Progress

I2 (Iteration Two DOG's festival screener) is the next milestone for Daughter of God, the feature film. News is listed top down, with the most recent developments listed first.

Coming up

  • rough I2
  • remaining shot list
    • Burned boxes
    • Joe and The Box on dune
    • Motorcycle discovery and activation
    • shaving and conversion
    • Veronica and Joe
    • Big Box
    • Paul's Pype
    • Miniatures
  • scout
    • morning at bomb crater
    • The Box on dune - Elberta?
  • prep XR-650
  • research - atmospherics for flashback and collapsing q wave function
  • need burned box scapes

06-22-19

  • email to onewheel
  • house reset
  • writing podcast

06-21-19

  • pick up xrays
  • rest and recovery

06-20-19

  • house reset
  • rest and recovery

06-19-19

  • orthopaedics in TC
  • splint and cast only
  • meeting with Mel about props and production at Frenchies
  • Melonie brings me home

06-18-19

  • scheduling medical appointment
  • rest and recovery

06-17-19

  • accountant conference
  • Onewheel catastrophic failure
  • ambulance
  • Paul Oliver hospital - CT scan, xrays
  • broken clavical and radius
  • Kari brings me home

06-16-19

  • call - thank Tim F, Frankfort modeler for train layout discards
  • financials - Amazon purchases correlate with DISC and others, grabbed CITI statements, CITI done

06-15-19

  • Greg W - self unloading HEMTT approaching completion, plan for 120 DU shell
  • financials DISC details 16-17
  • Jim A discuss stories and movie studio

06-14-19

  • financials

06-13-19

  • podcast episode 146 record and launch
  • One Wheel safety gear delivered

06-12-19

  • financials - travel and fabrication
  • Ndong schedule for visit
  • process log - lots of clarity

06-11-19

  • financials - travel
  • Thorcon subscription

06-10-19

  • financials - starting to ENJOY
  • back and forthing with Jil about Episode 145
  • mediocre TED talks but then...
  • writing code for the brain
  • process log - lots of clarity

06-09-19

  • financials
  • review of timelines
  • Jil on Episode 145
  • Thorium research

06-08-19

  • financials
  • ordered dirt bike land surf safety gear

06-07-19

  • financials
  • episode 145 Fly, Float, Gloat launch

06-06-19

  • Kelly brothers meeting
  • episode 145 Fly, Float, Gloat record
  • wipe out on Onewheel, didn't recognize pushback - mild concussion and bursa damage
  • Steve dropped off heirloom WWII shell at cottage, rental 2 weeks $100 due back 6/20-6/30
  • O scale oil tanker car arrive

06-05-19

  • financials
  • Wells Fargo efaxed records
  • Smile in TC

06-04-19

  • financials
  • Onewheel delivered
  • Onewheel exploration
  • Ordered Onewheel

06-03-19

  • financials
  • Jennifer - no archives on 1099s available from fedgov
  • O scale oil tanker car shipped

06-02-19

  • financials
  • Jil catch-up
  • Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens for Canon EF ships from BH
  • O scale oil tanker car shipped

06-01-19

  • shoot Buffalo Joe amidst apple blossoms with Heathe
  • Greg at Oryana 2:30
  • O scale oil tanker cars and track ordered on ebay

05-31-19

  • shoot Buffalo Joe along rainy ridge with Heather
  • Elenco T-Rex arrives
  • ordered KOYAANISQATSI LIVE Philip Glass tickets in Boston
  • Episode 144 Run launched - partially

05-30-19

  • Greg on phone
  • emailed Jennifer a question about archived Homesteader
  • SomaFM contribution

05-29-19

  • financials
  • Elenco T-Rex shipped

05-28-19

  • Melonie pix of Box Monster
  • Coop truck conversation with Emily
  • Onewheel shipped
  • Mel back and forth on Box Monster hands
  • Lorcano plan dropped

05-27-19

  • financials
  • considering bailing on Lorcano and focusing on financials until complete

05-26-19

  • confused email from Jil about Episode 143 and Ester
  • back and forthing with Jil

05-25-19

  • emailed Mel she better start working out
  • launched Episode 143 - 100s and 1000s

05-24-19

  • financials detour and recovery
  • Greg orders paint from Ryders
  • Airstream shopping
  • Melonie has an arm done, heavy!

05-23-19

  • Lorcano 05 days late
  • Lorcano accepts works in progress, June 3 (11 days) Lisa Ferretti
  • Onewheel confirmed
  • Melonie Boxy pix

05-22-19

  • Lorcano 06 days late
  • Melonie picks up blocks
  • Onewheel...

05-21-19

  • Lorcano 07 days late
  • Greg update on HEMTT conversion
  • house reset
  • financials

05-20-19 Monday

  • Lorcano 08 days late
  • financials
  • pick up 120mm fabrication
  • return wetsuit top

05-19-19 Sunday

  • Lorcano 09 days late
  • financials

05-18-19 Saturday

  • Lorcano 10 days late
  • return from Chicago
  • Chicagoland hobbies
  • Mysore Woodlands
  • Ester Hicks

05-17-19

  • Lorcano 11 days late
  • drive to Chicago
  • American Science Surplus
  • pizza

05-16-19

  • Lorcano 12 days late
  • prepare for Chicago trip
  • financials
  • record and launch Episode 142
  • production - Buffalo Joe swamp and forest with leaves w/ Melonie
  • fabrication - 120 mm shell ready for pickup from Ace Welding

05-15-19

  • Lorcano 13 days late
  • HEMTT arrives

05-14-19

  • Lorcano 14 days late
  • block costume calculation
  • more blocks ordered

05-13-19

  • Lorcano 15 days late
  • consult with cuz M Kelly re: trains and oil transport
  • financials
  • water fast ends - 12 days

05-15-19

  • Lorcano 16 days late
  • HEMTT arrives
  • financials

05-14-19

  • Lorcano 17 days late
  • block costume calculation
  • more blocks ordered
  • financials

05-13-19

  • Lorcano 18 days late
  • consult with cuz M Kelly re: trains and oil transport
  • financials

05-12-19

  • Lorcano 19 days late
  • financials

05-11-19

  • Lorcano 20 days late
  • financials

05-10-19

  • Lorcano 21 days late
  • financials

05-09-19

  • Lorcano 22 days late
  • A long standing and annoying logistics issue has come to a head, the next 5-10 days will be dedicated to financials. God speed, Dan Kelly
  • Melonie drops off Veronique, picks up Box Giant materials

05-08-19

  • Lorcano 23 days late
  • catch up on progress - this page
  • financials

05-07-19

  • Lorcano 5 days regular / 24 days late
  • financials
  • book hotel for expedition to Chicagoland Hobbies and American Science Surplus

05-06-19

  • Lorcano 6 days
  • financials
  • Melonie drops off bike seat, takes back Veronique, discuss BOX giant
  • order BOX giant research
  • Precision, pick up XR-650 tank

05-05-19

  • Lorcano 7 days
  • script for Joe and Veronique
  • schedule with Melonie
  • Financials

05-04-19

  • Lorcano 8 days
  • process - meta vs nuance
  • messages for Greg and Melonie about Chi hobby shop
  • simplifying categories on why.movie

 

05-03-19

  • Lorcano 9 days
  • fabrication - dropped of XR-650 tank at Precision Collision, visited Alex's studio
  • festival - Lorcano review entry process, email
  • story - considering Buffalo Joe and Veronique scene
  • receive M829 core + BH
  • drop off M829 at Ace Welding for shell fabrication

 

 

05-02-19

  • Lorcano 10 days
  • scout location for The Box and Veronique
  • prep XR-650 for mediatronics
  • Melonie picked up seat
  • Topaz bundle

05-01-19

  • Lorcano 11 days
  • finances
  • scout location for Buffalo Joe and The Box
  • record and deploy podcast Episode 140

04-30-19

  • Lorcano 12 days
  • meeting - Melonie dropped off Veronique puppet
  • table read - Buffalo Joe and The Box
  • financials
  • research - Topaz

04-29-19

  • Lorcano 13 days
  • post - archive Joe's travel, pyramid and shadow
  • writing - Buffalo Joe and The Box
  • financials
  • research - Topaz

 

04-28-19 Sunday

  • Lorcano 14 days
  • production - Joe travels, pyramid and shadow
  • James and transcriptions
  • house reset
  • self care
  • Premlinger archives
  • Topaz studio
  • researching atmospherics and batch processing with Topaz

 

04-27-19 Saturday

  • Lorcano 15 days
  • emailed Topaz tech
  • extensive notes on Christina collapsing waveforms, Iterations, Script Synopsis
  • email to Mel for prop projects
  • ordered 120mm ammo
  • update - Greg, fuel truck moving forward
  • financials

04-26-19

  • Lorcano 16 days
  • Talk to Matt at Benzie Road Commission about gravel pit as location
  • house reset main
  • research Mine Safety and Health
  • I2
  • XR-650 to shop for disassembly
  • update - Albert, trailer is no go

 

04-25-19

  • Lorcano 17 days
  • prep for rough I2
  • sorting media
  • prep plants for Paul's Pype

 

04-24-19

  • Lorcano 18 days
  • revise Episode 139
  • record and launch 139

04-23-19 Tuesday

  • Lorcano 19 days
  • meeting - Melonie and Veronique puppet
  • writing - draft of Episode 139

04-22-19 Monday

  • Lorcano 20 days
  • self care
  • Christina's toys into Scene - Grown Up Ghost
  • BHphotovideo order
  • check in with Mel on V puppet
  • VFX - Grown Up Ghost, prepare for Christina's toys
  • pick up XR-650
  • production - Uncle Joe travels, across the bomb crater

04-21-19 Sunday

  • Lorcano 21 days
  • production - young Christina toys in Rosie

04-20-19 Saturday

  • Lorcano 22 days
  • production - Crystal Lake, rowboat - dawn
  • production - Platte River, rowboat - mid day (a bit too windy, traffic)
  • How We Grow Garden Theater
  • meeting with Emily Storm-cloud
  • discuss local economy game, trial run with Joe

04-19-19 Friday

  • Lorcano 23 days
  • infrastructure - Rosie cradle and washer
  • production - Crystal Lake, fog, rowboat

 

04-18-19 Thursday

  • Lorcano 24 days
  • house reset
  • meeting - Greg, receive 1/16 Abrams
  • production - Uncle Joe traveling, rowboat sunset

04-17-19 Wednesday

  • Lorcano 25 days
  • self care
  • drives arrive for clone
  • Bri's not coming
  • house reset
  • responding to Jil's TV interview "I'm inspired by DOG"
  • launch episode 038 Buffalo

04-16-19 Tuesday

  • Lorcano 26 days
  • production - Buffalo Joe traveling on dunes
  • completed resequence of loose drives, ready for clone
  • podcast outline
  • Melonie conversation about cloak magic
  • record podcast
  • production - Buffalo Joe walking, forests and swamp
  • rough edit and color correction Buffalo Joe travels

 

04-15-19

  • Lorcano 27 days
  • updated this page
  • shoot reset, batteries (missing canon A)
  • house reset - canon lens cap
  • taxes
  • ordered BH backup drives and foam storage for clone
  • catalogued loose drives, resorted sequence, preparing for clone

04-14-19

  • Lorcano 28 days
  • tried rowboat through the ice shot solo, poor framing but gopro ok
  • Melonie and I go to Platte with rowboat, two setups slightly usable
  • craft services
  • (concerned that I pushed myself a little too far, drained)

04-13-19 Saturday

  • influenza - sick leave
  • disputed Chase charges for kits and paint
  • review why.movie
  • working towards shot list and schedule
  • pick up DVD and bluray trove
  • rowboat prep and test ice

04-12-19 Friday

  • influenza - sick leave
  • launch episode 137
  • update with Greg
  • mubi - Sunset Edge
  • mubi - Police, Adjective

04-11-19 Thursday

  • influenza - sick leave
  • record episode 137
  • mubi - Sex Is Comedy
  • mubi - Red Hollywood
  • mubi - Our Daily Bread

04-10-19

  • coming down with flu
  • attempt to record podcast en route to Traverse City

04-09-19 Wednesday

  • organization - preparing for DOG ending(s)

04-18-19 Monday

  • house reset
  • project planning
    • riffing on Graham Hancock video, why I don't know anything and how that's a big win - process log
    • review why.movie
    • review scenes and additional shooting
  • location scouting with Melonie at Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
  • XR-650 to Cycle Moore for seasonal tune

 

04-07-19

  • post People's Poetry Slam excerpt for feedback - FB, Vimeo and Ello
  • redo audio for box fire
  • posted data entry inquiry
  • off loaded production pix from Bri's camera
  • Greg check in
  • Bri coming tomorrow
  • reposted People's Poetry Slam fixed funky transitions
  • loan agreement draft

04-06-19

  • read article on theVerge.com about end of YouTube's golden age, interesting relating this to the delisting of "conspiracy" videos
  • upgrade Adobe CC subscription
  • editorial People's Poetry Slam
  • rough cut complete, rendering

04-05-19

  • self care
  • check in with Bri about my credit card and her Macbook Pro
  • email from Cannes, no thanks
  • Greg update on big Abrams
  • update Red Giant Colorista + Particular
  • install all updates from Boris and Red Giant on MacPro in prep for switch to OSX Sierra for editorial
  • editorial People's Poetry Slam - Grace, Cory, Dede

04-04-19 Thursday

  • update Progress (this page)
  • podcast episode 136 planning
  • consolidate emails
  • episode 136 compose
  • redo
  • record
  • edit
  • post
  • movie night - Bri introduces Bandersnatch, Joe and I are virgins. Afterwards, watching a linear narrative (Cat's Eye) was disconcerting. We wanted to make choices.

04-03-19 Wednesday

  • cast and crew email reminder - request for review of 03-29
  • projected outcomes through 04-07
    • sync and rough in PPS to I2, timing
    • financial flow
    • production reset from 03/29
    • refresh archives
    • self care, enlivening surround
    • podcast
    • what are additional Uncle Joe traveling shots?
  • Bri
    • statements for bookkeeping
    • QB entries
  • sync night (take 2) from 3/29
  • forest location scouting - 2.5 miles

04-02-19 Tuesday

  • confirm Bri at 10:00 am
  • review capture.isf
  • update Credits at dog.movie
  • sync dusk takes from 3/29
  • Bri 10:00-16:15
    • checklist for contracts and I-9s
    • contact cast and crew for missing info
    • download statements for bookkeeping
  • Traverse City
  • update with Greg - Shapeways 1/18 DU ammo is low quality, in contrast tow hooks are great
  • buy new costume bins, printer paper, folder labels

04-01-19 Monday

  • self care
  • reset house
  • sort and organize I2 on capture.isf
  • film festival dates
  • reconfirm overarching priorities

03-31-19 Sunday

  • podcast prep
  • cast and crew request review (email)
  • podcast recording
  • podcast editorial
  • podcast launch

03-30-19 Saturday

  • ~ 7:00 am Joe goes home after being bested in all night talking marathon
  • 8:00 am Dede and Ayo re-emerge from the Keanu Reeves's Airstream
  • recovery, nap, gnosh
  • Luke visits, Dede departs
  • begin loading footage
  • recovery, nap in tub
  • drop off items for Dede at St Ambrose
  • ~ 10:00 pm crash

03-29-19 Friday

  • craft services
  • email to cast and crew, dress warm, bring ID
  • contracts and I9, cut checks
  • craft services (11:00 am)
  • melonie list - TP chlorine free, ginger, paprika, bells porter x 4
  • self care and rehearsal
  • composting toilet set up
  • rapid clean of shack
  • 03:45 pm make-up artists begin
  • ~ 04:00 pm crew arrives, set-up at location
  • ~ 05:00 fire is lit
  • ~ 07:00 pm shooting begins
  • ~ 08:15 pm break
  • ~ 09:00 pm second take
  • ~ 10:15 pm wrap
  • 10:45 return to the house, party and review footage

 

03-28-19

  • email distraction (bail drama)
  • organize and prep for production
  • props for Paul's Pype
  • fuel for bonfire, Bri and Dan
  • Melonie delivers costumes, try on, wash and hang
  • craft services

03-27-19

  • building actor schedule for 3/29
  • Rich bails
  • confirm meeting with Grace
  • Joe confirms availability for Friday
  • check in with Melonie
  • wire transfer to Film Emporium, Inc.
  • Innes cannot prepare contracts by Friday

03-26-19

  • (5:30 am √) review and choosing logistics for today
  • (6:00 am √) make-up schedule for 3/29, need another artist to prevent bottleneck. Reached out to Nicole, Jala and Rich for recommendations
  • outreach to Joe, come on as creative consultant and extra hands for 3/29, he'll confirm later today
  • (9:55 am √) review Dede's rehearsal recording, give notes
  • hired Victoria to prevent make-up bottleneck
  • insurance back and forth
  • working out schedule with Dede and Ayo
  • inventory for production insurance
  • signed and emailed insurance attachments

03-25-19 Monday

  • project accounting
  • ordered boxes from uline
  • Melonie delivers long gray cloak, discuss
  • Fibershed wool remnants, pile and fur to Melonie
  • rehearsal for Uncle Joe / Wandering monk Relief Boxes
  • emailed entertainment attorney Innes about location agreements, minor talent and extra contracts and releases
  • Skype rehearsal w/Seamus for Population, gestures and body language
  • review 3/29 shoot with cinematographer Matt Von Dayton and schedule test for Thursday
  • stunt descriptions for production insurance to Film Emporium
  • ordered gas (heat) for shack 3/29 production
  • updated insurance application, removed stunts
  • wrote and emailed Production 03-29-19 Cast and Crew to cast and crew
  • talked with Nicole - make-up plan

03-24-19 Sunday

  • 03/29 started Production Cast and Crew post
  • rehearsal - Jacob 11:15
  • rehearsal - Bri 12:15
  • rehearsal - Seamus 1:15 memorized
  • rehearsal - Grace 2:10
  • rehearsal - Cory - 3:05 memorized

03-23-19 Saturday

  • rewriting and rest of the story, treatment with 3 progressive endings, story now feels about 95% complete
  • scheduled 03/25/19 phone rehearsals for poetry performers - Jacob, Bri and Seamus
  • drive to Fibershed to pick up donated green screen and 6-8 wool remnants for poetry performer costumes
  • production equipment organization
  • filing contracts and expenses
  • scheduled 03/25/19 phone rehearsals for poetry performers - Grace and Cory
  • scheduled 03/26/19 rehearsals - Dede and Richard
  • project accounting preparation
  • complete Film Emporium insurance quote form

03-22-29 Friday

  • load model kits for delivery to Greg
  • drive to TC
  • meet with Richard for a read through of Day in the Life
  • meet with Greg, miniature issues - primers vs clear coats, adding weight to the M1A2 1/16, what to build next
  • update with Mel, she picked up blankets
  • bring disaster blankets to Mel, we open boxes together and inspect, they are low quality
  • Open Science Corbettreport. Open cinema?
  • text - G and Gwen can't commit to little Gwen footage for Christina flashback.

03-21-19 Thursday

  • message to Melonie delaying production today
  • podcast episode 134 ready for recording (7:48 am EST)
  • message from Jil, she can't perform on 3/29
  • recorded, edited and started upload of Daughter of Godcast 134 (9:33 am EST)
  • uploads complete, starting launch of episode (11:31 am EST)
  • episode launched (12:35 am)
  • texted crew for pre-production meeting / dinner after 3/24, perhaps cast too.
  • call with Dede and she took Family First
  • call with Grace and she took Fauna
  • Richard text, meeting at his studio 3/22 at 11:00 am
  • offered Bri Reprise
  • text with Kelly, she'll confirm later today
  • Bri doesn't like Reprise
  • Started construction of mycelium compost bay set for Paul's Pype
  • Greg's hours
  • no word from Kelly or Bri, texted them both for decision by Friday noon

03-20-19 Wednesday

  • building this page
  • messaged Greg about taking over kit orders
  • added Progress to why.movie/map
  • laptop and phone upkeep/archiver
    • lots of movie talk with Joe
  • Greg takes over miniature purchasing - Chase Slate
  • outreach to Dede and Kelly
  • call back from Grace, she's not available
  • Dede scheduled tomorrow
  • rebuilding post Actors and Mel production meeting notes

03-19-19 Tuesday

  • completed Production 03-19-19 Extras post
  • started Production 03-29-19 Actors post
  • Melonie and Dan production meeting for 03-29-19 People's Poetry Slam
  • Nicole Berger on for make-up 03-29
  • Production 03-29-19 Extras launched on FB
  • ordered sound gear, skulls, emergency blankets and updated Boris software
  • decided against starting another water fast on this full moon
  • Grace AWOL after 3 replies, called Mark, he said she was reliable (?)
  • Mark can make 16 gauge blanks
  • Amber added to talent files
  • Heather on for being house mother 03-29

03-18-19 Monday

  • added translation for Deep Development to fr.dog.movie
  • started updating Season One of fr.dog.movie
  • projected vision forward w/ workflow and I2
  • scheduled Rich and Cory
  • Luke and Dan production meeting for 03-29 (sound)
  • sent Jil and Richard song versions of their poems
  • contacted by Amber for casting, replied

03-17-19 Sunday

  • Greg and Jil, phone updates
  • reorganizing why.movie
  • revisions to translation for Carine
  • contacted by Grace for casting, replied

03-16-19 Saturday

  • letter to Bruno at Cannes about I1
  • translation for deep development to Carine
  • emails with Gretchen about very young Christina
  • Exploratorium perspective on why.movie

03-15-19 Friday

  • I1 (Iteration One of DOG's festival screener) completed, sent to Festival de Cannes as a work in progress. I1 was an absolute mess, half the film was missing. Is there enough magic peeking through to entice the jurors? What if DOG's completion process was not only transparent but easily accessed? How could why.movie be tweaked to provide this? How would this help and enliven the director?
  • back and forth with Lena about 03-29-19
  • met Gwen in Oryana
  • posted in NM models and Craigs for poetry performers