Saturday, September 30, 2006

“Still Life” Principal Photography - Day 1 (Friday)

To blog or not to blog, THAT is the question. It’s after 1:00am and we have a crew call of 8:00am. Some quick math puts that at less than 7 hours. Common sense would have me sleeping right now, but I guess I’ll throw out a quick blog first.

Day one of principal photography for our newest short film “Still Life” went really well. My first thank you goes to Mr. Miller and Mr. Miller for the use of their fine facility. They were extremely accommodating and made us feel very welcome. The location ended up looking great on film (well, tape) so we’re thrilled.

So, this was Luis’ first performance in front of the camera. And he did well. It was fun watching him improve over the last several days, thanks in no small part to the tireless efforts of Ivan and his broad knowledge and background in acting. So it goes without saying that Ivan did a tremendous job. Luis’ acting work is done for the film now, but Ivan’s is just beginning, so I’m looking forward to his performances throughout the rest of the film.

The second thanks goes to the managers at the Millard K-Mart for letting us use their office supply area for our quick pick-up scene. They were extremely friendly and helpful and allowed us to shoot only semi-gorilla (full gorilla can sometimes lead to litigation or possibly gun-play, so it’s nice to avoid that when you can).

Full-on thanks to Julie, Matt and Jason for handling all of the behind camera work so professionally as well. Solid crew so far and we were able to make our first day (film talk for getting through your schedule as planned).

And my last thank you does NOT go to our waitress at the Village Inn who obviously had a lot more important things to do than filling our drinks, taking our order and/or bringing our food. I guess I will keep that thank you to myself.

Tomorrow should be a good time. Early cast call is 9:00am so we get to see Marilyn and Ivan go at it for their first couple of scenes, we get to see Cristy drop in and give us one quick scene, then we get to spend the day with Jim and Ivan working through their various scenes. I’m looking forward to it.

Crew-wise, we have some special guests that might be gracing us with their presence but I don’t want to jinx it so I won’t say anything until they actually show up and help out.

More tomorrow. G’night.


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