Yeah, this is all pretty much set up. Dry, boring stuff you gotta do before each and every movie unless you have--what do they call them?--producers and production managers and other people in general.
Funny anecdote--the casting person I talk about below triggers some memories. Rick was in a movie directed by a local guy that we'll call RM. RM had some people over to his house to shoot some storyboard stills for his next movie so I went over with Rick. Rick ends up being in a doggy-style sex position with this casting chick for a shot. They're in clothes, but Rick didn't know her that well so it was pretty awkward. That was the first time I met her, but Rick got to know her better.
So fast-forward to we're trying to find some help to shoot "Hunting Humans". We get in contact with this casting chick and she says to come over her apartment. It's July. I meet Rick, and he's got eggnog. I don't know why, except that Rick likes it.
We go over to the ladies apartment and chat for a while. I remember Rick asking her if she wanted some eggnog. The look on her face like, "Are you joking?"
He wasn't. And we didn't end up working with her. I don't blame the eggnog.
January 29th, 1998
I've completed the daily shooting breakdown. This is where I've grouped the shots according to location, so I can get as many scenes done in one location as possible per day. It's infeasible to try to shoot the script in a chronological fashion.
In the breakdown I make some projections on how long it will take to shoot each shot, depending on how many different camera and lighting setups I picture we'll need. Again, I'm pretty much guessing. That's why I'm leaving a couple of extra days at the end to shoot whatever we didn't get done.
On the talent front, Rick's talked to a producer he knew from a couple of other productions. She's given us a couple of leads for our cast, as well as the name of a local director who's done a few low-budget features.
One of our main problems is how to locate a lead actress who A) Can act and B) is very attractive and C) is willing to take off her clothes in two scenes for almost no up-front money.
Rick met the local director who likes the trailer for the script. He claims to have access to a camera, a cinematographer and other actors and actresses.
We're meeting again on the fourth and we're going to talk more about what we can do for each other.