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Filmmaking hurdles

Filmmaking hurdles

As we’re in the home stretch on filming MERIT BADGES, I’ve had a some time to look back at the journey and reflect on some of the hurdles I’ve faced while trying to get into filmmaking. Though to be honest, I’m not sure I feel like I’m really inside the circle just yet, but I’m definitely doing and not just talking about doing things now, so there’s a definite sense of something I’ll dubiously label accomplishment.

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Everybody cut, everybody cut

Location scouting for MERIT BADGES today went pretty well and the trip found some new spots with a lot of potential, so I think we can tally a notch in the ‘Progress’ column. Though it’s more of a stoplight color coding system than just a hash mark tally. But fwiw there’s way more green than red at this point anyway.
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Dem Cutz

The Nerdwriter inspecting one of my very moste favourite anythings in his latest vid warrants some appreciation, capice? Treat yourself and check it out below:

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We don’t need no stinkin badges…

Well, here I am again, in pre-production. Excited. Terrified. Occupying an emotional tilt that could be likened to the climax of the 1986 film SPACE CAMP— wherein the Space Shuttle Atlantis is low on oxygen, has missed the last safe re-entry window, and is actively de-orbiting whether it has an LZ or not. Perhaps I’m 12-year-old Joaquin Phoenix in this scenario, too enthusiastic and naive to truly appreciate the danger. But it’s happening.

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Checking in with the Georgia Film Incentive

Them dang incentives.

The 245 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.02 billion in direct spending in the state.

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NC film industry forum recap

What what. Attended TriFilm Society’s forum on the state of the North Carolina Film Industry last night at the Cary Theatre and it turned out to be a nice event for local creatives to voice and discuss a mixed bag of challenges one faces in today’s evolving landscape of filmmaking. My instinct at these sorts of things is always to listen and consider rather than speak up because– well, for one I get nigh incoherent when mouth-breathing in ye olde English werds, much less in front of a crowd, and better still– there are smarter people than me in the room. But I did have a few thoughts that sprung from the discussion, and figured to present them here for comment or derision.

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