Saturday, May 23, 2009

Shooting Spiders and Bathtubs

I know how The Spider in the Bathtub looks, feels, sounds and moves. I know it like the back of my hand. And it might be the first script that I've written that I feel completely confident in shooting.

It's totally inspired by movies like Stuart Little, Three O'Clock High, Detroit Rock City, Pee Wee's Big Adventure and Monster House. But the questions keep coming up in conversations and I need to be able to answer them intelligently and accurately. How do you see this moment shot? How will the camera move here? So I think it's probably time. Time to bust out the script and start putting together those shot lists and even some early sketches and overheads. Because there's such a mix of animation and live action, it's really important that I can spell this out meticulously because both time and more importantly, money are involved. I'm nervous that it'll be a hurry up and wait, hurry up and wait situation and I'd rather be ready than not. So I'm excited to delve in.

And god bless the indie rock muzak station at Zen that plays Sonic Youth, Helium, The Strokes, The New Pornographers and The White Stripes.

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