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    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Principal Photography is Done, Post Production Begins on Seekers!

    FilmingLastDayWell, its been about a minute hasn’t it? I apologize for not giving you more fun nuggets of the process. Rita and I dove headlong into post production and for those of you who have never experienced the joy of putting your film together – it’s definitely an all-encompassing experience. More on that in a second.
    Since we’re in post production, obviously we wrapped on principal photography of Seekers of the Lost Worlds. It was a fun last day, where we filmed some car scenes, did some re-shoots and pickups on some other scenes we needed.

    After we completed filming, we had a fun wrap party were we had gifts handed out (movie posters for each member of the cast, signed by the cast and production team) and we watched a fun gag reel that I threw together at the last minute. By the way, you’ll get to see a polished version of that gag reel with our subscription service. More on that in a later post.

    In any event, it was a fun time and I can’t tell you how much we miss Jim, Shanel, Allison and the rest of the cast and crew. We hadFilmingLastDay3 such fun with this group, we hope it will translate on the screen.

    That’s what post-production is all about. Not only is about adding special effects, color correction, foley and music but you are crafting your story and creating the mood with color balance. Its looking at what you shot, discarding what you can’t use or what made sense at the time but doesn’t now. It’s seeing what you screwed up on and either scheduling a reshoot or putting it in the discard bin.

    While Rita and I have done small web productions before – this was our first full on feature production and it was a definite learning experience. We did some things really well and we did some things completely bass ackward. I know we’ll be taking a lot of the things we’ve learned with this production and apply it going forward.

    When we started Seekers of the Lost Worlds, we had ambitions for a little youtube webseries. Each episode was written for 10-12 minutes in length and there were going to be eight of them.

    As we’ve worked through the story and our ambitions have grown a little bigger, we wanted to do more than just that little web PostProductionseries. It’s caused us to rethink how we’re putting it together. First we thought of combining the episodes into four 20 minute episodes – a mini-series if you will but with most mini-series having at least 45-60 minute episodes, that wasn’t going to work. Then we thought, well, maybe two 40 minute episodes.

    First, that was kinda lame. Two episodes doesn’t really make a mini-series and truth be told, of the footage we shot, we may have 70-75 minutes of usable footage.

    So Seekers of the Losts Worlds will be a feature film. It actually makes our life a lot easier, as now we don’t need to make two different version (mini-series and film) to distribute to Netflix and overseas.

    Its also easier on you, our beloved Seekers. You won’t have to purchase multiple episodes, you can just purchase (or rent) the film. I think it works better for everyone around.

    So that’s where we are – headlong into post production. We’re a tiny bit behind schedule do to…well, life, but well on track to giving you what we hope is a fun, entertaining adventure.

    Be sure to follow us on twitter @SeekersOTLW and on Facebook for the latest info on how things are going.


    Filming Resumed on June 4th!

    After the Seekers took a week off to attend Timegate in Atlanta and MegaCon in Orlando, we were back at it this past weekend. It was a challenging filmshoot at both Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotasassa, Florida and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. When you’re a small production, you can’t lock down a set like you normally would, so the challenge is getting good audio without outside distractions like passers-by, kids screaming, vehicles revving up engines – things like that.

    In addition, unlike greenscreen, where you can some what control the elements, the heat of the Florida sun can take its toll, the humidity saps your strength and causes issues with the equipment plus you have to deal with bugs of all types, alligators and snakes. Its a challenge.

    Thankfully, our little team banded together and made the best of a very tough situation. We hopefully got all the footage we needed to make it all work.

    Here are some set pics for you to enjoy!

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    Day Four Complete!

    It was another fun day at the office for the Seekers crew as we wrapped on Day Four of Principal Photography. So you want to be a producer? How do you handle one of your stars getting her hand mangled by her cat (so much so she needed to go to the hospital) and one of your other stars getting in a car accident on the way to the shoot? Add to that, the pool you planned on shooting at obviously will not work and your fancy restaurant that you were planning on filming at decides it would rather not have any publicity (which I find highly irregular – what place doesn’t want more publicity? Its no wonder its always empty in there).

    It was a stressful day but all worked out as we did our first on location shoot of the program at a Hotel in Wesley Chapel.

    For those of you worried, yes Allison should be okay with her hand and Shanel’s car received just minor damage. She was fine.

    We were so proud of the team being able to overcome Saturday’s challenges and put together an awesome day. We got everything done we were striving for, we worked around the Pool and Restaurant fiascos and still came up with some compelling scenes.

    Here are some shots!

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    Movie Poster #2

    Hot off the presses!

    Seekers of the Lost Worlds movie poster #2



    More Set Pics – Day Three

    We were back at it again on Saturday, May 14th. Filming some very critical scenes for Seekers of the Lost Worlds. As always, our actors brought it and we had an amazing day.

    Shanel and Jim filmed a very emotional scene today and basically blew our minds away with their performance. You guys are really in for a treat.

    Both Debbie and Allison brought their A game as well, giving us a highly productive day.

    Rita took the director’s chair today and was also behind the camera for most of the shots. My biggest challenge was not being all control freaky and letting her do what she wanted. I was okay (mostly).

    Anyway, here are the set pics!