I thought I'd give you all a peek at what we're up to, so I snapped a spy photo.
Its a quick snap of the car rig I did today. That's our ARRI 535 seated on the driver's side of the car, strapped down with ratchet straps while the Focus Puller (1st AC) and the 2nd AC stand next to it checking the gear, and writing down footage counts and other notes since we had just finished a shot.
The light mounted on the hood of the car is a 400 Watt Joker with a softbox/Chimera mounted on the front to illuminate the cast, who are exiting the car in this shot. This was one of the coolest shots we did on the film thus far. I got to watch from the monitor as these guys tore ass out of the set while another actor fired a 357 Magnum at them while making their escape. Was awesome.
It was kinda a mixed bag of a day today. On the one hand we did this shot, which looked awesome. On the other it rained a lot, which delayed us quite a bit, and ended up forcing us to rework the schedule for tomorrow, adding things from today onto it, and moving unrehearsed material to today, but it worked out alright in the end.
One of the highlights of the day came at dusk. I was sitting on the front porch of the above cabin, while they were shooting inside, and I saw a shadow approach the front steps. I instantly recognized the silhouette of Shotgun Stories
star Doug Ligon. He's friends with the filmmakers and they talked him into doing a little cameo. I haven't seen Doug in about 6 years, so he hung around till wrap and we talked between takes, caught up on things, and he told me stories about working on Shotgun Stories
. It was really cool to talk to him, then I found out he's crashing with us at the crew house this weekend! I'll get to pick his brains about the film some more. I'd really love to work with him someday, the dude's got talent and is real nice.
So, not a bad day, or at least not a terrible one!