-Salinas, my new P.R women
Wow, This is me admitting to being an absentee blogger. I have meant to write about my experiences as of late but real life kept getting in the way. I know what your thinking. Excuses, excuses. It takes 10 min.to phone your Mom but often it's just one more thing on your to-do list.
When I left you last, I had just gotten a cable TV channel to agree on airing Restless Josie. Done. Now, I can concentrate on making incredible mind blowing television. Wrong! I now had to focus on hiring a crew, getting a business loan, phone lines, new camera equipment, insurance and if that wasn't enough, raising about one hundred thousand dollars. Tired yet? I'm only just getting started. We haven't even started filming.
I realize now that if making your own television series was easy then TV wouldn't suck. The networks would have so many quality programs to choose from that nothing sub-standard would ever make the cut. Unfortunately, most talented, imaginative artist types could never handle the production side of things without loosing there minds.
I know this sounds condescending and slightly exaggerated but take it from me, the tedious shit you have to finish before you even get to think about content is mind boggling. Most of it do-able but boring and soul sucking.
I think I've managed to even bore myself with this dribble. On to the good stuff. Filming....The good new is, my new crew is getting along famously and is even starting to feel like family,(but family you enjoy). We filmed our first 30 minute episode in 6 days. I for one was very rusty after months spent at the computer and not on camera. But, somehow we caught our stride by day 3 in Tofino and started to produce some good content.
This next week will be spend editing our pilot. The first show being very important because your trying to win an audience. Hopefully, we will have so many banger shots to choose from that we will have trouble cutting. The fear being that you don't have enough content and you have to re-shoot. As much as I love filming in Tofino, I hope we have tons of great footage. Maybe I will even have something fun to post on this blog to get all 16 of you frothing in anticipation. And to answer the question, "yes" I phoned my mom:)