QUILTBAGS Episode 3: Busted

“QUILTBAGS” is a web series which explores sexuality through dramatized scenes with a variety of fascinating characters. You never know who might show up, or what they might want.

If you are new to QUILTBAGS, please scroll down and watch Episode 1, “Little Pitchers”, which will properly introduce the series and give you our wonderful theme song, then Episode 2, “Meddling” which  is the setup for this one.  And please don’t forget to register so that you are notified of new episodes.

This episode is short, but you do get to meet the amazing Nicole Busby, who plays Sarah, wife of Jonathan, mother of Jake, daughter in law to Walter and Vivian.  I love what she did with this scene.  What a punim the woman has.  So expressive.

We’ve been shooting episodes out of order, as actors and circumstances become available.  I wish I could show you what we have waiting for release, but you’ll just have to wait.

Every time we get our act together sufficiently to film an episode, we get a bit tighter and learn a bit more.  With this one we had Dana doing his magic with the sound directly into a laptop, so our sound problems have been solved.  I learned not to say a line until I’m settled in position, so as to not lock in the cutting point.

And here’s a perfect example of how a very small thing can ruin a wide shot.  I’ve known actors do do this kind of thing intentionally, to force the editor to use the close up.  But that’s not the kind of actor I want to work with again, and not what I was doing.  I was simply unconscious.

Note to self: Don’t twiddle thumbs in a wide shot, especially when holding hands above genitalia.

This Sunday we’ll be marching in the Victoria Pride Parade, waving a banner for the series and handing out cards with the URL.  If you are going to be there, say hi.

Please stay tuned.  Register so you are notified of new episodes, and please please please leave a comment.  We live for your comments. -Zale


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