It all started a week ago with me in a red thong. No, not for the uh… re-tooling… of the Magic Mike franchise. I’m talking about the making of a video spoof called “Terminator: Nedisys,” which went live this morning. It started as just a crazy idea to have fun with the new Terminator movie, which comes out Tuesday. But then I had an idea about using it as a new kind of an advertising vehicle for our newspaper by promoting businesses through a funny video people would want to share.
Suddenly, our budget expanded exponentially. Special effects costs alone ballooned to a jaw-dropping $12.98.
Still, I’m happy to say our 6-minute film came in under budget in spite of our extensive shooting schedule of: 1 day.
Plus our generous post-production schedule of: 1 day.
As I mentioned, I do wear a red thong in part of this to give the illusion of nakedness. Better here than in IMAX 3D…
By the way, this WILL be showing on the big screen at City Lights Cinemas here in town Tuesday night, before the premiere of the REAL Terminator movie at 7 p.m. If you happen to be in town, please come to the showing!
Hmmm, “showing” probably isn’t the right word…