The crew at the West Virginia State Penitentiary
Fast forward to 2017. After a lengthy shooting schedule, which included some required reshoots of initial footage, principle photography finally wrapped last month.
With some time away from my personal work, I felt this would be the perfect occasion to revive my
blog, in which I discuss my personal experiences in interests relating to media. Although I've been light on projects in recent times, I have stuck with this project to the very end.
|Some of our key cast and crew on set|
Five years out of college and I am still dipping my foot in the water that is the film and media community. Unfortunately, there are only so many hours in a day and I'm constantly caught in the crossroads of where to divide that time. I hope to be able to make more friends and help with other projects in the future because I've learned a lot along the way and I'm thankful for having the opportunity to be involved in so many people's passions through these short years in Pittsburgh.
|Brandon Keenan preparing for the shot|
The crew that was assembled came from different backgrounds, and we worked to use those backgrounds as our strengths on the project. Once we hit our stride, the shoots became second nature to us and the process smoothed over time.
|Actor/Director/Producer Nick LaMantia (right) with actor Brett Hollabaugh|
|Kevin Hejna making his Body Farm cameo|
Of course, these are not the only talents involved with producing this monster. There are far too many people to name. Even those who may have only helped for a day were integral to the whole process. I want to thank each and every one of you for your assistance. We couldn't have done this without you.
|Actor David Ogrodowski|
Sure, it could get stressful sometimes. That comes with any film production. But we knew how to work around the tough parts and stay well connected with each other.
Now we have gone into post-production, with process quickly moving to the next step. Brandon has been editing as we shoot, expediting the process, and he continues to edit as I am writing this, working quickly through the process to create the best possible product.
More will come once the process is complete. I will keep writing on my personal projects as well. Oh, and the name change. I forgot to mention that. I chose "Cipher Eye Selfie" as a running joke on the set of 'Body Farm' and the selfies I would post on Instagram from the set. I felt the slight name was appropriate for the soft reboot of this blog. Hopefully, this will be the last soft reboot I will have to do in a while.
Take care and talk to you again soon.