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Wilson: But when Laud’s talking, Silas and Noah are just sorta standing there. Doing nothing.
Riley: Right. Let’s stay on Laud. Do you think we should cut it down?
Wilson: What? The whole scene? No. It’s fine. I’d cut down that scene by the stream though.
Riley: Um… I know that one’s a little expositional but I kinda like it.
Riley: Some of that back story is okay, here and there
Wilson: You really think it moves the story forward? Continue Reading »
PBS Christmas Special: Courage, NH – Season One
We are extremely excited to announce that Courage, New Hampshire will make its television broadcast debut on PBS this December.
Kicking off the Christmas holiday, the 4-night miniseries is scheduled to air in the 8pm slot on December 18, 19, 20 and 21 on PBS affiliate KVCR in Southern California.
With a broadcast signal covering Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties, KVCR reaches millions of Southern Californians and is also carried on Dish Network and DirectTV (to check availability in your area, visit KVCR here). Continue Reading »
Colony Bay matte artist Jonathan Neil is working on a new online theater for the show. Even though it’s not finished, it’s so clean and captivating, I check it out every hour or so. You can too, by clicking on the graphic on the right. (Not every hour if you don’t want to.) Fairly soon, we will be updating the site so that those who have joined the colony can watch any of the shows, online, without re-purchasing a ticket.
We did a few things backwards in our effort to bring a period drama to the screen. Continue Reading »
We still have two days of shooting to go, but, here, all linked together are some of the images from chapter IV — Courage, New Hampshire — “Ambition.”
So as I promised, today, I am taking you behind the scenes with the Makeup & Hair Department of “Courage, New Hampshire.” Ever wonder who makes the actors’ faces free of shine, and the actresses’ hair stay perfect throughtout each shot? Well, the credit goes to the Make-up and Hair Department of “Courage, New Hampshire.”
Loretta Lewis acts the Hair Stylist on set. With over 30 years plus experience, Loretta, enjoys every single minute of her job.
“All members of the cast are required to come on set an hour before we start “rolling,” said Loretta. Continue Reading »
So principle photography for Episode 4: “Ambition,” has officially begun. Woot!
We are in Day 4 of filming and everything has been going so smoothly and ahead of schedule.
“Of all three episodes, Ambition has been our smoothest production yet,” said Producer/Casting Director, Frances Romero Mena.
For my next few blog posts, I want to give you all a look into each department’s typical day on the set of “Courage, New Hampshire.”
Yesterday, I spent time acclimating to the set by meeting the cast, the crew, and surveying the beautiful location that is Riley’s Farm. Continue Reading »
Last Friday, Courage, New Hampshire held its first neighborhood viewing party.
We wanted to create a family-friendly outdoor environment, that would make viewing Courage, New Hampshire a pleasure.
So in an outdoor “drive-in” meets “picnic” style setting, we screened “Episode 3: “A Snake in the Garden” for 30-40 people who had yet to experience the show. (I picked this episode, because it is my favorite episode, so far!)
The drive-in has a long history in America cinema. Mainly for its convenience, the drive-in offers advantages to families who wish to enjoy movies. Continue Reading »
… and don’t forget – we need your help to fund Episode 4. Please contribute today!
One of our associate producers, Monique Lewis, weighs in on the topic of “Ambition.” (The title of chapter 4)
For the past several days now, I have been mediating on the word: AMBITION.
When I think of ambition, I can only think of ambition as it pertains to people in the world and characters throughout Chapters 1-3 of “Courage, New Hamphire.”
(Shameless Plug: Decide for yourself, which character has the most ambition, by watching and purchasing the DVD HERE!)
Likewise, when I think of ambitious people, I think of those who live under the mindset of “good being the enemy of great.” They do not settle for “good enough.” They do not just want better; they want the BEST! Continue Reading »
Three weeks. That’s a big break in the production blog, and it
has to do with, well, production. We’re working hard to bring in the next episode by the first week in May.
On that front, there are a few cuts and transitions we’re still debating, but it’s pretty much a matter of color and music now, and it all looks pretty nice in our book.
Over the years I’ve come to warn people about what I call the “Photoshop Syndrome,” but lately I have come to believe it’s a life truth more ancient than Adobe. Continue Reading »