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, March 13, 2008

25 cents a minute

Shooting a feature film on a fugue film budget has it's unseen obstacles, EXOGENOUS VARIABLES! These are variables that you don't anticipate during the shoot and are inevitable, and you most overcome them to finish your film. Then there are EXOGENOUS MLIF VARIABLES! These are personal, outside the film realm, variables that you must get through in order to finish your film! For example, two Sundays ago, some drunk guy smashed into my parked truck at 4:00 a.m.!Then my cell phone malfunctioned then just yesterday my laptop crashed; hence, I sit here at KINKO'S at 1:55 a.m. being charged 25 cents a minutes to make this post and check my e-mails! I can't remember a time I blogged so fast;) The truck is being fixed as the guy had insurance, and I got a new cell phone with a better plan! The film, in terms of principal photography is almost finished, and I've already started editing! Moreover, I'm on hold after several auditions for a Coors Light commercial! Jump those hurdles, potholes, other stumbling devices during filmming and in life; and, if you fall, get back up and carry on fellow fugue filmmakers! At the end of the day, stand proud as you will have a feature film completed!!!Although, there is price to pay, 25 cents a minute! I love my life, and KINKO'S! love, jd
p.s. 143 cricket!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Filming my scenes, tonight! YAY! And, music video for theirmusic.com "Unplugged Sessions!"

Tonight is the second shooting day for the scenes that I'M in. YAY! You may ask, "What? You're an actor in this movie, too!" Oh, YA, is my response! I suggest to all Fugue filmmakers to cast themselves in their own movie. This will give you an oppurtunity to really OWN the process! I cast my self in all my films because I LOVE to ACT! And, the only way to be a better actor is to ACT! So, here is a golden oppurtunity! Tonight, TOBI SACKHEIM, the very gifted grand-daughter of IRVING BRISKIN, Co-Founder of COLUMBIA PICTURES, will be the Director of Photography! I am grateful to work with TOBI, an up and coming filmmaker here in Los Angeles! In terms of the shoot overall, I've just about completed Principal Photography. I've completed a total of ten shooting days. The schedule has not gone quite as planned, but it mostly never does when you are shooting Fugue Films:) What is paramount, oops sorry Irvin, to Fugue Filmmaking is to START and FINISH your film no matter what. Moreover, POST in your BLOG, NO MATTER WHAT as well! I LOVE my LIFE!! love, jd

The music video is a live recording of an original song for the Internet radio show, www.theirmusic.com