Posts Tagged ‘Pre-Production’

Hillacious Hump Day

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Science, script writing, Self Improvement on February 24, 2021 at 12:15 am

Good morning Wednesday, what’ll it be? The menu is poised to be “good for we.”

So, let it be, dear Wednesday. You know that I ain’t no chump. — For with everything that I create in writing I’ll utilize it to conquer your hump. 

Not that your “hump” is a bad thing; it’s not like it’s clinical kyphosis. Breath smells because seasonings don’t quell – not the same thing as halitosis. 

This morning I arose with much on my mind. Organization is in play to make room to “press-grind.” 

Do you know what “press-grind” is? It’s when you push your career harder. Especially when you understand the route; therefore, you press-grind because you’re smarter. There’s no pride in doing anything harder. 

Last weekend I was talking to a couple of friends whom I admire very much, who have always been admirers of my compositional touch, 


In a moment of excitement, I conveyed literal POC comprise and shortly thereafter, knock-knock-knock. Guess who? Surprise!

Via plane and with no shame, it was my productive friends. They were invoked to drop by and talk production ends.

What a way to spend the weekend! How blessed am I to call them both family and friends?


Blessed — I am, and very. If we had no blood-connect the inquiry would’ve been scary. 

I’m taking a page from Deon Taylor and Roxanne Avent. I am excited about my future and how the upcoming months will be spent. 

I’m excited for the producers who have come for me and who are willing to learn, what needs to be done to manifest reel yearns. 


There are sure to be many trials before me and I expect them to be hill’acious. I’m up for the task with situational grasp & thorough creative concept pages. 


More R&D is next and will require me to do a little travel. You can’t create if you don’t curate or your composition will unravel.


I am into due diligence, so I have made appointments to meet and greet — with several subjects that parallel scripted characters in my POC’s.


Ooo wee, I’d be lying to thee if I said that I am not nervous — because I am. But time waits for no man and I do not clam.


I’m going for it. There’s no need for further aspirational introductions, 

I’m Qui

Embracing the humps-that-will-be as I start up R&D for my next production. 

Jitted up to Get Reel – Phase 1.

In Book, Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, TV Shows on October 23, 2013 at 7:49 am

The Film Process StripDo you know a TEEN who should have their own Disney or Nickelodeon Show? We’d love to see them! Teen Auditions are quickly approaching and we are excited about the future productive prospects. However, once auditions are over, what then? What’s the next step to getting this baby up and off of the ground? Well, let’s start at the beginning: Pre-Production.

What is Pre-Production?

Pre-production is the period of time used to plan and prepare for the filming and completions of your film. It is the time in which to:

  • Produce a final script
  • Breakdown, board, schedule and budget the script
  • Locate and set up production offices
  • Hire a staff and crew
  • Cast the film
  • Meet with department heads, get realistic cost estimates, refine the budget and make sure your film can be done for the amount of money it is budgeted for
  • Have the script researched and all necessary clearances secured.
  • Evaluate locations, visual effects, special effects and stunt requirements as per your script
  • Arrange for insurance and a completion bond (if necessary)
  • Become signatory to the unions and guilds you wish to sign with and post any necessary bonds
  • Scout and choose locations
  • Contact film commissions for distant location options
  • Book travel and hotel accommodations
  • Secure passports, work visas, a customs broker and all necessary permits if shooting out the country
  • Build and decorate sets
  • Wardrobe actors and have them fitted for wigs and prosthetics (if necessary)
  • Negotiate deals with vendors, and order film equipment, vehicles and catering
  • prepare all agreement, releases contracts and paperwork
  • Plan stunt work, aerial work and special effects
  • Line up special requirements, such as picture vehicles, animals, mockups, boats, helicopters, models, etc.
  • Set up accounts with labs: set up editing, post production schedule; hire a post production crew and prebook scoring, looping and dubbing facilities
  • Clear copyrighted music you wish to use in your picture

[Reference Source: The Complete Film Production Handbook]

TGood news for the Teen Film Production company – we will not need all of the bulleted points, however, in full, this is the professional pre-production protocol.  We’ll be shooting locally in Chandler and using volunteer hands in the editing lab. In fact, we’ll be teaching our teens how to do most of the work themselves, insuring an authentic teen film product in the end.

Whoo! We’re Jitted Up to Get Reel – Auditions start November 1st.
For the film minds of tomorrow –  is our greatest thirst.

But not thirsty for long, the turn out is looking great.
To build something REEL in Chandler is our charted fate.

Jitted up to Get Reel – We’re seeking Writers, Editors and Producers,
I’m Qui
A filmmaking ‘she’ with a productive eye for talent… I’m a juicer.