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16 March 2009 @ 03:54 am
SEQUENCES Day 6 Production  
THE UNTOLD STORY OF FRANK EDGE JR (Day 6 Production)

DAY 6



8 Scenes. 70 plus shots. 1pm to 9:30pm. 8 hours and 30 minutes. Longest shoot ever but we killed a lot of scenes with little difficulty. So the shoot schedule and the script itself got juggled around a bit and kept changing through out the week because earlier in the week we learned Beth couldn't shoot (but she later showed up anyway) and a lot of the special effects became almost impossible to pull off. The first scene with Alison Peaden ended up being shot much later since she was feeling a little sick from last night. We ended up jumping into the middle of the pre-planned schedule and hoped we had time.

This shoot called for Keith, Alison Horn, Alison Peaden and two extras which ultimately became Beth and Shannon. The jew twins! On with the sloppy report.

SCENE 74: Frank Severs Fingers/The Note
Frank prepares his last will and testament, cuts off fingers and realizes his nightmares are now in full effect. Someone or some people may be after him. OR maybe he's just paranoid?

NOTE: The BENS are these two figures that stalk Frank throughout the film and I needed two extras. At this time it was only Keith and Shannon so I had to jump to a later scene in the schedule. Latex fingers with some blood and proper angles. Got some decent damage out of this.


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SCENE 75: The Phone Returns with a Vengeance
While playing with a smiley face on his wall, outside his office, the ringing begins. The phone that can't be found but has the power to rupture Frank's nose and ears. Vomit blood and have all his wounds re-bleed. As he finds the phone cord, he sees a Ben in the kitchen.

NOTE: More crazy effects and shooting blood into Keith's facial holes. Rigged up some blood tubes under the white bandages and had Shuster pump the blood. Cool effect. The blood soaks through the white and squirts. This was done in a number of takes and angles. You just gotta keep doing something till it just happens to work or fail miserably.


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SCENE 73: First Encounter with the Bens
Frank is watching TV when as he doses off, he is grabbed off the bed, thrown against the wall and faced with two figures. His past deeds are revealed to him in the form of "killing polaroids", a wanted flyer and the fetus he had ripped out of Liz's dead body. He is tormented and bound in chain.

NOTE: This is the main piece of work of the shoot or so I thought so when plotting out the schedule but it went pretty smoothly. We had this fetus in a storage baggy filled with blood and taped to the inside of one of the coats so it gave a neat effect of producing a bloody fetus from nowhere. Tormented Keith with the chains and had Beth and Shan slam him around a bit like the bitch he is! ALSO. These death polaroids were a collection of pictures I took of various staged death scenes for a past project that never got started. Glad we got to make use of them. AND Beth fell asleep again on set. AND Keith was caught pissing in the sink again.


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SCENE 76: Liz in Frank's Mind
A continuation of the previous scene. Frank goes towards the kitchen and finds another Ben which holds the ringing phone hostage before changing into a crying and oozing Liz, then vanishing again.

NOTE: This was a massively rewritten scene. I wanted Frank to make a finger gun, yes! A gun that fires his severed fingers out as bullets. IMPOSSIBLE for this budget and a bit cheesy. Originally the gun is fired at the Ben and it has a complete melt down all over the phone. The re-write was just having Liz appear and ooze everywhere. Filming this was hysterical. Beth just made the strangest sounds. I said sobbing noises as the blue ooze drools out and Keith says something to the affect of "Sound like a terradactyl!" and so the next take later, Beth is making some extremely bizarre noises. Just fucking crazy.


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SCENE 50: Frank Killing The Playground Junkie
Frank in the previous scene meets up with a girl who mistakes him for a drug dealer in the playground. Frank brings her home and kills her by suffocating her face and stomping on her face. He wraps up the body and loots the girl's purse.

NOTE: It was about time Peaden got into the shooting and this was shot fairly quick while everyone went home and refreshed themselves. So it came down to me, keith and alison. To great credit, Ali got her lines and actions down. She got roughed up but it was such a sweet scene for the first take. Lots of fighting and struggling. The only concern were the glass shards in the rug I stabbed myself with last week. But all in all, this scene and shoot went perfectly. Let it be known that Ali is Keith's girlie so I'm sure he had fun beating on her. Keith beats his women.


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SCENE 77: Frank Vs Ben
Continuing from seeing Liz vanish in the kitchen and after listening in the one phone, Frank spots another Ben in the living which doesn't hesitate in throwing a knife into his shoulder. Frank ends the scene beaten and fucked up (once again). Frank has unlimited blood.

NOTE: We had lost the light continuity badly when it came time to shoot this scene so I pretty much kept things tight and tried to light as best I could. Shan plays this Ben and when she wasn't suffocating herself in the mask and pantyhose, she managed to (on the first take) throw the knife and have it stick into the wall from across the room. Uncanny but amusing. Reversed back to Keith with a half blade in his shoulder through a rig I threw together during the week and it looked delicious. good good.


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SCENE 57: Aftermath of CCP Girl's Murder
Frank with the girl he killed and now lies gutted on the floor in front of him decides that his penis is his source of all evil. He exits to the bathroom for his penis amputation.

NOTE: Another simple shot but it was going on 8:30 and the burned out factor was wearing in. Keith nearly naked and Alison Horn covered in gore. As a trick through the years I learned that toilet paper or paper towels look great when soaked in blood and placed on the body. Many uses, from gun shots to stumps to complete mutilation. I suppose if I was the serious type. I would take the extra 3 hours to apply REAL makeup effects but when you just gotta shoot the fucker and move on, Blood soaked toilet paper NEVER fails and looks GREAT in the right kinda light. Try it. Wasn't gonna bother applying this effect because the overwhelming need to wrap was banging at my door but instead of just having Ali play dead in front of the camera bloodless and unharmed was lame and too tame. GORE.


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SCENE 85: Frank's shotgun suicide
The final moments of Frank's life as he video tapes his shotgun suicide in the bathroom.

NOTE: Had prepared a shot-off head dumby earlier in the week and hacked off and hallowed out a fake head and attached it to one the corpse bodies. We made two blunders her. First was the exploding blood bag that is just a bag filled with blood and sealed on all ends except the front, you slam down on it and it explodes. Try it, it exploded through the other side of the bag. Crappy but can get reshoot, if Not i cut to something else.

Secondly. Keith was suppose to have long sleeves on since the corpse was dressed that way. so after keith did his bit, he rode off into the sunset. Made do and took the extra shirt off and angled it properly. Took some calf brains, jelly and blood and decorated the bathroom walls. Extremely effective. And presto! DAY 6 is over.


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