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#1 Richard Boddington

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

Well just 48 hours to go before I start shooting Against The Wild. My family/action/adventure/animal "epic."

The movie is about two kids who survive in the wilderness after a plane crash with the help of their trusty Alaskan Malamute. The movie stars CJ Adams, who played the title character in The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, and Natasha Henstridge.

The movie also stars a grizzly bear, wolves, moose, raccoon, & assorted chipmunks and squirrels.

This time I'm also the screenwriter, so this should be interesting.

No it is not 35mm, this time I'm on the Alexa. Time to give digital a try, even though film is still my first choice. However, the EPK is being shot on film, more on that later.

Stay tuned forum brothers, lot's of exciting pics to come!

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:36 PM

Well just 48 hours to go before I start shooting Against The Wild. My family/action/adventure/animal "epic."

The movie is about two kids who survive in the wilderness after a plane crash with the help of their trusty Alaskan Malamute. The movie stars CJ Adams, who played the title character in The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, and Natasha Henstridge.

The movie also stars a grizzly bear, wolves, moose, raccoon, & assorted chipmunks and squirrels.

This time I'm also the screenwriter, so this should be interesting.

No it is not 35mm, this time I'm on the Alexa. Time to give digital a try, even though film is still my first choice. However, the EPK is being shot on film, more on that later.

Stay tuned forum brothers, lot's of exciting pics to come!

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Good luck and have fun, Richard!
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#3 Richard Boddington

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 09:57 PM

The Alexa mounted on the slider for day 3.

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#4 Richard Boddington

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

Well I'm having my challenges on set. Here I am reviewing the bears contract with him, and you can see his reaction. The lawyers are trying to sort it out.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:32 AM

Well I'm having my challenges on set. Here I am reviewing the bears contract with him, and you can see his reaction. The lawyers are trying to sort it out.

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Are you okay Richard? Starting to worry you might have been eaten by bears!

Are there wolves or any other cannines in this film by any chance? :)

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#6 Richard Boddington

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:50 PM

The wolves start work tomorrow as a matter of fact!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:05 AM

The wolves start work tomorrow as a matter of fact!

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That's odd. I figured producers would have come on set earlier than that.
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#8 Richard Boddington

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:26 PM

You have a point, except that was the ACTRA reps.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:54 PM

OH right, yeah. I forgot in Canada the ACTRA reps are usually wolves were as producers are usually represented but the weasels faction unlike the US where they're reversed.

Edited by James Steven Beverly, 16 October 2012 - 11:55 PM.

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#10 Richard Boddington

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:45 PM

Variety:

http://www.variety.c...le/VR1118061141

And with PIC:

http://news.yahoo.co...-160000940.html

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#11 Bill Totolo

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

Good on you Richard, can barely wait to see some footage.
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#12 Richard Boddington

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:39 PM

The editing horror begins on Friday. :blink:

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#13 Richard Boddington

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:18 PM

Even DOP (and forum member) Steve Whitehead gets in on the fun!

Steve went from 1st AC on my first feature, to 2nd unit DOP on my second feature, to main unit DOP on my third feature. Good for you Steve!

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#14 Richard Boddington

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:08 AM

Some frame grabs from my timeline as I chop my way hour after hour through the edit. These are all right out of the Alexa.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

Some frame grabs from my timeline as I chop my way hour after hour through the edit. These are all right out of the Alexa.


Nice Owls! :) You are there with the trends again Richard!!!

So are you shooting to pro-res or Arri-Raw?
Also was hoping to hear more about how the shoot actually went, other than the bears and the wolves and all! :)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

The Alexa mounted on the slider for day 3.

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What kind of a slider is it? Did you need a heavy duty one to support the Alexa?
I guess it saves time on laying track out in the woods?

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#17 Richard Boddington

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

Nice Owls! :) You are there with the trends again Richard!!!

So are you shooting to pro-res or Arri-Raw?
Also was hoping to hear more about how the shoot actually went, other than the bears and the wolves and all! :)

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Overall the shoot went very well. There were no major cost overruns, or delays, and most importantly for me....no member of the cast or crew was injured. And we were dealing with rough terrain on an almost daily basis, and a lot of gear had to be hauled into some very tough spots.

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#18 Richard Boddington

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

What kind of a slider is it? Did you need a heavy duty one to support the Alexa?
I guess it saves time on laying track out in the woods?

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One of the most common phrases heard on set....."that slider is saving our a--es!" Gave the movie a big budget feel and takes minutes to set up!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:48 AM

Well I'm having my challenges on set. Here I am reviewing the bears contract with him, and you can see his reaction. The lawyers are trying to sort it out.

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One of the most common phrases heard on set....."that slider is saving our a--es!" Gave the movie a big budget feel and takes minutes to set up!

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Up there with "Thank God this isn't a Red shoot"? B)
Just on the basis of the owl and bear images alone, plus the fact that it's shot with an Alexa, fully convinces me of the excellence of the production. Do you appear in it anywhere?
Hang on; I'll just go and copy some sycophantic posts from Reduser. I'll do a search and replace: "Jim" > "Richard, and nobody will know the difference...
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#20 Richard Boddington

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:46 AM

Do you appear in it anywhere?


Ha! No. I am not an ACTRA (CDN actors union) member. I always follow ACTRA rules to the letter and would never think of violating them. No not me, not ever.

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