So after everyone arrived and we chowed on some pizza, we started in on the makeup. The makeup, I must say, went extremely well. On the last few occasions when this project was trying to get done, the makeup was always pretty lame, which is one of the reasons I was planning on doing this whole thing in one continuous shot (and also cuz I thought it'd be pretty flippin' sweet). This time around, the makeup turned out fantastic. Particularly Dixie's (she was a one-eyed zombie) and Raye's (who was recently dead but had some really cool subtle effects), but to be honest, even the normal-ish zombie makeup looked great.
The main problem came up due to the fact that we had to scramble for the last person and things got off to a somewhat late start. So we didn't actually get around to doing a run through of the script until around 5 and then by the time we started to film, it was dark. We gave it a try anyway and ran through three takes of it. The takes were really good up until the point that something went wrong and the third time we made it all the way through, but the execution of the finale went totally haywire. After that, it was really too dark to try anymore. So it was agreed that we'd get back together next Saturday at 10am and kick some undead ass. Unfortunately, Dixie is gonna be out of town next weekend, so we'll have to find a replacement. Still, her footage and kickass makeup will see the light of day (on MySpace and YouTube as well as the DVD).
SO! Next Weekend! Saturday! 10AM! The Dead Shall Rise! And they shall be pummelled with wrenches... and teakettles...
PostScript: For fake guts, get sausage casings and use an air mattress pump to fill them with air and tie them off, then pour red food dye over them.