By Helmut Kobler
"Anatomy of a Guerrilla movie: The Making of RADIUS," does anything that no different how-to filmmaking booklet does: it teaches filmmaking ideas via taking readers throughout the technique of creating a real-world guerrilla movie after which permits you to watch the ultimate movie - incorporated on an accompanying DVD - so readers can really see the result of all of the judgements, compromises, setbacks, and victories. First-time filmmaker and writer Helmut Kobler believes that tips on how to research is via staring at folks do whatever after which studying from their successes and errors. That philosophy is the idea that at the back of this publication. Written in transparent, elementary language for the first-time or starting filmmaker, "Anatomy of a Guerrilla movie: The Making of RADIUS," serves as a case-study for brand spanking new filmmakers, permitting them to see the teachings and rules awarded within the booklet come to existence within the genuine movie. From begin to end, each step and method that encompasses making an self sustaining movie is roofed, together with preproduction, construction, put up construction, and advertising and marketing and distribution. diverse techniques to every step and method are coated, not only the method utilized by the writer. Behind-the-scenes pictures and remark via the writer at the incorporated DVD essentially illustrate the stairs making this publication the main precise and hands-on advisor to guerrilla filmmaking.
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We had cast another actor to play Vesay, but he called the day before production started to tell us that he had to back out. The reason: The original Vesay backed out the day before production started. He had just been called to do an audition for the hit TV show Ally McBeal—a big opportunity for actors just getting their careers off the ground—and the audition was scheduled right smack in the middle of our Death Valley shooting. Sufﬁce it to say that this felt like a huge blow at the moment. Andy Trapani, our producer, broke the news to me just as I was getting ready to drive out of Los Angeles with the rest of RADIUS’ cast and crew.
I read some of Jon’s stuff, we hit it off, and we decided to work together. Finding a screenwriter for RADIUS was pretty painless and straightforward. However, had Andy not made an introduction, my plan was to ﬁnd writers by posting ads on the Internet and with various ﬁlm groups I knew of (see related sidebar later in this chapter). Still, I’m glad Jon and I found each other via a reference. The fact that Andy was a mutual friend instantly made it easier to work together and helped build some quick trust and camaraderie.
I got to sit helpless in a car for 2 hours, wondering how we were going to ﬁnd a new Vesay in less than 18 hours. ) But the departing actor said he had a friend who’d do a great job playing Vesay, so Andy called this new prospect—actor Michael Yavnieli—and the two met immediately so that Andy could see Mike’s demo reel. A couple of hours later, Mike was heading to our set, ready for a week in the desert. Mike Yavnieli as Vesay. 39 40 Chapter 3 ◆ Casting What started off looking like a disaster turned into one of the true miracles of our production.
Anatomy of a Guerrilla Film: The Making of RADIUS by Helmut Kobler