Welp, it’s finally here. The sixth and final episode of Sidekicks.
It feels a bit odd to see it all out here. Three and a half years ago I thought of an idea and then Errol and I wrote a script. Two years ago we filmed that script. And now it’s all edited and out to the public. Read the rest of this entry
Episode 5 of Sidekicks is here! This week we have a change of location and people talk about feelings more. Lots of feelings actually.
This was about the point in the writing where I realized I was very much writing this for A Reason. Did it come across? I have no idea. But it was good for me to keep going at it and to see it through.
This was also my favourite to film because it was indoors and I felt far more free to act the way I wanted rather than being scared of the neighbours complaining about the loud noises coming from the backyard next door.
Also, that is my apartment. It is in Errol’s basement :D. I had just moved in two months before. It looks much the same now.
Episode 4 is here! And we finally start to get conversations that are not entirely antagonistic.
We’ve been getting great feedback so far! You guys have been awesome! Continue to share and like if you can :D.
Episode 3 is here! Complete with one terrible vacuum/buzz saw. Seriously, that thing was awful. It pretty much took over and there was no cheap way to cover our tracks :D.
What IS impressive is the tracking shot we got. Fun fact: the moving camera is achieved by putting the camera in the back of DOP’s car while he pushes the ENTIRE CAR down the street. It was awesome.
Sidekicks Episode 2 is out! See if you can spot the continuity errors :D. Fun fact: Errol’s monologue is completely improvised. But that’s pretty darned obvious.
Update post! Filming for Sidekicks has begun! It is really weird to think that after a year and a half of writing and preparing that we’re actually recording it to screen.
In many ways, it’s a similar experience to NaNoMusical. We’re pretty much a rag tag operation who works on it during our precious free time on the weekends. We depend on borrowed equipment and kind volunteers to keep us going and our wallets relatively full. Errol never stays on script.
But in so many other ways, it’s vastly different from NaNoMusical. Read the rest of this entry