To echo Becca, this past week has certainly been interesting, on the other side of the country as well.
This past Tuesday, ABC took over our parking lot and the street in front of us to film a scene for “Revenge.” I took some time while walking a package to FedEx to watch the crew work and nearly blend into the extras for a scene. The efficiency of the shoot was impressive, especially for taking over a street through a community in LA in the middle of the morning- despite the large number of people on set, they moved quickly and were out in time to grab lunch.
(No pictures since they had security and local police everywhere)
But that’s not really what made this past week interesting. In this past week, a mock PSA that I edited at my internship for publicity is now being considered for the DVD release of one of our most prominent movies of the summer. And, as each passing month brings Gravitas bigger and better titles, I’ve been assigned to edit several behind-the-scenes compilations for what has been our biggest July release. Assuming all goes well, I’ll be able to reveal more details on that once those have been released to the public.
In addition to all of that, I’ve also secured my interview that we’re expected to get for FST 398 credit. Utilizing my contacts, I’ll be interviewing Alex Bakke, the writer/director of the upcoming movie ‘Believe Me,’ which you can expect to be making some pretty large splashes later this fall-
He’s only been out of college a few years, and alongside his producer Alex Carroll, managed to raise millions of dollars to create three relatively successful nationally released movies. He wrote and developed a comedy series for MTV while still in college. If anyone can provide relevant advice, it will be him. I just hope I can be a good interviewer; if I find success in that, you can look forward to it being shared in spaces where everyone can see it.
So, in the course of this week, I’ve managed to somehow become an editor respected by industry professionals (at least at Gravitas), gain serious marketing work for the near future (becoming my major priority at work), and set up an interview with an up-and-coming but already fairly famous filmmaker, who was actually excited about it.
In addition to all of that, I’ve helped prepare some materials for the upcoming months at Gravitas, and I think a lot more people are about to know of Gravitas Ventures by the end of 2014. I still have two weeks left here, but my final day will be on that of the theatrical release for 4 Minute Mile, which I’ve worked a lot on and finally watched in its entirety recently. And I honestly loved it. Both as someone who ran cross country for seven years and as a filmmaker. Even though I’ll be leaving the company to return to UNCW, I will certainly be keeping an eye on their films.
If you click here, you can see some of those quote images that I mentioned working on in my last post. One of those images got reposted to Reddit and got a couple thousand upvotes, I’ve been told.
Almost made me get on Reddit. Almost.