Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lights out!

While sorting through the Dramedy Productions stuff in storage yesterday, this light was found:

It's been in storage for years and years, probably since the mid-1990s.  I think it was given to us by Al Riney.  If not Al, then it probably came from Ted Millikan or Jeremy McNutt.  Anyway, Al (I think) gave it to us to use as lighting for the movie set, apparently.  (I don't think it was going to be used to help light up a chroma key screen, though, because that probably wasn't on our radar at the time.)  Anyway, it doesn't look to be too safe for consumption, what with it being jury rigged and taped up and all that stuff.  So in order to keep from burning the joint down, it's going to join Ted's frames in the big junkyard in the sky!  (But unlike with Ted, we're not giving Al a medal for this one...)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Teddy made awesome chroma key screen frames...but they had to go...

A few years ago, we decided to start using chroma key in our productions.  So ole Teddy was tasked with the job of building the frames to hold the screen.  Well, make them he did...and did a very good job with them, to boot!

There was only one problem with them, though...they couldn't be stored easily, because they couldn't be broken down.  Later on, a professional frame was bought, one that could be disassembled and stored easily.

We still held onto the old Teddy frames for a long time, though, thinking that we might use them to hold lights to shine on the chroma key screen.  However, it was decided in the end that they were just too big and bulky to keep.  So this past Sunday, they were sent to that great scrap heap in the sky!

But Ted, you did a great job, and for that, we give you the Dramedy Productions' Medal of Carpentry.  It gets you free future building materials from Lowe's anytime!  (Just make sure that you go to the Lowe's in Dyersburg, TN...we got a guy there that'll set you up.)

Vision Man: Eye Contact's official movie poster finally printed at 27x40 inches...and given to Vision Man for his wedding!

Vision Man: Eye Contact was released with a 27x40 inch official movie poster, just like all good movies should. was never printed out at that size.  At the time of the movie's release, I (Tracy) looked into actually getting one printed out and putting it on display.  However, at the time, the printing services I looked into were a little pricey.

Flash forward four years to the wedding of Vision Man himself, Jon Boon.  I have a cool idea as to what Scott, Ted, and I can get Jon for his wedding: the Vision Man poster...printed at full size!  I'm thinking that maybe the prices have come down in four years, or that maybe I can just find someplace that wasn't so expensive...and sure enough, I did!  So Ted, Scott, and I go in together and order Jon the poster.  (Of course, I have to get one for myself, too.)  We plan to give it to Jon on March 27, 2010, the day of his wedding reception.

Well, March 27 arrives...but there's no poster!  Turns out UPS lost it during shipping!  So the two posters have to be reprinted and re-shipped...but, alas, not in time for poor ole Jon's special day.  So Jon is just told that he has a special gift that's coming, but that it got lost in the mail, so he'll just have to wait!

The reprinted posters were delivered on April 13, but it took another two months before everyone finally agreed to get together.  So on June 21, we actually got together, and voila...Jon got his poster!  He hung it up, and here's how it looks:

I hung mine up, too:

So there you have it!  One mystery remains, though....what happened to the original posters that were lost in the mail?  It's been over three months now, and they've never arrived.  Hmmm...maybe we need to keep an eye out on eBay...