It’s a WRAP! Principal production for Terminator: Nedisys ended Saturday evening. Keep in mind that when I say “principal production,” we’re talking about an iPod, a selfie-stick and a special effects budget limited to recycling my Dos Equis bottles. Still, it’s not every day you get to ask a street and bar full of people to pretend you’re naked because you’re making a Terminator spoof.
Then again, after walking around in a red thong on the dunes to shoot the opening, this seemed almost blasé. Except without the sunburn.
I’ve learned a lot of things about moviemaking in this first endeavor. For example, the importance of “contiunuity.” Between shoots yesterday, our fire department had a car wash plus a structure fire. I wore a fire dept. tank top for the car wash, and also on the fire call. After putting the fire out, we began rolling up hose and getting back into service, so I took off my fire coat and worked in my tank top. That evening, when we went to shoot the bar scene, I realized I got a little more sun than I thought.
Judging from his sunburn, The Terminator was apparently wearing a tank top between riding down the dunes in a thong and arriving at the biker bar.
James Cameron has already called and chewed me out.
Anyway, I’ll be spending the rest of today putting everything together for tommorow’s premiere here and on several Facebook pages.
And did I mention it’s premiering Tuesday night on the BIG screen before the actual “Terminator: Genisys” movie at our local movie theater?
And no refunds, please..
In the meantime, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at just one of the exciting special effects you’ll see The Nedinator! Actually, it’s our only special effect…