Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Down Home Alien Blues has not been selected as a contender for Best Foreign Picture at the Asean International Film Festival Awards. Final winners are announced March 30th. AIFFA is working to be one of the biggest film festivals along with Cannes, AFM and the Hong Kong festival.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

If you read the book (buy one for Linnea) you'll remember that beaming in and out makes them itch and feel sick. This is the studio shot and the completed "emergency transit" back to the ship, which was initiated by Kip, leaving Theo behind.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

[Click on the picture to see the important bottom half.] The human brain is much better at supplying locations than any set builder if you give it enough clues for the imagination to run wild. Here I used a 'Gobo' to tell our brains that there are bars on the cell door by casting shadows on the actors. A 'Gobo' is any object that goes between the lights and the actors. (The camera isn't shooting through the Gobo.) In this picture we have cameraman Bob Fox, my magnificent little beast (my camera), Tristin Starr (AC), Jay Mitch and Nathalie Biermanns in The Down Home Alien Blues.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Here's another before and after, behind the scenes shot from the making of The Down Home Alien Blues. [Click on it to see the important bottom half of the picture.] Here Derek Partridge (who had one of the most famous bad guy parts in the original Star Trek series and most recently won an award in Dearly Departed) plays Captain Pietr opposite Nathalie Biermanns in the scene below although the two of them were shot a year apart. This was also at CML Studios.

Friday, December 14, 2012

This kind of behind the scenes picture has always fascinated me. This is what a real working shoot looks like. In the top picture you can see us shooting the scene where Jorie is talking to the Captain at CML Studios. We were using a cyclorama to eliminate indications corners and floors. The bottom picture is what a frame of the finished picture looks like.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

This is the final, and I think my favorite of the posters for the Down Home Alien Blues movie. The combination of black with the vibrant colors and the interesting look of the people keeps it dynamic.
Top from left to right: Jay Mitsch, Nathalie Biermanns
Middle from left to right: Eric Satterberg, Aaron Groben
Bottom from left to right: Kristen Hansen, Berenika Bailey.

Also starring, but not shown: Derek Partridge, Renata Green-Gaber

Also, featuring: Barbara Anderson, Mando Garza, Julian Gerami, Kamila Holder

Directed by C. Duke Marsh

Produced by Magic Elevator and Green Sign Media.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Here is the romantic version of the poster for The Down Home Alien Blues.