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On Day 5 of Production on I Ship It | Finish Line In Sight

So this is actually only half the screengrabs I was sent… I’m leaving some out because SPOILERS. But that’s okay. Because look at all the pretty and awesome! As I said in my last post, living space interiors is really a time for production design to shine, and our designer Jennifer Hwang never fails to rock it (check out her past work on A Tell Tale Vlog, Bertha’s Attic SongIrene Lee, Girl Detective, andFangirl). The attention to detail Jen puts into her work never ceases to amaze me, from small set pieces she builds from scratch to filling rooms with artful clutter according to how we think the characters live their lives.

Day 4’s focus was on Zoe’s bedroom, while Day 5’s focus was on Charlie’s bedroom. We had discussed more of a design-conscious, clean and architectural aesthetic to Charlie’s bedroom, vs. a colorful, cozy and comfortable mess in Zoe’s room

Props also go out to seanpersaud for being tirelessly awesome at his job on a day that demanded a lot of him, and to marykatewiles for being totally lovely to work with as usual. Thanks also goes out to our phenomenal crew, who worked a crazy long, hot day with wild lighting setups and camera moves. At one point our DP Zack Wallnau started bleeding from the face due to high blood pressure from running backwards with a full steadicam rig?! But the focus stayed sharp throughout. There was also an embarrassing moment where I wiped out on the floor while walking backwards and reading a script. Ahh, production.

Day 6 (pickups!) are tomorrow!

Much love,

Yulin Kuang
writer | director | filmmaker
youtube.com/yulinisworking

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On Day 4 of Production on I Ship It | Favorite Things

I completely crashed last night after we wrapped, oops. Luckily we have a late call time today, so here’s your daily dose of screengrabs and thoughts!

So this script has actually changed quite a lot - like a lot, a lot - since its first draft. Over the whole merciless rewrite process, only one scene in its entirety has remained, and it’s quite possibly my favorite scene in this entire movie. So we filmed that yesterday! That was probably the coolest part of my day. Sean Persaud and Mary Kate Wiles are so, so great, you guys. How can I rave without spoilers. Nrghhh THEY’RE REALLY REALLY GOOD.

We also had Joey Richter on set for a pickup shot, which was a total blast. What a superb human being.

Oh, and we started the day jampacking our cast and crew into the bathroom. That was fun.

I feel like I have more thoughts, but it’s 10:39am and I need to be on set at 11am! Off to shoot Day 5!

Yulin Kuang
writer | director | filmmaker
youtube.com/yulinisworking

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On Day 3 of production on I Ship It | #WORTHIT

I really, really, really like the footage from Day 3. Sure, there were the usual logistical curveballs like FilmLA location fees + breaking in a brand new steadicam rig + trying to get a 1960’s vintage bike to set when all our crew cars were packed with gear and crafty and wardrobe. But when I look at our pretty pretty pretty footage from the day, that all somehow melts away and I can’t wait to crack into the edit. This is a short post because suddenly it’s 3:10am and crew call for Day 4 is in less than 6 hours what yay okay.

Massive props to our hardworking cast and crew for powering through a 12-hour day in 90+ degree weather and looking good doing it. Particular props go to Sean Persaud and Mary Kate Wiles, who are always a blast to direct separately and then somehow repeatedly manage to kick it to 11 whenever I work with them together. Also a huge thanks to Valerie Chiang (ninebagatelles on Tumblr and Instagram) and Chris Higgins for taking some gorgeous BTS stills today that will be going up here and on my Facebook Page soon (though realistically probably after we wrap. Sigh.)

Day 4 tomorrow is a bedroom interior - I’m pretty excited about it, not only because hey! No film permits required! But also because living space interiors are really a time for production design to shine, and we have some fun things planned in terms of PD for this film (Jen and I are playing around with our usual PD aesthetic in slightly different ways this time around).

Day 2 photo recap is postponed as the footage is currently with our editor and I didn’t get screencaps in time!

Much love,

Yulin Kuang
writer | director | filmmaker
youtube.com/yulinisworking

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Mary Kate Wiles and Joey Richter on the set of Yulin Kuang's new short movie I Ship It.

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She is just stunning and amazing and I can’t wait to see them both in Muzzled the musical when it comes out… and Joey is wearing gryffindor robes again and it makes me miss his role as Ron a little. And then I think of how far he’s come since the goofy avpm role and I’m so so proud of him. Oh look, I made myself emotional.

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