Thursday, May 19, 2011

Day 469

(Technically: 616)


Center for Disease Control are out to spread awareness of a possible zombie apocalypse
! Finally!

Perhaps it has something to do with the supposed "End of the World" on Saturday? Will the undead rise up in one of the greatest zombie uprisings since Lazarus? Only time will tell.

(Oh, and 616 is the real number of the beast.)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Day 465

(Technically: 612)

Today I think we've finished editing NYZ! I'll have to go through it once more just to be sure, but I think we are now picture-locked!

"What's the next step?" you may ask. "Surely that means you're finished, right?" No, not yet. But the hardest part is over.

Now all that remains is sound editing, designing, and mixing, music, visual effects, titles, and color correction. Then, we will be completely done and ready to send it out to festivals. At which point, we'll let you know where it's playing and hopefully there will be a place near you where you can come and see it in its full-fledged glory!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 436

(Technically: 583)

Shot some pick-ups today. Now, we are finally done shooting!

We met at Times Square, where it was really cold and gray, but thing warmed up as we went through the day, getting to about 65 degrees and sunny by the time we got down to Washington Square Park.

Alex our main zombie was great to work with, as usual, bring his very physical acting style to the role as he stalked tourists in the park.

We also met up with Danielle to do a few quick shots out in Brooklyn. The scenery around our first location has been cleaned up considerably, with a lot of the graffiti now gone, alas.

But it was a great shoot, with just me and Richard working the production end and after a quick session with Kristy yesterday, I was able to handle all the make-up by myself.

(Unfortunately, this is the only photo we have of Danielle today).

Once again, I want to thank everyone who helped out with the principal photography and the pick-ups. Now my goal is to finish a final edit by the end of the month.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 411

(Technically: 558)

Meeting with Richard Trammell, our Director of Photography, about planning a few pick-up shots in the coming weeks. Alex Demers, our main zombie, will be back in New York soon and I want to get some more shots of him throughout the city.

I am very close to completing the cut. My initial hopes was to find an editor, but I had so much fun just doing it myself. As much as I hate putting my name everywhere in the credits, I have to take the proper credit for the work I did: Written, Produced, Directed, Edited, Sound Designed, Fundraised, Marketed, and Distributed by George Westberg.

...Okay, that just sounds stupid.

Last year around this time we were gearing up for our Night of the Drinking Dead fundraiser at MJ Armstrong's here in New York City. Once these few pick-ups have been completed -- hopefully by the end of April -- we will have a final edit and begin the 3-month sound design process, during which time I am hoping to do some more fundraising for our post-production budget. We have a few ideas, and it looks like this summer will be the best time to do it.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 385

(Technically: 532)

The snow is thawing in New York City, and we're gearing up to do a few pick-up shots to smoothen out transitions between scenes and montages. Once these are done, we will be officially picture-locked! Then begins the intense sound design stage. Admittedly a little behind schedule, but I think it will be well-worth the wait!

The "New York I EAT You" trailer for NYZ has gotten 300 views on Vimeo! If you haven't seen it, check it out below:

In other Zombie News:

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 353

(Technically: 500)

(500) Days of Zombies.

Still editing a bit here and there, waiting for the weather to warm up a bit in order to film a few extra shots throughout the city. Also writing a letter to Sony Records to ask permission to use "Everybody's Talkin'" in NYZ. It's a long shot, but I figured it'd be best to ask just to see. There's always Plan B -- getting somebody to write an original song, which wouldn't be so bad.

This Friday all of us from Yemane's Advanced Production Workshop 2009-10 are having a reunion to catch up and check out each others' movies. After all this time working on the scripts in class, it'll be so nice to finally see everyone's films in their semi-finalized form. Plus Eric has promised to send some animation from USC. Looking forward to it!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Documentary Online

The short documentary I edited for Adam Grannick is now up online at the Keep A Child Alive Website.

Check it out and learn more about KCA!