Welcome to "The Shadow of the Bear" movie blog!

We are an independant young adult-run production based in the U.S. Midwest. The film has been in pre-production since summer 2008, and wrapped up filming on August 26th, 2010.

We premiered the project on June 23rd, 2011 at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis, MN to a delighted audience of over 100 viewers.

For details about the future of the project, click here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Days 15 and 16

Although I do not have pictures for them, we have completed two more days of filming since I last put up a production post.

On Saturday, June 27th we completed the second half of the "fairy tale characters in disguise) scene, where they sit down and begin supper. This was a milestone for me because I have done many differant scenes involving food, but this was the first time I feel we were completely successful. Also, I filmed the entire scene, which was quite fun. I really enjoy cinematography.

On Tuesday, June 30th we went downtown and filmed the scene where Lisa and Eileen stop Blanche and force her into Rob's car. Rather an odd scene to do in public, but no one asked us any weird questions. Thankfully! This was nearly an impossible scene to schedule, since all of the actors involved seemed to have work schedules that acted like opposing magnets. So needless to say, I'm incredibly grateful to have it completed!

The plan is to do the prom sequence this weekend. Undoubtedly it is the most complicated shoot of the entire film, so prayers would be greatly appreciated!


Bernadette said...

Keep up the great work. Thanks for working so hard on this......I'll definitly be praying......and I can't wait for the pictures

violet B said...

So glad everything went well! I'll keep the production my prayers.

"Nenette" said...

When shooting in public areas, do you have to get permission? I guess you have to, because you were probably blocking part of the road with the car. Are all the random people milling around the area told that they might possibly wind up in the movie? If there were random people milling around, how does that work in the film? I mean, in the story, I'm guessing that if there were lots of people around, one of them would have noticed something fishy was up.

Sorry about all the questions, but this is something I've been wondering about for awhile.

Elenatintil said...

Nenette - it is totally legal to take a camera out into public areas and film. You don't have to get any special permissions unless you are obstructing traffic - which we weren't.

KittyCat said...

Awesome! Congrats and completing that, I'm very happy for you all!

Prayers coming your way... :) It's the least I can do to help!


Darth Maeve Settingsun said...

praying hard!!

'you're an evil prince, rob.' lol!

Anonymous said...

Elena, just wondering, at the rate you are going with filming (which seems really fast to me), when do you think you are going to be done with the movie? Is this December even a possibility for the release date??

Lady Anakin Lion's Crest said...

Ok, so these are random questions but I have to ask-

How many cameras are you using to film this movie?

What kind of camera is it, like what model?

And what is the movie editor you use?

Thanks!! I was just wondering because I am really interested in making movies sorta like this.

Gwen said...

I always wondered what it would be like to shoot something like forcing an innocent girl into a car in public. :) I wonder what people thought....