Making of PIZZA TIME

Making of PIZZA TIME

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camera speed speeding Demark rolling rolling Wiley please today we're taking a look behind the scenes of the latest short from our friends over at maker table and if you have not seen Pizza time link and the notes below so watch that
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for this because spoilers we've been friends with and have been working with Ryan Pauly Grant Wakefield and Daniel Routh over at Maker table for several years now and during that time it's been pretty amazing to watch them grow as the incredibly talented filmmakers that they are so I'm very excited to bring this look at how they put this great short film together but before we do all that I want to thank music bed for sponsoring this episode and hooking us up with all the great music that you're going to hear in today's episode and most of our episodes recently actually they have
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what you're thinkin this looks bad real bad and how do we even get here well in order to answer that question we have to go back to the beginning growing up I was obsessed with that Trinities I could spend entire weekends watching diehard speed and Enter the Dragon on loop but the action star that captured my attention the most was Jackie Chan Jackie Chan movies are what inspired me to become a filmmaker in the first place and ever since I saw my first movie of hits it was my dream
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to create fun action comedy films so I'd always wanted to make an action movie but I always had an excuse for why we shouldn't make one whether that's not having the right budget not having the right people so after shooting the tightest hi I came up with an idea of an action movie which is about a pizza guy who kind of went to a wrong place at the wrong time I remember sitting down with Ryan and kind of saying hey you know what next what do you want to do next what's the next project to look at Ryan kind of said I really want to do an action movie and really would like to do action comedy so I came to Grant with this idea and he liked it but you know
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it wasn't fully fledged yet but then I hit up my buddy Seth Worley and we had about an hour Skype session and a week after that I had fully fledged short film script called beatstock from there grant and I and met with another producer Joe and some more producers and ran Isaac Lewis of course we had Daniel on board already to DP and it wasn't until the point that we got Ben and Eric locked in that I realized this is actually happening and at that point we went to kick stuff here are five tips for watching successful Kickstarter tip
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number one treat your pitch video like a short film nobody wants to watch a pitch video where you're just talking to a camera in front of a backdrop we wanted our pitch video to have the same style tone and look as pizza time itself so we wrote a script and got a whole crew together to make this video tip number two do your research go and look at other short films that were on Kickstarter that you really admired and see kind of the approach that they took what was some of the messaging they use what was some of the language they put on there use those tick starter pages as a starting point through your own Kickstarter step 3 budget realistically spend time with the
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producer or collaborator to figure out exactly how much your film is gonna cost to make be confident but also be realistic on how much you can raise tip number four audience engagement go and build out a Content calendar mapping out what pieces of content that you're gonna release daily and weekly send different kinds of media and content to your friends that they can share so it's not just you sharing the same thing every day tip number five say thank you this short film would not have been funded if it wasn't for everyone backing this project and for that we all want to say thank you so thank you so much for
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giving a pizza time because none of this would be possible without your help that was five tips on how to launch a successful Kickstarter now let's talk about some rehearsals I was on the runway coming into Dallas for the first rehearsal and I had the script and I'm reading through it texting Ryan from the runway I'm saying what if we do this idea like is it is there a like what kind of gags like was the floor look like is there a coffee is there us like was the coffee table where is it arranged as their stuff that we can knock down what if I step on something like in home alone you know and we're just kind of like batting
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ideas back and forth I'm on the runway you know by the time we actually meet in the car we already have like half of the gags kind of figured out laughing and talking about these ideas first time meeting Eric in person and we're already kind of collaborating so then we go to the location and then it's it's at that point where you know when you're constructing the action scene you have to take all the script stuff and all the action stuff and then the skills of the performers and then fit it to the location immediately there is like a like a sort of a follow we all have an
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energy and I think it was when we all really started talking like Ryan sort of was like let's walk through what we think the scene would be and as we all started chiming in it'd just be kind of became this like team effort that I think none of us thought was really gonna happen it just sort of we just all immediately started working together and it's also really important you know not only that the directors there but also the DP it was this really collaborative thing where we all kind of had a hand in the look and feel and even the hit man Eric and Ben suggesting where the camera can be placed I mean those things were
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invaluable especially there'd being a stunt coordinator as well him being able to really speak to where the camera will look best for certain kicks or punches or throws or whatever I think all that was just really invaluable daniel was there just kind of soaking it all in and kind of giving his view on how you know where he would like lights placed how he would like to shoot certain things and that affects the choreography and a lot of the time you know we'd come up with a gag I'd come up with some kind of move and I'd say we go over here he says yeah but I don't really like going like can we stay on this side as I oh cool then that changes the choreography we'll stay
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on this side like that so you kind of write the action language in the location with the whole team and then the action really feels like it lives there and that spot it doesn't feel like something that's been pre rehearsed too much and plugged in and just kind of shot an open area no it's like these guys are really in the space and we really tried to utilize as much space as we could we actually set up you know a house in the gym so we could run through with a hundred percent intensity the action that's happening in the film and we shot previous of that as well and so we got
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to walk through the rehearsal of the full film and at the end of those two days we got to look at that footage and feel full confidence going into the shoot with a week and a half left it was like almost too good to be true that we had everything in place we had a full rehearsal we knew how to shoot it and then we lost their location so with about ten days till production we embarked on a epic quest to find a new location and find ultimately would
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be way better and proved to be just what we needed as a location for this project luckily within about a week of calling everyone we know calling location scouts calling the film Commission's hitting up random friends and real estate agents one of our producers here at maker table and actually the script supervisor of the film Lindsay Detweiler just hit us up and was like hey one of my friends has a cool house we immediately saw it and knew that this is our location we got really excited because in the end it proved to be much better and it proved
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to be really a blessing in disguise because it was an amazing location that worked out one for the story but then for the production as well yes so today we're doing kind of we're finishing dressing the set and then also doing rehearsals which have been awesome we have done rehearsals before in a different location fell through and now actually getting into our current location and running through with with
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Eric and Ben Orlando full cast that's just been really cool like that yeah we seems like it's full today is April 1st so we are this is our last day before we start shooting tonight we're going to pre light and hopefully get most all of our rigging in I knew that I wanted a kind of retro feel with a modern aesthetic and Daniel heard that from me and totally ran with it we really tried to embrace the idea of of that mixing so
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you know we're using a digital camera but we're using vintage cally and a morphix from the 80s that are Japanese and vintage anamorphic mixed with an aerial ex and many which obviously isn't modern digital cameras so I think even down to that an itty gritty level of mixing these two things it really informed a lot of what we were going for for the look and feel it easier to just have them fall in the middle and kick that off I've built tables to be tables before but I've never I'm not a stunt guys I've never like built breakaway furniture before so I started off just building it like I would normally build
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it and then got together with Eric once we were on set and kind of like talk through what pieces we wanted to fly off and what pieces would want to preserve so that he could kind of ride the table down safely and then I just basically scaled back the dowels that were holding the corner together it was just enough that it could hold the breakaway glass in place and when we put the glass on the glass was about that thick it was the it was it was sugar sugar plastic compound glass of some kind of like that and I knew that if I if I went forward
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through it I had to protect my face because I know that sometimes you know you hit it and these pieces will go up like that and if you smack your head on that you get messed up and I just knew and I couldn't turn we had to go face-first and we put a pad underneath it a little blue mat we were there and Isaac kind of did his safety meeting with everyone and then we gently rolled cameras and then we kind of had Eric give us a cue for when he was ready you know waited a good 10 15 seconds till he pumped himself up said a little prayer and then he ain't gave me the cue
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I call action and [Music] the room was pretty quiet literally every single person that was on set was behind the camera watching the stunt he's such a good actor that when he landed I think that a lot of us thought see see okay is he acting is that real or is he actually just acting I still don't know the costuming in pizza time I wanted to be simple and stylistic so we have the pizza guy who I wanted to have this iconic red jacket with denim jeans and kind of a colorful red yellow and
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denim kind of look and then we have the head man who is a much more monochrome serious action movie look and originally I wanted to go with the suit for his costume very reminiscent of John wick kind of as an homage to Keanu in that movie but when I talked about the costuming to each character everybody was cool with it but Eric had brought up the point that the suit might be a little bit too on the nose of John wick and we didn't want to just totally rip off that character but something that is very Hitman reminiscent is also a track suit and that's something that we
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haven't seen in a while is you know Russian kind of tracks you look I brought these ideas to Lizzy Farrow who's our costume designer and she was incredible in helping kind of collaborate and bring that vision to life with the actual costumes she actually gave me a pair of shoes that the driver didn't wear because I'm the same size as the driver and so I'm still wearing those Nikes around town playing bball with my friends shooting threes shooting J's and those shoes so that's all thanks to Lizzy Tarot
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with my films I really just want to entertain people and give people a good time and bring people together in a filmmaking process that they're gonna have a blast they're gonna come away from looking back with these great memories of creating a piece of art together and that's kind of what I feel like we did with pizza time to our cast and crew and all the Kickstarter backers that gave your money to help us make this film I just want to say thank you it was one of the greatest experiences of my life and I hope they continue doing it and continue to make films that make people laugh and give people a good
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time and I just thank you for giving me the opportunity to do this and I hope you've enjoyed pizza time we'll see you in the next film big bangs set maker table for the look behind the scenes at making their latest film and if you dug this BTS and want more of it there is a link to a 40 minute version in the description below and links to their site social channels as well so jump over and check out all their other fantastic work and of course you have that link for a free month of music bed and we have our Christmas sale coming everything and our store is going to be up to 30% off from the 9th to the 24th
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links to all that in the notes below but that's it and until next time don't forget to write shoot edit repeat

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