Let’s Have A Little Bit Of Improv

In the previous blog post, I talked about the casting process of “The Proposal Complex” at length. Because most of the characters in the film didn’t have a ton of dialogue, one thing I did then and usually do is for the actors to act out an improv scenario. It was the one way I […]

Production Notes From “The Proposal Complex”

While we are waiting for “Don’t Be Scared” and “The Invention” to be edited, I have been working on the press kit for our previous film “The Proposal Complex” which some of you might be familiar with. Today, I wrote up our production notes for the film, so enjoy for your viewing pleasure. “The Proposal […]

“Don’t Be Scared” Film Journal Day 3

Considering day 2 we were behind schedule almost the entire day, late Saturday night I met with assistant director Chris Ramirez and dp Josh Paney as I felt we needed to get a bit of an early start our final day. The main reason for this of course is we once again had to black […]

“Don’t Be Scared” Film Journal Day 2

Well here we are. Day two of “Don’t Be Scared” also known as the longest day of shooting. We scheduled the shoot to go from 1-10pm. Needless today wasn’t for the weak of heart. Thankfully, unlike the previous night there was not a whole lot of moving from spot to spot. In fact about 90% […]

“Don’t Be Scared” Film Journal Day 1

Well here we were, the first day of filming for our most recent short “Don’t Be Scared.” Despite all the stress leading up to this day, it was time to get down to business. As mentioned in previous blogs, we went through arduous processes in terms of getting a location set, props produced and to […]

A Big Thank You To AK Portraits

As some of you may have been wondering, the Clerestory Productions Blog has been at break for a few weeks. Reason one is that we were filming “Don’t Be Scared” from October 18-20 and while I wanted to do updates during filming, there simply was no time for it. The second reason why I haven’t […]

Gearing Up

Today is the day Clerestory Productions will go into production for our latest short film “Don’t Be Scared.” Words cannot express the level of excitement that is passing through my body at the moment. We have our cast, our crew and as of last night we got our camera package…   As I said in […]

The Crew For “Don’t Be Scared”

Much like many of our productions, “Don’t Be Scared” works with a very minimal crew. While yes one reason for this is we are a low budget production company, it also is because simply our films don’t call for gigantic crews. I for one have been on a few large crew shoots, and one thing […]

The Cast of “Don’t Be Scared”

One of my favorite processes when it comes to the creation of a film is casting. Clerestory Productions for the last few years has put on three casting calls. Now, it should be noted that we don’t hold a casting call for every film we do. We film our casting calls and use it for […]