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Location Scouting

28 Mar

Wow, I’ve been way behind on this blogging thing. Sorry, my 10 beautiful followers. By the way, you should get the word out to your friends about Only Joni. I mean, aren’t you enjoying this blog so far? Don’t be selfish!

Anyhow, as I’m stepping into this new realm of filmmaking (basically the producer side of it, which I’m starting to enjoy) one thing I’m starting to get a love for is location scouting. Seriously, the walks, seeing your vision come to life for the first time. It’s quite the fascinating experience.

Until you’re two miles into a trail trying to find your vision. Then, things get tiring…and interesting. Lemme tell the story first with pictures.

Here’s me before location scouting last Wednesday:

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See? We were so happy! So optimistic to start the trail, right? Yeah, we thought it would be easy as pie to find the perfect spot for my vision too.

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It all started with this sign:

sign

Yep, we should have seen potential problems from the start, I know. At first, it was cool. We walked where wildlife hangs out, went over a cool bridge towering above high grass fields….

But then we started walking into deeper deeper feet of white sand. Mind you, I–the only one who wasn’t smart enough to change into boots after Directing for Film class, wore these to location scout:

shoes

I know, I know but every time we’ve gone to shoot field scenes, I’ve been rocking these bad boys:

boot

Well, a shoe really similar. I couldn’t find my exact shoe on Google search and taking selfies of my shoes?

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Anyhow, it all started off pretty well as I said. We were actually having a lot of fun:

the road less traveled…serious tho

Well, some of us were having too much fun vvv

ari having too much fun

Ok I was one of them!

being wild in the wild

Wanna know how/when things started going awry?

Be on the look out for pt. 2 soon! Promise it’ll be worth the read.

–Joni Juelissa

P.S. I would’ve told the full story but I’ve got tons of screenwriting and speech homework to finish.

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Congratulations! To My Dad?!

12 Mar

So, as you guys know (well, those who read my most recent post), my film was chosen to be in my school’s film fest! I know awesome, right?! 😀

Until late last night, I had been waiting anxiously to find out whether or not my film was nominated for any categories in the festival and well?

MY DAD GOT NOMINATED FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR! MY DAD!

I can’t believe that! I mean, how is that even possible?

But hey wait, don’t feel too bad for me at all because I, along with my main actress and the actor who supported her got nominated for Best Actress and Best Actor! I found this ironic, considering that just weeks ago when we submitted it we wished to do a reshoot of one scene in particular because of how awful we thought we acted but apparently someone (well a lot of people, considering there were a lot of judges) thought we did fantastic. I guess it’s a self-evaluative problem we all share?

Gosh, I’m so exciting! They still haven’t announced Directorial Debut yet but I’m hoping to get nominated for that as well and if so, I WANT THAT AWARD! The fest is this Saturday so again fingers crossed in prayer for me again?

For now, I’m stuck blogging about my hopes instead of studying for my Financial class mid-term…that’s tomorrow…maybe I should actually start studying for that…

Oh, by the way, check out the movie poster:

death kiss poster

Comment below about it. I’d love to hear some feedback about how it looks before I hang it up around campus for publicity!

 

–Joni Juelissa! ❤

Anticipation Nomination

11 Mar

So today is the today…actually the day should’ve been Friday night THEN Sunday night but nonetheless TODAY is the day!

What day you ask?

The day I find out if my film was nominated for a film fest award!

That’s right!

So far, they’ve announced Best 3 min Picture and 10 min (which I wasn’t chosen for) but that’s okay! Shoot, I just want Best Director or Best Screenplay! Something to give me a divine sign that I’m called to be in the film industry and I’m not chasing some doomed dream!

Even if I don’t though I don’t believe for a second that I’m not suppose to follow this cinematic dream of mine. I love writing and film too much–too equally. As always, I guess time will tell 🙂

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This is the image on my movie poster. For whatever reason, the poster won’t upload…I’ll try again tonight just for you guys!

Well, I should be going…I actually need to leave for work like now so…

I’ll be back on the blog scene tonight to announce the results! Hands crossed in prayer for me, please? 🙂

–Joni Juelissa ❤

Stop In The Name Of…JUST STOP!!!

12 Jan

 

v v v v (Yes, someone did this to a stall at MY school. Ridiculous.) v v v v


  What I can’t seem to comprehend is….why? Why vandalize a bathroom stall to get a “message out” that no one can comprehend. (What up with the math, bro?)


^^ Pretty much how I’m feeling…but then again, I’m not the only one confused out of the 20 something other people I ranted with about this. BTW, we have to sign in and out of class just to go to the bathroom now. B and S!!!

 Seriously, it seems to me the whole point of this crap was to get attention…which she’s not getting because no one knows who she is and if they do….Lucky kid. They turn her in and it’s an easy $200 in their pocket.

Another part of me wonders what this incomprehensible message is trying to convey? Every color has a number…like every individual has individuality?…And every human has a name. Also, speaking of individuality…that’s all I’m getting from it. But I’d LOOOOVVVEEEE to hear from someone about this! What do you think she’s trying to say? I’m literally dying to know…and according to her message, we don’t have much time…

#Joni Juelissa ❤

P.S. One of these days, I’ll post a legit generation cry/rant. Promise.

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