In two days, the first draft of my final project at FSU will be due.
We've been through seven weeks of development at this point and we're all eager to get something tangible in front of us.
I've chosen to co-write my thesis. Although I love writing my own scripts, I think it's such a valuable experience to have. Plus, Carolina Garrigo brings a alternate perspective and humor that, if we can reconcile with my sharp, stylistic nature, will create a depth neither of us could achieve on our own.
Over the next two weeks we crew each other. Then we'll launch into workshops to do some test shoots as we finish up our scripts, cast, and begin the logistical undertaking that is making 16 thesis films in the spring.
We'll shoot January through May. Take a week off. Then hit post-production May through August while also working on marketing for our films, job-hunting, and preparing for graduation.
Our screening, August 5th, 2017, isn't all that far off.
Amid all that, we're showing our first year graduate students the ropes to prepare them to shoot their first projects in a few weeks. They'll also crew our thesis films.
Next week, I head to New Orleans Film Festival to participate in a pitching competition and interact with some other filmmakers from outside of FSU. I'm incredibly thankful to have a moment to peer into the outside world and gather some new inspiration.
Updates on that and the thesis progression coming soon!