I’m having one of those nights. My mind is racing. All I can do is think about Light and how shooting is going to play out. I suppose I should give the most current news. The good news is that I finally managed to gather locations for the entire series. This is fantastic news. Sadly, it took me a month which also meant a month of not shooting. However, every silver lining has a rust spot! Unfortunately, do to not getting the locations I had originally hoped for at Albion College (I will go on a soap box about that stupid school later if I’m in the mood), I had to get some other places. Thankfully, some local manufacturing places have agreed to let me shoot, the facilities look awesome and will make great locations. However, the drawback is that they don’t fit all of the scenes, so I’m having to make sacrifices. I’m having to cut some episodes down and combine them, it’s looking like Light may become an 18 or 17 episode series, which still isn’t bad.
All that aside, there is yet still more bad news. I can’t shoot most of the scenes until August. My lead, Rodney Rice, is in a local stage production of Grease which unfortunately, yet understandably so, is taking up all his time. However, I am going to go shoot some scenes that he’s not in this week which should be great fun! I can’t wait! These are the major pitfalls of no budget film making. It’s so discouraging and frustrating. All I want to do is shoot, but something always keeps getting in my way. Oh well, I shall press on.
All of that to say that Light is indeed getting back on track, slowly but surely. I just can’t wait to really dig deep into this project. Once it’s finished it will be my first completed feature-length film project which is something I am so incredibly excited for!
That’s about all I have to say this time around. Thanks for reading. There will be more news soon!