Sunday, April 5, 2009
This is it. Draft three has been completed and it's tighter, faster and stronger than ever. Our pre production pack is a stone's throw away and so I intend to get stuck in immediately now that I have finally consolidated my story.
The film also has a new title, "The Rise of Kaiser Fate".
I made the decision today that Kuba K. should do the music for the "present" timeline set in Budapest while I will take on the musical duties for the "flashback" scenes. These will keep the segments as separated musically as they are visually which will strengthen the contrast nicely. The music for the flashbacks will be more surreal and experimental, while the Budapest scenes will be of a more epic "film score" nature.
Two more collaborators have entered the fray, Alexander Iveszics and Anherro Reich. Alex is a Hungarian and I have been discussing the script with him to strengthen the authenticity of the look and feel of Budapest, as well as accuracy with choice of names and the occasional word spoken in Hungarian, and of course, he is acting as my speech coach - I am voice acting Ferenczy Lajos, the fictional Prime Minister of Hungary that I have created for this alternative history, and I want his accent to be as authentic as possible.
Meanwhile, I have been in consultation with Anherro Reich, who is a Technical Sergeant specialising in aircraft, regarding the Kaiser's airship - the 'Genghis Khan'.
I wanted the ship to be physically possible, and so its design has gone from vague and fantastical to aerodynamically sound, theoretically possible and much more solid. The new more realistic design is a lot cooler than the airy scribblings I started out with.
Finally, I have been doing my homework and performing some research on the topography of Budapest (particularly around the Parliament Building area) and have aquired several excellent reference shots for both the inside and out of the building.