Punkmonkey Pictures: August 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Behind the Scenes on Luke Ramer's "Under the Rainbow"

For the last couple of days I was pleased to act as a grip on Luke Ramer's new movie. I had to leave early to cram in a quick vacation before the students return for the Fall term next Monday but I plan to rejoin the crew as soon as possible.


Director, Luke Ramer and Assistant Director, Rachael Ingram in "video village"



Actor, Norm Provost in a scene


D.P., Greg Roth checks camera on a dolly



cast and crew get ready for a driveway dolly-shot



My proud attempt at simulating morning sun coming through a kitchen window.
Norm checks out my handiwork.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Punkmonkey Update - New Movie Title and more!


The first big announcement is that I've decided on an official name for the movie. The official title is (drum roll)...The Secret Door. I'm not going to bother trying to explain it. Trust me, it makes sense when thinking about the characters and how they interact with each other, at least it does to me.

So...work progresses. I've been shooting nearly every weekend for the last few weeks and the team and I have managed to capture some pretty good stuff. For the next couple of weeks I'll be taking some time off to work on Luke Ramer's new movie, Under the Rainbow, and to get some fishing in before the students come back for the Fall term. I plan to resume shooting at end of August and hopefully finish before the leaves turn. There is still much to do.

The other major news that I'd like to highlight in this week's update is the movie's soundtrack. I've received confirmation from a number of very respected musicians who will be participating in this project. As of today, The Secret Door will boast exclusive tracks from Jonathan Canady (Deadworld, Deathpile, Angel of Decay, Nightmares), Peacemaker (Richard Hoak of Brutal Truth, Total Fucking Destruction, old Head), Requiem (featuring David Graham), and Caution Horses, a collaborative musical project featuring Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrhythmia, Byla), Jeff Eber (Dysrhythmia), Colin Marston (Dysrhythmia, Behold...The Arctopus, Infidel?/Castro!), Christian McKenna (Zodiak, Slacks). We'll also include reused tracks from older releases by Slacks, Byla, Zodiak and the Italian noise purveyors, Iron Molar. I'm thrilled to be associated with any of these fine musicians individually but to have so many willing to help out on this project is a genuine honor. There may be more news regarding the soundtrack but it's still tentative so I'll hold off on further announcements for now. Stay tuned.

If you're interested in hearing some of these very fine musicians, check out their myspace pages.

http://www.myspace.com/malsonus

http://www.myspace.com/peaceisthevictory

http://www.myspace.com/byla

http://www.myspace.com/zodiak

http://www.myspace.com/requiem2872

http://www.myspace.com/ironmolar

http://www.myspace.com/slacks

Finally, the screen-shots I'm including on today's post are from our most recent shoot. Gabe, (Brian DiBonaventure) our villain, stalks a woman (Krystel Hubble) in a parking garage. Screen-shots from day #4 aren't ready yet but I'll get some up eventually.

Thanks for checking in. More will be posted soon.
- Ed