Bat For Lashes

The Haunted Man

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Music for the Weekend: Lilies by Bat for Lashes.

I’ve hit the ground running as we gear up for our two-day shoot next week. Crew is locked, camera tests on Monday, casting and storyboards will be done by Tuesday, creature effects and production design done by Friday, and then out to the desert to shoot Saturday and Sunday into Monday morning. Somewhere in there I’ll find time to sleep and dream a few dreams.

There’s something exhilarating about shooting a picture without the benefit of time. A lot of our calls are on gut instinct simply because we don’t have the time for analysis. This is filmmaking by doing what simply feels right. It’s a new way for me to work, and I’m enjoying every moment. But then any time I get to create, I’ll enjoy it with all my heart. We’ve got some truly amazing collaborators on this project, artists who are willing to step up and help out because it’s just a really great script and high concept. And we all believe in it, wholeheartedly.

Have a safe, wonderful weekend!

My head is filled with….

This -

All day. Every day. In my dreams and nightmares. Editing is one of those all-consuming things, it never let’s you go because there’s never a prescribed correct way to edit a sequence together. It’s like chipping away at a clay sculpture, adding back when you take away too much, and then pulling it off again. Somewhere in that lump of clay is a finished expression, and we’re just removing the excess to allow it to breathe.

My weekends are shot, but truth be told, I’d rather be editing anyway. Have a great weekend!