Saturday, August 1, 2009

Colore Non Vedenti Is Now Finished and Online!!!

It’s way overdue, but our short film project ‘Colore Non Vedenti’ is now officially complete and online! What started off as a ten minute Film Junk short for Halloween of ‘08 slowly grew into something a little bigger than expected, resulting in a months long process that was definitely a fun learning experience. A big thanks to all of those who helped get this thing finished — be sure to read the end credits! — and a big thanks to the Film Junkies who waited patiently for this to finally come to fruition! I hope you guys enjoy it. You can check out the final film at, where you’ll also find multiple commentary tracks — featuring Jay, Sean, Reed (Gerry), Tom Baychuck, Roman and star David Tompa — and some behind the scenes video diaries! This whole thing was basically an exercise in no-budget filmmaking that gave us an opportunity to be creative and experiment, and I love the idea of throwing these things up online for everyone to see. I hope you enjoy!

Alternate Scene - Tied Up

Throughout the production of Colore Non Vedenti, there were a couple of scenes that we decided to reshoot for a number of reasons. One of those scenes was the confrontation between Jack and a tied up and possessed Don and Roseanne. Initially the scene played pretty serious -- as serious as a film like this can be I guess -- and tonally just seemed to stand out from everything else. Also, I attempted the black eye make up on Kristin and totally botched it. It was just too heavy. The shitty thing is I actually prefer the lighting in this version of the scene and I think the performances are really strong. I just didn't think it fit in as well. Check it out:

Thursday, April 16, 2009


So I'm starting to finalize some of the music for the film. We're planning on using some 'borrowed' songs, but I also have to come up with some 'original' music as well. This piece will end up in the final film and anyone with an ear for soundtracks will probably notice that it's pretty heavily ripped off from one of my favourite films. Any guesses? I'm still pretty happy with for what it is.

Back at Work - Jay Cheel

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Colour Correction Comparisons

Now that we're in the final stages of post-production on Colore Non Vedenti, I figured I'd put together some images detailing some of the colour correction work I've been doing over the last couple of months. There's still more work to be done, but I think things are looking better already! Have a look:

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Colore Non Vedenti Full Trailer

I'm not a big fan of cutting together trailers, but I did my best here. This is the full trailer for Colore Non Vedenti. It doesn't have any real purpose other than having something to post here and on Film Junk. Still, it's probably good to have for those interested. Enjoy!


Monday, December 29, 2008

More Photos

It's been a while since I've posted some photos. These were taken during our night club shoot and one of our office scenes. As usual, all photos by Dario Ayala. Enjoy!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Nearing the End

So it's been a little while since I've posted here. Luckily, I can say we've been busy finishing up shooting the film, so it's not COMPLETELY due to laziness. This weekend we'll be doing our final two shoots (minus whatever pick ups we need in the future) and I'm pretty excited at the idea of having all of the footage in front of me to begin cutting away at. I've already got a pretty good rough cut going, and the film is currently sitting at about 25 minutes. I'm confident we'll come in under the 30 minute mark. The past two weekends have included a few re-shoots and I hope to post some pictures later on today. Stay tuned. Otherwise, we're approaching the final stretch. Watch out for a full trailer!