We are currently working with our new equipment and preparing for preproduction of My Wife the Alien… We are very excited with the equipment and the possibilities ahead. (We are going into production with two Sony FS100U cinema cameras and one Canon 5d Mark II) Also the results of tests with the new glidecam have been very promising!!! Check back for more!!
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One of the most important ingredients of Bacon Ave’s success is finding the right people, and I am very confident that I have some great people helping me. Therefore I couldn’t think of a better way to start my production blog then to give a little background on my team… who we are and where we come from.
For starters there is, well… me. Am I being selfish by going first? Probably, but that’s okay since I am the one writing this blog. My name is Jonathan Palo and I come from a small town called East Palestine, which is a little south of Youngstown Ohio. There in this small town I found that at a young age I loved to make films with my friends, most of them silly with the worst production values imaginable… but they made me and my friends laugh. That was huge for me. I have also always loved to make people laugh, and my sense of humor is probably my greatest asset (although my superhero chin is a close second). It’s very tough to put me in a situation that I won’t find humor in.
I suppose that growing up this got me in trouble on occasion, such as when I wrote an essay answer for an anatomy test about the path blood takes through the body as a first person narrative. That might have been funny, but it didn’t get me a good grade. I think my humor was lost on my teacher, who to the best of my knowledge hadn’t laughed in years.
Regardless my sense of humor began to work into my other hobby, which is writing stories. I love to write and I have written many different short stories, screenplays, and I have even started full length novels. On occasion I will email them to my friends and family, probably to their dismay, but have never really tried to get published. That all changed four years ago when I wrote a screenplay based on my experiences in retail, and I started to think about the opportunities available in making my own feature films. From there I started to do extensive research on how to make a feature film, while continuing to develop my stories. Then not much happened… I saved my money and continued to write for years. Over the years I have actually made four different screenplays that I want to see made, and hopefully the success of the first one will help me achieve this goal. Ah… the first one.
Interestingly the screenplay I have chosen for our first feature film was originally written as a short narrative for a lost love of mine. Strangely she was into aliens and would tell me about all these conspiracy theories regarding a reptilian alien race ruling the world in secret. This crazy story, which amazingly people actually believe, got my mind working on a story where you show a family secretly dealing with aliens in our society. No… not like fucking ALF, but rather a hard look at love and how a families can endure turmoil in however extreme the situation. My dark humor saturates the story and gives life to characters that are both extreme and complex. I don’t want to give away what I mean by that, but I want people to watch the film and instantly relate to the characters… even if the story is out of this world.
So now is the time to see if we can do it. The years of waiting are over and the extremely exciting prospect of producing something special is at hand. Leading the way I have two people as my right hand men. Well, I suppose it would make more sense if one was at my right hand and the other was at my left hand… anyway that sounds gay. Moving on. Joe Pilolli and Joel Renzenbrink have been friends for a very long time and bring a lot to the table with our production. For starters they both have experience in shooting different events through their production company, P&C Productions. This is great as I am counting on them to help me figure out all the technical aspects of our shoot. That being said I have also found them to be a tremendous resource in keeping me in check. I have the habit of getting overly excited about ideas or opportunities and they have continually been a voice of reason to keep me in reality. I throw ideas off them and they may indeed throw them back at me, but they give me angles to improve my idea. I cannot thank them enough and I am confident that during the shoot they will be even more and more useful.
Rick Gustafson is in charge of our website, something that I know nothing about. I had classes on some aspects of film in college but am absolutely clueless about web design. I guess that I need to give Rick more material for the site, as right now it is rather bare. I need to get working on it! As we get content I look forward to see how the site evolves and know it is in good hands with Rick.
The next blog I write I would like to dive more into my inspirations and what drives me. What films have influenced me and maybe even things I dislike about many films. Until then