Monday, September 26, 2011

Oh, My.

I counted the pages of the Ragged Isle script today for the first time - 98 pages. That explains a lot.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ragged Isle Launches campaign to raise funds for seasons 2 & 3

Please check out and share our Indie Gogo campaign to raise the nescessary funds to complete production of seasons 2 and 3 of our series.  We can't do it without you!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Inspiration And Fuel For Life

  • "Little by little, one travels far." - J.R.R. Tolkien

    "It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition." - Bono

  • "You can only come to the morning through the shadows." - J.R.R. Tolkien

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Days to remember

We're heading up to Harpswell again on Saturday to shoot at the private beach that doubles for Ragged Isle's "off limits zone."  We are so lucky to have a location like this.  In the midst of shooting in heavily populated areas in the heart of tourist season and amongst working fishermen and fleets of cars, it is such a luxury to be able to have a peaceful location such as this to shoot at for a day or two.  These are the days I will miss.  I must remember to enjoy them.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Random Image of the Day

Today's image is of Julie Katsarakis (played by Amie E. Marzen.)  Last we saw her, Rose Fuller was rushing her to safety at the Ragged Isle Lobster Festival.    How long she remains safe on the island is yet to be seen.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Weekend To Remember... Once We Survive It

Well, the weather has washed out a scene once more but we will try again next week. Grr.

This weekend we really have our hands full, though, so there is no rest for the Ragged Isle team.

Friday we are shooting one scene and a portion of another scene in Gorham. Thank you, Todd (Harrison Shaw), for the use of your truck, Eric Burke's truck in our world, once more.

Saturday we are shooting all of the remaining scenes at Rose's house, some of the montage for the first episode, some scenes from the past, and all the scenes in Vicki's room. I think that is all. What that means for us is that we have to transform most of the main living area of our house into various Ragged Isle sets. I have learned one major thing from this experience -- we have a crap ton of books. We shot in a couple rooms last year, one room was actually two places, but this is stepping it up a notch or ten, which is fine because if you have a house, use it and use it a lot.

Now on to Sunday - we will be shooting at another lovely location in Harpswell courtesy of April Joy Purinton, the rockin' 2nd AD of Ragged Isle. There is a dock or two involved as well as her brother's lobster boat. Fun. Fun.

There is a lot of Ragged Isle being shot this weekend so we'd better all hang onto our butts and go along for the ride. It's going to be a crazed adventure. Just what we do best.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Random image of the day 9/4/11

Yet another brand spankin' new cast member on the island.  Here we see Daniel Noel sneaking about in the woods on Ragged Isle.  Who is his character?  Who is he peeping?  You'll have to wait and see.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Just in time!

We shot a couple quick but important scenes this morning and it looked like it was supposed to rain this afternoon but the big gaffer in the sky decided to wrap things quickly for us.  We got our scenes done but got a little wet on the walk back to the vehicles.  In this picture we see another in our cadre of new actors.  There are many suited characters making their way to the island in season two.  This one played by Doughty.  Why there are so many suited people walking around our little island will remain a mystery for now.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Hungry Beast

I am in the process of scheduling the last few things that are not yet scheduled and preparing myself for the fact that the weather may also force some schedule changes. That is okay. I am feeling like it is time to just schedule things and hope for the best and get this "in the can." 

When I look back at the random images and the lined script I see that we have actually shot a great deal. I was very pleased with the progress and the footage looks amazing.

As far as shooting goes we have a small shoot in the early a.m. tomorrow, a small shoot on Wednesday and Friday, a huge shoot on Saturday, and hopefully, a huge shoot on Sunday. We shall see. We will be shooting through the month of October for sure.

This project is a beast but it will not eat us alive. Of that, I am certain.