JD Mata Films

J.D. Mata is an actor, independent filmmaker, musician/ Choir Director, Piano Bar player, etc... He lives in Los Angeles. This is the place where he will reveal his "rebel without a crew" Robert Rodriguez inspired style of indie filmmaking secrets! And, just "A day in the life" stuff!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I've surfaced!

Well, I'm back after what I thought would be a few days off from editing. It was not my intention to take so many days off, but it just worked out that way.

What I did was ferociously practice my guitar and piano! I'm gonna start playing gigs again in order to raise money for my next flick!

That's all for now, and back to the eding room! jd

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Dynamic Duo!

So, Tuesday's shoot consisted of Fernando Luis, camera operator, Asst. Director, for part of the day then Kent Burk for the other half, and me, Actor, Director, Director of Photography etc.

Wednesday's shoot was just Fernando and I.

We worked efficently as heck as we knocked 17 scenes in two days!! We were at my friend Letty's house, as we used one of her bedroom's to cheat as my character, Dante's apartment. As a matter of fact, we used all the different rooms in her house to cheat as the charcters' apartments throughout the film.

When writing your indie flick, I can't stress the beauty of writing minimal charcters and minimal locations!

I have a few scenes yet to go, But I think I'm starting the editing phase this evening!

Monday, October 02, 2006

"Yo quiero Mexican American Psycho!"

LI'L PAL the Wonder Chihuaha made her Film debut yesterday on my film "Mexican American Psycho." Despite requesting her own Trailer and a case of Evian water, Li'l Pal was a total pro on the set, hitting her mark on every take and knowing her barks and growls!

Chuck Cason, playing Detective Jarvis was a total pro, and the chemistry between he and Li'l Pal was breathtaking!

Kent Burton & Fernando Luis were impeccable as camera operators as usual!!!

Two more shooting days!