Day 1 went pretty well. We began at 5pm.
Working with professional actors was a dream. The pair in question had definitely done their homework and were asking all the right questions. Making my job much easier. I salut them!
Also, having a very talented and conscientious DP at my disposal proved to be a very valuable asset. When you have someone on your side who is dedicated to getting that ever elusive ‘perfect’ shot, and who offers honest and constructive suggestions and criticisms - the job seems to do itself. Kind of.
The only hitch came in the form of my optimistic shooting schedule, and my optimism when it came to lighting set-ups. Take any educated guess you make about how long something will take, and when lighting is involved, times it by 10. At least.
I had intended about two hours to shoot the interiors which consisted of about 14 shot, then we’d move outside to shoot the rest. We ended up spending the full 4 hours just getting those interiors! But, looking at the rushes, I can happily say it was worth the tardiness.
The exteriors called for a decent amount of light, and as it was nearing nightfall we thought it best to postpone the shoot for two days and resume shooting during daylight hours…
So stay tuned :)