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Bare the Sun
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Teaser trailer added 06/23/14 *Edit: Revised trailer utilizing final grading from the film posted 11/11/14:




03/30/12: Although behind schedule, I did some location test shooting a couple weeks ago and have completed an outline for the film. It should end up 10-15 minutes in length and I hope to include some CG work as well. In addition, it may call for the use of a crane and dolly. Green screen is also a possibility at this point, but I am still narrowing some things down.

Next up will be to complete the screenplay to solidify details and then find my actor.


Jesse Widener
Art and Structure design studio - www.artandstructure.com
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#2
Screenplay complete.

I am going to reorder it out of sequence into a practical shooting script to further evaluate what additional equipment I will use for shooting, before I put out a casting call.


Jesse Widener
Art and Structure design studio - www.artandstructure.com
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#3
Casting calls began a few weeks ago and after narrowing down the submissions, I have about a dozen applicants to screentest for a male role, and 18-20 more applicants to screentest for a female role.

I began screentests in Redding today, and if I can finish setting my schedule in time, I will screen test the bulk of the rest next weekend on a trip through Medford, Roseburg, Eugene, Corvallis, Salem, and around back to Bend.


Jesse Widener
Art and Structure design studio - www.artandstructure.com
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#4
Screentests largely complete after a long weekend. I have a couple more female tests to undertake, but have chosen the male role.

I will aim to meet with the actor the weekend after this to go over the screenplay in detail as well as discuss wardrobe/props, I'll be back in the Eugene/Corvallis area to finish location scouting June 7th, and still have some minor mods to make on the stabilizer I bought, some work yet to do on the dolly/rail system, and get a crane together.

Much work yet to do, but rolling along with a plan.


Jesse Widener
Art and Structure design studio - www.artandstructure.com
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#5
I was in Ashland yesterday for another screen test for the female role, then down in Redding with the male actor discussing the role, props and wardrobe. I showed him a mock-up I'd done for the concept a few months ago which he thought was great, and is excited to get underway. I plan to shoot his portion in 2-3 weeks, pending my getting the rest of my hardware together.

Stabilizer needs a mod or two I am looking into. The dolly/rail system is worked out and I just need to construct it. I have a plan for the crane.


Jesse Widener
Art and Structure design studio - www.artandstructure.com
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#6
The camera dolly and rails is mostly constructed. It needs a minor tweak or two but works well. Total cost of materials comes out to a little less than $2 a foot. I purchased enough materals to build a 50 foot rail for about $90 (one five foot section was damaged during the build, so down to 45 feet). Therefore a 25 foot run would cost about $50 in materials. This is for the rail itself. The camera tripod dolly and grooved wheels required to ride the rails cost about $65. I will post images eventually, but the Group might get a sneak peak of the dolly and a section of rail at the next regular monthly meeting.


Jesse Widener
Art and Structure design studio - www.artandstructure.com
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#7
I'm interested in seeing what this turns out to be, as well as all your various camera rigs.
"Our films don't get finished, they just get released."
John Lasseter
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#8
I have chosen my female actress and the location for her scene...continuing to acquire props...Robin may pitch in to assist on wardrobe/makeup, and the crane parts have been purchased and/or machined; just need to assemble and test.

I am aiming to shoot the main character's scenes next weekend.


Jesse Widener
Art and Structure design studio - www.artandstructure.com
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Very last minute notice, there is a possibility I could use an assistant to hold a light reflector for part of the shoot this weekend. I won't know for sure until Friday evening. If anyone might be interested, let me know. We would be heading out around 6:30am-7am on Saturday (I will drive), arrive at the shoot location sometime between 9 and 10am, and return late Saturday afternoon or some time in the evening. In the event we have to stay overnight to get any missed shots, I would pay for lodging. Otherwise, the job would be unpaid except your lunch (and dinner if necessary) which I would cover...plus the experience of being in a high quality mysterious production!


Jesse Widener
Art and Structure design studio - www.artandstructure.com
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#10
Teaser trailer added to first post. Beware this is still unfinished footage and youtube butchers it.


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