- 20 days
- 24 MiniDV tapes
- 137 pages of script
- 2 miles of videotape
- 171.2 gigabytes of video files
- 921 distinct takes
- 4 gallons of fake blood
- 1 dog suit
After all that, Untitled Search for God has wrapped on principal photography! Without getting too wordy (because I’m tired and don’t want to spend too long on this post), let me just say that this is an overwhelming achievement for everyone involved in the production. It’s the largest scale I’ve ever worked on (even as crew), and I was lucky enough to direct the fantastic script that Ethan wrote, and work with the fantastic cast and crew we were able to rope in.
If you had told me a year ago that I would shoot a 137-page script in 20 days, I would have laughed until soy milk sprayed out of my nose. And I don’t even drink soy milk. Anyway, I think what I’m trying to say here (I’m not sure, and I’m still kind of in a daze) is that I have a newfound respect for everyone I got to work with these past few weeks, and I am absolutely astounded at the fact that not only did we shoot an entire feature in three weeks with no money, but that it’s shaping up to be really good.
Now it’s on to approximately a year of post-production: painstaking sound mix, effects and compositing drudgery, and of course editing. Ugh. But watch this space, because I’ve got a month until I head back to MCAD and I have no idea what I’m going to do with myself, so I’ll probably be posting clips and stories from production and who knows… maybe I’ll even revive the vodcast for a few episodes.