Archive for the ‘Help Wanted Production Images’ Category

40. The Silent Treatment

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Shhhhhhh.

Everything is on the hush hush right now.

But things ARE moving. But silently.

We don’t know who’s watching…

39. The Gang

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

We apologize for the week off, we had something to take care of…which lead to this picture.

(Left to right) Carolyn Belefski, Joe Carabeo, Kevin Smith and Brian Sarvis.

And what script does Kevin Smith’s have in his hands??

Well, it’s a feature film script that WAS titled “Help Wanted”, now it’s called…

And that’s all we’re gonna say about that.

Catch ya at the next post.

38. The New Wave

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Welcome back the construction/production blog of Joe Carabeo and Brian Sarvis’s newest feature film. A lot of hard work has gone on so far and it’s Friday, so what better way to take a break then to have a look at the photo sessions that have been going on to decorate the walls of the diner.

This weeks model is a favorite of my mine to work with, her name is Atilla.

Atilla thought it would be cool to do something inspired by the french new wave looks, a la Breathless. Funny, because I love that movie and I was thinking the same exact thing. I think that’s why we work well together.

So here are some samples from that shoot. It’s a good example of what happens when we both put our brains together.

There are more, but I thought I’d save it for a rainy day.

Tune in next week as we get more dangerous!

Maybe by that time we’ve come up with a new name.

37. The Double

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Welcome back to the construction blog of Brian Sarvis and Joe Carabeo’s newest feature film titled…

Well, I guess we’re gonna see what we end up titling it aren’t we.

But I bet it’s gonna be something with bite! We’ll keep you posted on what happens. This page will still be titled the same though until then…

Look who visited the diner today!

It’s Curls Studio’s own Carolyn Belefski. She co created such awesome comic books as, The Legettes, Black Magic Tales, Kid Roxy, the comic strip Curls and also the nightly Sketch Before Sleep.

I think you should check out all those pages, they’re a blast…

So the last time you tuned in we were in the process of making a new chalk board/ black board, whatever we end up calling it. The only hassle is that we have to wait a long time for it to dry. So…What else can we do while we lay a bunch of heavy things on the frame as it glues it self together?

Well…

I guess I could always touch up some stain…

I guess, I could also paint the door blue…

Sweep the floor…

So then fast forward a few hours and now it’s dry!

But of course there has to be some sort of problem. It wouldn’t be us if there wasn’t drama. And the drama was…

The frame was too small…

When I mean small, I mean that the actually board behind the frame that we glued it on to, did not totally match up perfectly like how the other chalk board did.

DRATS!

So, with some quick thinking, and Hollywood magic, we decided that we’d just paint the excess the same color blue as the wall that it would be hanging on.

BELOW – Carolyn nails the details.

BELOW – And there you have it! Does it match??? We think so, problem averted. It’s Hollywood right? We’re not gonna be living in the diner.

High fives to everyone.

BELOW – So, by now you know that we’ve started to move forward with the photo shoots for the walls of the diner.

We’ll this tiger clock thingy is the first thing to be hung up.

I know there’s a story to it, but just look at it!

Does it really need a story???

Tune in next episode as you get another peak at the diner photo shoots. That might leave you breathless…

Thanks for tuning in, we won’t let you down.

36. The Name.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Hello everybody, Welcome to the construction/production blog of the Brian Sarvis and Joe Carabeo’s next feature film, Help Wanted (Or whatever name it will become)

As we contemplate what the name will be. The 1/2 of the hosts for the lovable riot, The Carolyn and Joe Show, tells a very interesting story about names that she heard from thedollarbin.net

Thanks for tuning in.  Catch us again next week.

35. The Tear Down

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Welcome back to the construction blog of Brian Sarvis and Joe Carabeo’s newest feature film, Help Wanted (Working title)

I’m gonna keep it real simple for this post.

Here’s is our diner set.

Of course it needs some decorations and some dressing to make it complete, but there is still something very off about it. We looked back at the photos that we’ve had on this blog (which has now become a picture reference for us) and decided that we don’t really like the aluminum in the background.

It was a half punch so to speak and we wanted a full punch. We felt that if weren’t gonna have a full back wall of shiny aluminum, that maybe we shouldn’t have that one piece of aluminum there at all. It was sorta of a tease.

So we decided to tear that sucker down and put up a matching chalk board.

VIDEO – Brian scrapping away at the left over glue.

Well, you know what’s next.

We gotta make another chalk board.  (And I just wanna make a movie!)

VIDEO – So how do we get this all to fit in the truck??

VIDEO – It actually fits!

BELOW – We can only look so cool doing this.

Below – Back to the measuring

BELOW – Back to the cleaning

VIDEO –  And of course back to the cutting. (Feels like we’ve done this before)

Again, the creation of the frame.

The stain

and the black board…

But in all seriousness.

There was a big decision that had to be made. A decision that would change the landscape of everything that you’ve been following.

This name has to change.

And we’ll tell you why at the next post.

Thanks for checking out our progress and following us through this journey so far.

Time to start placing bets.

34. The Script

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Some people were wondering if there was “actually” a script to our feature film, Help Wanted (working title)

Well, here it is in all it’s bloody color glory.

If you’re interested in investing in our film or reading the script, please contact us at astrayproductions.com – our contact info is on the bottom of the page.

Thanks for checking out today’s blog post. Catch you next Wednesday.

33. The Outlaw

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Welcome back to Joe Carabeo and Brian Sarvis’s construction/production blog of their newest feature film HELP WANTED (working title)

On today’s post we take you behind the scenes of the continuing photo sessions that are happening to decorate Roxy’s Diner. If you missed out on the posting of the last session, you can check it out HERE

This session’s model is the actress and singer Stefani Zabner. She does many great things, many of which you can check out HEREHERE , HERE and HERE. I also want to add that she’s a blast to have a conversation with and can really nail the glam face, which is exactly what we were looking for on this project. So we’re very thankful she wanted be a part of it.

Our stylist and make up artist  for this shoot was the GREAT Hannah Elvington. Simply one of the best, you must check out her work, HERE HERE HERE HERE and HERE , then HIRE her.

Rounding out the team is the, out of this world, Carolyn Belefski.  She is an unstoppable force and a crime partner of mine. On this team specifically she was in charge of wardrobe and the session wouldn’t have it’s character without her selections.  You can check out some of her other works in other mediums HERE HERE HERE HERE and HERE

Now, let the behind the scenes begin!

As you might be able to tell from the clothes, we’re going in the the vintage outlaw territory for this shoot, I wonder who the inspiration could be?

VIDEO – Watch Hannah do her thing.

BELOW – Two Outlaws

BELOW – Joe’s Energy

sigh…another shoot is a wrapped.

If you’re interested in any photographic needs or wanting to take part in the project please head to astrayproductions.com where you’ll find the proper contact information on the bottom of the page.

Thanks for checking out the blog, hope you enjoyed it and maybe I’ll see you next post.

32. The Damn Door pt 2

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Welcome back the Help Wanted (working title) feature film construction blog!

For those of you who haven’t checked out the past works of Brian Sarvis and Joe Carabeo, check out Astrayproductions.com

Now just before we head back into the door business from the last post, we have one last thing that’s been waiting forever to get done.

The Front counter.

VIDEO – Brain tells Joe to hold this.

VIDEO – Finally, the trim!

Back to the door adventure.

So we talk to our main executive in charge of the grounds, Robert Guva, about the dilemma of the door. And of course being the extremely nice person that he is, said that he possibly has a door that’s not being used in one of the scary barns. He said if it’s not being used, we can put it to use. Awesome.

So we took a look.

BELOW – The search begins.

BELOW – Maybe up here!

There were a few doors after all.

And this guy was the one. But how are we gonna get him down?

Oh we’ll just drop him out the barn.

Plan worked. The easiest thing we’ve had to do this whole construction period.

VIDEO – Brian can carry anything!

BELOW – So now we have a solid wood door. It’s pretty snazzy.

But now the challenge of trimming it down starts again.

Can Joe be up for the task?

Let the sawing begin! (again)

VIDEO – Once more, you must be perfect, Joe.

Guess what we were talking about?

VIDEO – The second cut.

Well there you go. A lot more mess, but we got the door that fits.

BELOW – God is surely shining down on us on this day.

After Brian attached the door it was time to test it out.

VIDEO – Brian is the first one to test the door.

BELOW – The glorious mess.

The sunsets are so beautiful on the lot.

VIDEO – One last look

Now we celebrate our victory like only we can.

With slurpees!

Thanks for checking out the blog. Hope to see you at the next post.

31. The Damn Door

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Good evening everybody, welcome to the construction/production blog to Joe Carabeo and Brian Sarvis’s newest feature film, Help Wanted (working title)

We’re gonna reveal to you all the magic that we make.

In this episode, we work during the night.

Which gives us the perfect opportunity to try out the newly installed overhead booth lamps.

VIDEO- The booth lamps in all their glory.

We’re very happy with the waythey turned out. But now it’s time to get to finishing up some unfinished business, like doors all types of doors.

First, we had to install the fake cabinet doors that would be placed on the fake cabinets by basically screwing them in from the back of the cabinet that doesn’t even exist.

Once these were screwed in and secure, the Hollywood cabinets would then be leaned against the back wall with the hopes of someone, someday, attempt to open them and become frustrated.

Now it was time to have at the main door.

Our goal was to have a double swinging door. So the first thing that needed to happen was strip everything off that stopped that from happen for us.

While we were in the area, Brian and I also decided it would be the perfect time to start creating the illusion of our kitchen. Which first meant that we have to block out the windows. So that’s what we did.

Once all that was done, it was time to take a journey back to our “favorite” place on earth, Lowe’s.

Time for some door shopping.

Just like everything else, this is where the trouble starts. We thought, ” OH yeah. They’ll have all the doors in the world for us to choose from”. So not the case. After taking the measurements of the doorway that were dealing with and then going to the store. We found out the hard way that there’s no such door with our measurements. This then lead the discussion of, “Maybe we should saw the door” or “Maybe we should just keep looking on other places”. As fun as all those options were, if we were to keep looking we would lose lots of time and possibly still not end up with something that we could use. But if we were to cut the door, Joe’s skills will be truly put to the test for cutting a completely straight line with a table saw. Both risking money and time in the process.  So, of course, the executive decision was for Joe to put everything on the line. No risk no gain, right?

VIDEO – Lets balance the door on Brian’s Head.

So there’s the door. One of the biggest concerns that we had was that our door would be hallow on the inside. If this was true, when Joe trims the edges of the door, the door would then reveal to have just a big hole in the inside because the door is not solid wood, but pieced together. Making the door completely unusable. Lets find out the hard way.

First thing, lets see if this door fits.

Of course it doesn’t. So now it’s time to begin the trimming.

BELOW – Brian begins the the measurements.

VIDEO – The First cut.

VIDEO – The second cut.

And that’s what we were afraid of.

That opening on the ends would continue to happen because was just to big and we could only trim so much before just having two pieces of wood left.

But for the hell of it, we rigged that door with hinges in place just so we could see how it would feel like to have a door installed.

But still. The adventure continues…

Thanks for tuning in. See you next post.

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