Sat, 05 Jun 2010 23:13:55 +0000
Today was pretty awesome! Everything that was supposed to happen (mostly) did, there were no (significant) hiccups, and I feel a (huge) sense of accomplishment!
The last day we worked on the viddy was Thursday. Da and Jim were there, and we got all of the Judge and some of the Sheriff. Today, bright and early, we gathered to shoot the whole thing! I got up just about as Jim left his house, about an hour north of me. I wanted to have something sweet to reward everyone for helping me, so! Time to get the muffins into the oven! Jim arrived just about when they were done, though he said he wasn’t hungry. Hmph.
Pieka and her Person arrive a bit after one, and we began. I had a ‘shooting script’ (my notes scribbled over a printout of the lyrics) that we worked from. We went outside, inside, in the laundry room…all over! Luckily, there were a lot of fortuitous locations right in or around my apartment building, with a bit of camera trickery.
I didn’t quite manage to make a laundry room look like an interrogation room, but we managed our best for all that.
Pieka’s boy, M., was a real trooper! Especially as – it turned out – he had ear infections in both ears. Poor lad. We shot about half the song, and everything that I needed both the Protagonist and the Sheriff for. M. was in too much ear-pain by then to continue, so we gave him medicine and sent him off, planning to resume and wrap-up shooting tomorrow. I’m a little nervous/sad to not just be done, especially as that leaves me all of (oh dear) two days for editing, but ah well! He left with all the mini-muffins, which he said would comfort him muchly in his discomfort.
Jim went home soon after, and I sent to spraypainting my own outfit, which was not pleasant to breathe around! He will go and hang out with his Motorcycle Club, and next week we have a date to go with another friend to see Metropolis on the big screen. Eeee.
Below are some photos of my excellent ‘dramatic re-enactment’ actors, in their outfits for the viddy.