There is a lot of stress going on, but a few things are going quite well. A few of the shots that we’ve talked about have been greatly improved, such as the leg-military-role-call shot. Furthermore, it’s surprising that our scheduling is going pretty well. Getting everyone to Balboa was surprisingly painless, so I have hope for UCSD or somewhere like that.
Obviously scheduling is always a concern. There are very few days that we can actually get to shoot and it’s all very fragile. Also, as of right now we don’t have a few shots planned out. We plan on talking with our mentor on these shots. Yet another concern we have is with art direction. We’re a little confused as to the style that we’re emanating: whether it’s a little cheesy ninja-filmy or bright and playful.
We really hope that we have a professional film, that breaks the usual style of HTHMA student-made films. We also want to honor Mele’s story, and have something that we’re proud of showing her. That’s mostly it honestly. We have a lot of reservations with this project.