So tell, us, what does a lightly dressed woman have to do with a bird?

"One New England legend says the Whip-poor-will can sense a soul departing, and can capture it as it flees."

:engel017:

Tim Joy
03-06-2010, 10:22 AM
"One New England legend says the Whip-poor-will can sense a soul departing, and can capture it as it flees."

:engel017:

Is the soul naked?

hoz
03-06-2010, 10:27 AM
Is the soul naked?


ha! :engel017::evil:

i suppose the soul is pure.

ZazaCast
03-06-2010, 10:43 AM
ha! :engel017::evil:

i suppose the soul is pure.

...and naked!:happy:

totitefilms
03-06-2010, 10:48 AM
I like you BTS pix. Hopefully the movie will have more ;-)

Charli
03-06-2010, 07:57 PM
I absolutely had to watch yours first, but of course!



SPOILERS:





At the beginning I wasn't quite sure where you were going with it because you spent a tremendous amount of time on the typewriter, I would have cut that time in half.

But then I liked the direction you went, the multiple women within us all for the guys that we care about was a very interesting point to view. And of course
I have nothing to say against a little nudity especially with the boxing gloves,
that really was quite amusing.

To tell you the truth it felt like silk that is the best way I can describe it.

RodThompson
03-06-2010, 08:12 PM
I agree with Charli on the typewriter intro, but loved the look and feel of the film...no pun intended. I dug the way that you personified every aspect of this chick as she was typing the letter, and technically it was spot on. At first I was like, "ZaZa made this??" and then when I relaxed and got beyond my disbelief, I enjoyed it.

:)

MSpencer
03-06-2010, 08:24 PM
you had a naked girl in this... wow why didn't i know that...

this was pretty good.. i agree with the typewriter thing..

Richard J. Johnson
03-06-2010, 09:29 PM
That was a beautiful film. One of my favs and I have watched over 30 so far. I watched it 3 times. The score was just AMAZING! I was mesmerized by it. I wish she would have moved her left hand but I'm a perv.:happy:
I loved this film and to me it is absolutely your best work. Something about this just resonated with me. Great job man. Great job.

hoz
03-07-2010, 01:06 AM
first film i watched!
real smooth looking film! i liked the simplicity in it! great music too.

Bigmagic
03-07-2010, 02:01 AM
Very well done and tastefully too I might add. I can't remember much about anything except a half naked boxing chick!(just kidding) Great piece of work, now can we see the behind the scenes and blooper reel!

MrSeth
03-07-2010, 07:28 AM
My critique for Song of the Whippoorwill
The story:
Extremely powerful in its narration. Very well done.

The acting:
Great!

The camerawork:
Very good! The colors impressed me

The editing:
Very smooth. I thought it was too much on the typewriter but I understand the intent you were going for.

The sound and music:
Sound editing was spot-on! Music was amazing! Will stick to my head for some time now.

Overall impression:
Simple and seductive ;)

My favorite shot:
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/4326/screenshot20100307at827.png

ZazaCast
03-07-2010, 09:14 AM
Thanks to all for the comments! Keep it coming, as it's all a great help.

Homunculus
03-07-2010, 09:18 AM
I'll be honest, I didn't get this film. However the artistry was definitely top notch and the photography and direction, lighting, etc was very good.

ZazaCast
03-07-2010, 09:26 AM
I'll be honest, I didn't get this film.

It's a woman's "Dear John" letter to her cheating Beau.

Maximus
03-07-2010, 09:34 AM
It felt like it was set in the 40s or 50s, with the old typewriter, and the girl's makeup. She was very cute and with her bright red lipstick and nail polish, reminded of Marilyn Monroe. She did a great job.

I just wanted to mention the period look because production design is so important in setting a sense of time and place, especially in a film with a single location. I was obviously reading too much into it, and expecting some payoff. Doh!

Great job!