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subego  (op)
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Jan 16, 2020, 02:21 PM
 
As a nod to realism, the “dingy bar” location we shot in yesterday let us use their horde of cockroaches for no extra charge.
     
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Jan 16, 2020, 02:22 PM
 
was PETA on set as well to ensure no animal cruelty?
     
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Jan 16, 2020, 02:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
was PETA on set as well to ensure no animal cruelty?
Those are Chicago cockroaches. More likely that SAG was on-site to assure none of the cast were inadvertently eaten.
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Jan 16, 2020, 02:44 PM
 
When I was told, that’s what I assumed. The ones I have in my apartment are Jurassic mother****ers.

These were the tiny kind, though. We were worried the diva types might complain, but no one seemed to mind... except, ironically, the wife of one of the actors.

The biggest issue, other than some no doubt going on vacation in my camera bags, is we had to keep all the snacks sealed, and our drinks sitting on stools.
     
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Jan 16, 2020, 02:56 PM
 
Unleash the bearded dragons! they love those things.
     
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Jan 16, 2020, 03:39 PM
 
This is in Chicago hipster central. Before you know it, they’d have a topknot to go with the beard.
     
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Jan 31, 2020, 11:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
There's a wide variety of gluten free pretzels, chips, cookies, etc. Rice crackers and hummus. Tortilla chips and salsa.
I didn’t have a chance to get much for the cockroach shoot, which wasn’t too bad since we kept everything sealed up anyway.

However, for the next shoot with her, I raided Whole Foods, and got 15 different bags of GFV snacks. She was thrilled.

Thanks!
     
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Feb 6, 2020, 11:10 PM
 
Small scale printout of a newspaper page getting screen time.

Might get a little political.

     
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Feb 7, 2020, 09:33 AM
 
On It's Own.
     
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Feb 7, 2020, 10:07 AM
 
Thank you!
( Last edited by subego; Feb 7, 2020 at 01:20 PM. )
     
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Feb 7, 2020, 10:11 AM
 
Other than that obvious, glaring, fatal flaw, it's hilarious.
     
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Feb 7, 2020, 12:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Other than that obvious, glaring, fatal flaw, it's hilarious.
Thank you!

Director did most of them, but three are mine.
     
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Feb 7, 2020, 06:04 PM
 
Page in progress... got thrown a bit of a curveball on this one.

     
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Feb 7, 2020, 06:36 PM
 
"needs more moire pattern"

Does the russian need to be accurate?!? Or is it Russian Ipsum?
     
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Feb 7, 2020, 06:59 PM
 
It’s 99% Latin Ipsum, but then romanizes the Cyrillic. The other one percent is (no doubt horribly) machine translated.

All the images are a full size halftone bitmap, so shrinking murders them.
     
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Feb 7, 2020, 10:07 PM
 
Finished product. It’s a little plain. I tried an ad, but couldn’t get it to work.

     
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Feb 8, 2020, 09:57 AM
 
Aaaaand, black nozzle on my plotter is plugged. It’s all going to look like this.

     
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Feb 8, 2020, 02:05 PM
 
Staples to the rescue?
     
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Feb 8, 2020, 02:26 PM
 
No time... 5AM call
     
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Feb 9, 2020, 11:52 AM
 
Well, I ultimately just feel stupid and embarrassed about the whole thing. I’ve done this long enough to know the rule is carry the process through to the end while testing.

If I had done that, I would have caught the clogged nozzle. I would have likewise caught the margins being too narrow, and the whole thing being cartoonishly large. At least I could fix the last one by printing at 85% size.

Two more newspapers to go for the project. It shouldn’t be hard to do better.
     
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Feb 16, 2020, 09:17 PM
 
Yet another paper. Got the black to work at least. I’ve got the flu, which made the whole experience miserable.

     
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Feb 16, 2020, 10:25 PM
 
You probably missed that clogged nozzle because you were coming down with the flu. Yes, that can be a thing. Before you notice that the large truck has slammed into you, your body is already fighting the bug as hard as it can, and that makes a person fuzzy-headed and prone to mistakes.

Last year I had not one but TWO flu patients who had fallen and broken themselves badly before their flu symptoms had fully arrived.

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Feb 17, 2020, 08:49 PM
 
I wish I could blame that, but I wasn’t exposed to the most likely vector (actor with the flu) until the day after, and I knew weeks earlier I was being somewhat delinquent in running tests through to the end of the process.

This one was all me.
     
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Feb 18, 2020, 09:38 PM
 
Fair enough. But take it easy and get better. I'm looking forward to more interesting props, locations, etc.

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