Friday, February 5, 2010

Brad Rosen for Mr Linganore 2010!

A year ago, our own Daniel Patrick Patrick French ran for Mr. Linganore and secured second place against competitors. It was an incredibly close race.

Well with almost a sense of tradition our own Brad Rosen has entered the fray and Totally Illogical Films will be sponsoring him every step of the way!

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Of course as his sponsor you will be updated on the run on our page whether you like it or not.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

2 things:

A) We have something good coming your way soon. We're not ready to reveal it yet, but it's coming. So keep your eyes (or should I say ears) pealed.

b) I really need to update the banner at the top of the page at somepoint.

Have a good one,

Friday, January 15, 2010

Team Conan!

Like it or not here at Totally Illogical Films we're proudly sporting the Team Conan Flag. The Tonight Show can not exist tomorrow morning, and Conan has stated so. It's hard not to reiterate things that have already been said, so consider this a paraphrased best of. Leno had The Tonight Show for years, he retired, Conan took over (as was promised years before) but Conan has only been able to host for 7 months so far. NBC decided they still wanted Leno and thusly gave him his own $200 Million Dollar show at 10. Essentially Leno underperformed but NBC still wanted to keep him and cancel his 10 o'clock show. So they offered to put Leno on for a half hour at 11:30 and push the other late night programs back a half hour. Well Conan's not playing ball and rightfully so. He worked hard to get where he is, and frankly he's a better/funnier late night host than Leno.

Does Leno need to take back The Tonight Show? No absolutely not. He's set from the money he has and could easily go out and make more with his stand-up (didn't he have a reality show about his own cars for some time too?) Which brings up another notion, Conan has a family and kids, as do his staff. Leno has a garage full of cars that he really doesn't need. He could sell one car a year and be fine.

In the past week Conan has gained overwhelming support, but somehow Jeff Zucker (the head of NBC) hasn't noticed any of it as rumors continue to pour in that they've signed Leno as the new Tonight Show host and they've outed Conan.

Below are two clips from last night's episode of The Tonight Show that left me gasping for breath, something Leno has yet to do to me...

I'm taking a stand until this is settled and only watching NBC between 11:35 and 12:35 for Conan, I'm not catching up on their Thursday Night shows until this is settled and it should be noted that I'm skipping the Golden Globes this year as well.

Well I really should be going, Conan has Jeff "The Dude" Bridges on tonight.

Hope you are all well,

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pimp My Mask!

A new short. I (Kevin Cole) am away at Full Sail to study film, but Brad and Kevin (Madert) are keeping it alive. Below is their first short (They grow up so fast) Pimp My Face. Reportedly a project for their AP Lit class, similar to I'll Bring My Own Rope, but very different. Watch below, I really dig it.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hall Monitor Trailer Now Live

Hope you enjoy!

Woo! Thanks for watching and be sure to read the below post for all them production details!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Hall Monitor Trailer Blog Post

Why not post it as it happens? Well high up Linganore officials don't really know about this. It's called Guerilla Filmmaking people! (Okay a few teachers know, but more on that for day one.) ... (Truth be told, you should really see my revelation on Day 3)

Conception & Pre-prod:
It's not that difficult, Brad and I were goofing off before school one day, he started using an Arnold voice, and then this idea came to light. We got to talking about it and developed it more. I began writing the screenplay during Thoroughly Modern Millie, and finished a little afterwards. I then graduated and elected to film shortly after that so I could just drive the equipment there and not lug them around the halls all day. I gathered the cast and crew the day before, including my sister to take pictures on the set. I then took care of all the other Pre-prod. jobs, getting costumes and organizing a filming location for days 2 and 3 (I ask permission to film in class rooms, but not hallways, weird).

Day 1 (June 10):
We were hoping to get more finished today, but last minute Brad tells me he needs to split early for family reasons. I don't delve into personal lives here, but don't worry it wasn't a family emergency or anything, everyone's fine. So I was frantically texting him during the day trying to see how much time I could squeeze out of him. He's in just about every scene except for one, which will be filmed on day 2. When we came to the realization that there was only a half hour tops, we filmed a few short bits that weren't scripted, but good trailer footage. So in a half hour we got 48 seconds of footage. Only half of it usable, but I have no complaints, we started
production on SOMETHING so I'm happy.

Apparently with our mass of equipment teachers don't make a fuss if your out in the halls, at most you get a reaction like "Oh making a movie?" One teacher asked what it was about and then kept walking like she didn't even ask. The only people who seemed to care were the administrators, and only one stopped us. She told us the usual "if your here after school you need to be supervised and if you're working on a school project you can't be goofing off, which you appear to be doing." This was her reaction to us close-lining Alex Richardson. To which Brad replied "But it's for our movie." Then she looked at me, noted the camera and said "Oh I'm sorry, I didn't realize you were making a movie." and seriously too, not a single hint of sarcasm. Then she just walked off. So apparently if you look important and the teachers you know like you, no one really cares.

So we unfortunately wrapped early that day, leaving a heavier load for Day 3. But it should all work out well in the end.

Day 2 (June 11):
Alright, today we filmed in Lazarus' room. We had permission, so we just went ahead and shot what we needed too. It was one scene that took a little less than an hour to wrap on. There's not much to post about, but we had a few weird freak-outs that occurred on the set. This is one of the things I love to catch on film. The footage is essentially unusable in the context of the scene and in fact happened in between takes, but I love when we're all relaxed on the set and the cast is comfortable enough with each other that a bit of improv. shows up and creates some wild event. These outburst usually end as abruptly as they started, with every one of us wondering where the hell it came from.

That's about it for day 2, so I guess that means we're off to Day 3, the big shoot. We begin in Laz's room, and by the time we're done hopefully a good percentage of the faculty will have left, making our hallway shoots go very smoothly.

Day 3 (June 12):
Ha wow, so we got permission to use Laz's room and we did. And all went smoothly. Then we moved out to shoot in the hallways (to clarify "shoot"="Film" I don't want to end up on any watch lists). I figured we'd get off easy with it being a Friday afternoon and teachers wanting to leave, little did I know it would be THAT easy. Turns out no one cared at all, in fact at one point an administrator who I was worried would get on our backs about it commented on how she liked our HALL MONITOR costumes and how she wanted one.

So there's not much to write about for day 3 (and maybe that's because I'm writing this 2 days later). But we wrapped every shot that was needed inside of Linganore today in about 2 hours. A HUGE THANKS to every administrator/teacher/faculty member who had every right to kick us out and didn't.

We have 2 more scenes to wrap and we'll catch those on Day 4 ( do note the date difference).

Day 4 (July 10):
The final day of shooting went well, it was only 2 short scenes. I'm pretty disappointed in Brad and I's poor ability to get together and film one damn scene (Cite the MONTH's difference between the two last shots). Anyway Production has wrapped, Brad and I discussed some ideas, and Post is pretty close to being done, so expect the finished product within the week!