Meet the Mayfarers

If there is one certainty…

…it’s that keeping up a blog on a constant basis is tough!

I’ve been focusing a lot of time recently on Twitter. Its a little easier updating 140 characters instead of 1500.

However, I’ll try to be a little more diligent and upload here more often.

As an update on the show- things have been going well. We’re in the middle of Season 2. We’re editing Season 3 right now. We’ve got a lot of surprises in store for that season, including a mini-series set in LA. We’re also gearing up to shoot our last Mayfarers shoot next month.

Lots of exciting things going on.

More info to come!

Lasts updated on March 30th, 2010. Tags:
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The art of trailers

I uploaded the official trailer for “Meet the Mayfarers” today.

I think that cutting trailers is one of the most difficult things a filmmaker can do. (well, other that actually selling a film that is)

How does one convey everything needed and necessary for the story, without giving too much away? How to show off some of the jokes without killing them when they watch it? How to keep it concise and interesting. And most of all, since trailers have been done to death, how do you make it unique and not a self-parody?

If you look at film trailers most of them are pretty bad. They either give too much away (the cardinal sin in my book) or are so disjointed you can’t understand it. I think the correct one should be “less is more.”

I remember I was interning at a production company once, and I had the opportunity of watching a film trailer being cut for a big budget film. I was amazed that every single moment and frame was fawned over, analysed, and debated.  – it was an incredible learning experience. They went through new cut by new cut. However, no matter how many times the trailer changed and the scenes were rearranged, the producer always wanted the trailer to end with one image. One golden comic image:  a screaming half-naked fat man in a shower.

True story.

And when I finally saw the trailer in a darkened theater it was completely different than in the editing room. Every shot was different. But that screaming half-naked fat man? Yeah, he was still there.

In any case, I hope you enjoy the new trailer. I hope it gave you a taste of everything, without giving too much away. And I hope you appreciate that I resisted resorting to slipping in any scenes of screaming overweight nudity.

Lasts updated on July 9th, 2009. Tags:
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Mayfarers Trailer

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