[Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 6: And Now, We Proudly Present…

Having had the opportunity to show LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR to my friends and family Saturday evening (and having survived said showing without any booing or flying rotten produce), I now offer up my short film for the world-at-large's viewing pleasure (hopefully). I must take a moment once again to thank my wonderful cast and … Continue reading [Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 6: And Now, We Proudly Present…

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[Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 5: In the Can

If you were following me on twitter the weekend of September 18-19, you might have seen my flurry of tweets regarding the culmination of post-production on LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR. I could have futzed around with it for many more hours, which could have spanned into days and weeks and probably months, but I realized … Continue reading [Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 5: In the Can

[Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 4: Shoot Me Now

On May 22nd, with the help of four friends and one sister, we managed to shoot a short film.  It didn't go perfectly, but I'd say it went nearly swimmingly, and for that I am thankful.  We kept the shoot to about four hours, despite a few hiccups.    Here's a quick rundown of some lessons … Continue reading [Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 4: Shoot Me Now

[Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 3: Spec to Shooting Draft

This pre-production stuff is no joke, people.  I'm itching to get back to writing, to be honest, as after spending about six hours on the shooting draft and shot list on Saturday, I'm starting to feel a little neurotic.  But I'll have to carry on as this is week leading up to the shoot.  On … Continue reading [Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 3: Spec to Shooting Draft

[Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 2: Location, Location, Location

Back in March, I set forth my intentions to make a short film.  Well, so far, so good -- good enough that I can report that, without a doubt, on May 22, barring any catastrophes, we will in fact be filming. I've been able to secure a cast and crew (i.e., beg my friends and … Continue reading [Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 2: Location, Location, Location

[Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 1: Decisions

I have always been a writer.  In college, I made a few forays into the visual medium by force for class assignments.  I was lucky to run with a group of broadcasting majors, so I had enough guidance and assistance that what I attempted usually turned out well enough to get me an A.  On … Continue reading [Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 1: Decisions