June 08, 2009

Correspondences: Bulgarous Movie Production Discussion Part I

In the interest of FULL TRANSPARENCY regarding the smoke-filled room deliberations of the itwaslost.org board, I will make public this correspondence about a possible MOVIE to be shot during our Blog Reunion in Bulgarious Bulgarity. Since the project will no doubt evolve even further from these earlier discussions, publishing our first ideas should give nothing away. The conversation composed many e-mails, so I will spread it over a few posts.

from"J____ Quill" ______@gmail.com
to"Grainne Proinseas" ______@gmail.com,
"Olaf Mary Mohammad" ____@gmail.com,
"S. Sandrigon" _@itwaslost.org
dateSun, May 31, 2009 at 11:08 PM
subjectBig Little Industry

Dear sirs,

Considering the time that you will be spending here and considering activities. I am proposing that during the time in the Big Little we utilize our resources and make a film. I would like to make a film with the available child actors at our disposal. Do we have ideas for bi or tri - lingual films? I am going to work on recruiting the kids here, but wondering what we have the way of concepts. I figure some writing can be done before you get here, most of it on the fly, either way producing things is good. Perhaps something with music and film? There is much to be harnessed. Thoughts?


from"J____ Quill" _____@gmail.com
to"Grainne Proinseas" ______@gmail.com,
"Olaf Mary Mohammad" ____@gmail.com,
"S. Sandrigon" _@itwaslost.org
dateSun, May 31, 2009 at 11:16 PM
subjectRe: Big Little Industry

Also, Grace... could you be convinced to bring your camera? Shooting with mine would not be adequate. I don't think you need to worry too much about gypsies.

from"Grainne Proinseas" _____@gmail.com
to"J____ Quill" _____@gmail.com
cc"Olaf Mary Mohammad" ____@gmail.com,
"S. Sandrigon" _@itwaslost.org
dateMon, Jun 1, 2009 at 10:16 AM
subjectRe: Big Little Industry

I think this is an excellent idea, and I was already planning on bringing my new HDflip with me...not a professional movie camera by any means, but it gets the job done, and the stuff I've been getting out of it is HD and actually looks really nice. the audio is better than i ever would have expected with such a small camera. I'm sure with your camera and mine we can set up some good 2 camera setups, too...make it more fun in post production, more to work with...haha
I actually just spent the weekend on a freelance gig where i was facilitating high-school film-making (about a racially motivated murder that happened in these kids town on long island) and discovered that I totally love working with kids to make movies. I'm sure it will be even better in bulgaria with a slightly younger crowd. between us brainstorming and providing direction towards non-conventional ideas, providing technical support, and kids improvising and just generally being absurd because of their age, we should come up with something good.

i also think incorporation of music is a great idea- maybe some of it could be music-video kinda things?- esp. since we will have mary and sandrigon and the instruments they bring....


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- Robert F. Kennedy

from"S. Sandrigon" _@itwaslost.org
to"Grainne Proinseas" _____@gmail.com
cc"J____ Quill" _____@gmail.com
"Olaf Mary Mohammad" ____@gmail.com
dateMon, Jun 1, 2009 at 10:36 AM
subjectRe: Big Little Industry


Do they like superheros? I have an idea, (not at all inspired by the fact I'm re-reading the essential x-men.)
Big Little: a strange monster starts attacking it from the watermelon patches.

Kids end up saving the superheros trying to save the day.

We'll keep the CGI down to a minimum.

Adios, AMIGOS.

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