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Life From The Editing Room: The Editing of That’s Sex, part 1

Well, if I had the ability to grow facial hair, I could see it at a nice, scruffy I-haven’t-shaved–or-showered-in-going-on-three-days look.  That’s how I feel.  I guess one could lift up my pant leg and look at my leg hair and discern the same presumption,  but who wants to go there?  

 

Anyway, shooting is FINALLY fucking wrapped.  My main actress and actor, J. and Alex really hung in there throughout the weeks and helped me pull this thing together.  On set I kind of felt like we were a little family, with my girlfriend Jen and my other friends who were hanging around thrown into the mix.  It was really quite a beautiful feeling.  I’m so happy and grateful for everyone involved in this project, even the people who invented the equipment that I used to shoot it and edit it.  

 

Shooting wasn’t easy at all.  My stomach would tie up in knots before each shoot and sometimes the nausea would start two days before the shoot.  Sometimes the shooting would seem so overwhelming that I would just lay in bed and try to take it all in, while my life that I was supposed to be living revolved outside the window.  

 

Editing, on the other hand, has been a much easier process, although being in a lab by myself isn’t as fun as being around Alex, J., Jen and whoever else might be around.  I was always listening to the conversation while setting up shots and it was always something really ridiculous, usually with Alex telling an outlandish story and J. making hilarious jokes.  

But, I am having fun editing because I’m watching this project come to life and it’s really amazing.  I’ve been utilizing almost every special effect that Final Cut has to offer (which sounds bad, but it’s good, I promise) and I’ve also been making my own music for every scene (using loops in Garage Band).  

 

I’m having a great time watching the story come to life.  BUT, I’ve been living in the editing lab for two days.  Boo.  At least the weather has been bad.  I thank god (or whoever) for that.  A few weeks ago the weather was so pleasant and being (unfortunately) a sufferer of severe seasonal depression, I couldn’t be torn away from the shining sun and warm breeze outside.  Mother Earth is really throwing me a bone, though, because it has been rainy and cold since Saturday, and what is better on a soggy day than to curl up with a Mac G5 and edit?

 

Well, it’s getting late and I’m exhausted and I still have much more work to do.  

 

Stay tuned for further dispatches.

 

 

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Casting Call!!!

There are still lots of actors and actresses needed!

Shooting Dates:

• Saturday, February 16th 7:00pm – 10:00pm @ the Gershman Y building on Broad and Pine in Center City

• Sunday, February 17th 12:00pm – 8:00pm @ the Terra building on Broad and Walnut in Center City (you’d only need to be there a 2-3 hours)

• Sunday, February 23rd 12:00pm – 6:00pm @ a house in nearby Havertown – easily reachable by Septa.

All travel costs reimbursed.

See if you fit into any roles below and email independentstar_05@yahoo.com. All of the roles are nonspeaking, so experience isn’t a big factor.

*Note: February 23rd actors will probably have a pre-production meeting at the Terra building on Broad and Walnut in Center City sometime prior to the shoot.

9 female actresses to play the male in a couple in which one person is losing their virginity in a the main character’s dream sequence. Aged 18-30. (Feb. 23rd)

5 male actors to play the male in a couple in which one person is losing their virginity in a the main character’s dream sequence. Aged 18-30. (Feb. 23rd)

2 female actresses to play respective female members of a couple. Aged 18-30. (currently being rescheduled)

2 male actors to play respective male members of a male couple. Aged 18-30 (currently being rescheduled)

A group of guys (4/5) to be a part of a tea party in a dream sequence. Aged 18-30. (Feb.17th)

A group of women (4/5) to be gabbing to one another. Aged 18-30 (Feb. 17th)

A female actress to be having sex (no nudity) with a man in the middle of a group of women gabbing. Aged 18-30. (Feb. 17th)

A male actor to be having sex (no nudity) with a woman in the middle of a group of women gabbing. Aged 18-30. (Feb. 17th)

A female actress to wheel in a piece of artwork and demonstrate how to be hygenic to a class. Aged 25-30. (Feb.16th)

A female actress to wheel in a pregnant girl — can be same as above (Feb. 17th)

Pregnant girl (Feb. 17th)

A young boy or girl to mouth some words and walk into a classroom. (Feb. 17th)

As many extras as possible for four different classroom scenes. (Feb 16th and 17th)

**Note about sex scenes: Scenes are only simulations of sex. Male actors would have their shirt of and female actresses would be wearing a lacy PJ set or faking it with a tube top or something. My main objective is to keep people as comfortable as possible, not embarrass anybody and have a lof of fun on the set. When the main character sees two people having sex, it is a distortion of that image because it is supposed to be a dream. The focus isn’t her just walking in on two people getting their freak on!

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Welcome to That’s Sex, the movie blog

That’s Sex
an experimental sexumentary by Raeann Drew

 That’s Sex is an experimental sexumentary about two characters trying to decide if they should lose their virginity to each other, all while they are asleep, dreaming side by side.  The sexumentary tries to uncover the truth about how, when and why we do it for the first time.  Are you ready to take the plunge?  

Welcome to the movie blog for That’s Sex.  Here you can read about the trajectory of the project, the director’s artist statement and bio, actor’s bios, see scenes and production stills and offer your opinions and thoughts.  Enjoy!

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