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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Another Crazy Weekend

So this weekend I had another hectic schedule to say the least. On Saturday I helped out on set of The Cat from about 9 am to 4 pm, which was a lot of fun. I did sound and odd jobs here and there. I had a lot to bring to the crew such as my lens and various other equipment. However I learned a lot from the experience. More than I think I have learned from any set so far in my film career. It was a fast paced style however it was extremely professional and easy going. It was the best of both worlds, extremely relaxed but at the same time amazingly productive.

So I am going to go on a rant for a second and say some nice things about these guys. The director Zach Myers and Cameraman/DP Everett Glovier are two amazing dudes! They are only in Community College but yet they already get how to make a film. They have been able to pull together some great actors which thanks to the help of Craigslist has become very easy and they have all the right equipment. I mean had I been able to get over my social anxiety two years ago and use actual actors instead of myself and friends I may have been at their level a long time ago. I consider them much above my level of expertise and I know these guys if they can stay together as a team will go places. I hope to keep working this well throughout The Cat with them and to for sure work on future projects.

As far as Saturday night I had to go to Archbishop Spalding High School to film the MIAA championship soccer game (Gilman vs. Mcdonogh). It was my first ever time filming a soccer game and it was a tough one between both teams. Very good defense which lead to overtime. In overtime Mcdonogh got a crazy lucky goal to win it 1-0 over Gilman. The worst part of it however was the fact that it felt like 0 degrees at the top level of the press box. At the end of the game literally everything we had sitting out was frosted over because of the extreme cold. After the game we ate and went to bed around 1 am.

In the morning today I got up at 5 :45 am in order to get ready for The Cat day 2 starting at 9 am again. Today we got through a lot more and our actors again put in a great performance, and again I worked sound which seems to be my go to job on set lol. It was fun, free pizza, and a fun chill time. They had some amazing on set effects and Everett seems to be a genius of everything from production to post lol. Even though he is on set douche...just kidding.

Thanks for the support,
Daniel Hess


  1. Any chance you have a video of the McDonogh v. Gilman goal?