As pre-production is nearing completion, I thought I'd go ahead and create a thread for this next short flick that I am working on. My plan is to have an indepth behind the scenes documentary to go along with the short and to get running feed back from you guys. A little background on this project. Over my Thanksgiving holidays I popped in my copy of Saving Private Ryan and gave it a viewing again just for kicks. After watching it again, I felt inspired to capture that same feeling in my own short war flick. So I went ahead and began pre-production. I wanted this one to look entirely realistic on an extremely low budget. I began asking around for producers and eventually found one. A buddy of mine, Pablo Veliz will be providing quite a bit of equipment for this picture. Pablo Veliz has directed 4 features and has won official selection at Sundance. We will be shooting on an HVX200 and there will be a sound tech to make sure we don't have the same problems we had on the last video. As made evident by my last short, dialogue is something that needs to be improved. I can't write dialogue worth a damn so I contacted an author friend of mine to write the script based on my treatment. Writing is currently underway. To create a hightened feeling of suspense and to keep the production costs down, no germans will be seen in the video, only a sole paratrooper. We will be relying heavily on VFX to create the french town and the machine gun implacements, not to mention the bullet hits and muzzle flashes. To do all this, I brought in an experienced VFX artist to do all the matte paintings, tracking and compositing. Since these types of shots will require many on set elements such as static tracking points, I thought it would be interesting to show the behind the scenes aspects of this short. I don't want to give away the story for now, but look for some production photos soon.