It is the start of a fresh new week and we can’t wait to start! Monday was a full day of networking and promoting our work through our different channels of Facebook and Twitter. Today we also published our latest blog about the behind the scenes of ELGATO Film Productions which was written by myself as always.
Tuesday was a busy day of meetings. Firstly, we had a meeting at Jennie Campbell Dance Studios. Our meeting was a positive success and we are very proud to announce that Jennie Campbell Dance Studios are our brand new sponsor. We feel we are going from strength to strength and we are so lucky to have so many local businesses supporting us.
Today we had our Director Alberth MG’s puppy with us for our meetings, he is a 4 month old black Patterdale Terrier called Oddie. He is extremely hyper and a typical puppy but always a hit at our meetings. Our meeting at 2pm was with Alan Muszynski, he was interested in becoming part of our team to initially film behind the scenes for A Christmas Wish. Upon speaking to Alan we found that he was studying film making and screenwriting at the local university UWS. He is very passionate about film making and he is very eager to learn and to gain experience and share ideas with us. He is now our newest member and he will be working with the team for the first time on Saturday. After Alan left, we awaited on Gill Beech our storyboarder she was coming to deliver us the storyboard for A Christmas Wish. Gill arrived with her son and the storyboard, we must admit it was fantastically well set out and definitely our best one yet and one that we really felt we could follow for the day of filming.
The evening was spent with replying to emails and actors who are interested in our casting for our next short film Skeletons in the Closet.
Wednesday was another busy day for us, first of all we went to visit our sponsor Popplewells who were providing a Santa suit for our sketch. Johnny the proprietor was brilliant as always and had everything ready for us. He has provided us with a red Santa jacket and red Santa trousers as well as a lovely red long Santa coat to complete the look. We ended up returning later on in the day as he was also providing us with a bandana and some white gloves for Santa.
We returned and re-edited part of a business video advertisement that our client had asked for us to do. We went to various shops in the local town looking for lights for us to build some lights. We also went to a local charity shop which is in a huge space we were looking at an old wardrobe for our next short film Skeletons in The Closet. We wanted a very old fashioned creaky wardrobe, we found a few like this. We also spoke to the manager of the charity shop and we proposed turning a corner of the shop into a studio with a bed, wardrobe and bedside cabinet. The great news is that the charity shop agreed to this. I then returned home and emailed some of our team about various things as well as some promotion through ELGATO Film Productions page.
On Thursday we had a meeting at 12pm with one of our script writers Nicola Smith. We discussed the story of Skeletons
Friday was another great day for us. Early this morning we received a parcel from one of our amazing sponsors Seventa Image. They sent us this parcel special delivery. It has been quite a task in getting the make up to us here in Scotland. This was due to some of the make up being shipped to the London offices from Spain. As they were flammable items that are being used for the special effects make up, they could not travel by air so they had to travel by road. Once they arrived at Seventa Image in London, they then had to be couriered to us here in Scotland. But once again they delivered to us, they are a great sponsor of ours and we feel very privileged to have them onboard. in The Closet and we advised her on what we wanted to be included in the final script. We are looking forward to her writing the script so that in January we can start to cast the actors and actresses. Nicola seems like she is very interested in writing the script and she can’t wait to get started. While Nicola was here, we also took a few photos of her that we will edit to use as her profile photo for the website. We always take the photos in the same location as we have the great use of a beautiful floor to ceiling window which lets in lots of light for us to work with.
The parcel arrived at 9am and we opened it to reveal some great high quality make up including mastix, latex, foundations, special effects make up and a number of colour palettes. This make up will help our make- up artist Holly to achieve the look that we want to create for the filming of A Christmas Wish.
Friday night is an early night as the filming of A Christmas Wish takes place tomorrow and all the cast and crew are very excited. We are thrilled to see everything finally coming together!
Written By Mel Law
Producer of ELGATO Film Productions