This is the first video diary so far. In this one, I talk about where I am in the process of pre-production, as well as what I am expecting in the future. I’m thinking the next one will be out closer to principal shooting, so subscribe to the blog if you don’t want to miss it.
We’re farther along into the process now, and things are starting to go from images in my head to actual realities. First off, a new cast member has been added to fill the role of Elmer. He’s the perfect fit — the one I was truly hoping for when I was scouting — and I’m so pleased that he’s agreed to do this. The character is suited entirely for him, and I think he’s going to really bring it to life. Next off, we’ve got guns. They started originally as dollar store children’s toys, but I’ve made them look just
I thought that as I keep working on the film, I might start a production diary on here to document what I’m doing. Just to catch you up on what’s been going on lately, I’ll run through a couple things quickly.
David was beginning to feel sick in his stomach, and he shifted in his chair. The rose spun. A bird sang outside the window. David felt his vision blurring. In another moment, he would pass out.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve really given an update on what’s going on in my life regarding my work, so here’s a little check-in. What’s really been taking up most of my time lately has been my upcoming film, Exactly Where I Saw Them. Shooting is planned sometime during this summer of 2020, so gathering a cast, equipment, and sets and props has been quite a task. As of writing this, I have one confirmed actress for the starring role of Queenie, but I still have the rest of the film to cast. I am personally “wearing many
With the final read of the Plight of Steel finished, I thought I might start some new projects while I wait to format. A new novel is already started and a script for a stage play is already half done. The Novel – Ceres My first and biggest side project is a novel entitled Ceres. It is set in a science fiction universe created entirely on metaphor and symbolism, and centers around three characters who are all searching for something, whether it be love, truth, etc. It is interesting to try and write a book on entirely metaphor, and the
The Plight of Steel now has an official Newsletter! I felt it would be a good idea to create one, as I could give people updates and exclusive content directly in their inboxes. I am planning to add things like information on giveaways and discounts in both the Amazon and Teepublic stores, as well as updates and previews for trailers, videos, and novels. Behind-the-scenes pictures for things like the upcoming final trailer will also be featured, as well as any fan artwork, writings, etc. I am planning to make these newsletters as entertaining and informative as possible, giving subscribers a
With the release of the Plight of Steel drawing nearer, I thought I might share a short story I recently wrote. It is small, more of a scene, really, but I think it gives a good example of my writing. So here it is. A Chilled Moonlight Short Story by Tony Del Degan The streets were dark, the cobbles damp. The footsteps of the Duke rang out like drumbeats as he strode, his long coat fluttering behind like a flag in the mist. A man passed to the left, only a blur of darkness, a shadow in grey, ornamented with
The Point of Chaos So with the new year just arriving, planning on the next novel, The Point of Chaos, is now beginning. The Plight of Steel is not even released yet, I know, but planning for the next step is always something I like to do. The entire plan for the story of the four novels is something I think about every day, and most of it is planned already, including the very end of the entire series, as well as the major events of the third and final book. Learning from my past mistakes, I am first going