March 12th, 2011 (10:24 pm)
current mood: Ecstatic
current song: Burning Love - Elvis Presley
Well, today was a great day! One I'll never forget. This is one unexpected entry, for those who still happen to follow me on LiveJournal, which I have been neglecting. I hope to start making this up, one way or the other.
For those of you not in the know (that would be most of you!) some friends and I have been planning, for more than a year, to launch a series on youTube. This series could accurately be described as an X-Files parody, though familiarity with the show is not a requisite for enjoying it. Our primary inspiration is movies like The Naked Gun and Airplane!, though certainly not films like Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck, though they fall in the same category. I have the dubious honour of being the main writer of the series, and so far the only writer, and overall our budget is shoestring, but we still hope to give everyone a quality bit of entertainment. We are paying a lot of attention to quality, and hope to have it on HD for youTube, should anyone have the ability to view it as such (the average South African would not be able to, thanks to our crummy broadband).
On the whole we don't want this to feel like it was produced by a bunch of guys with time and a cam-corder but like it might be something you'd watch on TV, despite being low-budget. Today was our first day of filming, shooting mostly the scenes with me in (believe it or not, I'm the main villain!). It lasted from 5 o'clock in the afternoon (the dying of the light) until 8:45pm, but mostly we got our shots finished, with lots of comedic touches improvised. Next week the bulk of the show is going to be shot, and we hope to have a trailer within a week or so. I'll keep you posted, or just join our Facebook page.