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Video Production Log – Day #1

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Where You Come In…

Friday night we shot our first scene for the movie and things could not have gone better. As you can see from the screen shots in the previous post, the RED really does produce a beautiful picture. This movie is going to look great and the music is going to sound amazing.
One of the things that became even more evident after shooting this first scene was that making this entire movie is going to take a lot of help from a lot of people. Now I know we’ve been doing nothing but recruiting for extras, dancers and crew lately, but as the director, having actually stepped behind the camera for the first time on this film, I wanted to personally ask for anyone and everyone attached, affiliated, related to or influenced by this production to step up and help in some way.
How can you do this?
First and foremost we need people to physically come out and be an extra or help with the production side of things. We have some big numbers coming up and we can’t CGI in dozens of fake people to fill our scenes.
If you’re not around or are too camera shy we can use any and all kinds of support possible. Email lifeisnotamusical@gmail.com to get more information. Keep checking this site regularly; visit my personal film blog or our producer Zane’s blog as we will both be updating all over the place about the film.

And last but not least start spreading the word about this production any way you can. Post links to this site, mention it to a friend, etc. Word of mouth will go a long way in boosting our small little production.
I must say that I am extremely excited for where this movie can possibly go and I’m so grateful for everyone who has helped it get this far. I’m sure with more help it can reach heights this story rightfully deserves.


Photo Journal – Day 1 – First Shoot

These are screencaps from out first shoot,  for the number “How Did We Get Here”. Behind-scenes-video of the first day soon!


We are shooting on a RED One!

We have fantastic news. With the help of Craig Detweiler and Pepperdine’s Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture, we have secured a RED ONE camera for the shooting of Life is Not a Musical: The Musical. This is a huge blessing and we are incredibly excited. This will give us the ability to produce and incredibly high quality picture.

The RED ONE is an extremely advanced camera that has been used in a ton of movies including Book of Eli, Lovely Bones, Gamer, District 9, and many many more. You can take a look at the specs and see the Red Reel on their site.

ONCE AGAIN: We are starting shooting soon, and that means we’ve opened up a lot of new positions, from script supervising to costumes and make-up. Let us know if you’d like to help! Email lifeisnotamusical@gmail.com for more information, and keep an eye on this site!

Happy New Year!


Producer’s blog: Into the thick of things.

Just making a quick update for everyone. We have some exciting news!

We have finished out first track from Life is Not a Musical. It is a powerful emotional number called “How Did We Get Here” and it sounds great. We can’t wait for everyone to hear it. But you’ll have to wait a bit longer, there may be a special sneak peek coming soon…

We are arranging the rest of the tracks and beginning to work on choreography. Soon we’ll be doing an open call for extras and dancers, so keep an eye out! Email lifeisnotamusical@gmail.com to find out how you can get involved.

Also, we are starting shooting soon, and that means we’ve opened up a lot of new positions, from script supervising to costumes and make-up. Let us know if you’d like to help!

So keep an eye on this blog for all the production news. Soon you’ll start seeing video updates from myself and the production team. I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

-Zane


We are going to the studio!

I’m really excited to announce that we are going into the studio to record the first number! Right now Life is Not a Musical has six songs written with two more on the way. By next week one of our songs will be entirely done and ready for us to start shooting next semester. If you cross your fingers you may be able to see a completed scene from the movie by the end of January at a special event.

Life is Not a Musical has teamed up with Darkbloom Productions, which will be producing the music for the soundtrack. We are really excited about the partnership and we love how the music is sounding right now.

Things are moving quickly here, so don’t forget to keep an eye on this site for all of the news!


Life is Not a Musical has a cast!

We are happy to announce the amazing cast of Life is Not a Musical: The Musical!

Cast

Tom – Jacob Shideler
Claire – Allegra Edwards
Brooke – Jillian Lawson
Aubrey – Miriam McSpadden
Adrian – Zachary Garrett
Joe – Craig Knepley
Allen – Jeff Thompson
Carson – Clayton Snyder
Grover – Seth Allison
Bartender – Charlotte Ubben
Dante – Bill Szobody
Cleo – Layla Brisco

Featured Vocalist:

Erika Varela
Katie McDonough

Musical Ensemble

Carissa Gipprich
Mishy Turner
Katie Blair
Haven Nutt
Amanda Massie
Brennan Blankenship

Dance Ensemble

Naomi – Andrea Nikolic
Kimberly – Katie Rivers
Jenny – April Hautea
Jessica – Melanie Taylor
Samantha – Virginia Nolde

We are incredibly excited to have such and amazing and exciting cast. You can look forward to seeing these people blow you away soon.