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01/03/2006: "Day three of the year 2006 by Christopher Folino"
It was a productive day for “Gamers” yesterday; we shot two scenes that will be added into the movie.
The first scene was the “Bingo Babe Zooming-on-the-Chest” with 88 year-old Rose Bell, the mother of the legendary Michael Bell.
Rose did a wonderful job, however, as I was zooming-in on this woman’s chest , I started to feel like a complete idiot.
The scene is part of a running joke about the main character Gordon and his awful job in public access where he’s proud of his “style” of zooming.
While I was asking the 88 year old woman to stuff her bra more, a part of my brain clicked on and asked “What the hell am I doing adding this scene into the movie?”
“What kind of cinematic legacy am I leaving behind?”
Then, I thought about Tom Green and Ned Beatty and I was at peace with myself and that little part of my brain started thinking about “tamales.”
Besides, after our graphics guru, Dave, “Colacioppoizes” this scene, it will have an obnoxious dancing “Bingo Ball” and whatever, other “crimes against humanity” we can think of.
One of the highlights from yesterday was sitting down and wrapping with Michael Bell and his lovely wife about movies and life.
They live in an incredibly secluded home that oozes “chill” and it reminds me of where all the great “Hollywood” stars from 1940’s lived.
Michael Bell is one of the best storytellers I’ve ever met and he can “curse!” He won my heart fast! And best of all Michael Bell has a wicked quick wit about him, that’s on par with Robin Williams. However, minus the hair and same voices used over-and-over.
When we revamp the website in late January, we are going to add outtakes from his voice over session for the movie. The cursing alone is worth the click!
I do owe Chris Borders a lifetime of thanks for getting us Michael Bell for our movie, and if you ever need one-of-the-greatest voice directors for video games or animated movies, Chris Borders is the man. I don’t plug anybody on this blog that sucks! And all I can say is that every video game trailer that I’m proud of creating over the last five years has involved working with Chris Borders. You can reach him at Tikimancasting@cox.net and his cell phone number is (949) 290-2145.
And also to be fair Frank Szick has been my go-to-guy for all audio design work and he’s a sick talent. Frank is without a doubt one of the best in the business and a pleasure to work with. He makes me sound and look good; he’s like my “Trim Spa” but with audio.
The second scene we shot was at our producer Manuel’s home, which makes me now stereotype all gay men as “Great decorators”. Manuel is one of the sweetest and most talented people you’ll ever meet and the boy is all about style and heart. (By the way when you don’t pay people like Manuel to work on your movie, you need to be nice and remember to talk them up in your “blog” just to give the illusion that you like them)
And by the way please continue to pray for him as he now battles two types of cancer.
He’s going to beat them both, and look damn good doing it!
So, we got to work with the great Scott Allen Rinker last night on the “famous clown scene in the mirror” which, was originally done by another actor who is about six years younger than Scott. We figured since the flashback scenes uses the other main actors dressed in wigs, we might as well stay “consistent”. It went really well, Scott made-out with the hamburger and even had simulated “relations” with the hamburger.
Once this movie comes out and people see this scene, we will have done for preventing obesity in children than any other movie in history.
We have four short scenes left to shoot, which will get done within ten days and then that is that!
And it was another night of seeing two of our lead actors on TV. I swear I have no right to feel like a proud parent, but I do! I just think it’s cool to see the cast in other flicks! Both Scott Allen Rinker and Joe Nieves were on the CBS show “How I Met Your Mother” last night. It was the repeat episode of the “Halloween show.”
Proof that the world is going to end soon, “The Star Wars Holiday Special” which aired once on CBS in 1978 is ranked 2,175 on the MOVIEmeter. If you have never seen this piece of art, it’s equal to rubbing “Liquid Plumber” onto your eyes and the setting a match to it! And then pouring metal spikes over your eyes to put the fire out. Heck, The word “sucks major ass” is too soft of a phrase to describe how bad this “Special” truly is.
And if you would like to hear about another wonderful “Behind-the-scenes” of the making of “Gamers” log onto today’s “Bonus Blog” which can be found at www.imdb.com under Gamers 2006 message board.