Archive for May, 2012

The Indestructibles Film Journal #3: The Photo Shoot

May 30, 2012

The Indestructibles poster is officially out! You can see the fine results below.

In addition, yet another entry in The Indestructibles film journal has just been published over at the Apex blog. Here’s an excerpt.

Nathalie was a complete pro. She never complained about the freezing water and the wind, didn’t ask once to stop, and was completely there, emoting as her character, whenever the camera was shooting.

Click here to read the full entry.

The Indestructibles – Poster

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‘The Indestructibles’ Film Journal Entry #2: The Auditions

May 7, 2012

The Indestructibles is an independent SF film for the web that I am currently working on. The Apex blog is kind enough to host the monthly film journal. Here’s an excerpt from the second entry:

When you hold auditions, you have to be ready for anything. I mean literally for anything.

Acting well means you’re going to be emotionally exposed, which means that rehearsals as well as auditions can become very personal. A lot of personal stuff comes out. I’ve learned (to my surprise) that when I hold auditions, you can tell me anything, and I’m going to react to it with absolute calm and acceptance. I want the actors to trust me, I want us to be able to work together on a personal level later on. The last thing I want any of them to feel is judgment from me.

If I sat across an actor in an audition and he told me he’d just shot a guy, I’d say “Oh, yeah? How’d that happen?” and my face would not even show surprise. That’s the state of mind I find myself in when I audition.

Read the full entry here.

Reports from a Reading in the Virtual World

May 7, 2012

Last Saturday, I participated in a virtual reading in the virtual world of Second Life. It was a cafe reading, in which five different SF authors from five different continents read from their writings. I was one of the authors.

The experience was pure 90’s science fiction, not least of which because of the 3D nature of Second Life along with the fact that there are facsimiles for everything.

When I ‘entered’ the cafe, by popping in out of nowhere, I was asked by Kueperpunk Korhonen, one of the event’s supervisors, if I wanted to be teleported to a nearby warm-up concert.

Of course I wanted to teleport. Doesn’t everyone?

During the warm-up concert, the editor Michael Iwoleit, who was one of the authors, noticed I wasn’t wearing any clothes. “Looking a bit naked, aren’t you, Guy?” he said.

“Do I?” I said, not aware of what my avatar looks like or that clothing issues were a ‘thing’. “I hope I have nothing to be ashamed of.”

“You look quite well,” he answered.

“Ah, well. No need to change, then.”

And to my knowledge, if no one else dressed me before the reading, I read from my book completely naked. Didn’t bother me a bit. Didn’t even feel a breeze.

A Reading in Second Life

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