Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SOS Prop Scavenger Hunt Adventures


It was so beautiful out today. Which helped a lot; I slept fitfully last night and had to drive all over Seattle (well, Wallingford and Revenna at least) today in my search for the last props to acquire. I called it my scavenger hunt adventure on my red clipboard...


And John's in town! Production starts in two days!


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Dr. Mabuse - La séance de spiritisme


As Karina and I were beginning to work out the séance scene for "The Speed of Sound" I was trying to think of other films that have good séance scenes, and thought of the one from Fritz Langs's Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (1922). And then I found a great still from the scene (top). So if you can picture this scene taking place in an old Pacific Northwest house, that's where we're heading...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Signal Network to the Brain

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Another great illustration from "Sound and Hearing" by S.S. Stevens, Fred Warshofsky and the Editors of LIFE.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Schedule Day Adventures


Yesterday. We had a massive scheduling meeting that lasted 10 hours. It involves 21 people. 34 locations. In two weeks. And most of the people working on "Speed of Sound" are not taking time off work. Wow. Schedule explosion (above).


During our session, Seattle received a big hail storm. We lost power twice. (Which wasn't a big deal because our laptops and phones were charged.) But it made ordering delivered food funny because restaurants in my house's surrounding area all lost power and closed. We got Thai food from Fremont and I ate Swimming Rama for the first time. 


At around 7pm, I lost hearing in my right ear. Everything seems significant when you're making a film about life, death, and sound waves.